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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 Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2013
Damon Centola When it comes to public health, the conventional wisdom about how best to spread information on social networks might need to be turned on its head, according to a recently published paper by Professor Damon Centola of the MIT Sloan School of Management, entitled "Social Media and the Science of Health Behavior." "If you really want people to change their diet, their health, their...
By Jonah Comstock 10:49 am January 21, 2013
Washington, D.C.-based Audax Health, a health social networking and gamification company, raised $21 million in debt, options, and other security, according to a recent SEC filing first reported by the Washington Business Journal. The company, founded by 23-year-old Grant Verstandig and supported by former Apple CEO John Sculley, is developing the Zensey social network, which is currently in...
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...