Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

The management consulting firm Oliver Wyman recently published  a report on “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power Are Transforming U.S. Healthcare.” According to the company, Health Tech ventures...
Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

An article in IEEE Spectrum describes work by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. They started with the fact that signs of over-exertion and dehydration can be detected in a person’s sweat before the problem...
Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

  At the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips announced a prototype product to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Developed in partnership with the Radboud University medical center in the Netherlands, the device is...
Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

One of the problems with diabetes is that patients can develop autonomic neuropathy. This means that the nerves that control the automatic body systems — such as heart beats or digestion — become progressively impaired. The problem is that this can be...
Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

A new report released by MeriTalk reveals the results of a survey of more than 151 decision makers in U.S. hospitals. The study looked into the potential impact of Big Data, mobile, cloud, and social media technologies on the delivery of health care in this country....
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