Health

Hackteria
An abundance of high tech devices--year-old mobile phones abandoned for the latest iPhone release, low-pixel digital cameras, too-slow gaming devices and other consumer electronics--get tossed into our local landfills every day. Most people don't realize that these tossed aside 'black boxes' have... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Get free, personalized health advice and answers with HealthTap
Five months ago, HealthTap launched its public beta to help people share health information based not around symptoms or treatments, but around the individual. This week they've expanded the system by launching iPhone and Android apps.
2 comments Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Two Formula 1 McLarens
In a rare but interesting example of pharma's willingness to look outside its own industry for innovation, GlaxoSmithKline is teaming with Formula 1's McLaren Group in effort to learn from the cutting-edge technology of motor racing.
1 comment Posted 21 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Pharma 3.0
Imagine you could take your prescription pill with a microchip attached. And when ingested, the chip sends wireless signals through your body and transmits not only ingestion information but also your real-time heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, even body angle and sleep status. You can... Read more
6 comments Posted 20 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
open source health IT
Healthcare IT is experiencing a revolution, and open source is driving change across the industry. Fundamental principles underpinning the growth of open source from collaboration and transparency to the community network are rapidly transforming the way we think about about healthcare.
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Feedback loop
The premise of a feedback loop is simple: Give people real-time information about their actions, and they're more likely to change those actions for the better.
1 comment Posted 1 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
quantified self
Beyond the walls of our constrained health system, there is a movement that could change the entire context of healthcare. While the US health system struggles to open patient health data and to allow for better data sharing among providers, the self-tracking movement, known as the "quantified self... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Aug 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
One June 9th, The Department of Health and Human Services hosted the second Health Data Initiative challenge. The point behind the challenge is to promote and accelerate the use of open data to improve health. As part of the presentation, winning apps, utilizing the public data and conceived and... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2011 by Briana Campbell Feed

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