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Datapalooza: A Concept, A Conference And A Movement
If you're having trouble picturing a health "datapalooza," think 2,000-plus data geeks, entrepreneurs, industry bigwigs and bureaucrats stuffed into hotel conference rooms with lots of coffee and PowerPoints. Click here to read more about why data scientists may be the sexiest career in the 21st century!
Mobile phone health schemes 'could save Europe €200billion'
New mobile technologies could cut €100billion from EU health budgets and increase GDP by €93billion by 2017, it has been claimed. Read more about how mobile phones could empower people with a chronic disease to improve their condition: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10100398/Mobile-phone-health-schemes-could-save-Europe-200billion.html
Telehealth sees explosive growth
Healthcare providers are taking telemedicine to new heights, with the market seeing growth of a whopping 237%. An interesting article on how aging populations, increases in healthcare, advancing technologies are all adding to this booming market: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/telehealth-sees-explosive-growth&utm_source=feedly
What is a Thinking Informatician to Think of IBM's Watson?
One of the computer applications that has received the most attention in healthcare is Watson, the IBM system that achieved fame by beating humans at the television game show,…Continue
Secure health data helping patients, doctors improve care and health
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of new data and new opportunities for researchers and developers at the beginning of Health Datapalooza IV. Read here about the new data that has been released:
Physicians who use mobile apps prefer iPhones and iPads
A recent survey conducted by Black Book Rankings reveals that physicians are relying on mobile apps in their daily practice. This is an interesting read and provides food for thought about the risk of “distracted doctoring”:
Big data privacy concerns linger despite potential for healthcare
Big data increasingly is being used as a tool to directly bolster patient care and could help to cut as much as $450 billion in costs from the U.S. healthcare system. Read here why some experts have tempered their expectations of its effectiveness in healthcare and beyond, citing privacy concerns.
Research project in social media for chronic disease management
Prof. Fernando Martin-Sanchez, at the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HABIC) @ The University of Melbourne, invites people to participate in an online survey. Take a look at the…Continue