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Health innovators across the country are transforming the health industry and we think it is time that the nation hears you.
There is a great post on e-Patients.net that compares Self-Service HealthCare to the self-Checkout lanes in Supermarkets .
March 15, 2012, 5:45 pm Lygeia Ricciardi / Acting Director, Office of Consumer eHealth, ONC Image provided courtesy of Rob Cottingham
Peter Thiel and Max Levchin are busy guys. Thiel, aside from being on the Board of Directors for companies like Palantir Technologies, Geni, and Asana, an early investor and former board member at Facebook, and also happens to be founder and president of hedge fund Clarium Capital as well as Managing Partner of his VC firm, Founder’s Fund .
Just an hour ago on stage at TED Global, Jawbone announced the grand project they've been quietly working on for years: A wearable band called Up, which is infused with sensors and smartphone connected, allowing you to track your eating, sleeping, and activity patterns.
by Erica Westly (additional reporting by Ellen McGirt and Chuck Salter) Image courtesy of Intuitive Surgical
Under a normal statistic al curve, between the chronically ill and the “motivated healthy,” is the largest segment of health citizens who are seeking missing information and solutions that could help them lead healthier lives. IBM has called out this information seeking segment, asserting that these people represent a huge unserved cohort of health care consumers.
An e-health consumer advocacy group has joined a growing choir of those dissatisfied with the lack of communication from lead agencies surrounding implementation of the Federal Government's $467 million personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) project initiative. The group, known as the Consumer Centred eHealth Coalition (CCeHC) and formed in 2009, claims to represent e-health consumers in issues of privacy, security and confidentiality related to the e-health project. It counts the Australian Privacy Foundation, the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Civil Liberties Australia and the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties among its members.
As medical records move online, doctors are increasingly bringing laptops into the exam room to take notes, write prescriptions and more. But laptops can be cumbersome, and the iPad has emerged as a popular device for medical professionals.
Lygeia Ricciardi ( @Lygeia ) wrote me to let me know that the word is out.
We just talked to Nike last week about its Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, and there's another update to the already full-featured app.
The WSJ Health Blogs reports about a potential data breach at Express Scripts , one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America. More from Express Scripts on the Facts , FAQs and Other Resources . The potential data breach came to Express Scripts attention after having received an anonymous letter attempting to extort money from the company by threatening the expose millions of patient records.
By SUSANNAH FOX