Topic: Health Data

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To spark cancer discoveries, several Big Pharma companies are sharing idle clinical trial data

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To spark cancer discoveries, several Big Pharma companies are sharing idle clinical trial data

April 8, 2014 7:00 am by | 1 Comments

Big Pharma spends billions of dollars each year researching, developing and testing new treatments for cancer. In the meantime, it’s also collecting millions of data points that figuratively sit on…


CMS Medicare data dump shows why transparency is only half the battle

CMS Medicare data dump shows why transparency is only half the battle

April 10, 2014 10:12 am by | 0 Comments

As transparency advocates are applauding CMS’s data dump, many doctors, it seems, are yielding lots of questioning phone calls. That could be both good and bad.


Visualizing Health is a library of graphics that make health risk data easier to understand

Visualizing Health is a library of graphics that make health risk data easier to understand

April 1, 2014 10:57 am by | 0 Comments

As the ocean of healthcare data gets bigger and bigger, the difference between accessing data and understanding data is becoming increasingly clear. As many as 35 percent of U.S. adults…


Could an independent marketplace solve healthcare’s data-sharing problems?

Could an independent marketplace solve healthcare’s data-sharing problems?

April 1, 2014 5:53 am by | 0 Comments

The technology and standards are in place to make healthcare data shareable between providers, payers, companies and consumers. What’s keeping it from actually happening, according to entrepreneur Brian Baum, is…


The more you move, the better you play with Tappy Fit’s clever new game for Fitbit users

The more you move, the better you play with Tappy Fit’s clever new game for Fitbit users

March 21, 2014 1:25 pm by | 0 Comments

In an attempt to weave health data into other aspects of life, Aaron Coleman developed a Flappy Birds-like game app that uses data recorded by a person’s Fitbit to control…


Can clinical & personal health data get along? Datu is working on it, starting at St. Joseph Health

Can clinical & personal health data get along? Datu is working on it, starting at St. Joseph Health

February 21, 2014 1:02 pm by | 0 Comments

In all of the chatter around sensors, healthcare big data and patient engagement lately, there seems to be a general agreement that healthcare data will be most useful when it’s…


MyFitnessPal buys coaching app Sessions to bring accountability to your workouts

MyFitnessPal buys coaching app Sessions to bring accountability to your workouts

February 19, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

MyFitnessPal has all the users (50 million and counting). It has all the data, and it integrates with all the devices. Now all it needs is a kinder, gentler drill…


Intel introduces new 15-core server chips to handle big data from the Internet of Things

Intel introduces new 15-core server chips to handle big data from the Internet of Things

February 18, 2014 1:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Intel announced its 15-core server chip family today to help big companies deal with “big data” requirements such as delivering real-time analytics to big tech customers. These kinds of machines…


What 2013 taught us about ICD-10

What 2013 taught us about ICD-10

February 18, 2014 12:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Not a lot of ICD-10 progress was made in 2013. Some elements of the healthcare industry are even less prepared than they were back in January while quite a few…


Keeping medical device designs relevant in a big data world (Slideshow)

Keeping medical device designs relevant in a big data world (Slideshow)

February 17, 2014 2:17 pm by | 0 Comments

Last week I presented the closing keynote at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles. MD&M has always been about what’s next in medical…


What big data venture capitalists are sick of — and what they really want

What big data venture capitalists are sick of — and what they really want

February 16, 2014 3:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Sprinkling some big-data sauce on sales or marketing software won’t get a dime out of these moneybags. Four prominent venture capitalists who have funded big-data companies dished about what they’ve…


Happy Birthday Darwin! Celebrate with this SaaS and healthcare funding news

Happy Birthday Darwin! Celebrate with this SaaS and healthcare funding news

February 12, 2014 7:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Today is Charles Darwin’s birthday, otherwise known as “International Darwin Day.” You might be wondering how to celebrate today, as I was, so I rounded up a couple trusty tips,…


The rise of medical identity theft in healthcare

The rise of medical identity theft in healthcare

February 7, 2014 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft. Last month, the Identity Theft Resource…


IBM will take Watson to Africa as part of $100M investment

IBM will take Watson to Africa as part of $100M investment

February 6, 2014 12:00 am by | 0 Comments

IBM has launched a 10-year, $100 million project to use technology to improve the quality of life in Africa. The initiative has been named Project Lucy, in honor of the…


From predictions to prisoners: 5 blogs you need to read about innovation in healthcare

From predictions to prisoners: 5 blogs you need to read about innovation in healthcare

February 5, 2014 4:49 pm by | 0 Comments

Some of the more interesting blogs published by our MedCitizens in January 2014 focused on patient engagement in healthcare, wearables, crowdfunding predictions and healthcare trends to watch this year.


For patient device generated data, we need to support innovation

For patient device generated data, we need to support innovation

February 5, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

At last week’s Meaningful Use Workgroup meeting, Leslie Kelly Hall and I reviewed the HIT Standards Committee recommendations for patient generated healthcare data from online applications and devices.We offered guiding…