Google unit DeepMind’s access to 1.6 million NHS patients’ data deemed inappropriate

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6 fascinating ways Google is innovating in healthcare

Alphabet subsidiaries Verily Life Sciences and DeepMind Health have announced some of the most exciting digital and tech projects in healthcare over the past year. I’ve rounded up six of the most intriguing, including apps, hardware and data management. 1. Streams – a secure clinical app The Streams app, pictured below, was built by DeepMind… Read More 6 fascinating ways Google is innovating in healthcare

The Sources of Health Care Innovation

Health care stakeholders are seeking disruptive innovation to transform the U.S. health care sector in the years ahead. In NEJM Catalyst’s most recent New Marketplace survey, our Insights Council members — comprising executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians — make it abundantly clear they believe innovation will come from beyond traditional health care organizations. Only outsiders… Read More The Sources of Health Care Innovation

OssDsign gets FDA clearance for 3D-printed cranial implant

The FDA has cleared OssDsign to market its personalized 3D-printed cranial implants in the U.S. The titanium-reinforced calcium phosphate composite device is designed to give neurosurgeons an alternative to the patient’s own bone or inert material implants when reconstructing cranial defects. OssDsign creates each device by looking at a patient’s CT scan and plotting out… Read More OssDsign gets FDA clearance for 3D-printed cranial implant

Stanford Announces New Program to Discover ‘Innovative Uses’ for Apple Watch in Healthcare

Stanford University has opened up submissions to faculty members for an Apple Watch Seed Grant, an inaugural program “focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare” (via Cult of Mac). The program is designed to “stimulate and support” the creation of new uses for the Apple Watch in the healthcare field, an area… Read More Stanford Announces New Program to Discover ‘Innovative Uses’ for Apple Watch in Healthcare

Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well. Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual reality (VR) thanks to head mounted display (HMD) products in development like the Oculus… Read More Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Medicine

New tech enhancing medicine The healthcare industry has enthusiastically adopted innovative technology, ranging from robotic pill dispensers to AI systems that organise medical data. Automated records, IoT, 3D printing and medicalised smartphones have all been explored as new technological avenues for use in the industry, giving patients more power over their own medical information, streamlining… Read More Augmented and Virtual Reality in Medicine

How Stanford Uses Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Headset to Detect Concussions in Athletes

The dangers of brain injuries, particularly concussions, have become more clear and troubling, leading militaries, sports programs, and medical professionals to give more focus to preventing and detecting concussions. Brain injuries are still poorly understood, and nobody clearly defined what a concussion is, but what is known is that when a person has poor eye… Read More How Stanford Uses Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Headset to Detect Concussions in Athletes

The Genomics Inflection Point: Implications for Healthcare

The genomics industry has tremendous potential to move the needle in health. Delivering on the promise of genomics depends on three main factors—many of which are within the purview of digital health. The genomics industry has tremendous potential to move the needle in health. Thanks to a number of high-profile investments and initiatives—such as President… Read More The Genomics Inflection Point: Implications for Healthcare

5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare

  Did you know it is possible to swim with whales in the ocean while lying on a hospital bed? Have you imagined experiencing your 74th birthday as a 20-something? Perhaps followed a risky surgery from your couch? Medical VR is an area with fascinating possibilities. It has not just moved the imagination of science-fiction… Read More 5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare

Patient engagement strategies in a digital environment

In a shifting health care landscape, patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized, and accessible. In response, nontraditional players—pharma companies in particular—are coming forward to address these emerging expectations and establish their brands for patient engagement services.   Life sciences executives are responding to the pharmaceutical industry’s changing focus toward holistic… Read More Patient engagement strategies in a digital environment

Light-activated heart cells help guide robotic stingray

Even robots can use a heart. Or heart cells, at least. A new stingray bot about the size of a penny relies on light-sensitive heart cells to swim. Zaps with light force the bot’s fins to flutter, letting researchers drive it through a watery obstacle course, Kit Parker of Harvard University and colleagues report in… Read More Light-activated heart cells help guide robotic stingray

Eye and gesture tracking sensors are a $5B market

Eye-tracking and gesture sensors are set to mark the next stage of innovation in machine design, according to new data from ABI Research. Just like touchscreens took over where the hand-controlled PC mouse left off, sensor technology is will change the way people interact with machines and systems. Bolstered by the ability to integrate with… Read More Eye and gesture tracking sensors are a $5B market

Accenture predicts 5 digital forces to reshape healthcare delivery

Accenture said this increasingly liquid workforce will allow health organizations to adjust and adapt to meet today’s dynamic demands. As patients expect the on-demand services they enjoy in financial services, entertainment and retail to permeate their health experiences, new options will emerge to tailor interactions and augment care services. The report estimates that by the… Read More Accenture predicts 5 digital forces to reshape healthcare delivery

