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5 DIY Hardware Platforms for Physiological Computing

Physiological computing focuses on the use of biosignals for the development of interactive software and hardware systems capable of sensing, processing, reacting, and interfacing the digital and analog worlds. However, biosignals have specific requirements for which typical physical computing platforms are not particularly tuned. Until recently, many projects ended up hindered by high costs and limited access to suitable hardware materials. That scenario is different today, partially thanks to the following 5 DIY hardware platforms...

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A Fork in the Road at HIMSS13: How Patients & Payment Are Forcing 'Open' Health IT

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | iHealthBeat | March 11, 2013

This year feels like a fork in the road at HIMSS13, with disruptive forces of patients, digital health, mobility and open standards driving innovation and renewed energy at the annual conference...Without transparency (in health IT and health finance) and data liquidity, bending the cost curve will continue to elude the U.S. health system. Read More »

AMA CEO Calls Digital Products Modern-Day ‘Snake Oil’

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | June 13, 2016

When it comes to electronic health record technology, the American Medical Association has been an outspoken critic about what it perceives as the shortcomings of EHRs, voicing the widespread dissatisfaction of the doctors who use the systems. However, the nation’s largest physician group is now taking aim at new and emerging health IT technologies—such as mobile healthcare apps—that it believes are leading to practice disruption...

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Bringing Open-Source IT To Personalized Health

Frank Irving | Medical Practice Insider | October 27, 2014

It's widely believed that engaged patients have better outcomes, but the healthcare industry has been grappling with how to make that happen.  Joanne Rohde, CEO and founder of mobile software developer Axial Exchange, believes the solution lies in bringing low-cost technology to patients at a personal level so they can track their health — and integrating that information with the systems physician use to run their practices...

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Cardiologist Eric Topol on Why We Need to Map the Human Body and “Go Deep” with Big Data

Press Release | Stanford Medicine | May 25, 2017

This year’s Big Data in Biomedicine conference included a passionate talk from cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, of The Scripps Research Institute. Topol, who has been named one of the most influential physician leaders in the United States, described in gripping detail what’s wrong with medical care today and why we need to move forward to the kind of individualized medicine that can make for healthier individuals and healthier populations...

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Clinton & Topol Preach the Importance of Evolution in Healthcare

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | March 8, 2013

For all of their differences, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and cardiologist Eric Topol--the West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.--delivered a similar message in their respective keynote addresses this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference... Read More »

Crossing The Digital Health Chasm Between Consumers And Providers – Talking With Dr. Eric Topol

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | HealthPopuli | September 26, 2014

More than twice as many patients than physicians are embracing consumers’ use of new digital technologies to self-diagnose medical conditions on their own.  On the other hand, 91% of doctors are concerned about giving patients access to their detailed electronic health records, anticipating patients will feel anxious about the results; only 34% of consumers are concerned about anxiety-due-to-EHR-exposure...

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Data Crisis: Who Owns Your Medical Records?

Eric Topol | San Diego Magazine | September 23, 2016

We’ve all encountered issues with our medical records. Whether getting a copy for a second opinion, finding major mistakes, or changing health care providers, our access to this important set of data has been fraught with difficulties. But that’s in the past tense—it’s getting worse. Sadly, your medical records are the property of hospitals, doctors, and health systems. Except in New Hampshire, where ownership rights are assigned to the patient, no other states recognize the individual’s right of control and ownership of their medical data...

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Dr. Eric Topol Joins The Wide Open Road Of mHealth As AT&T As Chief Medical Advisor

Ryan Sartor | Health Tech Zone | February 6, 2014

Last fall Verizon announced FDA approval for their Converged Health Management System, a remote patient monitoring platform to connect doctors with patient vitals using HIPPA level security. Now AT&T is upping the ante, announcing the appointment of Eric Topol, MD as Chief Medical Advisor, in charge of design, development and delivery of the company’s healthcare IT solutions. Read More »

Eric Topol: Docs Must Adopt Health IT More Quickly

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 25, 2013

The current shift in the healthcare industry to digitize care unquestionably is the biggest shakeup in the history of medicine, according to cardiologist Eric Topol [...]. Still, Topol (right) says, the industry has a ways to go before it will be able to shake its "slow moving" reputation; the public, he adds, will be key to driving that change. Read More »

Eric Topol: Medical Technology Revolution Needs Validation To Move Forward

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 27, 2013

Thanks to advances in remote monitoring, hospital of the future will only provide intensive care, he says Read More »

Health Data Should Belong to Patients, Topol Argues

Angela Woodall | MedCity News | July 21, 2016

The digital revolution’s merging of medicine with high tech has unleashed massive amounts of data about the most intimate details of our life — what we ate, how far we walked, how fast our heart beat. As a result, what constitutes health data is no longer so easily defined. Neither is how the information is used. With rise of machine learning, those questions are becoming increasingly urgent, especially with the move of high tech companies into the clinical sphere, according to health data transparency advocate Dr. Eric Topol...

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Healthcare Technology Engineering Firm, Achieve Health, Will Sponsor Health 2.0 Fall Conference To Be Held In Santa Clara, CA

Press Release | Achieve Health | September 16, 2014

Achieve Health will be an exhibitor & sponsor at the 8th installment of the annual conference which highlights innovations in health and healthcare. The three day event will run from September 21st - 24th, 2014...

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How Do We Move From Cost-Increasing To Cost-Reducing Technology?

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | September 3, 2013

In computing, Moore's Law says costs fall by half every two years as capability improves, yet in healthcare, technology sends bills soaring. Read More »

More Research Volunteers Are Getting Their Medical Test Results. Should We Cheer — or Worry?

Kat McGowan | STAT | December 1, 2016

Volunteer for a clinical trial and your body will be poked, prodded, scanned, and analyzed. But you’re unlikely to get any of the results. A small but influential band of activists has been pushing hard to change that — and they’re starting to get traction. The research establishment has long opposed giving volunteers access to their data, even though that’s supposed to be part of the arrangement. Some worry that it’s too easy for laypeople to misinterpret test results, while others maintain that it’s a waste of resources to organize data for individual review...

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