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NEJM Catalyst
March 22, 2017
Why Every Health Care Organization Needs a Data Science Strategy
Harnessing the full potential of data requires developing an organization-wide data science strategy. Such strategies are now commonplace in most industries such as banking and retail. Banks can offer their customers targeted needs-based services and improved fraud protection because they collect and analyze transactional data. Retailers such as Amazon routinely collect data on shopping habits and preferences to profile their customers and use sophisticated predictive algorithms to tailor marketing strategies to customer demand. Health care is a glaring exception.
March 2, 2017
Medical devices are the next security nightmare
Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall. And St. Jude has spent months dealing with the fallout of vulnerabilities in some of the company’s defibrillators, pacemakers, and other medical electronics.
Money Inc.
February 22, 2017
Why isn’t My Digital Health Innovation being Accepted by the Market?
Shh… I want to tell you a secret, the answer to unlock your world of commercialization of your new digital health technologies, your entry into a $51.3b market. So, why can’t you get past the gatekeepers and decisions makers with digital health innovations?
Google Research Blog
November 29, 2016
Deep Learning for Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the fastest growing cause of blindness, with nearly 415 million diabetic patients at risk worldwide. If caught early, the disease can be treated; if not, it can lead to irreversible blindness.
Scientific American
November 11, 2016
The Power of Placebo: How Our Brains Can Heal Our Minds and Bodies
Erik Vance explains the science behind the mind’s mending powers in his new book, Suggestible You
The Economist
November 5, 2016
Tested, and found wanting
HALF of clinical trials do not have their results published. Those behind the TrialsTracker, a web tool created by the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab, at Oxford University, hope to change this.

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