Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit
Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.
Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood....
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and even other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price....
Big Data Byte: From Dabbling to Doing
Brian Doty and Ryan Renner of Deloitte Consulting talk about how providers are moving from analyzing historical data into the realm of predictive analytics and real-time recommendations for clinicians.
As imaging and IT professionals look past Thanksgiving and toward RSNA, a new report spotlights emerging strategies for radiology technology: vendor neutral archives, clinical decision support, secure image exchange and more.
The rise of cybercrime is increasing the risk of healthcare institutions seeing a drop in their credit ratings, Moody's Investor's Service states in a new report.
In "Cyber Risk of Growing Importance to Credit Analysis," Moody's examines how credit analysis incorporates ever-increasing cyber risk.
[See also: 5 ways to avoid health data breaches]
Privacy & Security
Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital, an electronic health records pioneer for nearly five decades, has completed its customized $150 million Epic implementation, known as iCare.
Electronic Health Records
Social selling in healthcare takes time
Social selling in healthcare takes time but is worth the wait
Kemp Edmonds, Lead Solutions Consultant at Hootsuite Media, says it's time to get real about social selling and call it what it really is: social networking. Social media is long-term relationship building tool and not a tool to make sales.
Interoperability timeline makes sense
On October 6, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released its long-awaited 10-year roadmap for health data interoperability. For some observers and pundits outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. As a vendor who has been fighting the interoperability battle for eight years so far, it sounds about right.
View from the inside: Why ONC's interoperability timeline makes sense
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that
As healthcare shifts from being reactive to proactive, information technology is taking that move a step further through intuitive apps and programs that anticipate patient problems before they happen. In same vein as predictive modeling for population health, predictive technology is appearing as wearable sensors and even phone apps to ascertain changes in a patient's vitals, routines and even moods.