KOONDAL the French start-up that promises to eradicate back pain

“80% concerned. This the #1 Public Enemy. Let’s beat it!” – that is the promise of KOONDAL  Koondal is a start-up wanting to bring a lasting solution to a global problem, back pain! By creating a connected object to monitor and correct the posture, the user is guided in gradually regaining a good posture. this… Read More KOONDAL the French start-up that promises to eradicate back pain

Patient adoption of digital tools is low, but interest is high

According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn’t. The survey results included 2,025 US adults aged 18 and older, among whom 1,736 have health insurance and a primary… Read More Patient adoption of digital tools is low, but interest is high

Digital Marketing: 5 Reasons Your Business Is Not Gaining Any Good Traffic

Here are 5 signs why your website is not gaining more attention it deserves: 1. Your social media management is poor. Let’s face it Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels are what’s in right now. They are the go-to source of the youths, tech-savvy people and other ordinary citizens for almost anything under the… Read More Digital Marketing: 5 Reasons Your Business Is Not Gaining Any Good Traffic

Novel approach to diagnostic and prevention in healthcare

Advancements in medical technology has allowed healthcare providers to effectively diagnose and treat their patients. All this has resulted in greater healthcare delivery and also ensured that patients get the access to authentic information which can further be used as a source for prevention. Most of the diseases do not occur overnight, majority of the… Read More Novel approach to diagnostic and prevention in healthcare

A Facebook for Patients: IBM’s Medical Social Network Gets an Upgrade

An expanded portal lets patients connect better with the right information—and with one another. IBM has a long-standing commitment to health care and global health. This week the company revamped its “patient portal.” Dubbed the IBM Patient Empowerment System, it now acts like a social network for participating patients. Especially intriguing here is the interactive… Read More A Facebook for Patients: IBM’s Medical Social Network Gets an Upgrade

Somewhere between physicians and patients is the truth about digital health and patient engagement

Physicians say they prescribe apps far more than patients seem to think they do, if a survey carried out by Nielsen and commissioned by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices is anything to go by. MobiHealth News reported that Nielsen talked to 30,007 U.S. consumers and 626 U.S. physicians for the poll. More than 50… Read More Somewhere between physicians and patients is the truth about digital health and patient engagement

WatchOS 3 to bring SOS alerts and new health features to the Apple Watch

“Apple previewed the next iteration of its watch platform and it’s arriving this fall” The Cupertino major has a gorgeous smartwatch in the form of the Apple Watch – it looks classy, comes in a variety of different variants to appeal to different audiences, and offers immense scope for personalisation thanks to the slew of… Read More WatchOS 3 to bring SOS alerts and new health features to the Apple Watch

Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

“Big data” is a very 21st-century kind of buzzword, which ambiguously invokes the idea of using large sets of data to draw computer-assisted conclusions about trends, patterns and correlations, often about people and their behavior. But if you wanted to trace the origin of using big data for health research, you’d have to go back… Read More Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

How Can Pharma Firms Market Their Way Back to Growth?

As pharmaceutical firms look for a way to jumpstart growth, they could benefit from adopting strategies relevant to the digital age, according to this opinion piece by David Bell, a Wharton marketing professor, Brian Fox, senior partner in McKinsey’s pharmaceutical and medical products practice, and Ryan Olohan, national industry director of healthcare at Google. The… Read More How Can Pharma Firms Market Their Way Back to Growth?

Patient engagement strategies in a digital environment

Patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized, and accessible, and a number of nontraditional health companies are coming forward to address these emerging expectations, even as many large pharmaceutical companies focused on traditional markets have lagged behind. Life sciences companies have a window of time to frame their patient engagement strategies for operating… Read More Patient engagement strategies in a digital environment

Apple Quietly Hires One of Its Best HealthKit Ambassadors

The iPhone maker has poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric endocrinologist from Stanford Children’s Health. The CEO of a major hospital is confirming that Apple’s health team has made yet another secretive hire: Rajiv Kumar, a top doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating… Read More Apple Quietly Hires One of Its Best HealthKit Ambassadors

How wearables and apps are revolutionizing personal health

We’ve all heard about electronic health records, fitness apps for your smartphone, and wearable fitness trackers. Mobile health (mHealth) is no longer the new kid on the block. It’s here to stay, and now we’re moving into the phase where wearables are a part of the mainstream lifestyle. How many of your friends, family members… Read More How wearables and apps are revolutionizing personal health

