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From Ebola to Stroke, Timing Is Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
XPRIZE

Humans are terrible at timing when it comes to finding out how to effectively treat health problems. And we're even worse at recognizing our bodies' subtle cues that something might be wrong in the days, weeks, or even years leading up to a health crisis.

'There Are No More Essays in Medicine' -- A Doctor Reflects on Why He Spends So Little Time With His Patients

Katherine Ryder | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Ryder

We live in an era of industrialized and impersonal medicine, where time spent with our doctors is kept to a minimum, almost as a science. But it wasn't always this way.

The Grim Reality of Digital Health Today

XPRIZE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the past five years, we have committed $33 billion in taxpayer dollars to digitize our nation's health care data. The need was unquestionable, and the potential gains are tremendous. However, the system that has emerged has essentially replicated the acute care-focused health system that has been failing us for decades.

Why Translational Medicine Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.

Restoring the Human Element of Health Care: Online

Hope Starr Yates | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Hope Starr Yates

It's time to demand more of the relationship between technology and health. It should be interactive and personalized, and it should leave you feeling empowered, not anxious. As we learn more about the deleterious effects of stress on our health, ensuring peace of mind - across all facets of health care delivery -- should be of paramount concern.

Learning From Failure in the Digital Health Business

Robin Raskin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

At a recent Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco, three brave former CEOs from gone, but not forgotten companies, Zeo, HealthRally and Healthrageous took the stage to share their personal schools of hard knocks.

Getting Digitally Fit

Mark Fallows | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

Well-being sometimes requires us to switch-off to be switched on and relishing the wonder of the physical world necessitates turning off our virtual world. The digital world, if we choose, can inspire us, feed our curiosity and improve us. It's up to us. Maybe it's time to get digitally fit?

Why I Left a Comfortable Corporate Gig to Bring More Gratitude to Healthcare

Amanda Krantz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Krantz

More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

Top Five Health and Fitness Trends Expected at SXSW 2014

Phil Simon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Over the past several years, SXSW has set the stage for some of the most successful product launches in the tech community. For instance, Twitter was ...

Wearing Your Health on Your Sleeve

XPRIZE | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Gioia Messinger Gioia is Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects, Lecturer at U.C. San Diego's Rady School of Management, and Judge for the Nokia Sensing...

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

Four Key Obamacare Questions (and the Event Where They Might Get Answered)

Brian Reid | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Brian Reid

What was once, three decades ago, a small gathering of brave souls trying to lift the biotechnology industry off the ground has become a four-day celebration of the intersection of money and health care.

Lessons Learned in Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Part 1: iss...

Why mHealth Is Caught Between Vision and Reality

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

These are still early days in mHealth. But what's clear is that while mHealth may be caught between vision and reality it's not stuck there. It's going to be amazing. Eventually.

Diary of a 23-Year-Old Health Technology CEO

Farai Sikipa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Farai Sikipa

Jump right in. That is perhaps the most candid piece of advice that I could give to anyone who is contemplating starting an enterprise.

Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health and Big Data

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

While there is much we still do not know about our brains, we do know that the sta­tus quo is not an option. It is leav­ing us woe­fully unpre­pared to meet cur­rent and future demands.

Battle of the Coasts: San Diego and New York City Race for Digital Health Dollars

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This is a tale of two coasts and two conferences. The Digital Health Summer Summit in San Diego on June 13th and 14th and the Digital Health Summit in...

Mobile Health - The Revolution Will be Measurable

XPRIZE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Health News
XPRIZE

By David Schafran David Schafran is co-founder and CEO of EyeNetra, Inc. He mixes entrepreneurship, technology, and humanism to super-humanize the wo...

The Long-Awaited Revolution: Digital Health Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 06.30.2013 | Health News
XPRIZE

By Paul Sonnier Paul is Head of Digital Health Strategy at specialty consulting firm Popper and Company, Founder of the 16,000+ member Digital Health ...

Reimagine Digital Health

Farai Sikipa | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Farai Sikipa

Our mission may be big, but it certainly has started small. We have focused the improving people's everyday health and lifestyle choices. Why?

Innovating the Business of Healthcare

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.

Top 3 Internet Success Tips For Digital Health

Catherine Calarco | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Converting health-conscious programs to a mobile platform offers an enormous opportunity to help wellness and improve health for so many people.

Health Care Is the Diabetes of Our GDP

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jordan Shlain

If you haven't been paying close attention, "patient engagement" is a white-hot topic in health care these days. It wasn't sexy five years ago.