Community Insights Healthcare

Healthcare: The Final Frontier for Smart Technology

Much of our lives has been made easier and more accessible by digitized services, except in healthcare. The reality is that healthcare is not yet “smart.” Once hospitals can implement a data-driven, secure infrastructure, doctors can use information more accurately to make decisions. Healthcare must catch up to other industries.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

The Tantalizing Potential of Technologizing Medicine (at Techonomy Health)

Technology's transformation of medicine was the focus of a panel at Techonomy Health with Brian Donley of Cleveland Clinic and Brent Shafer of Philips North America. They focused on how advances in tech will alter how patients receive care. The optimism was palpable, but for real breakthroughs, players across the American system need to better cooperate.   More

Community Insights Healthcare

Soon You Won’t Need the Broken Healthcare System

The tech giants are moving quickly to deliver healthcare. Amazon is hiring leaders to bring it into the pharmaceutical market, sending shivers through executives at Walgreens and CVS. Google and Facebook watch for early-warning signs of life-threatening depression. If you think of healthcare as consumer-driven, you can grasp the future the giants envision.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

The Bioethics and Geopolitics of Genomics (at Techonomy Health)

New genomics technologies empower us to understand, manipulate, and even write the code of life. These technologies may produce medicine, biofuels, and bring major benefits to humanity. But they can also be used maliciously, for genetic discrimination or bioweapons. How do we ensure that they are used for good? This Techonomy Health session tackled these gnarly matters.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

At Techonomy Health: U.S. System Needs Way More Data

On a Techonomy Health panel on how data can drive healthcare, experts said improving the U.S. system demands lots of new technology and the data to fuel it, none of which is coming fast enough. And it requires innovators–and health institutions–willing to see ideas fail in order to find the greatest ones.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

At Techonomy Health: Ubiquitous Frustration and Not Enough Innovation

A panel at Techonomy Health in mid-May tackled the daunting and politically-charged question of how to redesign American healthcare. The best ideas look little like what we have today: universal health coverage, outcome-based care, and hospital systems that guarantee lower costs. Panelists looked to entrepreneurs for innovation. They agreed a huge obstacle is resistance to change among industry leaders.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Techonomy Health Videos

Missed Techonomy Health or want to see it again? You can watch any individual session, in order, or click through with the arrows and select specific sessions. Very shortly the sessions will all be archived and transcribed in our “events” section.   More

Healthcare Jobs Techonomy Events

Huffington at Techonomy Health: Putting JPMorgan Chase Employees to Sleep

Arianna Huffington surprised the audience at Techonomy Health in New York when she and the CMO of JPMorgan Chase explained how an emotionally-sensitive approach to defining “health” was being applied at the kind of corporate giants people often think of as soulless behemoths.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights

Designing the Future of Healthcare

In today’s shifting healthcare landscape, where technology is pervasive and people feel more ownership over their own health, we expect more from products and services. To create meaningful and connected experiences, companies like Johnson & Johnson are rethinking the role and value of design as a differentiator. Design is more than just aesthetics or packaging.   More

Community Insights Healthcare

Fun and Games in Medication Adherence

People not taking the drugs they're prescribed is a serious problem – half of all patients with chronic diseases don’t take their medications properly. That leads to 125,000 deaths each year. But a new "gamified" approach allows people to earn points each time they take a medication, obtain a refill, or learn something new about their condition.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Internet of Things

Why Digital Tech Will Create More Jobs than it Destroys

Many worry that new digital tools, robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace entry-level and middle class jobs. I appreciate the concern, but I disagree. Just as electricity created vastly more jobs than it destroyed in the 20th century, the mobile internet will do the same in the 21st.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights

Harnessing the Power of Behavior Change

Changing behavior for greater health is not just a challenge for public health or psychology. We've got to get consumers more engaged in and proactive about their health. But we need more than just innovation. We need holistic solutions that keep the individual at the center.   More

Global Tech Healthcare

China’s Challenges in Healthcare Innovation

China produces relatively few breakthrough innovations in science, medicine, and healthcare technology. But China’s leaders understand that healthcare innovation is crucial for their nation’s continued rise, and massive new investments and policy reforms could soon transform healthcare R&D. In some fields such as precision medicine, it even may become a global leader.   More

Business Healthcare

Impressive Bipartisan Senate Action Promotes Online Healthcare

The Senate Finance Committee has moved legislation to finance telehealth services via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reports Modern Healthcare. The fact that it was the powerful Finance Committee that took this action is all the more significant, and welcome. Could it portend ongoing support for digital health measures in Congress? It would be wonderful to think so...   More

Government Healthcare

FDA Greenlights 23andMe and Opens New Era for Consumer DNA Info

It was a much-needed breakthrough when the FDA last week OK'd personal genomics company 23andMe selling genetic tests directly to consumers. In 2013 the agency had banned the startup from releasing disease-related information. Now we should finally see a consumer-driven marketplace for genomic data.   More

Community Insights Healthcare

Rwanda’s New Medical School Reflects its Values and Aspirations

Rwanda has achieved some of the most dramatic gains in health and poverty-reduction in the world. This small, landlocked African country has developed a primary health-care system with near-universal access to clinical care and insurance. Techonomy Health speaker Agnes Binagwaho and the University of Global Health Equity are paving the way.   More

Community Insights Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s Next Big Opportunity

Healthcare innovation and investing goes through cycles, and this will be the year of healthcare artificial intelligence. AI will both increase access to medical care and and lower its cost, at a time when we're facing a growing shortage of U.S. doctors. Chatbots, or “symptom checkers,” are already being developed by digital health companies.   More

Healthcare

How Tech Will Propel Asia’s Insurance Explosion

Asia may be the insurance industry's biggest opportunity for growth. Many companies there are betting on new "insurtech" innovations. China's online-only insurer Zhong An is the world’s most well-funded such startup. Singapore, and Hong Kong have also become centers for tech targeting the region's vast and growing middle class.   More

Government Healthcare Science

Act Now or Forfeit Privacy for Genetic Data

A new bill making its way through the House of Representatives would allow employers to require genetic testing for employees. It would be a massive setback, stripping Americans of genetic nondiscrimination protections that took years to put in place. If you value your right to privacy, contact your Congressperson.   More

Community Insights Healthcare

Why Tuberculosis Persists

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the great scourges. Amazingly, one of every three people in the world is infected. Why it persists: political leaders do not understand its sociology; scientists lack effective paradigms to attack it; and the rich and famous no longer die from it. We need fewer excuses and more action.   More