The role of pharma in the digital world of patients and doctors

The marketing landscape for pharma has changed dramatically over the past decade as baby boomers and millennials begin to demand more healthcare information, better access and more personalised care. With doctors, pharma would traditionally recruit, train and send out thousands of sales reps across every market. It was their job it was to help increase… Read More The role of pharma in the digital world of patients and doctors

Digital health startups raised more than $2B in Q1

Thanks to big $100 million-plus deals from digital health companies like Oscar, Flatiron Health and Jawbone, the amount of venture capital flowing into digital health during the first three months of the year puts 2016 on track to be a record year for funding. Digital health companies raised slightly more than $2 billion in Q1,… Read More Digital health startups raised more than $2B in Q1

Seven big challenges facing healthcare marketers

Despite the fact that there are more ways than ever to target and reach audiences, marketers face numerous challenges. And perhaps few face the number of challenges that confront healthcare marketers. Here are seven of the biggest that this group must contend with. 1. Digital underinvestment By some estimates, healthcare spending in the US is… Read More Seven big challenges facing healthcare marketers

Doctors To Co-Create Bottom-Up Healthcare Technology

Do doctors know enough about medical technology to help start building the software that they use inside their practices? Traditional thinking would say, no. The medical trade might be modernizing, but its members generally know more about kidneys than keyboards and more colons, corneas and clavicles than CAPS lock. But this is the age of… Read More Doctors To Co-Create Bottom-Up Healthcare Technology

Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved a bill that would strengthen the underlying infrastructure and regulation for the Internet of Things, a key new approach to mobile technologies in the healthcare industry and elsewhere. On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move… Read More Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

Google unveils Android Wear 2.0 and health data exchange API

Google unwrapped Android Wear 2.0 and at the same time announced two updates: automatic activity tracking and a Google Fit data exchange API. “We know that the most important role of your watch is helping you stay connected to what matters — to important timely information, to the people you love, and to your health,… Read More Google unveils Android Wear 2.0 and health data exchange API

The Role of Digital in Launching a New Pharma Brand

When an investigational medicine moves from being a research project and a liability into an approved, moneymaking product, many things must go right. The brand’s introductions to payers, to healthcare professionals, to patients, to the media and to the public must all be carefully planned and flawlessly executed. Like a rocket aiming for space, innumerable… Read More The Role of Digital in Launching a New Pharma Brand

How the Pharma industry uses Social Media

Research shows Pharma has been slow on the uptake, but massive opportunities await New communications technology has the potential to both disrupt and enhance the pharmaceutical industry, but research shows that pharma often needs to up its game when it comes to the adoption of new technologies. Mobile devices have transformed how we access and… Read More How the Pharma industry uses Social Media

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these surgeries today may be about to change, thanks to new research. In the not-too-distant future, orthopedic surgeons may simply draw new cartilage inside your knee, using a 3D printing, stem-cell-extruding device called the… Read More 3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

A stamp-size smart wearable with big potential

A technology incorporated into a sticker about the size of a large postage stamp and as thin as a human hair could provide a more comfortable method for monitoring patient health or eliminate tickets to sporting events and concerts. Called the Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP), the patented technology was developed by MC10, a company… Read More A stamp-size smart wearable with big potential

eHealth Market Will Reach $308.0 Billion By 2022

Source: GrandView Research Inc. San Francisco, Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global eHealth market is expected to reach USD 308.0 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The transition of the healthcare industry into digital healthcare system for management and analysis of patient health is expected to be… Read More eHealth Market Will Reach $308.0 Billion By 2022

Big Innovation in Small Places

Article by  Jennifer Alsever @JenAlsever As more new drugs are bred in little biotechs, executives at giant firms are decamping to startups. As a vice president of the $38 bil­lion (sales) French drug company Sanofi, Victoria Richon witnessed constant reorganizations that affected her oncology drug development program. Teams shuffled, priorities shifted, and processes changed. She… Read More Big Innovation in Small Places

Medisafe

A Virtual Pillbox for Medication Reminders “Take your medication as prescribed” seems like pretty straightforward advice from your physician, but for many busy folks, that advice can be a tough pill to swallow. This is especially true for regimens with multiple doses throughout the day. Missing a dose – or taking multiple doses by accident… Read More Medisafe

SpiroCall – measuring lung function is a phone call away

Lung disease causes hundreds of thousands of deaths per year, and chronic conditions like asthma affect millions more — and the problem is worse in remote areas, where the doctors and equipment needed to detect such conditions are difficult to reach, if they’re present at all. “There’s a real need to have a device that… Read More SpiroCall – measuring lung function is a phone call away