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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

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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

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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

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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

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You Bet Your Life

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

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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

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Genomic Study Offers Hope for Millions with Rare Diseases

A new study makes the case that genomic medicine can be cost effective in diagnosing rare diseases, offering a potential alternative path for millions of patients worldwide.   More

Healthcare Opinion Science

Insurance Roadblocks Threaten to Limit Use of Genomic Tests

Resistance from insurance companies threatens to slow innovation that could dramatically improve patient outcomes from genomic testing.   More

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Biomedical Innovation Gaining Ground in Singapore

Twenty years of investment in biomedical infrastructure and innovation is starting to pay off for Singapore.   More

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Critical Genomic Breakthrough Should Help Identify Disease Risk

A new report suggests that an innovative method of analyzing DNA will allow medical researchers to predict disease risk for far more people than can be done with conventional medical tests.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Why I Joined a Research Study — and You Should Too

In which our intrepid reporter gives her very blood to stay on the front lines of modern healthcare.   More

Healthcare Science

Asia’s Cancer Crisis Inspires Lab Innovation

The growing number of cancer patients in Asia is spurring innovative research and development — and some promising diagnostic developments.   More

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Missing From Clinical Trials: the Patient Perspective

The design and execution of clinical trials represents an ideal opportunity to engage the consumer and begin building a relationship that can last a lifetime.   More

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New Cancer Concerns Shake Up CRISPR Prognosis

New studies connect gene editing with CRISPR technology to cancer, sending stocks plummeting and raising serious questions about the technology's potential.   More

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Could the Facebook Scandal Slow Down Digital Healthcare?

In the wake of the Facebook data breach, consumer concerns over data security could slow the growth of digital health. Blockchain may be a solution.   More

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Techonomy NYC: With Precision Medicine, Every Disease will be a ‘Rare Disease’

There are an estimated 7,000 rare diseases known today, collectively affecting some 350 million people around the world. Big data, AI, and smart records bring hope.   More

Healthcare Science

Counselor Shortage Threatens Genome-based Diagnostics

As genomic testing becomes more popular, it is outstripping the industry's ability to provide experts to interpret the results. The shortage of trained counselors highlights a paradox — rapid adoption can be just as big of a threat to the future of the field as too slow adoption.   More

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Wearables Are Nice, But Not Ready for Serious Healthcare

Wearable technologies have the potential to revolutionize health care—but to reap the benefits devices need to be more accurate, doctors need to be more receptive to using the data, and systems need to be deeply integrated.   More

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Is DNA Testing the New Life Hack?

Consumer DNA testing has great consumer appeal, but a nuanced understanding of how to put findings into context has been lost in some of the hype.   More