Scale Down acquired

Good science + good friends + wanting to do good + good-ish caffeine + good [hard] work + good luck = Scale Down. I’m thrilled that our labor of love has been acquired by Anthem.
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Talking our way to better health: what’s next

I’ve been dictating papers, notes, emails for more than 15 years (and have a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking v1 and a closet full of mics to prove it). Some of you know that I
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Healing the poor, digitally

(In case you’re looking for something to take your mind off the election, watch this). I was thrilled to close out the Duke Forward road events in New York City, along with my graduate student
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When genetic tests are basically horoscopes

Fantastic piece in today’s Inside Stat. The tips I got back were almost comically generic. One piece of advice from Kinetic Diagnostics on how to compensate for my increased risk of muscle cramping? “Do proper
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Humans are the hot new obesity technology

Here I am rambling about big data and obesity treatment. My favorite question: What's the most promising technology for obesity treatment? My answer: humans. More here. If you're in New York on September 16, come
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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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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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