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Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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.

How Digital Technology Can Personalize Health Care

Ralph Snyderman, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.

Personalized health care on a digital platform can reconstruct our current expensive and inefficient sick-care approach into a cost-effective, health-enhancing system with individuals at the center of their care.

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms Will Transform Brain Health in 2013

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Compared to physical fitness, the fitness of the brain is often overlooked by both individuals and health systems -- but it is easy to see positive and broad changes on how brain health is defined, monitored, maintained, and enhanced, and digital platforms are going to play a key role.

WATCH: Digital Health Game Changers At This Year's CES

Posted 04.01.2013 | GPS for the Soul

In the HuffPost Live segment above, host Mike Sacks discusses the major digital game changers that debuted at 2013's Consumer Electronics Show. Sa...

CES 2013 Wows With a Digital Health Revolution

Mark Tobias | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Mark Tobias

Elected leaders have struggled for decades to improve the access to and effectiveness of health care while holding down costs. The digital health revolution may finally deliver the equitable, affordable and effective health care system we've been searching for.

Is Digital Health The Solution To The Stress Epidemic -- Or Part Of The Problem?

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

We are experiencing stress in epidemic proportions. In fact, stress is the new fat. Like obesity, it's hitting more and more people and at younger and younger ages. And like obesity it's insidious -- stress is so much a part of our lives that we don't notice it anymore.

Got Brain? Investing in Our Most Precious Asset in 2013

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We've made a lot of progress over the last century in understanding the brain, but it wasn't until the last few decades that we've come to understand the ways in which our everyday behaviors affect, for better or worse, our brain's health and performance.

Digital Health and the Monitored Life

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Mobile phone technology, the Internet and simple sensor technology have coalesced to create a new industry: digital health. The results are still out, but digital health has the potential to drive healthcare costs down and make us healthier at the same time.