Posts Tagged ‘healthcare‘

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

smarterplanet: According to the McKinsey Global Institute, using data to better predict the healthcare needs of the U.S. population could save between $300 and $450 billion. (via NetAppVoice: Scientists Save Healthcare (But They’re Not From Med School) – Forbes)

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece)

Link: How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece) According to Reeves and Soule, Beeminder is the only platform that combines the advantages of quantified self-tracking with a commitment contract, a compelling and self-binding form of digital declaration in which users risk

IBM’s Watson Gets Its First Piece Of Business In Healthcare

Link: IBM’s Watson Gets Its First Piece Of Business In Healthcare                       Thanks to a business partnership among IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and WellPoint, health care providers will now be able to tap Watson’s expertise in deciding how to treat patients.

Envisioning the future of health technology

A look at the future of healthcare and what it the technological advances may mean for your health. futurist-foresight: Healthcare: Another great visualization by Michell Zappa examining the future of healthcare and health technology: (Click on the graphic to enlarge)

cecilialiao: Wireless chips swim through your veins will revolutionalise medical technology. Stanford electrical engineers have created a tiny wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that’s small enough to travel inside the human body. They hope it will someday be used for a wide range of