Posts Tagged ‘healthcare‘

The Top 12 Digital Health Collaborations Today

From gamification to robotic surgeons to crowd-sourcing, science fiction is officially reality in the healthcare arena. Many companies are incentivizing patients to be healthier, trading money for reaching personal fitness goals. In the shaky economic climate we find ourselves in, more and more people will

Listen: The Pros and Cons of Healthcare Co-ops

Health care cooperatives are insurance companies owned by ordinary patients who buy in. They make people happy because they give control to the user, but are they actually more effective than other health care plans? Listen to the full podcast here

Fei-Fei Li: We need to teach machines to see

And by “see” Li means to understand context, not just content. Among other things, she wants robots to not only relay what they see, but to tell stories about it. Creative stories. Maybe creative jobs aren’t as safe from the robot uprising as we all

At Last: A Social Network for Those Who Want to Put Their DNA Online?

Members of openSNP upload their genes along with things like their sex, age, eye color, location, Fitbit data and medical history — for anyone to see and analyze. The record lives on forever…But for Clark, the possibilities outweigh the risks: She wants scientists to have

Health-Minded Global Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

A willingness to pay a premium for health benefits is higher in developing markets than elsewhere. More than nine-in-10 respondents in Latin America (94%), Asia-Pacific (93%) and Africa/Middle East (92%) say they’re willing to pay more for foods with health attributes to some degree, compared

Now there’s a way to diagnose HIV with a smartphone – Quartz

Here’s how it works: The “dongle” device takes a prick of blood and tests it to see whether there are a higher-than-normal number of the antibodies that fight HIV and syphilis in the blood. That immune system reaction indicates that the patient is positive, explains Wan Laksanasopin, a biomedical

Apple & Google Are Jumping Into Healthcare: Should Amazon Join the Game?

Like other major retailers, Amazon might be lured to health care by the promise of new Obamacare customers and the industry’s existing, often dysfunctional markets. For instance, Walgreen took the unusual step of launching accountable care organizations — centered around three of their pharmacies —

Our health is up to us

emergentfutures: Our health is in our hands We’re beginning to shift from an era of intermittent, reactive health and medicine to one that is based on information, feedback and analytics. This will become proactive and continuous while engaging and empowering the individual (whether a healthy