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Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

The Co-Evolution of Humans, Machines and Healthcare

We’re prepared to use technology in ways we can't conceptualize, or believe in our wildest dreams, we could use. Medical technology isn’t exempt.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Why Studying Poop Promotes Public Health

Analyzing DNA in a community’s sewage could deliver important insights into the rise of antibiotic-resistance and drug-resistance by disease-causing germs.   More

Davos 2020 Healthcare Partner Insights

Why is Digital Healthcare Going So Slowly?

Many experts believe that digital healthcare systems and tools can provide an alternative to traditional care, as well as help people stay healthier and get treatment when necessary. But global health systems aren’t moving fast enough to take advantage of the technology.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Beyond the Genome: What’s Next in Clinical Testing

Genomic analysis may still be thought cutting-edge by most people and doctors. But scientists have moved beyond querying DNA to understand a range of new health data about us.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

For a Clear Read on Our Health, Look to Proteomics

Genomics is often touted for its potential to improve healthcare, but there’s another emerging field that’s more likely to have a positive impact on patients’ lives: proteomics. Here are some key things to know.   More

Healthcare Innovation

What’s Next in Healthcare Innovation

Digital health has the potential to make each patient’s interactions with healthcare providers more productive and engaging. That was the gist of a Techonomy 2019 session about innovation in healthcare.   More

Healthcare Inclusion Leadership

Bernard J. Tyson: Remembering a Pioneering Techonomist

Tyson was chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s largest healthcare companies. He was also deeply committed to the idea that business and tech have a responsibility to drive social progress. On Nov. 10, he suddenly died.   More

Business Community Insights Healthcare

China Leapfrogs Healthcare Access

In China, people live on smartphones, enabling the healthcare system to morph and expand. Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson just got back from China. Here he shares the "stunning" digital healthcare changes he saw there.   More

Business Healthcare Innovation

In U.S. Health Care, New Approaches to Wellness Take Shape

The new shift incentivizes doctors to focus on preventative health care—keeping patients healthy, so they only visit clinics when necessary. And the shift is changing how doctors work.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Under the Weather? Time to Check Your Microbes.

There's a new wave of research about microbiomes--trillions of microbes that cover our bodies. The research could lead to products that improve our health.   More

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare

Can AI Help Close the World’s Primary Healthcare Gaps?

Experts believe artificial intelligence will lead to more efficiency and quality across all aspects of healthcare. And it may have a positive impact in rural communities in the developing world.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Why Do Kids Get Cancer? Promising Research is Underway.

Understanding how an old person’s disease develops in kids could offer clues about how to predict, or maybe even prevent, pediatric cancers.   More

Healthcare

The Internet of (Medical) Things Moment is Here

The global Internet of Medical Things market's value will reach $158 billion by 2022. But IoMT is already changing health care.   More

Healthcare Startup Culture

Tech Startups Build Tools for Wellness

Technology now allows us to monitor, promote, augment, and manage our well-being. Analyst Owyang pioneers here a new chart that outlines the entire industry, which is of impressive size already. Digitized low-cost technologies will make wellness accessible to anyone.   More

Articles We Like Healthcare

Digital Health is Complicated

Haunting stories out of Facebook are contrasted with a pro-mental health initiative by Instagram; Uber and Lyft are planning to save the health care industry billions; and the eradication of polio is in the hands of lab technicians. This week in digital health news.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Science

Why Thursday Is Rare Disease Day

With the exception of primetime medical dramas, you don’t hear much about rare diseases. But just because they’re “rare” — in the U.S., that’s a guideline used for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans — doesn’t mean they’re scarce. Rare Disease Day, held this year on February 28th, raises awareness for rare diseases and reminds us that these conditions have an outsize impact.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights

Telemedicine Could Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

The U.S. does not get sufficient bang for all the bucks it spends on healthcare – the highest percentage of GDP in the world. But telemedicine can contribute to major progress, says Philips U.S. CEO Vitor Rocha.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Skeptics Unfairly Target UK Gene Sequencing Initiative

A new UK initiative has stirred debate about DNA analysis for healthy people. The program allows patients to pay to get their genome sequenced and analyzed if they agree to let the data be used in research. Author Salisbury says the UK controversy largely misses the point.   More

From the Magazine Healthcare

You Bet Your Life

With consumer skepticism soaring, the tech giants move into healthcare. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Daniel Kraft: ‘Sick-Care’ Could Finally Become Healthcare

In a wide-ranging look at how exponential technologies could change the face of healthcare, Daniel Kraft, faculty chair of medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University, told Techonomy 2018 attendees Sunday that personalized medicine is on our doorstep, from wearables to "printed" medications.   More