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03/27/2017

Social Media Influencers Finally Come to … Medicine

Article Excerpt: Just as Snapchat and Instagram and YouTube have influencers, so too does medicine. Chronic diseases occupy an online world of memes, hashtags (#hospitalglam), and people who provide information and insights to communities that too often feel they have no voice. A growing number of companies are hiring these patient influencers to reach, and understand, these folks. And, of course, sell them stuff.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/mx5ahn2

Article Source: WIRED

03/22/2017

Telemedicine saves time, travel costs, even air quality, new study finds

Article Excerpt: While telehealth policies, technological advancements and utilization continue to grow, whether it actually reduces healthcare costs and improves outcomes is still a point of some contention. As the bulk of such analysis focuses on the bottom line of health plans and employers, researchers at University of California Davis instead are looking on how it impacts patients at a more basic level: driving costs.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/m4hud7z

Article Source: MobiHealthNews

03/17/2017

New York Times Features THaW Research Into Acoustic Device Hacking

Article Excerpt: THaW researcher Kevin Fu’s work on acoustic device hacking has recently been featured in the New York Times. The article discusses the team’s work on using acoustic signals to fool sensors in mobile device, and create the potential for security violations.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/kr9ndc7

Article Source: Trustworthy Health & Wellness (THaW)

03/14/2017

Your Doctor App Could Amplify Your Health Anxieties

Article Excerpt: Studies suggest that health anxiety—more recently termed somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder—affects anywhere from less than 1 percent to as much as nearly 12 percent of the population. For some of these people, a new array of telemedicine apps like MDLive and Doctor on Demand are appealing because they take insurance and also let you pay up front at cost of about $40 to $50 for a short video or phone consult.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/knu45vu

Article Source: MIT Technology Review

How Machine Learning is Transforming Healthcare

Article Excerpt: Machine learning and big data in the healthcare field have tremendous potential. Not only are these new technologies improving diagnosis and treatment options, they also have the potential to empower individuals to take control of their own health.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/lbsy666

Article Source: Data Informed

03/10/2017

Few Teens Receive Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction – Business Insider via Reuters

Article Excerpt: Lisa Marsch, professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, is quoted about a new study that found just a small fraction of adolescents with opioid addiction will receive medications that can help them quit. The difference in medication-assisted treatment rates between adolescents and adults is “really striking and very concerning,” stated Marsch, who was not involved in the study.

Full Article: http://tinyurl.com/lunlfwy

Article Source: Geisel NewsCenter

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03/08/2017

The startups using apps and phones to solve the global healthcare crisis

Article Excerpt: At this year’s WIRED Health, pharmaceutical company Sandoz is launching its first-ever startup competition. Sandoz HACk challenges young entrepreneurs to use mobile-health technologies to help bring access to healthcare in tough environments.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/lrzfkmk

Article Source: WIRED UK

03/01/2017

Government leadership, collaboration needed to implement digital health strategies around the world, report says

Article Excerpt: Digital approaches to healthcare may have the potential to significantly expand coverage and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care, but implementing these new technologies come with challenges of their own, including fragmented data streams, limited resources and ineffective collaboration across multiple sectors. What’s more, access to most basic requirement of digital health innovation – high-speed internet – is not equal around the world, so countries must make coordinated efforts to make technology-enabled healthcare a reality, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development outlined in a new report.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ks4dlk5

Article Source: MobiHealthNews