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New report offers more detail on Apple’s work w/ Cochlear to improve iPhone accessibility

Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple was working with hearing-aid manufacturer Cochlear on Bluetooth and other technologic challenges to offer a direct connection to iPhones. Now, a new piece from Wired offers more detail on the efforts and talks about how “Apple is putting voices in …

Tuberculosis' Game Of Hide And Tweak

Researchers have uncovered a new way Mycobacterium tuberculosis may gain antibiotic resistance<p>If you’re looking for the perfect pathogen, you need look no further than <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i>. This bacterium has been a scourge on human health for millennia and taken countless lives. Even today, …

Microbiology

Genetics Startup Helix Wants To Create A World Of Personalized Products From Your DNA

As the price of DNA sequencing drops, a new wave of consumer genomics companies is taking the science mainstream. Are you ready?<p>Before his death from pancreatic cancer in 2011, Steve Jobs paid $100,000 to have his DNA sequenced. It was a rare and expensive move that, according to biographer Walter …

Genetics

As a GP, let me tell you – there are parts of the NHS crisis that nobody is talking about

Recently, it seems as though Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May really have a thing against GPs. Headlines such as “May demands seven day GPs” unearth anger …

Radiation Therapy

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Belgium’s Doctoranytime raises €1M

It looks like the demise of food delivery startup Take Eat Easy is going to produce a number of interesting new startups, not least in its home country of Belgium.<p>I’m hearing that Take Eat Easy co-founder Adrien Roose is already eyeing up his next venture, rumoured to be in the IoT space, and I …

Startups

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Survey finds most hospitals concerned about cybersecurity in mobile technology

Deploying mobile technology in hospitals has plenty of advantages – swift communication between nurses, doctors and other members of the care team, …

When your phone is your doctor, who owns your health records?

Today's smartphones increasingly resemble the handheld medical scanners of a science-fiction future. But as our always-on devices transform medicine, …

Digital Health

Why WhatsApp Could Be A Game-Changer for American Health Care

When messaging service WhatsApp announced in April that it would adopt end-to-end encryption, it rankled law-enforcement agencies worldwide …

Digital Health

Are mHealth Programs Targeting the Right Populations?

September 16, 2016 - A Texas health official says mHealth isn’t working for underserved populations because they can neither afford nor access it. …

Digital Health

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

September 28, 2016 - The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared …

How Does Patient Health Literacy Affect Digital Health Use?

October 06, 2016 - Patients with high health literacy are more likely to use digital health tools than those with lower health literacy, finds a new …

The chatbot will see you now: AI may play doctor in the future of healthcare

A supercomputer whirs away in London, crunching complex drug chemistries into deep learning algorithms to discover new medications. A few miles away, …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Medical Technology

Governments routinely blocked messaging apps in 2016

Over the past year, authorities from different parts of the globe have been routinely imposing restrictions on messaging apps, according to Freedom House. Based on the non-government org's internet freedom report for 2016, governments have been blocking chat apps and calling platforms recently in …

Privacy

Video calling on WhatsApp is a bigger deal than just a new feature

Video calling apps have existed for at least a decade. Skype offered free video calls way back in 2006, Apple launched FaceTime in 2010, Facebook …

A coming of age for patient generated health data

Thanks to a long list of drivers finally coming together, PGHD is now ready and poised to help transform healthcare. That’s why next month HIMSS is …

The Future of mHealth Wearables: Bringing Healthcare to a Device Near You

<i>As the technology behind mHealth wearables and apps continues to evolve, healthcare will no longer be relegated to the confines of hospital corridors</i> …

Digital Health

5 Trends Reinventing Healthcare

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital technology and innovation are helping healthcare organizations provide higher-level service for patients, with better diagnoses and care. This ongoing transformation of healthcare is also greatly shifting how doctors, nurses, …

Digital Health

The world is in beta

The Beta story<p>You hear it called the digital revolution – the transformation of how we work and live, which is one of the great megatrends we believe …

mHealth Market Empowers In -Home Care Through Virtual Visits - HealthIT & mHealth

<i>Primary investigations into the mHealth market shows challenges in providing affordable and quality healthcare services can be curbed.</i><p>Developing …

Digital Health

Impact of MHealth on Productivity

MOBILITY<p>Editor's Desk / November 14, 2014 / 0<p>mHealth adoption can have a significant impact on the productivity levels of the workforce. Here’s a …

mHealth

A new era in digital health

More than a decade of experimentation in digital health has seen the rise of a range of innovations that build on the promise that emerging …

Digital Health

‘Medicalized’ smartphones to put health data in hands of patients

The world is on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution, characterized by artificial intelligence, robots, big data, and deep learning and …

Digital Health

Personalized Recommendation Engines Are Coming to Health Care

In the past decade, consumers have shifted from worrying about sharing personal financial information when shopping on the internet to embracing online retailers’ recommendations for them. That is because the best online retailers offer customers a curated and highly personalized shopping …

Digital Health

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

According to <b>a new survey</b> conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would …