Digitization of patient files and aggregation of public insurance data has led to an explosion of data. Big Data is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, improving the access and quality of patient care.
Blockchain is a peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed ledger technology that enables transparent transactions. Satoshi Nakamoto’s pioneering work in using Proof-of-Work (POW) for solving the double spending problem sparked a worldwide interest in the field of distributed, trustless consensus systems. Although POW is not a new idea, the way Nakamoto utilized it
Over the last decade, we have seen massive changes in technology. It now has a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, including health care technology. Since technology is changing every industry, MW Homecare decided to focus their infographic on health care technology and how it is disrupting and changing
Whether it be diagnostics, treatment, or even a rehabilitation process, all medical procedures have an obvious goal: bringing benefits to patients. For instance, sonography requires using ultrasound waves for examining soft tissues; magnetic resonance, in turn, involves magnetic fields to make images. Neither waves nor magnets have negative influence on
“Precision medicine is going to play a key role in the future of healthcare…” – Interview with Constant Therapy’s Veera Anantha
Dr. Veera Anantha is an experienced hands-on tech entrepreneur. He has held executive positions at tech startups and Fortune 100 companies with 2 successful startup exits (Apple and Motorola). Veera has founded and launched several award winning enterprise software and consumer oriented tech products in the past decade. Veera has
“The application of informatics will continue to grow with access to more data and technology, enhancing human health innovation…” – Interview with Vium’s Joe Betts-Lacroix
Joe Betts-Lacroix is the CTO and Co-Founder of Vium. He is a proven entrepreneur and as an inventor holds over 80 granted and pending patents in fields ranging from biophysics and safety systems to antennas, thermal systems, user interfaces and analog electronics. He was the primary technical founder of OQO
You may love your Fitbit…but does your doctor? The complicated world of wearable data may make their lives harder. How many doctors encourage patients to use fitbits and wearables? Well, Hawley Montgomery-Downs, an associate professor of psychology at West Virginia University, studied Fitbit’s capabilities. In her words: “I have a
The U.S. produces 1.2 billion clinical care documents each year. These documents contain information about a patient’s medical history, doctor’s visits, hospital visits, previous treatments, procedures, test results and prescription medications. Physicians can access information about their patient from their electronic health record to weigh treatment options, but to really
As Big Data becomes more and more integral to healthcare, everyone on the food chain will begin to see changes. Governments, universities, businesses, everyone has a stake in the future of health care. In recent years, Big Data has already offered up amazing proof of its applications, by helping stop
Narrative Science has been a regular feature on Dataconomy over the past year, from Chief Scientist Kris Hammond’s post about the impact of artificial intelligence on banking, to the launch of their Quill Connect application for processing unstructured text data from social media. I think for AI in general, the goal is not to
The topic of prescriptive analytics or optimization (i.e. linear programming) has received increasing attention over the last few years, including new coverage by analyst firms such as Gartner, Advisory Board, Forrester and several industry thought leaders. Why the attention? Prescriptive analytics is analytics science that guides decision-making processes for businesses.