What’s next in digital health (vol 211)

Part of our ongoing, intermittent, and highly speculative series about what’s next in digital health Invisible apps are what’s next in digital health. These are some of the best. We’ve yet to see many invisible
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GirlTrek is what’s next in [digital] public health programs

The New York Times blog, Fixes, featured one of my favorite organizations today. Girl Trek is the best public health program you haven’t heard about [yet]. Look, I’m a scientist, a wonk, a tinkerer. I’m
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[Old] data is the new oil

By now, you’re probably tired of hearing that “data (sic) is the new oil.” However unlike oil, data’s value is on the rise. Apparently that’s also true for old data. There’s word today that, Viant,
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The digital [app] divide is bad for our health

Michael Kende posted an intriguing piece on TechCrunch about the digital divide in the app world. In it, he argues that the rapid but uneven proliferation of apps may widen global disparities in access. This is because smartphones not as widely
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This is why it’s so hard to launch a health app

(Or any other app for that matter)Nielsen just announced its list of 2015s top 10 smartphone apps. [Not] surprisingly, all 10 of the apps hail from just 3 companies: Facebook, Google and Apple.I’ve been a
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Can technology help strengthen cities?

Root Shock, noun, the traumatic stress reaction to the loss of some or all of one's emotional ecosystem. Broadband, noun, a high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies, which enables a large number of messages to
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Chatting about digital health and food at James Beard

I had a great time at this year’s James Beard Foundation Food conference — what an amazing group of food thinkers and makers. My panel, Health or Hype: Dealing with Information Overload, was particularly fun
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What I told the James Beard Foundation about digital health science

They asked: “Right now it seems that wearable technology (and a lot of technology in general) comes with a higher price point. As prices lower, will tech and data be used to democratize obesity prevention?
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Can digital health improve the lives of Durham residents?

Can technology help improve the health of Durham residents? Authors: Erica Levine, Programs Director and Marissa Mortiboy, Durham County Department of Public Health The question shouldn’t be whether it can (because the answer to that question is yes,
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Do this in your next health app

(It’s funny how far we haven’t come, no?) Hoping to build search interface on your new health app? This should be your inspirationgoal. Forget all that you can do with a quanitified self-style interface. People
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