Posts Tagged ‘healthcare‘

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