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What Does 'Wellness' Mean To You?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living

A new survey wants to get to the bottom of how women perceive wellness -- and how they use (or don't use!) technology to help them reach their wellnes...

Maybe Technology Adoption in Health Care Isn't as Hard as It Seems

Mark Wagar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Wagar

With all the talk in the past about how difficult it is to incorporate technology into our health care system, I believe there are too many excuses. M...

Health Wins as Candy's Crushed: A Tale of Two IPOs

Josh Stevens | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

We have just begun to scratch the surface of healthcare innovation, solving real problems that can benefit investors and consumers alike.

The #Selfie Generation' May Just Change The Future Of Healthcare

Jamia Wilson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Jamia Wilson

The time has come for young people to be treated as designers and developers for health technology solutions that serve them and their communities on their own terms.

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 ...

If Your App Tells You to Eat Less and Exercise More

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Solutions will not come automatically, but given how successfully devices such as a cell phone have changed the life style of billions of people, there is no reason to think it cannot be done. After all, we no longer rely on a rooster to wake us up.

Modern Medicine

Trishan Panch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Trishan Panch

Modern medicine, unlike music, is very much defined by prevailing social organization and technological possibilities, but just as in music, there is an ever-present opportunity to collaborate and reinvent.

The Obamacare Conversation That Matters Most

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

The ACA has created new health plans with new rules, and people are finally using them to get healthcare. If we want to tell the future, those patients' opinions are the ones we should listen to.

Chronic Care Patients Are Dying for Change

Bruce Ettinger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Ettinger

America has a hotshot, high tech system that can deliver world class, life saving technologies for surgeries, emergencies and other medical crises. Bu...

High Tech Works When It Enables High Touch

Trishan Panch | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Trishan Panch

François-Marie Arouet, 18th century French author and iconoclast, better known as Voltaire, quipped that, "The art of medicine consists of amusing th...

Just Say "No" to Novelty Medicine

Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann

Technology can be a wonderful thing. We can find the best Thai restaurant in our neighborhood, check traffic and find alternate routes when necessary, and even make a $30,000 jewelry purchase, all within seconds, all from our phones. But sometimes technology overreaches, like it did this year with novelty medicine.

What Do Your Smartphone and Your Health Insurer Have in Common?

Shaan Gandhi | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Shaan Gandhi

Can your smartphone make your healthier? And, perhaps more interestingly, can your health insurer and your smartphone work together to make your healthier?

No 'Magic Pill' for Helping Patients Manage Chronic Illness

Mark Wagar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Wagar

Care delivery that puts the patient into focus, and embraces new and innovative ways of engaging patients in their treatment will help us realize the triple aim of health reform.

Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women

Having relationship troubles? Your smartphone could be to blame, according to a new study. We all know thatnavigating texting etiquette can make da...

3 Gadgets That Lead To A Happier, Healthier Life

Posted 10.14.2013 | OWN

They've been called "Big Mother" -- gadgets designed to help you sit up straighter, breathe deeper, and slow down at mealtime. O editors test-driv...

Power to the Patient: Why National Health IT Week Matters

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Checking blood pressure or glucose levels in the morning and transmitting that data directly to a doctor or nurse should be just as easy as checking a "status update" on a social media network.

I Miss My FitBit

Amy Ephron | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Amy Ephron

I am also somewhat tech-deficient. I don't have a Kindle (but I don't really want one.) I don't have an iPad (about which I'm somewhat more ambivalent.) I do not have a GPS and my relationship with Siri is fractious at best. But my husband bought me a FitBit a month ago.

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.

One Surprising Way to Gauge a Doctor's Quality

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

There is no perfect way to judge doctor quality. But that's why it's so fortunate that health care consumers have these new tools at our disposal. Closed-loop review systems are currently one of the most powerful ways to discern doctor quality.

Can You Get A Physical With A Smart Phone?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

If there's one thing I learned from seeing all the great mobile technology being developed at TEDMED, it's that these mobile health applications can not only empower doctors, but patients too. It can help people like me have a better understanding of my own health.

How to Read a Doctor Review (It's Trickier Than You Think)

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

In the developed world, we've come to depend on online reviews for almost every consumer decision we make. When choosing anything from apparel to electronics, hotels, and restaurants, we seek out the opinions of our peers online.

Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine?

Jonathon Dreyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathon Dreyer

The future of a quality, efficient health care system rests in our ability to press industry players to embrace collaboration and push for the creation of a connected ecosystem where, from patient to payer, mHealth technology acts as the ember to spark ongoing innovation.

Design for a User-Friendly and Human-Centered Workplace

Jethro Heiko | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jethro Heiko

There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.

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.