Can Public Health Data Mapping and Visualization Transform Healthcare Globally?

Digital Public Health Arthritis Map

Laurie Hawkins, project manager of the Victorian Human Services Directory in Australia discusses how public health data mapping can improve global health.  HIT Consultant recently spoke with Laurie Hawkins, project manager of the Human Services Directory (HSD), about the opportunities of the National Health Service Directory (NHSD) and what can be achieved by many different stakeholders, both public and private. In our discussion, Mr. Hawkins explains why working with open health data
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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Validic for Driving Health Data Interoperability for Customers

Validic

Validic, the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for health data interoperability has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership. This award recognizes Validic’s exemplary focus on enhancing the value its customers receive, including customer service, customer retention and customer base expansion. Validic’s platform addresses the two major challenges in the current connected health ecosystem:
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Accelerating Medical Product Development Through Agile Methods

Accelerating Medical Device Development Through Agile Methods

New ebook from Pathfinder Software addresses how agile development can accelerate medical product development to shorten timelines, reduce risk, and improve quality. The medical device and diagnostics industries are facing unprecedented challenges: regulatory and reimbursement model changes, dramatic technology changes, increasing technology interdependence, and the rising expectations of physicians and patients. Medical Devices and Diagnostics typically have long development cycles, often 3
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HHS Announces First-Ever Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge

HHS Announces First-Ever Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)is hosting the first-ever behavioral health data visualization challenge called VizRisk. Its goal is to foster increased utilization, innovation, and critical analyses of publically available but underutilized government health data to better inform personal and health policy decisions.  The challenge is calling on talented designers, coders, data scientists, public health experts, and others from around the country to analyze, organize, and
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HealthUnlocked, UK’S Largest Social Network for Health, Expands to the US

HealthUnlocked

HealthUnlocked, the leading social network for health related information in the UK, today announces its official launch in the  U.S. The digital health company, founded in 2010 by CEO Jorge Armanet and Chief Medical Officer Dr Matt Jameson Evans, is one of the fastest growing startups in the UK health tech sector, growing exponentially since 2011 and last month received three million site visits. HealthUnlocked already provides NHS Choices’ user-generated, interactive content via the
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Symplur Unveils Social Healthcare Intelligence Platform, Symplur Signals

Symplur Unveils Social Healthcare Intelligence Platform, Symplur Signals

Today, Symplur, LLC unveiled their new social healthcare intelligence platform called Symplur Signals in Paris at the Doctors 2.0 & You conference last month and is targeting July 14th as the official launch date. Known was the highly popular Healthcare Hashtag Project, Symplur maintains the largest database of healthcare related Twitter conversations in existence. Large healthcare organizations, academic institutions, and medical associations wishing to gain business intelligence or to
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Wearables: A Solution Searching For Problems?

Wearables_A Solution Searching For Problems

Wearables, devices used to sense data and process it into information, are generating quite the buzz in healthcare these days. But down the line, does that buzz come with a sting? In Wearable Tech News, Tony Rizzo reports wearable technology spending predictions of $50 billion by 2018. He also reports on a ground-breaking, glucose-sensing contact lens for diabetics that will be a “true solution for a very real medical problem that affects hundreds of millions of people.” By 2016,
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Validic Expands Digital Health Ecosystem by 44% with Infometers Acquisition

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Validic, the healthcare industry's premier technology platform for accessing digital and mobile health data, announced today the acquisition of Infometers Inc., a Silicon Valley-based technology company that connects remote healthcare monitoring devices to the healthcare system. With this acquisition, Validic's digital health ecosystem increases 44% enabling Validic clients – including hospitals, physicians, payers, pharma and wellness companies – greater access to key patient data from
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Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Breaks $2.3B In First Half of 2014

Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Tops $2.3B In First Half of 2014

Digital health funding totals $2.3B in the first half of 2014 according to recent 2014 Midyear Digital Health Funding Report by Rock Health. Rock Health, provider of full-service funding to promising entrepreneurs breaking into healthcare today released their 2014 Midyear Digital Health Funding Report, an in-depth analysis report of digital health funding in first half of 2014. The report found funding of digital health companies continued to grow overall, totaling $2.3B in the first half of
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