Health IT Cancer Resource Guide

In 2012, eHI brought together leading experts on health IT and cancer care as a National Council on Cancer and Technology. The group met frequently to identify, discuss, share, and learn about the ways health IT can be used to improve cancer care. The Council created the following guide to the types of tools and technologies that patients and their families, caregivers, and support networks can use to make understanding, treating, and coping with cancer a little bit easier. While not an exhaustive list of every tool out there,

via Health IT Cancer Resource Guide | eHealth Initiative.



Through app, diabetes is gamified as a monster to be tamed

Through app, diabetes is gamified as a monster to be tamed | Springwise.

mySugr makes it more fun for diabetics to monitor and treat their condition by treating it as a virtual monster that reacts to their actions.
For diabetics, logging information about blood sugar levels to ensure they get the right amount of insulin each day can be a constant and endless task. We’ve already seen the Timesulin offer a helping hand by delivering data about the last time they injected, and now mySugr is an app that makes quantifying daily health more fun for diabetics by treating it as a monster that needs to be tamed.

How could gamification help sufferers of other conditions better monitor their health?

IBM’s Watson Gets Its First Piece Of Business In Healthcare

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There are few areas more in need of supercharged decision-support than health care. Doctors and nurses are drowning in information with new research, genetic data, treatments and procedures popping up daily….

In March 2012 IBM struck a deal with Memorial Sloan Kettering to ingest and analyze tens of thousands of the renowned cancer center’s patient records and histories, as well as all the publicly available clinical research it can get its hard drives on. Today Watson has analyzed 605,000 pieces of medical evidence, 2 million pages of text, 25,000 training cases and had the assist of 14,700 clinician hours fine-tuning its decision accuracy….

Watson doesn’t tell a doctor what to do, it provides several options with degrees of confidence for each, along with the supporting evidence it used to arrive at the optimal treatment. Doctors can enter on an iPad a new bit of information in plain text, such as “my patient has blood in her phlegm,” and Watson within half a minute will come back with an entirely different drug regimen that suits the individual…..

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Seven in ten doctors have a self-tracking patient

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Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, according to Manhattan Research’s annual “Taking the Pulse” online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians.

Relatris‘s insight:

For me the real insight is this:”Another finding from Manhattan that lines up with Pew’s conclusions is that digital tools are not driving the tracking trend. Pew found that only one in five trackers used digital tools, while Manhattan Research found that the most common ways of sharing data with a doctor, according to the physicians, were writing it out by hand or giving the doctor a paper printout.”

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Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology Volume 04, Issue 04: Multimodal Treatment Options for High-Risk Prostate Cancer.

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Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year….

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks…..

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.
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The Wikipedia of Biomarkers: Interview with Jean-Emmanuel Bibault and Charles Ferté, Co-Founders of CancerDriver

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Enter CancerDriver, a free repository of cancer biomarkers intended to improve access to biomarker information for patients, physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies. CancerDriver contains a database of all known biomarkers in oncology. It can be found on the web and soon on iOS and Android mobile platforms.
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