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Regulators Can't Seem To Tamp Down Telemedicine, And That's A Big Sign Of Change

In most industries, if consumers like a new innovation in the market, no matter how disruptive, it can survive attacks from competitors. Traditionally in health care the opposite is true: disruption dooms an innovation to failure. Competitors will bury it under a mountain of regulatory barriers. …

Health Care

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

From Lip Reading to Google Glass and Beyond: The Evolution of Wearable IoT Devices

Up until a few years ago, interconnected devices were more dream than reality, and it’s easy to feel like the fitness tracker fad was the beginning of wearables. In reality, of course, the groundwork was laid decades before— years even before the Internet was launched.<p>With all the amazing potential …

Wearable Tech

Take Care of Your Mental Health with a Science-Driven App: Moodnotes

Moodnotes is an app I’m passionate about sharing with others, because it provides a service millions of people need for the price of a latte. Healthcare in America sucks; and, even more so, mental healthcare is not readily available or affordable to the vast majority of people. But it’s so …

Mental Health

Take This App and Call Me in the Morning

Health tech companies are making a big push to digitize medicine, introducing novel tools like digital pills that track when patients take their drugs and smart spoons that can automatically adjust to hand tremors.<p>Now they want some patients to get prescription treatments from the app store as well.<p>…

Digital Health

Amazon hires former FDA exec for secret health care team

Amazon has made a big hire for its secret health care division internally known as 1492, according to <i>CNBC:</i> FDA's first chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout. The e-commerce giant reportedly brought him on board to work under former Google X director Babak Parviz in a business development …

Scientists taught an AI system to diagnose brain cancer

Sure, artificial intelligence might end up being the downfall of humanity as we know it — that is, if Elon Musk’s fears come to fruition — but for …

The World’s First Bionic Kidney Is All Set To Replace Dialysis in Just Two Years

Not always can natural remedies be good for a medical condition despite of how effective they are. Sometimes, in serious conditions, only medical …

San Francisco

JP Morgan / Berkshire / Amazon Collaboration Must Embrace Telemedicine to Succeed

Let’s start with the numbers: JP Morgan + Berkshire Hathaway + Amazon = Approximately 1,300,000 employees (this number can fluctuate by as much as …

Why I won’t be switching to Medtronic’s 670G insulin delivery system billed as the first artificial pancreas

The MiniMed 670G system from Medtronic<p>When Medtronic won approval for the MiniMed 670G from the FDA in 2016, it was a big deal. Advertised as “The …

Drone-Delivered AEDs Are the Future of Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

<b>Telemedicine is often thought of as a convenient video visit by a provider from your home, or a video consultation with a specialist while</b> …

This Doctor Is Building an ‘AI Sherlock’ for Medical Pros

<i>Dr. Anthony C. Chang from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County wants fellow doctors to think outside the box when it comes to knowledge and</i> …

Researchers are developing a camera that can see through skin

The technology could change the way a number of health conditions are diagnosed<p>An interdisciplinary effort is underway to develop a camera that can …

Uber, but for Getting to the Hospital

The ride-sharing company is launching a service that allows doctors to hail cars for their patients.<p>The ride-sharing company Uber is launching a new service that will allow hospitals and doctors to book rides for their patients.<p>The new Uber Health dashboard, which has been tested by a beta group of …

Health Care

What Will Health Care Look Like Once Smart Speakers Are Everywhere?

Voice-powered technologies such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana, are changing the way people shop, drive cars, and manage their homes. Studies have suggested that, by 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted by voice and smart speakers are expected to reach 55% of U.S. households …

Digital Health

Wearable health: taking care beyond the clinic

M<i>ost of us think we’re pretty familiar with the concept of ‘wearable health’ as we sync our activity trackers with our smartphones. But from a</i> …

Apple is creating medical clinics to offer employees healthcare and test products

AC Wellness<p>Apple is preparing to open medical clinics to provide healthcare for its employees and their families in Cupertino this spring, according to a new report by CNBC. The tech company has launched a website for the clinics, which will operate under the name AC Wellness. Currently, Apple has …

Digital Health

Build or Buy? Boston’s experience implementing SDOH technology

<i>This piece originally appeared in</i> <i>The Sustainable Future</i><p>A discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine shared how the City of Boston is …

Digital Pain Reduction Kit Against Chronic Pain

A new digital pain reduction kit was designed in a partnership between Samsung Health, the German pharma giant, Bayer, healthcare start-up appliedVR, …

Virtual Reality

FDA OKs mHealth App That Uses AI to Spot Strokes, Alert Specialists

February 14, 2018 - Federal regulators have approved an mHealth app that uses artificial intelligence to analyze CT images for signs of a stroke, …

What The Hell Is Blockchain And What Does It Mean For Healthcare And Pharma?

Blockchain already earned the buzzword of the year award, so it is high time to address the elephant in the room. Is it really there? If it is, will …

Blockchain

Apple’s Move to Share Health Care Records Is a Game-Changer

In late January, Apple previewed an iOS feature that would allow consumers to access their electronic health records on their phones. Skeptics said …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you're coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can't distinguish between the patient and ambient sounds, and there's the not-so-small problem of making sensors that can hold up to the rigors …

Put your vital signs on show with this ultrathin, stick-on skin display

There's a glut of devices out there designed to tell all sorts of things about your bodies, but few you'd want stuck to your body for very …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

BEIJING — Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.<p>Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as …

China

The Butterfly Effect

<b>Butterfly’s revolutionary chip technology could disrupt the portable ultrasound market by creating a device consumers can afford.</b><p>It still rings in my …

Medical Records May Finally Be Coming To Your Apple Smartphone

Richard Klein switched doctors last year. The new doctor put him on a new blood pressure drug.<p>But it didn't help.<p>The failure was entirely predictable.<p>Klein, an associate professor at Florida International University in Miami, realized later that he had tried the same medicine unsuccessfully a few …

Digital Health

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality