Rock Health: 80 percent of internet-connected adults use digital health tools

MOBILE HEALTH NEWS By: Jonah Comstock | Oct 19, 2015 Four out of five internet-connected adults use some kind of digital health technology, according to a new report on consumer health trends by seed investor Rock Health. Rock Health identified six different categories of digital health use: searching for online health information, comparing health services [...]

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Records

Wall Street Journal By MELINDA BECK Updated June 29, 2015 12:01 a.m. ET 37 COMMENTS It’s your health. So it’s time you took control of all the information about it. That’s the message that a growing number of patient advocates are trying to spread to American health-care consumers. For most people, of course, it’s all too [...]

WSJ: Americans don’t own their health data, but they should.

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dr. David Brailer with the Department of Health and Human Services explained that to many Americans's surprise, we don't own our own medical records. Access to them is controlled by someone else. Dr. Brailer argues that it's time to change that, and we whole-heartedly agree. The original article appears [...]

The Problem with Data-Sharing is a Money Issue

80% of physicians use electronic medical records, but a few major players in the healthcare chain are blocking the sharing of data. The technology is there. We've seen it, and we use it with our platform, My Health. But by keeping their software proprietary, or by purposely making it unable to exchange data, some vendors [...]

IBM CEO: “Healthcare will be our moon shot”

Here are our thoughts on IBM's announcement of its new business unit, Watson Health. Through this channel, the technology powerhouse will offer cloud-based access to its Watson supercomputer. What is Watson? It’s a first-of-its-kind cognitive computing system for analyzing healthcare data. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty recently sat down with journalist Charlie Rose to talk more [...]

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