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Doctors 2.0 & You - 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

Doctors 2.0 & You – 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

400 people, 91 speakers, 11 580 (+55%) tweets, 1 million steps. Over two sun-filled days at Paris’ Cité Internationale Universitaire, Doctors 2.0 2014 provided a state-of-the-digital health nation by some of the world’s leading voices in healthcare social media.  A choice of more than 20 parallel sessions called for tough decisions, while Day 2’s plenary left...
Health 2.0 Seattle: Building For Healthcare and Transformational Marketing

Health 2.0 Seattle: Building For Healthcare and Transformational Marketing

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Health 2.0 Seattle Recap: Health 2.0 Seattle is hosted by digital product studio Substantial. Its mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries. March: How to Build Solutions In Healthcare...
How Fred Wilson’s Megatrends Are Transforming Healthcare

How Fred Wilson’s Megatrends Are Transforming Healthcare

In 2010, eight nerdy college students took a simple card game they created (now known as Cards Against Humanity) to a platform called Kickstarter. They set a goal of raising $4,000 – hoping to make just enough to create professional prints of their game to sell. They surpassed their goal by more than $10,000 and...
A Virtual History: Connecting With Realities Of Healthcare

A Virtual History: Connecting With Realities Of Healthcare

Every Virtual Reality (VR) fan knows the story of how in the mid 1950s a cinematographer Morton Heilig built the Sensorama that tried to embed movie-goers into the environment of the movie by using various theatrical equipment (moving chairs, fans, aroma emitters.) Concepts of interactivity, immersion, and representation are part of the core of VR...
Turning Patients Onto Webcams

Turning Patients Onto Webcams

“Dear patient, you can now turn on your webcam” Video consultation startup, HealthQuo, presents a business model that is both customisable and scalable. Is this the start of a new era where going to your doctor means going online? The UK government has just announced plans for GP surgeries to open from 8am to 8pm...
3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

  The following is an interview with Uwe Diegel, Beate Bartes and Homero Rivas who will be present at the 2014 Doctors 2.0 & You Conference.  Conference founder, Denise Silber told Medcrunch that she was very excited that we would blog about connected health which for her “pulls  together social media and community, apps and gamification...
Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Health 2.0 Seattle Recap: Health 2.0 Seattle is hosted by digital product studio Substantial. Its mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries. February This month’s panel discussion focused on...
Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Technology In March 2013 I was working in Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH) in Pretoria. One of my patients had just been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and the professor who is the head of our unit asked me to book a PET-CT scan. I had no idea what that was but assumed that if I...
MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin's XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin’s XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr, a start up from Austria, has just announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount from Berlin-based accelerator XLHealth. XLHealth is the venture vehicle of the CEO of CompuGroup Medical, the European market leader in physician IT software. The startup currently offers two apps, Companion and Junior, that aim to help diabetics track their...
Getting Rid Of Silos And What Medical Conferences Can Learn From It - A DLD 2014 Recap

Getting Rid Of Silos And What Medical Conferences Can Learn From It – A DLD 2014 Recap

Usually, when you go to business conferences you meet people who work in an area that aligns with the event’s purpose. In healthcare, for example, you typically attend a large congress, like the ASCO. There you  meet physicians discussing the newest research and mingling with pharma and other industry partners. DLD, however, is different. In...
Figure1 - Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

Figure1 – Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

The smartphone has quickly become the ideal tool for physicians. It enables companies’ long-touted tagline: At the point of care. But hardly ever has a medical app made such a close interpretation of that slogan. Meet Figure1. We gave it a try to see whether it was true. Figure1 is in its very essence a very...
Injecting Design into Global Challenges

Injecting Design into Global Challenges

The World Design Impact Prize takes place every year to recognize industrial designs focused on building solutions to improve quality of life.  Among the 2013 finalists was the ABC Syringe, a syringe built to reduce spread of disease caused by contaminated needles. Issues Injections are one of the most common health care procedures in the...