StartupDigest Health – July 29, 2011by StartupDigest on July 29, 2011
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Interactive Health is definitely picking up! Recently I was invited by Tim O’Reilly and his crew to Health Foo, an unconference they hosted in collaboration with the RWJF. In this article, Susannah Fox of Pew Internet describes nine lessons she learned about how to run or attend an opinion leader meetup. For those of us who didn’t attend, it’s a great introduction to the health people who were there, and a peak into the big topics/ideas discussed.
Ron Gutman – Founder & CEO of HealthTap; Curator of TEDxSiliconValley
According to a new perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, using social media for emergencies will put the community, medical and public health professionals in a better position to respond. As citizens (and potential victims), we can make people more aware of our status through location-based services and real-time updates. As bystanders, we can “push” and “pull” information to the right sources.
Health IT is the New Black
By Lisa Suennen, Xconomy
This article talks about why the early 2000s were painful for healthcare technology, and how today’s environment is different, providing the opportunity we’re all waiting for. It compares health technology in the 2000s to “Mike Tyson” – remembered for its potential but shunned for how it behaved toward fans. In 2011, we have a “do-over” and there are major social and economic drivers to make it happen.
7 medical phone peripherals you should know
By Brian Dolan, mobihealthnews
We’ve seen quite a few mobile phone accessories pop up over the last few years. Seven of the top medical phone peripherals are reviewed – from an ECG case to a microscope.
By Gregory Ferenstein, Fast Company
New research in Science shows that Google rots your brain – when we know the information we find is stored on Google, we are less likely to recall the information. Here we learn a few simple tricks to prevent “the Google Effect” on our memory.