How Computers Will Crack the Genetic Code and Improve Billions of Lives

Machine learning and data science will do more to improve healthcare than all the biological sciences combined. This post is about how we’re going to gather that health data, mine it and improve the lives of billions. This post is also a search for the best data […]

 

Blue Cross Marries Uber – in 2030

Blue Cross Marries Uber - in 2030Fifteen years from today, can you imagine Uber or Amazon running U.S. healthcare systems? That is exactly the kind of story collectively spun for me by over 40 millennials I surveyed last week on Boston’s Greenway , a strip of parkland and popular lunchtime […]

 

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearablesFor decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success. Now, the world’s largest mobile technology firms are getting in on the act. Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc, searching for […]

 

6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

A new report from Rock Health looking at the future of the biosensor wearables market shows a market in transition. The next generation of wearables is more targeted towards patient populations, particularly chronic conditions. In a Google hangout about the report, Malay Gandhi, a co-author of the report, talked about some of the qualities that are making these wearables more appealing to consumers and the b2b market and features that will give them staying power.  […]

 

It’s messy: Digital health platforms must be high tech and high touch to win

It’s messy: Digital health platforms must be high tech and high touch to win

Apps are out, platforms are in. Investors and entrepreneurs have figured out that not only does it sound better to call your product a platform, you can charge more too.

At the start of June, two new healthcare “platforms” have started to take shape. At its annual developer conference, Apple gave us a few more clues about its Healthkit:  […]

 

Vinod Khosla is back with some more predictions about the future of healthcare

Vinod Khosla is back with some more predictions about the future of healthcare

Vinod Khosla, sassy VC and legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has predicted the future of health. In essence, he has said, our medical lives will become increasingly automated , with ultra-intelligent systems prescribing fine-grain recommendations to nurse us back to health. According to a newly released report, he predicts: […]

 

Your digital footprint can say a lot about your health. Clariture leverages that for healthcare advertising

Your digital footprint can say a lot about your health. Clariture leverages that for healthcare advertising

Healthcare providers are looking for ways to connect with potential patients on the web, on mobile devices, and through social channels. And San Francisco-based Clariture is ramping up to fill the need. Clariture’s platform uses social media and patient data to find people who are likely to respond to a healthcare provider’s […]

 

SolveBio scores $2M to clean up & index genomic data for developers

SolveBio scores $2M to clean up & index genomic data for developers

Now that the $1,000 genome has arrived , the healthcare industry has wasted no time putting the mass amount of genomic data being generated to work. Hospitals and companies are building analysis tools that compare an individual’s DNA data against other people’s to guide diagnosis and treatment. One challenge […]

 

5 Technologies Changing the Medical Landscape

5 Technologies Changing the Medical Landscape

Current research reveals exciting possibilities as technology and healthcare continue to advance. Here’s a look at five technologies revolutionizing the medical field: Artificial intelligence: IBM’s Watson is just the first step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine. The supercomputer, which defeated two human champions on “Jeopardy!” two years ago, […]

 

5 Technologies Changing the Medical Landscape

5 Technologies Changing the Medical Landscape

Current research reveals exciting possibilities as technology and healthcare continue to advance. Here’s a look at five technologies revolutionizing the medical field: Artificial intelligence: IBM’s Watson is just the first step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine. The supercomputer, which defeated two human champions on “Jeopardy!” two years ago, […]

 
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