Digital Health

Epic’s CEO is urging hospital customers to oppose rules that would make it easier to share medical info

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From sharing too little patient information to sharing too much, the battles for healthcare data ownership and patients’ rights to privacy continue to unfold. For recent examples, read further on Epic urging its customers to oppose HHS rules for data sharing citing concerns for patient privacy, and the HHS-led Google-Ascension Data Privacy probe for project…

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OncotypeDx Score May Aid Future Decisions Regarding Radiotherapy for Patients with Low Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

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The OncotypeDX 21 gene essay (Genomic Health) is becoming a popular tool aiding treatment decisions for patients with breast cancer. Intriguing research by Woodward et al (JAMA Oncology) is providing some evidence that OncotypeDx may be prognostic for loco-regional disease recurrence (LRR). The conclusions are based on retrospective analysis of 316-patient cohort of post-menopausal women…

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Evaluating Time In Range Potential in Reducing Costs of Diabetes Care

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Estimated 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the US population has diabetes, with the healthcare costs reaching nearly $404 billion annually (The economic burden of elevated blood glucose Level in 2017: diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, gestational diabetes mellitus and prediabetes. Diabetes Care, 2019). Its major complications include heart disease, visual impairment, kidney failure, neuropathy, and a spectrum of…

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These 7 startups acquired by Apple are central to its health care strategy

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Apple’s acquisitions strategy of the past decade (Siri, Novauris, Gliimpse, Indoor.io, Beddit, Silk Labs, Tueo Health) is paving the way for the vision of wellness and healthcare that is unfolding into reality in front of our eyes. It includes health monitoring, voice- and/or AI-driven patient care administration and records management, medical information analytics, and possibly, navigation…

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Join me at SXSW on 3/11 For a Discussion on Smart Aging for All Ages

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Thank you, Kim Bond Evans, Trice Johnson, Wen Dombrowski, and Frank Leyhausen for sharing your ideas and solutions to enable the powerful vision for an independent aging paradigm. The panel, “A Smart Aging Love Story for All Ages”, took place at SxSW on March 11, unfolding how smart homes, smart apps, cross-talking devices, and coordinated…

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AI Applications in the Pharma Industry

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A captivating debate is unfolding regarding applications of AI in pharma. In his book, AI Superpowers, and recent appearance on CBS 60 Minutes, Kai Fu Lee inspiringly represents the vision that AI will supersede all human decision-making one day. However, while initially met with significant enthusiasm, most attempts to incorporate AI into drug discovery and…

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Quality Talks 2018: Lisa Suennen

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Will the unprecedented volume of vertical integration across pharma, digital health, IT, pharmacies, retailers and insurance lead to a better quality healthcare, improved access and reduced costs for patients? Engaging and thought-provoking talk by Lisa Suennen of Venture Valkyrie. More

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