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#ThinkFurther: The Future of Medicine [VIDEO]

September 30, 2014 by David Harlow

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In health care, there have been tremendous advances in the past fifty years, and we quite reasonably expect the pace of change to pick up and bring us into a profoundly improved future. How will we be able to get to the next level in terms of control, or even prevention, of debilitating chronic diseases including Alzheimer’s?[read more]

Next-Gen Sequencing Could Unlock Ebola's Secrets

September 29, 2014 by Shane Climie, Ph.D.

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has dominated recent newscasts and shocked many people with the speed and ferocity of its spread. Fortunately, researchers are now also applying the latest technologies to search for new ways to halt Ebola.[read more]

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]

10 Digital Health Mavens to Watch - And Why We Need You to Pick Yourself

September 25, 2014 by Fard Johnmar

Digital health mavens

It's no longer enough for some to lead and the rest to sit on the sidelines. We need everyone in health to accept their responsibility to understand, mold and accelerate the digital revolution. To help, I've put together a brief presentation highlighting 10 extraordinary digital health mavens who are changing the world of health, medicine and wellness.[read more]

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How Familiar Technology Is Being Used to Advance Digital Health

September 21, 2014 by Felicity Dryer

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As we push into the future of medical technology, form and function are colliding, enabling users to take a proactive role in their health. These shiny game changers are encouraging younger generations to implement health tracking into their daily routines.[read more]

How Merck's Jain is Helping Pharma Catch up to the Digital Health Movement

September 18, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Jain is Catching Merck Up

Dr. Sachin Jain is a very good example of how pharma is leveraging digital technologies to improve how treatments are developed and delivered to patients. He joined Merck in 2012 as its chief medical information and innovation officer charged with pairing with health systems.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: Incremental Innovation Is Sometimes What the Doctor Needs

September 16, 2014 by David Davidovic

A lot of innovation in healthcare is incremental and progressive—and there is absolutely nothing wrong with baby steps. From time to time, we need to step back and look at bigger timeframes in which multiple relatively small, sequential innovations have taken place.[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]

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]

The Most Interesting Man Revolutionizing the Health World

September 3, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

Dr. Sarfaraz Niazi

Dr. Sarfaraz Niazi wrote his first world-renowned book at the age of 26. On weekends he recites love poems on Voice of America. He casually (and humbly) references his more than 70 patents that range from aging wine to chewing gum tobioreactors to air scrubbing systems at his infamous Chicago wine parties. And his mustache rules his Twitter feed.[read more]

Crowdfunding Cancer Research: Martin (Marty) Smith

September 2, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Marty Smith

Martin (Marty) Smith talks to Get Social Health about the radical change in his life when he heard the words cancer and his name in the same sentence. Taking the challenge as a call to action, Marty rode a bike across America, started a business and launched not one but two crowdfunding platforms for cancer research.[read more]

TalkItt: An App That Gives Voice to the Speech Impaired

September 2, 2014 by Diogo Costa

TalkItt is much more than a simple speech recognition software, as it can pick up specific patterns and syllables (like if someone says "sho-ko-la", the app will now that the person means "chocolate"), even creating something like a dictionary based on the user's type of speech.[read more]