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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Shark Tank 2.0 teaser!

We're gearing up to announce our next Shark Tank competition! In preparation for another exciting competition, here's a profile of last year's winners, mBadlaav. Get ready to be inspired!Tell us about mBadlaav - What does it
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Does it Work? Installment #2

Welcome to our second installment of Does it Work?Each installment, we review studies testing digital health approaches and discuss whether they provide evidence that technology can make an impact on health outcomes. For our second installment, we review a recently published
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Facebook & health: A match made in Latin America?

On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced that they would form a new organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through which they would donate 99% of their Facebook shares to certain causes. Among the
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What, exactly, do we do?

If you've ever wondered *exactly* what we do, our Director, Gary Bennett, sums it up pretty well in this short video. Check out his Duke Forward talk!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc_s7dCklGg
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Getting Started at a Startup: Event Recap

Getting Started at a StartupYesterday evening, to kick off the 2015-2016 mHealth@Duke consortium, we hosted 3 area startups to join us and talk about their experiences getting started at a startup.They shared their getting started
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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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Does It Work? Installment #1

Does It Work? is a new blog series from Duke Digital Health. We review studies on wearables, apps, and other technology-based interventions. A recent study tested the effect of text messages in addition to wearing a
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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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Bystander CPR, Disparities, and Technology

Our team just attended a Duke-wide training on CPR. I've been trained on CPR before, as have many of the people I work with, but never like this! When we walked in, the trainers were
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