Remko Vermeulen

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Can Machine Learning Decode Depression?

<b>The Challenges of Depression</b><p><b>D</b>epression affects almost 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability among U.S adults, yet many people with depression continue to go undiagnosed and untreated. Depression remains a condition that is identified through a clinical assessment focused on …

The Secret to Moonshots? Killing Our Projects

At X, I see up close every day how messy innovation is<p><i>These days it’s Alphabet not Google and just plain “X” not Google[x]; otherwise the mission</i> …

TED Talks

Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England's mental health services

Damning confidential report reveals suicides are rising and 75% of those needing help are not receiving it<p>A leaked report by a government taskforce has painted a devastating picture of England’s mental health services, revealing that the number of people killing themselves is soaring, that …

Mental Health

Latest report: The emerging influence of digital biomarkers on healthcare

In healthcare, big data is only valuable when paired with a strong body of clinical evidence. Digital biomarkers are an opportunity to translate new …

Digital Health

Communication Issues: Patients Leaving Hospitals Often Don’t Understand Care Plans

For many patients, especially those with multiple chronic conditions, recognizing simple factors such as a missed medication or expired bandage could …

Hospitals

How To Avoid Making Products No One Wants

Before designing a user experience, try “product thinking” to discern whether the experience is worth using.<p>The term “user experience” often conjures up simple, beautiful, easy-to-use feature sets that make the user’s life easier. But the core user experience is not a set of features; it is the job …

Report: Patient experience, benefits startups top digital health investment ranks

A look at digital health investment trends in 2015 revealed that entrepreneurs developing tools to support the patient experience attracted the most …

New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

Technology promises to transform healthcare. It’s redefining how we interact with, and act on, our health data, and reshaping how care is delivered and coordinated. But uptake so far has been limited, particularly among the elderly, those with chronic conditions and others who could benefit most …

Happy 200th birthday, stethoscope. Why are you still here?

If Dr. Eric Topol had had his way, the venerable stethoscope would have been relegated to the dustbin of history by now, as he called for in a …

The Untapped Potential of Health Care APIs

Leaders of most internet-based businesses have realized the critical importance of using open application programming interfaces (APIs) to expand the reach of their organizations. If the health care industry followed suit, the impact on the quality and cost of care, the patient’s experience, and …

CB Insights identifies 5 applications for Internet of Things in healthcare from the sublime to OTT

The number of connected devices is truly startling. Gartner estimates that there are currently about 4.9 billion connected devices and expects that …

How A UI Can Help Treat Anxiety And Depression

MIT’s Facebook for Depression needed to employ some smart UI thinking to become a successful app outside of a research setting.<p>Earlier this year, Robert Morris, an MIT graduate working on making health care accessible to everyone through technology, told us about his dissertation project: Koko, a …

Digital health, wearables and apps: 9 in 10 Brazilian doctors use WhatsApp to talk to patients

Do you get WhatsApp messages from your doctor? Almost certainly not if you’re reading this in the UK - but if you’re in Brazil it’ll be an everyday …

Artificial Intelligence Nonprofit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman

Today, OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director, Ilya Sutskever, is a research scientist at Google. This comes a day after Facebook open-sourced its AI hardware.<p>Its reason for existing was explained in an introductory post:<p>Our goal is to …

Visualizing the neglected burden of mental health problems

In the wake of numerous mass shootings seemingly tied to mental health issues, U.S. legislators from both parties – Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi – are …

Mental Health

Why Do Evaluations of eHealth Programs Fail?

Much has been written about why electronic health (eHealth) initiatives fail. Less attention has been paid to why <i>evaluations</i> of such initiatives fail …

Management

Mana Health opens up patient data aggregation platform to first set of partners

Health IT business Mana Health, which launched a technology platform to aggregate clinical data from electronic medical records with …

Happiness Doesn't Help You Live Longer

A new study of hundreds of thousands of women finds no difference in mortality between the happy and the unhappy.<p>With apologies to the hundreds of machines pressing self-help books at this very moment that preach the life-changing benefits of happiness, it is incumbent upon me to say: It will not …

Yes, Virginia, There Really Are Healthcare Consumers: McKinsey

“There’s no such thing as a healthcare consumer. No one really wants to consume healthcare,” naysayers tell me, critical of my all …

How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on …

Innovation

Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable

The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War and changed national policy.<p>Nightingale showed that soldiers weren’t dying mainly on the battlefield, but instead …

Alphabet Gets A “V” By Renaming Google Life Sciences To “Verily”

As Alphabet continues to rejigger their company structure, one of the teams left under the Alphabet umbrella has gotten itself a new moniker, according to Stat News. Verily is an independent Alphabet company with a focus on using tech to deal with health, as well as prevent, detect and manage …

Help! My Boss Wants a Mobile App

So you work in a development organization, and your boss comes to you and says, “We need an app!” If you’re not quite sure how to respond, don’t …

Apps

Direct To Consumer Healthcare Is Coming Says 23andMe’s Wojcicki

"We've opened up an industry where other people can start to show there is a direct-to-consumer path."The post Direct To Consumer Healthcare Is …

The Post

Why We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

<i>The original English version of the DSM-5 as well as the French version of the DSM-IV-TR. (Credit: F.RdeC via Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>The idea that our …

Rethinking our Thinking about Diagnostic tests: There is nothing Positive or Negative about a Test result

By ROBERT McNUTT, MD & NORTIN M HADLER, MDMaking a diagnosis is easy if the test we use to make the diagnosis defines the disease. These sorts of …

Algorithms

The Elon Musk digital health startup that never was

One of the tidbits in Ashlee Vance's much-talked about <b>Elon Musk biography</b> is that the Musk brothers conceived of, and quickly rejected, an idea that …

Digital Health

These pharma and digital health collaborations are poised to transform clinical trials

<i>This post has been updated from an earlier version</i><p>Propeller Health added a second big pharma partner with its GlaxoSmithKline research and …