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How Tech Creates Jobs and Helps Aging Americans

The American home healthcare industry, already employing 2.5 million, is facing a crisis as the need grows quickly even as poor working conditions and low pay deter new caregivers from entering the field. Honor, run by author Sternberg, brings automation and smartphone assistance and convenience to workers and improves the quality of care.   More

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Technology Helps Cut Global Surgery Shortage

Too many people around the world lack access to affordable surgery. About 143 million additional procedures are needed each year in low- and middle-income countries to prevent unnecessary death and disability, according to a 2015 study. Yet new devices, AR and VR platforms, data analytics tools, and even AI-powered robots are slowly changing the game.   More

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Telemedicine is now Medicine

Though it's been around since the 1960's, telemedicine has grown up and is now a significant part of American healthcare. For instance, "telestroke" programs are widely used to get aid quickly to stroke victims. The emergency room, too, is much changed, as this essay by the CIO of hospital giant NewYork-Presbyterian explains. But public attitudes haven't caught up to what digital health can now achieve.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Anybody Want a $25,000 Checkup?

Human Longevity Institute offers a $25,000 full-day full-body examination including genomic sequencing. It promises to uncover hidden health risks and enable potentially lifesaving interventions. The benefits, it says, are not just for you, but for society, as info is gathered about how our genome intersects with our health. The price is controversial, but co-founder Craig Venter is confident he's onto something big.   More

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Americans Want Government Healthcare, But They’re Afraid to Say So

What do Americans want in healthcare reform? Lower costs. The best way to get there isn’t through insurance companies—and may very well be through government-sponsored programs like Medicare. If we continue to treat this topic as taboo, we may never find a better solution to the healthcare crisis.   More

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Techonomy’s Top 5 Articles for 2016

Techonomy's five most-viewed stories included reports about our historic conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, a research psychologist's analysis of why so many White Americans support Trump, a trenchant set of predictions about VR and AR, and two of our many articles on healthcare. One explains why Singapore is becoming a digital health hub, and the other examines the rich potential of data.   More

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HealthTap Connects People with Doctors Online

HealthTap gives patient/consumers access to doctors through video, voice, and text chat on any connected device. It also provides a platform for a community of physicians to share knowledge among themselves. The age of digital healthcare is coming quickly, and bringing doctors and patients together online is a critical step.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Islamic Bioethicists Debate Genomics at Qatar Health Summit

Many countries in the Middle East see exciting opportunities in genomics. Yet they also face challenging questions about reconciling it with local moral and cultural traditions. At a meeting in Qatar global healthcare leaders debated guidelines for a region where, for example, more than 20% of marriages are between first cousins.   More

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Is the Future of Wearable Health Tech… Tattoos?

Powered by chemistry and biology, soon temporary tattoos will be not just a conduit of self-expression but one of health awareness. What happens when low-cost biosensors embedded in tattoos can detect blood alcohol or sugar? Or biomarkers related to diseases like Malaria or Zika? How will that impact not just the health and wellness of individuals, but that of the healthcare ecosystem?   More

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Transforming the Health-Industry Ecosystem

Nothing is more inefficient than how we manage and parcel out payment in American healthcare. Healthcare administration costs $150 billion nationwide, and in hospitals, comprises 25% of total costs, compared to 12% in Canada. Authorizing procedures is another delay. But networked tech is targeting bureaucracy and efficiency at the same time it’s stitching together new methods of care. How do we reduce the cost, increase efficiencies and improve healthcare?   More

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Smarter, Connected and Intuitive… Is This the Future of Digital Healthcare?

Be it analytics, data or devices, tech is changing the healthcare landscape for patients and healthcare professionals alike. But how do we ensure a move towards a more patient centric, integrated and connected system? One with lower costs and better outcomes that extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and into our day today?   More

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The Evolving Internet of Health Things

Personalized, digitized healthcare is evolving at warp speed. We not gather health data from not just wearables, but implantables and ingestibles. New tools and technology will interact with ambient devices to assess and even diagnose us. What is the nature of this evolving ecosystem surrounding the person? Does it have limits?   More

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Rachel Maguire on What to Expect in 2026

Rachel Maguire, Research Director at the Institute for the Future, gives a glimpse into the future of health tech ecosystem. Where is all this data, analytics and the cloud taking us? How will AI, automation, blockchain and robotics impact healthcare? How will these innovations integrate into standards of care, and how broad will the impact be?   More

Government Healthcare

What Trump Means for Healthcare in Asia

Trump has famously declared that he would move to withdraw from the TPP on his first day as president. But studies show that the agreement would be good for both US and Asian healthcare. Plus, America's habit of bringing investment, ideas, and improved standards of care to Asian healthcare might be in jeopardy.   More

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Kaiser and Philips Health Chiefs on Obamacare and U.S. Medicine’s Future at Techonomy

With all the uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act, the Techonomy 2016 audience listened attentively to two experts in the field. Among other predictions, the speakers said digital health will unquestionably play a major role in healthcare moving forward, that the ACA will be harder to repeal than many might expect, and that reimbursement strategies are likely to shift to a more outcomes-based model.   More

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At Techonomy 2016, a Vision of Disrupted Healthcare

Medicine will be unrecognizable in the coming decades, with technology changes leading to better care at home, vanishing hospitals, and doctors who can monitor patients’ activity and health between visits. Leaders in various sectors who spoke at Techonomy 2016 contributed to the futuristic picture.   More

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Unlocking Healthcare’s Data

We need technology to bring new solutions to global healthcare. And the potential of the Internet of Things is just beginning. Computing power, miniaturization, mobile, big data, the cloud, and social networks are driving this critical trend. Almost two in five are projected to use wearable monitoring devices by 2019. The resulting data can make the world dramatically healthier.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

The Three-Parent Baby Is Not as Weird as You Think

People may have a "yuck response" when they hear about this new experimental technique for creating healthy babies. But it isn't as huge a leap from what we're used to as most reports would suggest, as Techonomy's genomics expert explains. Like a top medical source she quotes here, Salisbury will be continuing this conversation at Techonomy 2016 on November 10.   More

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Ethical Issues Abound with Fast-Growing Prenatal Genetic Testing

In the last few years, the standard tests for fetal abnormalities have been largely replaced with new genetic tests. Since they launched, traditional procedures that confer a small risk of miscarriage have dropped by about 70 percent. Now we face a big ethical issue: these tests reveal much more about future diseases than those they replaced. What information should parents know, and what can and should they do about it?   More

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Data Sharing: Key Challenge for Cancer Moonshot (& American Health)

If we're going to make progress in healthcare, we need to connect up the data. A report for the national Cancer Moonshot initiative highlights the massive problem disconnected databases have become in the fight against cancer. But this problem isn't limited to cancer. The well-intentioned HIPAA act of 1996, for example, included strict privacy controls that have turned into a problem for medical research generally.   More