August 28, 2018
The rise in big data has rocked nearly every sector from education to consumer tech, and in particular healthcare. But connecting the dots between the data sources has been a major hurtle in innovation. This is especially true when it comes to the government. The US government’s extensive stores of data are often siloed in different agencies and even departments. A tradition of government...
July 9, 2018
Matt Menning, data products director at the American Medical Association, speaks about an initiative at the industry group to create a framework for physicians to capture and organize data from remote monitoring devices to drive outcomes.
October 27, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which puts on the massive CES event in Las Vegas every January, just published a set of voluntary guidelines for how technology companies should approach privacy and security for personal wellness data collected by wearable devices and other connected wellness devices.
The CEA said the guidelines represent a consensus among its member...
July 1, 2014
MyNetDiary's popular food tracking app
When it comes to weight loss, a simple food tracking application like MyNetDiary or MyFitnessPal might be a much better investment than $100 Fitbit or Jawbone device, at least according to newly released data from the Activity Exchange, a startup that aggregates health tracking data for payers, employers, and providers.
"We had sort of a more holistic...
June 11, 2013
The newly launched analytics platform from web-based and mobile EHR vendor Practice Fusion is meant to give physicians, insurers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and industry analysts highly granular intelligence about populations of patients.
Based on technology from 100Plus, a company San Francisco-based Practice Fusion acquired in February, the product, Practice Fusion Insight, is meant...
February 7, 2013
Frog Design Executive Creative Director Fabio Sergio has published a must-read essay on healthcare innovation over at Frog Design's site, arguing not only that developments like Big Data and wearable devices will improve healthcare, but also that they will -- and should -- fundamentally change the healthcare system and the meaning of roles like patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional....
January 29, 2013
A British mathematician is applying "big data" algorithms to detect Parkinson's disease from voice recordings and now claims accuracy up to 99 percent.
"We also know how to predict the severity of symptoms to within a few percentage points of clinical judgment," Max Little, a mathematician on the faculty of Aston University in Birmingham, England, and a visiting researcher at both the...