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The Future of Medicine: Incredible Innovations to Expect by 2064

September 29, 2014 by Shahid Shah

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The Fred Alger Management team reached out to me recently asking what innovative changes I thought the medical and healthcare industry will be going through over the next 50 years. As Yogi Berra famously quipped “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” but I thought I’d give it a shot.[read more]

Challenges Evaluating mHealth’s Success

September 28, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

mHealth

I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day. What stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months. This inspired me to collect some thoughts on some of the challenges around evaluating success in mHealth.[read more]

Apple Health App: A First Taste

September 24, 2014 by David E Williams

I was brave (or stupid enough) to download iOS8 on my iPhone recently. It was neat to see a Health icon pop up on the home screen, and I had a chance to give it a quick look. I think Health is going to lead the market, but not dominate. Here’s my logic.[read more]

Veterans and mHealth: A Sensible Patient Engagement Strategy

September 17, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Patient Engagement

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been taking it on the chin of late with allegations (and proof) of delayed appointments and care at some facilities, and charges that these delays have led to poor outcomes and even death. This is most likely caused by poor administration rather than poor care.[read more]

Entrepreneurs Hacking Healthcare [PODCAST]

September 15, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs that create an environment to share ideas, form teams and launch startups - all in a 54 hour weekend! Startup Weekend hosts over 1,000 weekend events annually around the globe focused on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.[read more]

Will 2015 Be mHealth's Coming Out Party?

September 10, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

HealthKit

By now you’ve heard about Apple’s HealthKit announcement, which involved not only Apple, but Mayo Clinic and Epic. I’ve been watching for signs of connected health adoption that will move us into the steep part of the curve. I have to wonder, with announcements from several huge consumer companies recently, if that time is coming.[read more]

7 Healthcare Trends to Watch Out for in the Remainder of 2014

September 10, 2014 by Alleli Aspili

Mobile health

What are trending in the field of healthcare as we approach the remainder of 2014? Here are seven trends that will continue to directly affect the healthcare industry for the rest of the year and beyond. Keep an eye on these trends as you can use these to strengthen your company’s future vision and gauge short-term tactical direction.[read more]

Alleged Photo Leaks Prompt Question: Can Apple Keep Healthcare Data Secure?

September 4, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Healthcare data in the cloud

If the alleged leak of risque celebrity photos from iCloud was going to happen, it couldn’t have happened at a much worse time. Apple is just a week away from unveiling its new iPhone and health wearable, according to reports. Now the question is: can Apple keep their health data secure?[read more]

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5 Things to Know About How Physicians Use Tech

August 15, 2014 by Cliff McClintick

doctors and tech 

It’s not hard to identify a few patterns in how doctors use technology. Understanding the trends can help CIOs and CEOs make policy and technology decisions that lead to efficient healthcare. Here are a few insights into how doctors are navigating the digital world.[read more]

Evidence Mounts That Health Insurance Is Necessary, But Not Sufficient for Good Health

August 11, 2014 by Brad Wright

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Failing to demonstrate that being insured improves health is not synonymous with health insurance having no value or no role in the process. That is, health insurance may very well be a necessary factor in producing better health, albeit not one sufficient to produce it in its own right. Let me explain.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: Imagination Is More Important Than Innovation

August 5, 2014 by David Davidovic

I know that this will sound like heresy to most people in the “innovation machine” who could never accept that anything can be more important than innovation itself. But, in my view, innovation is more of the process and the output – and is not the actual catalyst.[read more]

What’s Next for Wearable Technology and What It Means for Health Data

August 4, 2014 by Morgan Brown

wearable technology

Wearable technology has rapidly moved from fantasy to geeky fad, and is now shaping up to become the next big wave after tablets. While the skepticism over Google Glass continues to rise in the media, the notion of “smart glasses” is gaining traction in many different professional and clinical settings.[read more]