patient empowerment

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By  Sara Mageit 04:35 am June 17, 2020
Miiskin has introduced automatic skin imaging, available in a consumer app, which will enable people to take full-body photographs of their own skin, at home, to make skin cancer self-examinations easier. The new feature applies a combination of Apple's computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually assist the user in taking photos alone and hands-free. The user places...

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By  Sophie Porter 11:27 am May 26, 2020
Miiskin is the first skin checking app to be listed on the EMIS App Library, a database for clinicians in England of health apps reviewed by NHS Digital’s Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) framework. It is also one of fewer than 100 apps to be listed on the NHS Apps Library. The app, which is supported by dermatologists and the British Skin Foundation, uses smartphone cameras and AI to help...

Glen Tullman (second from right) at work with the Livongo team. Photo courtesy Livongo.

By  Jonah Comstock 12:38 pm September 11, 2019
Livongo isn’t the first company in the digital health space to IPO — at least, depending on how you define “digital health” it isn’t. But even if your definition is broad, Livongo stands out as one of the first companies to go public that’s really focusing on delivering healthcare, not just wellness, using consumer digital technologies. “People expect us to represent this whole new industry that...
By  Neil Versel 09:39 am December 16, 2013
The "e-patient" movement seems to be accelerating. At the beginning of 2013, patient advocacy group the Society for Participatory Medicine hired its first-ever executive director. As the year draws to a close, a new book shows how engaged and empowered patients have been successful in "care hacking" the convoluted healthcare system and suggests how developers of digital technologies can prosper...
By  Neil Versel 03:37 am June 14, 2012
Carrie Handley, a mobile health and health IT consultant in Waterloo, Ontario, knew that healthcare was an inefficient industry with plenty of communications shortfalls. But she didn't realize how pervasive and frustrating the problem was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. In fact, Handley, a former marketing executive with several medical imaging companies, was initially...
By  Brian Dolan 05:56 am August 11, 2009
By Jim Lefevere I have talked in the past how health care and technology is the 10 year trend. I won't retell that story, but you can see my thoughts here. It is truly a topic where the reach consistently exceeds the grasp. Technology once again plays a big role in the Obama health care reform plan with the multi-faceted goals of modernizing the system to lower cost and improve quality while also...