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Health 2.0 Wearable Tech Runway

by Admin 09.23.2014

I’m sitting in Health2Con watching all the information that medical devices like glucose monitors, blood pressure monitors, and scales can transmit to mobile devices and then to platforms that providers can monitor asynchronously. I predict there will be a new position created in providers’ offices, and perhaps insurers as well, called “Data Monitor,” who will […]

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Health 2.0 and the Disruption of Healthcare by Consumers

by Admin 09.22.2014

There’s an old Buddhist maxim, “what you look upon grows.” In the past eight years, everyone in the tech industry has looked upon digital health, and boy, has it grown. Indeed, it has actually begun to disrupt the last industry to be disrupted by digitization — health care. The Health 2.0 Conference, which I’ve attended […]

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Big Data, Obamacare, and Us

by Admin 04.29.2014

The explosion of data journalism has meant we’re hearing about more polls than ever. So this morning we learned that in a new Washington Post poll Obama’s approval ratings are the lowest ever, especially when people were asked about the Affordable Care Act.  Oh, they’re also low on the economy — don’t forget that! In […]

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You Can’t Get Away From Salt

by Admin 01.28.2014

Doctors are beginning to find that poor nutrition is linked to a variety of diseases — high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s. We hear about fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and complex carbohydrates ad  nauseum, but until it’s too late you don’t hear about one of the worse offenders: salt. In […]

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