Digital Health

At Big Data In Biomedicine, Reexamining Clinical Trials In The Era Of Precision Health

Clinical trials, in their current incarnation, are ill-suited for the nimble, personalized precision health era, a a panel of speakers at the Big …

Big Data

I Tried (and Failed) to Revolutionize Health Care. Here's Why It's Impossible to Crack

Health care is not going to be disrupted. So we had to figure out a different path to success.<p>When my company, Iodine, launched in 2013, we were part of an epidemic of startups seeking to change health care. There was great enthusiasm on the part of entrepreneurs and investors alike for bringing …

Health Care

The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up

The wonder drugA digital revolution in health care is speeding up<p>Telemedicine, predictive diagnostics, wearable sensors and a host of new apps will …

Health Care

Healthtech startups face uncertain future

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>As the US Congress wrestles once again with health care reform, companies that offer digital health products and solutions have been thrust into limbo.<p>The uncertain environment has …

FinTech

3 Health Care Trends That Don’t Hinge on the ACA

In early May 2017 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). Subsequently, Republicans in the U.S. Senate began working on their version of a law to do the same. The House bill is flawed, leaving many uncertainties that the …

Health Care

Nokia: The Benefits Of Being Friends With Apple

After less than six months of courtroom fighting, Apple has settled its patent licensing dispute with Nokia.<p>After all the tough talk from Apple, it …

Patents

Cardiologist Eric Topol On Why We Need To Map The Human Body And "go Deep" With Big Data

This year’s Big Data in Biomedicine conference included a passionate talk from cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, of The Scripps Research Institute. Topol, …

Stanford University

Breast Reconstruction Medical Device Goes To Australia For Clinical Trials And ASX IPO

Earlier this year I spoke to Jon Norris of Silicon Valley Bank about trends in healthcare investments and IPOs. One of the things he mentioned was the challenge for medical device companies to garner the same enthusiasm that biopharma receives. The medical device companies understand that and …

Life Sciences

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

A Stanford inquiry into the accuracy of seven wristband activity monitors showed that six out of seven devices measured heart rate within 5 percent. …

Wearable Tech

Brainstorm Health Daily: May 25, 2017

Greetings! This is Laura.<p>For a while, it looked as if technology’s ability to track, record, and analyze personal data was going to revolutionize …

Weight Loss

Big Data In Biomedicine Conference Kicks Off On Wednesday

Stanford Medicine’s two-day Big Data in Biomedicine Conference begins this morning. The conference, now in its fifth year, focuses on the …

Big Data

Warby Parker wants to check your eyeglass prescription with an app, but some are calling the approach 'dangerous'

• <b>On Tuesday, Warby Parker launched its Prescription Check app.</b>• <b><br>The app is meant to help people check on their eyeglass prescription without having to visit an eye doctor's office.</b>• <b><br>While the app isn't meant to replace an eye health check-up, some are concerned about whether these telemedicine</b> …

Consumer Reports

Healthcare Technology Is a Goldmine Just Waiting for Startups

There is no denying the fact that technology will literally dominate every aspect of our lives from this point on. From the way in which we approach …

Startups

FDA to review marketing application for antidepressant drug-device combo

Otsuka Pharmaceutical (OTCPK:OTSKF)(OTCPK:OTSKY) resubmits its New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA seeking approval of a drug-device combination of …

Pharma

Chamonix launches health record app

Chamonix, a health consultancy agency, has launched Healthi, an app to make it easier to manage health records.<p>Healthi allows Australian residents to …

Health-Tech Startups Pivot as Obamacare Uncertainty Mounts

As Congress grapples with possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, political uncertainty is prompting some health-technology startups to revamp their sales pitches or products, while others are finding it tougher to attract fresh capital.<p>The challenges are likely to be greatest for very young …

Health Care

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care

A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader …

Health Care

How Do Apple And Nokia Benefit From Ending Their Patent Battle? (AAPL, NOK)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Nokia Oyj (NOK) are not fighting each other anymore. Apple had filed a case against Nokia last fall charging the Finnish firm …

Patents

FDNA Announces Collaboration with GeneDx and Blueprint Genetics in the Launch of Face2Gene LABS

<i>Collaboration to improve and accelerate genetic disease diagnoses</i><p>BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2017–<p>Today, FDNA (www.FDNA.com) announces its collaboration with two of the most reputable genomics testing labs in the world, GeneDx and Blueprint Genetics. The collaboration will fully integrate FDNA’s …

DNA

The Seismic Shakeup in Healthcare Marketing: Are You Ready?

Most Popular<p>Due to liability and risk concerns, marketers in healthcare and life sciences have been largely sheltered from many of the trends shaking …

Advertising Industry

How Apple And FitBit Wearables Could Save Lives

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>Leveraging data to transform healthcare is only in its infancy, but we're already seeing examples …

Stocks

The Future of Kid's Wearables: More Than Just Tracking Devices

, Women@Forbes<p>Adult wearables are a huge market; 1 in 6 Americans currently own a wearable device and this is set to treble in size to $25 million by 2019. But kids wearables are a market truly poised to skyrocket. And with good reason. As well as promising to improve health outcomes for children, …

Parenting

Pearson initiative for literacy announces finalists for case studies on inclusive digital solutions

In January, UNESCO and Pearson issued a call for case studies on innovative digital solutions that are serving low-skilled or low-literate youth and …

Unesco

Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up

When Bakul Patel started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going …

Life Sciences

How will IoT change the lives of our aging population?

How do we conceptualize aging and disability in an era where there’s a heady excitement about a future reality that surpasses our current lived experiences of health and old age? Consider future tech such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a growing movement of people into posthumanism and of course fiction …

Internet of Things

Silicon Valley is getting interested in healthcare — here's why that could be a good thing

Major tech companies are eyeing the healthcare world.<p>Amazon is seriously considering entering the pharmacy business, according to CNBC, while Apple reportedly has been working on a noninvasive glucose monitor.<p>That could be a good thing for the industry, according to Krishna Yeshwant, a general …

Silicon Valley

Walgreens Mental Health Initiative Expands Reach

A year after Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded access to behavioral health treatment by adding an established mental health screening, most patients took “active steps for follow-up,” the drugstore giant said.<p>Walgreens and its partner, nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA), say nearly 75% of …

Mental Disorders

A Glimpse of the Future AI Changing Healthcare Experience

Numerous terminal and non-terminal illnesses have engulfed the lives of countless, on our planet. It has been centuries since the healthcare domain …

Artificial Intelligence

​DTA and Human Services give myGov a 'timely' makeover

The Australian government has revamped its myGov website in response to user feedback.<p>The Department of Human Services (DHS) has unveiled a new-look …

Technology

India to roll out new drug policy, devise rules for clinical trials, say officials

India is expected to roll out a new drug policy and devise rules for clinical trials that may bring new projects to the country, a top Indian …

Business (India)