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Category: Emerging Technologies
12/01/2017

In-Depth: The rise of the digital clinical trial

Article Excerpt: With billions of dollars and countless hours of human effort spent each year validating new drugs, devices, and medical interventions, it’s little surprise that the healthcare industry is turning to technology to streamline the process. From participant recruitment to data collection to adherence, clinical trials are rife with logistical challenges similar to those already being addressed by health tech’s major innovators — and trial sponsors have taken notice.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ya2v8p8j

Article Source: MobiHealthNews

11/28/2017

What factors drive adoption of health apps and what obstacles stand in the way?

Article Excerpt: While smartphones, sensors, and the ubiquitous Internet continue to transform industries like finance and retail, perhaps there is no area of greater potential or interest than chronic disease management. The concept is simple. Smartphones and sensors provide real-time monitoring of biomarkers and behavior, machine learning and big data analytics uncover personal health insights from this data, and then digital devices offer immediate feedback or interventions leading to improved health.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y77nbrk8

Article Source: MedCityNews

11/21/2017

Can Digital Pills Help Monitor Opioid Use?

Article Excerpt: Despite the ubiquity of opioid painkillers, medicine still isn’t certain of how the drugs are used once a patient leaves the clinic and fills their prescription. This, according to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “leads to variable and overly generous opioid prescribing practices, resulting in a surplus of opioids,” which can then lead to abuse and addiction.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y7jcn6em

Article Source: Healthcare Analytics News

11/20/2017

VR Brings Dramatic Change To Mental Health Care

Article Excerpt: Skip Rizzo, associate director for medical virtual reality at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, has been working with the U.S. Army on ways to use Virtual Reality (VR) to treat soldiers’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for over a decade.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y94ns8al

Article Source: The Huffington Post

11/18/2017

Dartmouth Computer Scientist at Forefront of Sensing Revolution

Article Excerpt: Andrew Campbell’s work sparked national headlines in 2014 when he and a team of collaborators announced StudentLife, an app that uses the built-in microphone, GPS and other sensors built into smartphones to measure students’ health.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ybp2eg3w

Article Source: Valley News

11/17/2017

Big Data From Social Media Helps Combat Prescription Drug Crisis

Article Excerpt: Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/yay748w9

Article Source: Technology Networks

11/16/2017

Using Social Media Big Data to Combat Prescription Drug Crisis

Article Excerpt: Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ycyhjoq4

Article Source: Geisel NewCenter