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Making Progress Against Cancer with Connected Health: The Time Is Now

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH | Posted 12.06.2016 | Technology
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH

In 2011, when President Obama appointed me, Owen Witte, MD, and Hill Harper, JD, to the President's Cancer Panel, we were determined to select and fra...

Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

With the announcement that Finland-based Nokia acquired France-HQ'd Withings in late April 2016, the tipping point for a new era of health data ecosys...

Big Health Data, Huge Opportunities

William M. Tierney, MD | Posted 10.30.2016 | Technology
William M. Tierney, MD

In 2000, my doctor found a mass above my left collarbone. It was non-Hodgkin lymphoma which had spread to my chest and abdomen. I was treated with a f...

In A Few Years, The Doctor May Prescribe You A Google Wristband To Call Him In The Morning

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
Alexander Howard

It's likely to be years before Google "healthbands" are prescribed to patients or distributed in trials, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them on the wrists of early adopters in the tech industry in California sooner

As Consumers Access Health Data, a New Market Emerges

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Technology

Four leaders of the emerging "Internet of Bio Things" market joined Buzzfeed News reporter Stephanie Lee on stage at Techonomy Bio 2015 for a discussion about how they aim to improve consumer access to health data.

Hacking for a Healthier California

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Jeremy M. Goldberg

Vaccination rates are just one example of government health data that has been made available by the California Health and Human Services Agency and its recently launched open data portal. Today, reporters, civic technologists and policy advocates are using this newly accessible information to create tools and services to improve the health of their local communities.

Do You Know Where Your Health Data Is?

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

The data we generate in our digital lives can reveal important information, particularly about our health. For one, our social networks can be predictive of health outcomes and conditions, in part because of shared attitudes amongst social groups.

7 Ways Data Currently Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life

Frank Pasquale | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Frank Pasquale

Databases may be defaming you without you even knowing it.

Want to Help Heal the World? Start by Sharing Your Health Data

Stacy Lu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Lu

Ideally, precision medicine will lead to improved diagnosing and customized treatment based on personal genetics, and include a feedback loop to monitor effectiveness. UCSF already has a number of related initiatives on board.

Health Care Spending Slowing Down Around The World

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Growth in health spending reversed a long-term trend of rapid increase and either slowed ...

Making Health Data Do Something!

Bill Davenhall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Making sense out of all the health data out there is daunting -- even for the seasoned health data junkie. A new app for the iPad called Health Indicators now brings consumers one step closer to seeing health data about where they live using a "geomedicine" approach.

Health By Numbers: A Statistician's Challenge

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living

* Global health statisticians say good data are hard to find * Best approach is to embrace uncertainty, encourage debate ...