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Have your personal health records at your fingertips

According to a 2015 national survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, 95 percent of New Mexico’s office-based physicians have adopted …

Health Information

Fitness tracker data and your medical aid

Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company - at first, this sounds lucrative.

Health and Environment

Next up in our list of Interesting APIs released from 2016 are noteworthy APIs related to Health and Environment. We really should add Internet of …

Lack of Health Data Exchange, Access Frustrating Patients

December 15, 2016 - The health information network surveyed more than 1,000 adults in June as part of the <i>2016 Connected Care and Patient Experience</i> …

Report: Consumer adoption of digital health reaches "tipping point" in 2016

Consumer adoption of digital health has reached its tipping point. More people than ever are using wearable devices, accessing telemedicine, and …

Groups pushing for wireless health technologies merge

Two organizations pursuing the wider use of digital, wireless and connected health technologies have combined, consolidating the activities to foster …

Top surgeon makes the case for open health data

Topics<p>One of the country’s most eminent medical researchers says we must be prepared to share personal genomic information on a large scale<p>One of …

Breast Cancer

DeepMind Health inks new deal with UK’s NHS to deploy Streams app in early 2017

DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s focused on building links to healthcare providers to drive the application of machine learning algorithms for preventative medicine, has inked a fresh data-sharing agreement with the NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust in London. The new …

Giving Patients an Active Role in Their Health Care

As payment and care delivery models shift in the United States from episodic, fee-for-service care toward population health and value-based reimbursement, health care leaders are focused more than ever on patient engagement as a key to driving down costs and improving outcomes. And yet, as so many …

Is Digital Health Finally About to Turn All That Hype Into Results?

Last week, tech behemoth Apple (aapl) announced the launch of a spate of health apps linked to its new CareKit developer tool set, including programs …

Lower-income Americans getting 'digital health,' too

When we hear the phrase "digital health," we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our doctor.<p>But Fitbits aren't particularly useful if you're homeless, and the nutrition app won't mean much to someone who struggles to pay for groceries. …

Digital Health

Playing by ‘startup rules’ almost killed my digital health startup

In the digital world, the three startup growth mantras we hear are, “move fast and break things,” “release products early and often,” and “sales overcome all problems.” They’ve become accepted truths. They’ve scaled massive innovation, created an abundance of wealth, and made significant …

The Medical Futurist

The Future

IBM's Watson does healthcare: Data as the foundation for cognitive systems for population health

Watson is IBM's big bet on AI, and healthcare is a prime domain for present and future applications. We take an inside look at Watson, why and how it …

Apple hires Duke's Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, a HealthKit and ResearchKit pioneer

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, a doctor on the forefront of implementing both Apple HealthKit and Apple ResearchKit in his position as Director of Mobile …

British Journal of Healthcare Computing

Latest News<p>Patient Empowerment<p>04.07.2018<p>Hunt launches NHS app to ‘put patients in driving seat’<p>Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt trails new NHS patient …

What's up with Apple in healthcare?

In recent months, Apple has been sending out smoke signals suggesting a major thrust into healthcare. The tech giant has bolstered its health team …

Will big data provide a cure-all for ailing health budgets?

As soaring health budgets continue to cause pain for governments and medical care providers, relief may be in sight thanks to big data.<p>A new study by Lux Research found that advanced big data and analytics technologies are poised to help rein in runaway healthcare costs. The report “Industrial Big …

Why medical apps are gaining more importcance in Healthcare industry

From decades, technology has revised and now the updated version of this can be clearly viewed with the bang of mobile app trend. Mobile apps trend …

'No proof' fitness trackers promote weight loss

<b>Wearing an activity device that counts how many steps you have taken does not appear to improve the chances of losing weight, research suggests.</b><p>The two-year long study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) included nearly 500 overweight volunteers who were asked to diet and take …

Health apps may share your data, study finds

Researchers analyzed more than 200 Android health apps aimed at helping people manage diabetes, such as apps that keep a log of blood glucose levels, or track all the foods you eat. They found that 81 percent of these apps did not have privacy policies available before a user downloaded the app. …

NHS data-sharing project scrapped

<b>The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data-sharing project - known as Care.data.</b><p>The programme, which was due to launch in 2014, faced widespread criticism - including fears the public had been left in the dark about it.<p>The announcement comes as Dame Fiona Caldicott and …

Mobile Health Data that Prevents Epidemics

<b>Caroline Buckee uses mobile health data to track and predict the spread of deadly diseases around the world, and her new predictive models help</b> …

Public Health

Health Data Is A Public Good, But How Do We Make It A Utility For Consumers?

Last week, in a world away from Silicon Valley, I joined many of the country’s top healthcare leaders at Health Datapalooza to discuss the future of health data.<p>In a conference room packed with recognizable names, faces, and government titles, I listened to Health and Human Services Secretary …

Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal

Concerns have been raised about the scope of a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned DeepMind and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) after it was revealed the agreement covers access to wide-ranging patient data from the three London hospitals involved, rather than a more targeted subset …

NHS technology: saving the health service one byte at a time

The NHS has to make £22bn of efficiency savings by 2020 and intelligent use of IT is key in making that happen<p>Can technology save the NHS? That was the question addressed by a recent Guardian roundtable, supported by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which brought together …

A startup owned by Google wants to radically improve the way patients are diagnosed — but is doing something controversial to achieve that goal

DeepMind, a British AI startup acquired by Google in 2014 for $650 million, is processing NHS data through a new division called DeepMind Health.<p>The London-based AI lab says its technology has the potential to improve the way patients are diagnosed and treated but it acknowledges that working in …

Caldicott: 'Considerable' public support for data sharing

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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

<b>Scientists say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.</b><p>The goal is to develop such "skin" to monitor oxygen levels in organs during surgery, say researchers in Japan.<p>Tests on volunteers found the "skin" provided stable measurements of …