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Precision Medicine — Personalized, Problematic, and Promising

This article considers the growing recognition of precision medicine by clinicians, patients, the pharmaceutical industry, and policymakers and …

resistant TB and cancers

News release<p>WHO today published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis …

Pursuing transformative technology with the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities

How technology bolsters patient care

An ever-faster development cycle in the technology space is transforming every aspect of our lives. The healthcare sector is no exception. Mobile …

Health Apps Every Parent Should Know

We've gathered a list of apps that cover a wide array of health services—from in-home doctor visits to new parent advice to helping kids lose …

Why Doctors Are Frustrated With Digital Healthcare

A large-scale survey of U.S. doctors conducted by Decision Resources Group tells us that doctors are using digital tools and willing to receive data feeds from their customers, but they are quite frustrated by poor usability of digital healthcare tools and difficulty getting measurable …

Digital Health

Tele-tech and mobile revolutionising global healthcare

<b>There is a pressing need for more sustainable healthcare systems around the world.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessMobile brightening Africa's futureCan we 'green' our toxic buildings?War on waste helps businesses profitIs cloud business greener business?Car tech driving a greener …

The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR)

With the passing of Nelson Mandela in late 2013, the world celebrated a remarkable life. But the spotlight on Mandela’s accomplishments relegated to …

Disruption for Good

By Laura Arrillaga-AndreessenUntil recently, someone making a small gift—whether placing a few dollars in a collection basket, sending a check in …

Innovation

How can social entrepreneurs embrace continuous innovation?

We live in a lean era. In today’s economy, virtually every type of organization succeeds or fails in proportion to the speed at which it can learn …

The State of Philanthropy in China

<i>Philanthropy in China doesn’t exactly have a good track record. What are the chances that the country will turn it around?</i><p>On 28th April 2014 the</i> …

Building Trust Across Cultures

Do you trust with your head or with your heart? There is a big difference between cultures when it comes to building trust, and not understanding …

Business School

5 Apps and Websites Making the World a Better Place

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our smartphones help us find the best subway route, order food, pay back friends and locate the nearest coffee shop. For every small task, there’s an app for that. But our phones can also help us help others.<p>Apps and websites make social …

Apps

Capitalize On Social Media With Big Data Analytics

Social media promises to accelerate innovation, drive cost savings and strengthen brands through mass collaboration. Companies across every industry are using it to hype new products and services, and also monitor what people are saying about their brand. And yet, most struggle to measure the true …

SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and Retention

Currently, no-shows for scheduled medical care cost the healthcare industry over $150 billion each year. On top of that, there are always areas of …

11 Ted Talks To Inspire You To Change The World

These Ted Talks will inspire you to change the world. How can you make small changes in your life that make you feel happier and contribute to great …

B Corporations: A New Kind of Company Needing a New Kind of Funding Model

Much has been made of last week's listing of Etsy, the online marketplace for Mums & Pops to sell their wares. The media attention given to Esty was due to the fact that it was just the second B Corporation (www.Bcorporation.net) to go public.<p>B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of …

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

iStock<i>The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is</i> …

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies

February, 2015<br>The literacy landscape is rapidly evolving to the extent that we can no longer expect what it will be like in the next coming years. …

Five-Minute Film Festival: Why Open Education Matters

I hadn't heard of rabble-rousing un-college startup Degreed before, but this beautifully animated video made me go straight to their website to see …

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

5 Reasons #SocEnt Start-Ups should Measure their Impact

Seven months into their operations, the co-founders of EcoZoom took time to go through the B Impact Assessment — a comprehensive assessment of a …

Why measuring social impact has become just as important for companies as doing the ‘right things’

It began over a pint of beer. Brainstorming business ideas, Steve Beauchesne and his father Tim observed that eastern Ontario lacked a notable craft …

Courageous Women Leaders... and the Cultures That Support Them

Recently, I've read two excellent articles on why women stay quiet at work which clearly outline the challenges women can face in leadership roles, and the need and benefits for them to have a voice. One, a <i>Harvard Business Review</i> piece, "Women Find Your Voice," by Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn and Mary …

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …