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Health Apps Often Lack Privacy Policies and Share Users' Data

March 8, 2016 – CHICAGO (Reuters). Just because a health app has a privacy policy doesn’t mean the data will remain private, an analysis of mobile tools for diabetes suggests. In fact, privacy policies appear rare, and when they do exist, most state that user data will be collected and half warn...

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Sep 14, 2015

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Self-Diagnosing Online? Study Finds Sites Are Only Accurate About Half Of The Time

There’s a new warning for those of us who go online to figure out why we have a stomach ache or a nagging cough or occasional chest pain.  Symptom checkers — those tools that let you enter information and then produce a diagnosis — are accurate about half of the time, according to a study out of...

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The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

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Oct 15, 2014

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Emily

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The Doctor That Never Sleeps

What if you could text a doctor with a medical question at any time of day and get a quick, thoughtful response? No more haphazard Googling (swollen feet allergies; tick stuck in ear access to brain?). No more sifting through random message boards. No more WebMD algorithms suggesting that a vague...

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Sep 24, 2014

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Maggie

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To Gather Drug Data, a Health Start-Up Turns to Consumers

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Thomas Goetz had been a spirited armchair advocate of the use of digital technology and data to improve health care. At Wired magazine, where he was executive editor, Mr. Goetz assigned and wrote articles on the subject. He organized conferences, lectured and wrote a book...

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Sep 5, 2014

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Maggie

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A Medical Consultation Service on Facebook: Descriptive Analysis of Questions Answered

Social media has changed the way the general public accesses health information [1]. With the increasing use of handheld mobile devices, health information may be readily available to an even larger public, as seen in the United States [2]. Facebook, the social media tool with the widest active...

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Jun 27, 2014

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Maggie

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Salesforce and Philips Connect Doctors to Your Fitness Tracker

Apple has its HealthKit, Google its Google Fit; and now Salesforce and Philips are getting into the game as well with a cloud-based platform could help doctors track data from a multitude of devices.

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May 20, 2014

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Maggie

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Healthcare Beware! New Intruders are Coming - Introducing the New Gold Rush

As the healthcare industry is transforming and becoming more consumer driven, the “5 Ps” are becoming the hub of the industry: prevention, personalization, prediction, preemption and personal responsibility. As a result, there is a rush of new stakeholders who are entering the game and changing...

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May 19, 2014

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Maggie

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"Privacy is Bad for Your Health" Lecture

 Leslie Saxon wants companies to have our medical data and explained why at Wired Health. Saxon is the chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Keck School, USC. She is also the executive director of the Center for Body Computing (CBC) and in the years leading up to 2006 -- four spent in college and...

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Apr 25, 2014

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Maggie

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Tailored and Integrated Web-Based Tools for Improving Psychosocial Outcomes of Cancer Patients: The DoTTI Development Framework

Effective communication and provision of information to cancer patients and their families about their disease, treatment options, and possible outcomes improve psychosocial outcomes [7,8]. Recognition of the importance of effective communication has been driven by increased consumer activism, as...

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