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.
Consumer electronics firm Apple hit the headlines recently with the launch of high-profile products like the iPhone 6 at its annual keynote speech. One less prominent facet of the keynote, however, was the rolling out of a new app, “Health”, which it calls “an entirely new way to use your
The National Institutes of Health now allows semantic searches of health data repository Medline in a move which could fuel the next big data brekathrough in health. This will enable experts to carry out research based on correlation of readily available medical knowledge. Brand Niemann, founder of the Federal Big
Globally, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia in 2013. That number is set to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050, placing increasing amounts of pressure on the medical community to prevent, slow or stop the disease. The lack of proper treatment for Alzheimer’s has
Vivametric are aiming to take the digitisation of healthcare to a whole new level. They’ve developed an open source platform which pools data from wearable fitness trackers, enriches it with health data, and examines it through research-proven analysis to assess and predict health status. Founder and CEO, Dr. Richard Hu
As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.
Scientists at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute are planning to create the first labrador genome through aptly titled Labradome project. The focus is to determine the environmental roots of disease – viruses, bacteria, poor food or poor exercise regimes in pedigree dogs which might further pave the way for further research
Data Driven Genomic Diagnostics Startup Blueprint Genetics Lands €2m – Aims at Expansion Into the US
Finnish gene testing and Next-Generation Sequencing outfit, Blueprint Genetics has landed €2 million in a new funding round. Avohoidon Tutkimussäätiö, a Finnish foundation, along with Inventure, led the round, raising Blueprint Genetics’ total funding to €2.96 million. Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Blueprint Genetics, described the company’s intentions, “Our technology enabled
Leading provider of predictive health analytics Lumiata has closed $5 million in equity funding, as per an SEC filing dated for August 11. Lumiata has developed a one of a kind medical graph that analyzes collated multitudes of data points which helps deliver real-time predictive analytics, assisting hospital networks and
In what seems to be a subtle but significant step forward, neuroscientists have been able to study neural activity in the brain, of multitudes of neurons simultaneously, according to a new review paper published in Nature. John P. Cunningham, assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University and Byron M. Yu
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioner Julie Brill has voiced concerns about the way consumer apps collect and use health data. She raised the issue during a round-table discussion at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event in Washington DC this week. Brill remarked that the collection and use of data ought