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Healthcare

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

Healthcare

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

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Jonathan Usuka on AI for Health

No development in tech is more hyped and freighted with expectation than artificial intelligence. Every industry is poised for AI driven transformation, but none more than health. What should we expect? But since AI only really gets its “I” if the software gets access to gigantic data sets, where will the data come from, and who will control it? What role will tech companies play, compared to those traditionally focused on health? Will AI alter the industry balance of power?   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

Healthcare Society

Thanks to Social Media, Rare Progress on Rare Diseases

Progress in rare diseases has always been painfully slow, partly because so few are affected that study is challenging. Now, with social media, patients are able to band together, giving critical mass to efforts like fundraising and clinical trial enrollment that might otherwise wither away.   More

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The Superbugs are Coming. Data Science Can Help.

Thanks to miraculous advances in public health and medical science over the past century, we can prevent and treat many common microbial infections.Yet some in the health industry fear that may be changing. We misuse and overuse antimicrobial drugs on a massive scale, and the bad bugs are beginning to evolve new resistance mechanisms. Data science can play a central role in the fight against the looming global threat.   More

Techonomy Events

Ross’s Reflections: This Year for Techonomy

Techonomy Program Director Simone Ross spends this time of year combing through articles, videos, arranging meetings, and generally keeping her antennae tuned for new ideas that will feed into our conferences. This year our New York event May 26 is a major focus. As at our November 9-11 annual event in Half Moon Bay, California, the Internet of Things and its many ramifications will be a major topic, along with the many other ways digital connected tech is transforming everything.   More

Healthcare

This Diagnostic Device Could Save You a Trip to the Doctor

Want to take an influenza test without visiting the doctor’s office? San Diego-based startup Cue aims to provide consumers with an innovative solution to track fertility, testosterone, and vitamin levels and detect inflammation and influenza. The $199 Cue device is small and portable, weighs just under a pound, and is only three inches tall. The Cue can perform standard lab tests from a sample of saliva, nasal fluid, or blood. Using the mobile app, users can have access to a wealth of important information about their health wherever they are.   More

Techonomy Events

Seeing the Business Opportunity in Malnutrition

Leave it to a technology innovators’ conference to frame the relief of global malnutrition as a business opportunity. Other sessions at this week’s Techonomy meeting in Tucson described how technology is transforming developing communities and how mobile devices are already ubiquitous in Africa. But Steve Collins, an MD from Ireland devoted to improving nutrition in Africa, says think of it this way: People unaffected by irreversible brain damage—often the effect of malnutrition in infancy—are more likely consumers of technology.   More