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Definition: Brain health

Astronauts, healthcare workers, military personnel, first-responders, transportation industry professionals and others that work under stressful or adverse conditions must perform optimally because mistakes can cost human lives.

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Brian Lang
on October 01, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Population health management

Population health management (PHM) utilizes individual and systems-based interventions to improve the health outcomes of a community in ways that are clinically effective, cost efficient, and patient-engaging.

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Brian Lang
on September 24, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Human-centered input helps steer design of 'smart' health care devices

Even if the designers of 'smart' health care devices have the technology figured out, they need help in figuring out what matters to the people they hope will use the devices. That means obtaining timely, meaningful input from patients, physicians and other end-users.

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Dan Emerson
on July 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Panel weighs challenges of getting patients to use digital devices for health

The new, digital devices designed to gather and transmit real-time patient data have great potential to transform health care. But, to realize that potential, those who engineer and design the devices need to figure out ways to fully engage patients in using them.

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Dan Emerson
on July 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Health and Human Services makes push for patient engagement

Finding ways to involve patients in taking more responsibility for their own health has been a perennial topic in health care, and the discussion has taken on new urgency with the growing need to control costs while improving quality of care.

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Dan Emerson
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
What is emotionally-healthy technology?

Emotionally-healthy technology refers to technology that interacts with a user in a way that can improve emotional wellbeing.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Harnessing the power of social media for social good in healthcare

In the final day of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, teams prepared the final push for their ideas developed over the course of a few days at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Nicola Parry
on March 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Development partners offer value through experience

Partnerships in innovation development phases can offer a wide range of benefits in the healthcare industry where experience can simplify complex processes.

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Ryan Amin
on December 10, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Record year for venture funding of health IT companies

With only three quarters completed, 2013 has already been a record year for venture funding in digital health, according to San Francisco-based health IT incubator Rock Health, which has been tracking deals in the space since 2011.

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Dan Emerson
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
DARPA's director of small business programs shares funding tips

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t the only federal agency interested in funding medical research. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense's primary innovation engine that's responsible for developing new technologies for use by the military, also frequently undertakes project in biology, medicine and neuroscience.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation