The Latest in Digital Health News
The Health Data Exploration Project’s regular scan through the news.
Fitbit hit with class-action suit over inaccurate heart rate monitoring
- Wearable maker Fitbit was hit with a class-action lawsuit yesterday, just after the unveiling of its newest fitness watch. Read more …
Big Data Uncovered: What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?
- BThe world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using it to come up with meaningful insights. Read more…
2016 Healthcare Staffing Trends
- There is good news and bad news for healthcare leaders in the year ahead and beyond, according to experts who share five key points as part of their outlook. Read more…
Wearables And Nanotech: The Future Of Healthcare
- Today, massive technological shifts – driven by Big Data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed and healthcare is one of them. These trends are unlocking new possibilities for hospitals, researchers, doctors and patients. Read more…
What do the sensors in wearable tech actually do?
- We’re heading into the New Year and once you’ve eaten all the turkey and cranberry sauce you you possibly can, it’s time to look forward to getting fit again. Read more…
Fluorescent Camera Pill Could Hunt for Cancer in Your Guts
- A swallowable camera pill is the first to use fluorescent light to help detect cancer in the human throat or gut. The new device made by Scottish researchers could replace the clumsy endoscope “snake” cameras often used to check out a patient’s innards. Read more...
This bandage turns green if you’re about to get an infection
- The growing threat of antibiotic resistance because of unnecessary prescribing is a “ticking time bomb” that should be ranked alongside terrorism in terms of risk, England’s chief medical officer, Sally Davis, has said. Read more…
Why digital health goes beyond smart phone apps and text messaging
- For digital health to have any impact, services must be inclusive for the population as a whole, and not just those with the latest smartphone, or super-fast broadband. Read more…
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