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Health Care Is Going Digital -- Who Is Making Sure It's Put to Work for Underserved Children?

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

For children living in underserved communities who often can't get the preventive or specialty care that they need, health care technologies mean a child with autism living in a rural town could visit with a specialized behavioral therapist via videoconference instead of driving hours on end.

How Virtual Visits Can Save Primary Care in America

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.

Top Tech Trends from the 2015 IFA Tech Show

Andrea Smith | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology
Andrea Smith

The IFA Tech Show in Berlin has grown over the years into a must-attend event for tech companies around the world to show off everything from the latest smartphones and tablets to smartwatches and home appliances.

Science vs. Snake Oil: 3 Steps to Choosing a Health App That Actually Works

Lantern | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

There seems to be a health app for everything. Sleep better, train for a marathon, stick to your medication schedule -- there's nothing you can't do when you've got a smartphone. But with more than 100,000 health and wellness apps available, the options can be paralyzing.

The Future of Care

XPRIZE | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Advances in research, drug development and technology have evolved the practice of medicine bringing us new treatments, new cures and new ways of collaborating. Scientists, researchers, engineers and others are paving the future of health care in labs across the globe right now.

Which Company Will Change the Future of Healthcare? Here are 10 Contenders

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Dr. David Samadi

I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?

Mom, the Selectric, and the IoT for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Might Rosie the Robot boss Jane Jetson around? Could a Jeep get hacked? A so-called "smart" front door lock keep a homeowner locked out for a ransom? ...

5 Health Tech Innovations That Will Improve the Lives of Millions

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, I had the chance to attend the F50 Season 5 Summit in San Francisco, a private co-investment network that connects startups with a global community of professional and strategic investors.

An Affair of the Heart: The Untold Story of Google Glass in Cardiology

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Jordan Safirstein, MD

As more people began to experiment with Glass, one could sense a shift in opinion about Glass and the criticisms were growing louder. I had seen the signs, and now my worst fears were being realized.

At the Dawn of the Age of Health

Pieter Nota | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Pieter Nota

If digital health programs can evolve along these lines, they will foster a true shift in how people lead their lives.

Why 2014 Was a Groundbreaking Year in Digital Health

Rosina Samadani | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Rosina Samadani

What do we need in health care? Fewer people who get ill in the first place. When they do, they should receive better care, tailored to who they are and the specifics of their disease, delivered at a lower cost. The challenges notwithstanding, we moved a step closer to this fantastic vision for health care in 2014.

From Ebola to Stroke, Timing Is Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

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 12.20.2014 | 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

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

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.