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UK University Investigating How Kinect Can Help Stroke Victims
While the Kinect device debuted by Microsoft back in Nov. 2010 is most widely known for revolutionizing how people can play games in their living rooms, the blog EuroGamer is reporting that UK researchers are now studying its relevance to understanding facial expressions of stroke victims. Image from...
18 Jan 2013
A 21-Year-Old Healthcare Startup Accelerator Founder From Stanford Shares Her Four Big Lessons Learned
This is a guest post by Deanna Logorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared . Reprinted with permission. Last summer, when regenerative medicine company Stem Cell Theranostics went through the StartX accelerator program at Stanford University along with one other biotech...
15 Aug 2012
Therapydia, An Emerging Social Network For Physical Therapists, Raises $5 Million In Venture Funding
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a Cleveland, OH-based staff writer for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. Healthcare social media has a new player in a two-year-old startup that’s just raised $5 million in venture capital and launched an...
31 Jul 2012
A Preview Of Three Telemedicine Pilots From Childrens Hospital Boston
This is a guest post by Arundhati Parmar, Minnesota Bureau Chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. Cheap communications technologies have brought more muscle to the field of telemedicine , and organizations are looking to leverage these tools in innovative...
20 Jul 2012
What Healthcare Innovators Can Learn From Intelligence Community Geeks
At the recent MedCity CONVERGE health innovation summit , a panel discussion about online collaboration opined that many "futuristic" innovations in health and life sciences already exist, but are simply not part of the regular workflow of doctors, bioscientists, and other health professionals. To tweak...
18 Jul 2012
MedCity's CONVERGE Summit Gathers U.S. Health And Life Sciences Innovators in Philadelphia
On July 10th, MedCityNews.com hosted their inaugural CONVERGE summit for healthcare innovation in Philadelphia, hosting roughly 200 people from across the health industry, including healthcare providers, insurance and related businesses, biotech, and pharma, mixed with a healthy dose of IT people. As...
17 Jul 2012
Report: Big Pharma Needs More Open Innovation
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared . Reprinted with permission. Over the next few years, we’ll likely be seeing more stories along the lines of Merck’s $90 million translational research center for scientists, entrepreneurs...
25 Jun 2012
"Games 4 Health" Webinar Juxtaposes Gamification With Living Healthly Lifestyles
This is a guest post by Arundhati Parmar, the Minnesota bureau chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. Video games conjure up images of couch potatoes shooting up aliens. But "gaming" has advanced far beyond that, often pushing the limits of how...
16 Jun 2012
Should Digital Health Entrepreneurs Focus On B2B Or B2C Business Models?
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia bureau chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Before digital health entrepreneurs start a company, they have to decide two important things: who will use their product, device, or app and who...
13 Jun 2012
Dr. Mehmet Oz Has A Health IT Startup: Enforcer eCoaching
This is a guest post by Brandon Glenn, the Ohio Bureau Chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. A health coaching startup founded by Cleveland Clinic wellness chief Dr. Michael Roizen and TV star Dr. Mehmet Oz has raised $1.6 million, according to...
25 May 2012
Seven Tips For Biomedical And Pharmaceutical Company Social Media Policies
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia bureau chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies seem to view social media with the alternating fascination and horror of watching American Idol . But...
9 May 2012
Injured In Space: NASA Astronauts Need Cheap, Light, Simple Medical Devices
This is a guest post by Brandon Glenn, the Ohio bureau chief for MedCity News , where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Astronauts can encounter lots of potential health risks during long space flights. And those risks are exacerbated by a lack of access to physicians, limited...
27 Apr 2012
Bayer Launches Pinterest Boards About Healthcare, Nutrition, High-tech Materials
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia Bureau Chief for MedCityNews.com,where this story first appeared . Reprinted with permission. Social photo-sharing platform Pinterest has skyrocketed in popularity due to users passionate about topics like fashion and food. But now, "Big Pharma...
19 Apr 2012
Real-World Civic Innovation Through Online Gaming: A Collaboration Between CURE and ToonUps
When you think of "games," you might think of Gears of War for Xbox, or Angry Birds for iPhone, or perhaps Zynga games for Facebook. But increasingly, people working in the public and civic sectors see value in leveraging games and game mechanics to accomplish real-world change. In that vein, a Pennsylvania...
12 Apr 2012
Mobile Health: AboutOne Provides On-the-go Personal Medical Information
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia Bureau Chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. A web-based organizer is helping users keep their healthcare records and data in one place to make it easier to access the information when...
4 Apr 2012
Health Technology Startup Incubator WellTech Funding Launches in New York City
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a staff writer for MedCityNews, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. In the midst of a good deal of discussion about incubators , a new health and wellness tech incubator has launched in New York. Rather than focusing on traditional...
28 Mar 2012
Using Gaming To Make Government, Education, And Health More Engaging For Citizens
In the media, we mostly read about how gaming is damaging how students learn and pay attention, how the cloud is mainly useful for things like movies and music, and how smartphones are useful for playing games like Angry Birds. But the reality is that while many new innovations can be used for fun or...
26 Mar 2012
Research Commercialization: Temple University Opens Early Stage Biotech Incubator
Guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia Bureau Chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. A university is offering early stage companies from its academic community office space in an incubator as the institution doubles its technology transfer...
16 Mar 2012
Microsoft Hosts Public Sector CIO Summit For IT Professionals In Government And Education
This week at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, WA (just outside Seattle), the company will host chief information officers and other IT professionals from the federal government, state and local governments, and the education and health communities. The event is called the U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit...
28 Feb 2012
Medical Cybersecurity: Creating A Trusted Digital Health Environment
Guest post by Gary Danoff, an Account Executive with Microsoft focusing on the Department of Defense medical community. In an era when information about you is moving around computer systems and file cabinets as much as water moving around the earth, how do you keep data about you and your health...
10 Oct 2011
The Un-Doctor: How Health Technology Is Enabling Initial Medical Diagnoses In Your Home
Guest post by Gary Danoff, an Account Executive with Microsoft focusing on the Department of Defense medical community, where he seeks ways to help the government improve patient care while saving taxpayer dollars. Baby boomers reading this will probably remember the old 7-UP commercials declaring...
29 Jun 2011
Xbox Kinect Applications To Health And Medicine
Guest post by Chris Niehaus, the Director of the Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation, based in Washington, DC. It's not quite the technology from Minority Report , but in some ways it's even better (no gloves!): Some time ago, Microsoft has launched a new entertainment product named Kinect for the...
14 Jun 2011
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