Healthcare Innovation Partner Insights

A New Goal for Health: Seamless Care

As the healthcare industry moves away from "sick care" to prevention and healthy living, a new level of collaboration between health systems is needed, says Philips North America CEO. (Note: Philips is a Techonomy partner.)   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Aetna CEO Bertolini Basically Predicted the Just-Announced CVS Deal at Techonomy a Month Ago

CVS agreed Sunday to buy Aetna for about $69 billion. Just a month ago, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini recently sat down with David Kirkpatrick onstage at Techonomy 2017 and shared his vision for a new kind of in-store experience for healthcare.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights Resilience

Business Transformation Requires Personal Leadership Transformation

Leaders can successfully respond to external change only if they have the internal tools to manage the overwhelming pace and stress.   More

Healthcare

How Technology Can Alleviate Healthcare’s Workload

Doctors face an exorbitant amount of paperwork and record keeping. It’s distracting them from patients and burning them out. How can technology help physicians feel more capable, and less overburdened?   More

Community Insights Healthcare Techonomy Events

Intersection of Tech and Healthcare at Techonomy 2017

Nathan, a man living with paralysis, had the opportunity to shake hands with President Obama; using a robotic arm, Nathan could actually feel the handshake. As Justin Sanchez of DARPA explained on November 5 at Techonomy 2017, this marvelous feat was enabled by brain-machine interfaces, a manifestation of the fascinating connection between technology and neuroscience. […]   More

Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events

For Better Global Health, Let Tech Put People Together

Those putting their faith in technology to fix the inequalities and inefficiencies in global healthcare are missing big pieces of the puzzle. A wide-ranging discussion at Techonomy 2017 underscored some of the missed opportunities right in front of us.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

What’s Lurking in Your Genome?

It's still hard to know what to do about genetic news that's discovered about a patient during sequencing for another reason. A small percentage of such tests turn up disturbing findings. Some people want to know, some don't, but figuring out what to do often vexes doctors and researchers. Debate about how to handle this problem is growing within the genetics world.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights

Washington Post Conference Highlights Progress in American Healthcare

At a recent Washington Post medical conference, entrepreneurs, doctors and health experts acknowledged American healthcare's serious problems. But they also agreed that tech can dramatically transform healthcare. A panoply of innovations are underway. Philips CEO Frans van Houten noted that what really matters is whether people get and stay well.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

An Optimistic Gates Sees Promise in Genetics

At the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Bill Gates told 7,000 geneticists that the world needs them to up the pace of innovation in order to solve our most pressing health challenges. Early childhood death, malaria, and pandemics are all dangers that may be mitigated by progress in this realm, he said, showing his characteristic optimism.   More

Healthcare

The Most High-Tech Water You’ll Ever Swallow

Allurion’s rethink of existing “weight-loss balloons” could put a dent in obesity. Who knew that a sack of water in your tummy could be high tech? You just swallow it and they fill it up. Previous methods were less palatable.   More

Global Tech Healthcare International Affairs

Social Media Saves Lives and Makes the World Better

Social media now reaches just about everyone, from rural areas in far-off countries to your always-connected colleague. And it is helping tackle health crises. In this essay, the vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda asks—how do we use social media for the health of every country's citizens?   More

Healthcare

Seemingly Miraculous New Cancer Gene Therapy Brings Major Risks

A new FDA-approved cancer gene therapy called CAR T recently showed astonishing effectiveness against leukemia in seriously ill patients. Despite their poor prognosis, 83 percent responded to the treatment, and the cancer medical establishment was blown away. But even as we celebrate a genuine breakthrough, consider the very serious and long-lasting side effects.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Society

Why Millennials Will Transform Healthcare

Millennials want everything at the tip of their smartphone-clutching fingers, and care a lot about healthcare (along with Gen X). Their preferences are driving fundamental changes in health and medicine. As the industry increasingly caters to them, the fruits of a more efficient system will come to everyone. The new digital healthcare also must factor in mental health, stress, anxiety, sleep, and fitness.   More

From the Magazine Healthcare International Affairs

The Global Healthcare Revolution Will Be Technologized

Improving global health is the biggest story of all, and tech is playing a major role. Telemedicine, drone deliveries, and 3D printing are all helping people in less-developed countries get healthier. This article from our latest Techonomy magazine visits Haiti, Malawi, and Kenya, where groups like Doctors Without Borders and Chicago's Field Ready are applying tech to bring relief and hope.   More

Healthcare Opinion

Why Isn’t America’s Healthcare Debate about Health?

Why aren't "reformers" talking about making Americans healthier rather than taking a stilted, partisan approach to "healthcare reform"? Writer Meredith Salisbury says we are not asking some basic questions about U.S. insurance and policy. We've got to start.   More

From the Magazine Healthcare

Why American Healthcare Is So Hard to Heal

It’s not broken. It’s designed that way. And tech innovators alone can’t fix it.
(from the latest Techonomy magazine)   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

How Data Science Can Simplify Healthcare Payments

Medical bills that come long after a doctor's visit can be an unexpected and very unhappy surprise. But part of the reason is an archaic system that medical providers are required to use by the U.S. government. Now, however, there may be a technology solution. Eligible, whose CEO wrote this piece, offers a service to automate calculation of billing and insurance eligibility.   More

Analytics & Data Healthcare

New Efforts Promote Open Data in Science and Medicine

For American healthcare to improve, institutions must be able to share data. But they can’t. HIPAA and restrictive consent forms are among the challenges to data accessibility. But new approaches are emerging, and it may usher a new open data era.   More

Healthcare

Tech Will Make Lab Diagnostics Better for Everyone

Many devices remain unavailable in low-resource parts of the world. Even in well-developed healthcare systems, we can’t effectively detect and treat many diseases. But new specialized equipment, genomics, and connected diagnostics could lead to breakthroughs.   More

Healthcare Science

How Genomics Can Improve Cancer Care (at Techonomy Health)

Cancer kills millions every year. Advances in genomics and related technologies hold enormous potential for prevention and treatment, but researchers need more data. A Techonomy Health session tackled challenges in our current system, and the case for allowing researchers access to our genomes.   More