PHS Foresight

By Totti Könnölä | This magazine is linked with the Personal Health Systems Foresight Initiative (www.phsforesight.eu), with the aim of exploring the future of PHS and enhancing networking and coordination among stakeholders.

This app will analyze your DNA to help you lose weight - MarketWatch

Could your sweat (or saliva) be a clue to a successful weight loss regime?<p>The weight-loss app Lose It! and Silicon Valley DNA analytics start-up …

Weight Loss

La Inteligencia Artificial «adivina» el cáncer

1<p>Tecnología23 DE julio<p>La tecnología de reconocimiento de voz se ha vuelto tan sofisticada que incluso es capaz de entender los matices de los …

Apple Watch detects heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy

Not good enough for official diagnosis, but useful as a screening tool<p>An Apple Watch app can detect a common form of heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy, according to results presented at the Heart Rhythm Society last week. This is promising because people with the heart condition — called …

Apple Watch

Apple And Google: The Next Big Pharma

The big news today is that Apple is reportedly secretly developing a dermal sensor for measuring blood glucose and the management of diabetes. It seems to be a sensor that works with the Apple Watch to continuously and painlessly monitor glucose levels. Similarly, Forbes contributor David Shaywitz …

Pharma

The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

by Lukasz Piwek, David A. Ellis, Sally Andrews, Adam JoinsonLukasz Piwek and colleagues consider whether wearable technology can become a valuable …

Digital Health

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Health Care

Stem Cells Are Poised to Change Health and Medicine Forever

We are at the cusp of a stem cell revolution.<p>Understanding and harnessing these unique cells may unlock breakthroughs in longevity and therapeutic …

Immortality

Here's what AI means for the future of healthcare

Although intelligent machines are increasingly operating complex manufacturing systems and replacing humans on factory floors, they have not made …

Researchers have developed a device that can diagnose 17 diseases from a single breath

It turns out our breath could hold the key to our health — at least according to a team of researchers who have created a breathalyzer-type device …

Medicine

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Parkinson's Disease

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

This book prescribes an <b>innovative</b> and <b>disruptive</b> solution to avert the <b>threat</b> of rising <b>healthcare costs</b>. <b></b>The authors identify the reasons why healthcare …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Genetics

Brave new world: implantables, the future of healthcare and the risk to privacy

Implantable medical technology and the data it collects will revolutionise the healthcare industry – but will we get round the privacy and the ‘ick’ factors?<p>Every day tens of thousands of Australians have to take a syringe, prick their skin with a needle and then inject themselves with insulin. …

Digital Health

Blockchain In Healthcare | Articles | Big Data

The implications of blockchain are becoming increasingly clear as it is adopted across an ever growing number of different industries, no longer …

HealthTap Launches Smart Health Search Algorithms for Doctors

HealthTap, a Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice has announced the launch of a new Smart …

Digital Health

This Device Lets Doctors Conduct Eye Exams Through a Smartphone

A new portable retinal imaging system could be a gamechanger for opthalmologists.<p>Inspiration often arrives in the most unlikely places. For example, have you ever looked at your smartphone camera and wondered if you could use the camera to capture images of eyes to use as a digital ophthalmoscope …

Medicine

Ten Top Technologies That Will Transform The Healthcare Industry

As healthcare moves to a model of any-time, any-place, continuous and personalized care, it is important to identify the key technologies that will enable this transition and work toward their implementation into different care settings. Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Healthcare research has …

Frost & Sullivan

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How Executives Find the Right Person for the Job<p>The JPMorgan Chase Executive Advisory Board reveals the top challenges companies face in hiring—and …

Healthcare In The 'Third Wave': Why Apple And Its Peers Should Look To Hospitals

Recently, I was on CNBC talking about the Apple unveil and the conversation inevitably turned to the future for one of the most valuable companies in the world. What would Apple look like next year? Five years from now? Ten years? While we can’t know for certain, I posited that Apple would start to …

Innovation

“Join me in reinventing health,” Medicine X speaker Susannah Fox urges

Some might balk at the challenge of promoting innovation in a federal agency. Not Susannah Fox, who wrapped up Friday’s main session with a closing …

Health Care

What do health care, Uber, and Airbnb have in common? A talk on networked medicine

How could health care be more like Uber? What could it learn from Airbnb? Sitting in the heart of Silicon Valley, Medicine X would hardly be complete …

Health Care

Accenture Launches HealthTech Innovation Challenge for Startups

Accenture today announced the launch of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge where startups from around the globe will compete to bring …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Research looks at the impact of alcohol on finding and keeping a job.<p>10:12 a.m. Today10:12 a.m. Sept. 21, 2017<p>This traditional and, arguably, sexist …

Entertainment

65+ Free Online Healthcare Courses

If you want to increase your education in the area of healthcare, you are in luck. There are today many quality online providers of free …

HemaApp gives smartphones the power to detect anemia

A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that turns smartphones into anemia detectors. See, the condition often goes undiagnosed in developing parts of the world. And seeing as it's the most common blood disorder out there, it likely affects more than 25 percent …

University of Washington

4 healthtech startups that could soon be unicorns in India

Photo credit: Jeff Eaton.Lack of access to good healthcare is a massive problem in India, which has an acute shortage of doctors and hospitals, …

Venture Capital

For Every Hour With Patients, Doctors Spend Two Record-Keeping

Physicians may be spending twice as much time grappling with new electronic health record systems and “desk work” as they are providing medical care to their patients, according to a new study.<p>An analysis of nearly 60 doctors in four U.S. states shows electronic health record systems designed to …

Health Care

Managing the Health System Board Transition to Transformation: Corporate Governance and the Transition to Transformation

It is exceedingly important for the health system board—and its key committees—to be briefed on the implications of the payment transformation from …

5 Major Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare sector has been growing steadily as the demand for specialized physicians and practices continues to expand. Companies in the medical …

Health Care