healthcare

  • Combine design thinking and digital health to provide for the underserved Crunch Network

    Combine design thinking and digital health to provide for the underserved

    When it comes to healthcare and wellness, the population of people needing support is quite diverse. Not everyone has adequate health insurance, disposable income for a gym membership or education about proper nutrition. Digital health solutions are poised to fill this gap, but too often they seem designed for those in the same socio-economic situation as the designers. Design thinking can help! Read More

  • Only the privileged fear a robot revolution Crunch Network

    Only the privileged fear a robot revolution

    Leading venture capitalists, scientists and CEOs all have the same prediction for AI: machines will take jobs away, “eat the world” and, ultimately, overthrow humanity. These histrionics have driven a widely accepted negative narrative about this technology’s potential impact on humanity. That needs to change. Bringing AI into the mainstream world should be met with hope… Read More

  • Star Wars and the future of healthcare Crunch Network

    Star Wars and the future of healthcare

    In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots. Lucas viewed medical care as algorithmic, and therefore well within the capacity of intelligent machines. Does the world of healthcare in the Star Wars films — where bots are the new docs — mirror our own not-so-distant future of medicine? Read More

  • The future of healthcare is not people versus machines Crunch Network

    The future of healthcare is not people versus machines

    A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is undoubtedly propelling the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology will start to replace health workers. Read More

  • Playing catch-up in hospital innovation Crunch Network

    Playing catch-up in hospital innovation

    Earlier this year, the White House made a bold bid against cancer, announcing a new, nationwide “Moonshot” initiative to do away with the disease — once and for all. However, for every moonshot, there is an endless list of insidious problems plaguing the industry that don’t make headlines, but are silently killing our system (and patients), inefficiency by small… Read More

  • Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR interoperability Crunch Network

    Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR interoperability

    U.S. healthcare patients just dodged a bullet. In late May, misconceptions about APIs nearly led to the Joint Health IT Committee shooting down our best chance of universal electronic health records becoming a reality. The vote was 13-10; a close call — far too close. Read More

  • Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare Crunch Network

    Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare

    You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell you.” Or, more precisely, it shows a complete lack of understanding for how healthcare works and how positive health outcomes are actually achieved. Read More

  • NHS memo details Google/DeepMind’s five year plan to bring AI to healthcare

    NHS memo details Google/DeepMind’s five year plan to bring AI to healthcare

    More details have emerged about the sweeping scope of Google/DeepMind’s ambitions for pushing its algorithmic fingers deep into the healthcare sector — including wanting to apply machine learning processing to UK NHS data within five years. Read More

  • Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meet seemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield participant Wellth thinks it has found a solution to this problem, a mobile-first platform that actually pays people to embrace healthier habits. Wellth focuses on the costly… Read More

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