healthcare

  • Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech Crunch Network

    Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech

    By crowdsourcing for solutions using machine learning to utilize the abundant data available across these five industries, we can find relevant signals and patterns among the noise and make these industries not only more efficient, but also more integral to improving our lives. Read More

  • Heading for a national healthcare wallet Crunch Network

    Heading for a national healthcare wallet

    Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health insurance exchanges in 2017 due to lack of profit potential. After a honeymoon period, corporate healthcare providers are measuring the Affordable Care Act’s impact. Read More

  • What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare Crunch Network

    What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare

    Ask a set of healthcare professionals about the future and they’ll answer: “Mobile.” But after a number of recent discussions with healthcare executives, I’ve noticed the industry is lacking a clear definition of what “mobile” really means. Read More

  • Applying analytics to clinical data Crunch Network

    Applying analytics to clinical data

    Advanced technologies and the rapid adoption of electronic health records are enabling the physical world to merge with the digital, leading to explosive growth in the volume and quality of clinical data. Cognified care is the application of analytics to transform this newly available digitized clinical data into knowledge that can revolutionize healthcare. Read More

  • The Pokémon Go influence on new tech Crunch Network

    The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

    Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook — but it will be felt through all industries in the coming years. It looks like a simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling features. But this game has taken technologies from niche research and gaming communities and thrust them into the world’s… Read More

  • The healing power of AI Crunch Network

    The healing power of AI

    Artificial intelligence originally aspired to replace doctors. Researchers imagined robots that could ask you questions, run the answers through an algorithm that would learn with experience and tell whether you had the flu or a cold. However, those promises largely failed, as artificial intelligent algorithms were too rudimentary to perform those functions. Read More

  • CareSkore gets $4.3M to bring machine learning to preventive care

    CareSkore gets $4.3M to bring machine learning to preventive care

    Among other things, CareSkore wants to use machine learning to anticipate mortality. However, the newly endowed platform is more than just a Facebook poll that tells you how you’ll meet your end this Christmas by being squashed by a falling piano. Storm ventures, Cota Capital, Rising Tide Fund and Liquid 2 Ventures are rallying behind the Y Combinator graduate with today’s… Read More

  • What healthcare IT can learn from HP Crunch Network

    What healthcare IT can learn from HP

    Long before HP was known for PCs and laser printers, it built test equipment for electrical engineers. One reason its products succeeded was because they were designed by the very people who ultimately used them. In healthcare, physicians are obliged to use electronic health records systems (which they did not design). So how can the lessons from HP be applied to the healthcare IT industry? Read More

  • Navigating mobile content with app streaming Crunch Network

    Navigating mobile content with app streaming

    People are very comfortable streaming movies, TV, music, video games and more. However, the idea of streaming apps on mobile devices, for better or worse, has lagged far behind. Increasingly, however, people are becoming sick of downloading apps; they want content and services instantly. App streaming is relatively new, but has the potential to transform how we engage with mobile content. Read More

  • There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon Crunch Network

    There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

    The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

  • How President Obama shaped the future of digital health Crunch Network

    How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

    A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s take a look at the technological impact of one of the biggest initiatives that President Obama has championed: healthcare reform. Read More

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    Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993

    Robin Smith is the co-founder CEO of ORIG3N, a regenerative medical company that has crowdsourced blood samples to create the world’s biggest and most diverse bio-repository. According to Smith, regenerative medicine is the next big thing in medical science — so disruptive, in fact, that he says it’s akin to the Internet in 1993. No wonder, then, that ORIG3N has already… Read More

  • 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

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