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Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new provider …

Smart pill bottle averts medical mishaps | Financial Times

If you are looking for a great business idea, it is advisable to ask the people closest to the problems that need to be fixed. In Josh Stein’s case, …

The War Over Genome Editing Just Got a Lot More Interesting

If you want to drop some real DNA editing knowledge—like, I don’t know, at a party!—here’s a tip. Instead of calling the much hyped precise …

Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still …

10 game-changing companies that are on track to revolutionize how we treat illness

From innovations in precision medicine that aim to make treatments customizable to patients to cures for some of the world's deadliest diseases, our treatments are shaping up to look very different in the next decade.<p>Here are the top 10 drug companies to watch.

Immune System

Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

Nanotech

Clover Health, A Data-Driven Health Insurance Startup, Raises $100M

Clover Health, an insurance startup based out of San Francisco, is hoping that with its data-driven approach it can rebuild healthcare for senior citizens from the ground up.<p>It wants that by tracking all the inputs of a person’s medical history from insurance claims and determining who the …

Beyond The $1K Genome: DNA ‘Writing’ Comes Next

The “$1,000 genome” has been one of the most visible tech goals in the last 10 years, even sporting its own XPrize for a short time. It refers to the ability to “sequence,” or de-code, the total genetic information encoded in the DNA (genome) of a single human, at a cost of $1,000. It’s a daunting …

Genetics

New stethoscope shows how technology can reinvent health care

About 200 years ago, a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient's heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.<p>Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture …

Genetically modified human embryos should be allowed, expert group says

Controversial research has ‘tremendous value’ to science, say members of Hinxton Group, although they are not in favour of allowing GM babies to be born<p>Research involving genetic modification of human embryos, though controversial, is essential to gain basic understanding of the biology of early …

Genetics

Geisinger Awarded 4 Year Grant to Integrate Genetic Data into EHRs

Two Geisinger researchers have been awarded more than $3.5 million to spend the next four years combining DNA sequence information and health …

Startup Shift Labs wants to change how medical devices are made

In 2011, Beth Kolko had an epiphany. At the time, she’d been working with a team of researchers on a project that delivered basic ultrasound …

An ambitious group of scientists are trying to end blindness forever

It varies — vision loss manifests in many different ways — but the variety of colors, the sharpness of shapes, and the details that most of us take for granted are usually out of reach.<p>"The central vision is sort of a blurred mish mosh of colors that is indistinguishable," Marc Muszynski, a …

Cell Biology

How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part II

As I wrote in my last column, consumers are going to be the ones that drive health care reforms in two ways. First, they’re using technology to improve their own health. Second, and the topic of today’s column, consumers will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered. Companies like …

A new $100 million company could transform the way we interact with our own DNA

Yet despite all that, most people don't get their own DNA sequenced — in part because it's still hard for the average person to get any practical knowledge from the information in their genomes. We still don't know how to interpret a lot of our genetic information.<p>Unless a person is curious about …

Genetics

Artificial leg allows patient to feel

Fergus Walsh<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1172000/1172284_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533872428_4b42c9fd3bdc4750b96abe14ed00b3e2<p><b>Scientists in Austria have created an artificial leg which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their foot.</b><p>The recipient, …

Medical Journals

Push Doctor could get the UK used to paying for healthcare

Paying for healthcare is generally seen as a bad thing in the UK. The free-to-access National Health Service is so ingrained into our culture that shelling out to see a doctor is regarded as something only rich people or those desperate to skip a long wait time will do. Push Doctor is a new service …

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

Remote Controls

A Powerful New Way to Edit the Human Genome

Doctor On Demand Pulls In $50 Million To Continue Expansion Of Its Virtual Doctor Visit Platform

Telemedicine startup Doctor on Demand announced that it has raised $50 million in Series B funding and signed its 200th employer customer today. The funding will be used to continue to grow the service as well as sign up new partnerships.<p>Doctor on Demand provides customers one-on-one sessions with …

Seattle-Based Genomics Company Develops Disruptive Gene Sequencing Technology

<i>Disruptive sequencing technique with expandable nucleotides leads to $15,000,000 financing</i><p>Seattle–based, Stratos Genomics Inc, an innovator in molecular engineering and gene sequencing techniques, announced today the successful demonstration of nanopore sequencing with their proprietary expandable …

The new Zomato for healthcare is helping people figure their way out of the medical maze

The Indian healthcare segment has been growing steadily in the past decade. The introduction of technology-based services has helped increase …

Hashtags to Access Health Information

Update: The research has now been published in JAMA Oncology Katz MS, Utengen A, Anderson PF, et al. Disease-Specific Hashtags for Online …

Richard Smith: “Diagnose, treat, and cure” is largely dead

I don’t suppose that the people who taught me at medical school thought that they were promoting particular mental models. They were trying (and …

Telehealth goes retail

In the past couple of weeks, a grocery store launched a telemedicine pilot, a pharmacy chain expanded telehealth to patients in 25 states, and …

Digital Health

Kaiser protocol helps CHCs improve diabetes treatment

Community health centers in Oregon were able to realize some substantial medication administration improvements after implementing an EMR protocol …

Community Health

Here's Everything Apple's Health App Can Track About Your Period And Sex Life

Soon, Apple's Health app will allow users to track everything from menstruation to cervical mucus quality.<p>When Apple first unveiled HealthKit, its health and fitness tracking platform, the company bragged that it would allow users to "monitor all of the metrics that you're most interested in." But …

How Vaccines in Space Can Help on Earth

You’d think it would be hard to get sick in space. There is no part of your body the medics wouldn’t have turned inside out looking for problems; …

Hackers Can Tap Into Hospital Drug Pumps To Serve Lethal Doses To Patients

They probably won’t, though<p>The LifecarePCA is a drug infusion machine for hospital patients, designed to correctly administer the right dosage of medicine straight into the arm of a person in need. When it works as it should, mechanical precision thwarts human error and eases care. If someone with …