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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

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December 8, 2014

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In a world full of data and access and increasing interoperability, what I don’t think people worry about enough is the weird and wacky ways that their health data may be used to essentially stalk them and be used in ways that they could not have foreseen.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

The Dawn of the Age of Singularity

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December 7, 2014

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Big data, Challenges, Challenges, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare:

Computers getting faster exponentially. At one point they will become sentient and may take over their own fate. This may spell extinction of human race.

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From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

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December 6, 2014

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Of the forces responsible for illness — bad luck, bad genes and lifestyle — lifestyle is the predominant cause of chronic illness. Our public health officials understand this important change, but consumers by and large still do not. They still mostly seek care when there is some symptom or acute need.

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The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

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December 3, 2014

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We must be mindful of the legal implications of what we say and do online and must be mindful of patient confidentiality issues as well as standards for professional conduct. Medical boards across the country have developed guidelines for physicians on social media and academic papers have been published on the subject in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Now, even the nation’s highest court is venturing into the regulation of social media and the intricacies and legal implications of both the subjective and objective interpretation of online posts.

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Aneesh Chopra, Co-founder, Hunch Analytics & former CTO, The White House

Talking Healthcare with Aneesh Chopra

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November 30, 2014

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Big data, HealthBeat 2014, Innovation/innovative companies:

“This is going to be the decade,” Aneesh predicts, “when we see lots of innovation take hold and the system will look a lot better.” In the near future, people will be “benefiting from a system that anticipate needs before you need them and encourages you to get care when you actually need it.” The end result will be “better treatment, lower costs, and a better system for the American people.”

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Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

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November 21, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

The US has always been a place where others from around the world have come to incubate and grow ideas. Now, it appears that innovation must come at a substantial cost–the increasing capital required for drug development as well as taxes on medical device companies only serve to squeeze out the “small guys with big ideas” and limit our ability to continue to produce new, more effective therapies and cures.

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Mark Winter, CEO, CareSpan

CareSpan: Delivering Primary Care Everywhere

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November 18, 2014

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Global Health, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

CareSpan’s clinic in the cloud employs state-of-the art telemedicine technology to bring high quality health care to remote areas anywhere in the world.

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Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

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November 15, 2014

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Enter the modern era of wearables and sensors. Sensor technology is going through a sort of Moore’s law type period, with personal health technologies experiencing exponential improvements.

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Bob Messerschmidt, CEO of Nueon

Reimagining Blood Pressure Measurement – the Nueon Story

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November 7, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Nueon, has come up with a better, probably more accurate and clinically relevant, way of obtaining a blood pressure measurement.

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Amer Haider, CEO, Doctella

Having Surgery? Check Out Doctella’s Checklists for Patients

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November 6, 2014

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Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient Safety, Salber:

Until recently, healthcare checklists were aimed at doctors or the care team. But now, a startup, named Doctella, has released an app that features checklists for patients preparing for surgery or some type of medical procedure.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Getting a Whole Brain Workout with Music

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November 2, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Innovation/innovative companies, Mental health, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare, Wellness, Wireless Health:

Music has been with us since the dawn of our species. It activates a large portion of the brain and causes the release of hormones that increase pleasure and social interaction, and reduces stress hormones. SingFit, an app that leverages music with technology, promises to become a therapeutic modality in psychotherapy.

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Daniel Kraft MD, Founder and Executive Director of Exponential Medicine

A Wild Ride with Daniel Kraft

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November 1, 2014

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HealthBeat 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

“The pace of change is breathtaking,” says Daniel Kraft MD, Chair, Medicine track at Singularity University & Founding Executive Dir.of Exponential Medicine

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Don Ross, Co-Founder and Managing Director of HealthTech Capital

Missed This Year’s HealthTech Conference?

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October 29, 2014

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Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Co-founder and Managing Director Don Ross shares his thoughts on HealthTech Capital’s 2014 HealthTech Conference in San Mateo

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Abner Mason, Founder & CEO of ConsejoSano

ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders

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October 28, 2014

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HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

ConsejoSano provides Spanish-speakers living in the US telephonic access to licensed practicing physicians in Mexico at a very low cost.

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Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

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October 24, 2014

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Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies:

Validic has built connections to >150 apps and devices making it easy for enterprise CIOs and CTO to connect to them by building a single connection to their cloud-based platform

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