The Internet of Medical Things Gold Rush (And My Grandfather’s Wooden Leg)

By MICHAEL MILLENSON  The most intriguing aspect of the recent Connected Health Conference was the eclectic mix of corporations claiming cutting-edge expertise in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). HP, a legend in computer hardware, was touting a service that scoops data from Web-enabled home devices such as bathroom scales up into the cloud and then manages…

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Last Month in Oncology with Dr. Bishal Gyawali

By BISHAL GYAWALI MD Me-too deja vu I read the report of a phase 3 RCT of a “new” breast cancer drug but I had the feeling that I had already read this before. Later I realized that this was indeed a new trial of a new drug, but that I had read a very similar report of a…

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Health in 2 Point 00 Episode 57

On Episode 57 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I report from Exponential Medicine. In this episode, Jess and I talk about digital surgery and how Shafi Ahmed and Stefano Bini are transforming surgical training. She also asks me about my favorite session, one by Anita Ravi on health care for those who…

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The IPCC Confirms Life As We Know It Will Soon Cease to Exist

By DAVID INTROCASO PhD THCB readers may recall last year in early June when the Trump administration announced it would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord, and earlier this January when the World Economic Forum met to discuss its global risk report. The report included the chapter, “Our Planet on the Brink,” which I…

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2018 Midterms: The Year of the Female Physician

By NIRAN AL-AGBA MD  While women make up more than half of the U.S. population, an imbalance remains between who we are as a nation and who represents us in Congress. The gender disparity is no different for physicians: more than one third of doctors in the U.S. are women, yet 100 percent of physicians…

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The Case for Open Innovation in Health | Sara Holoubek of Luminary Labs

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF Health “Most large healthcare companies will have numerous teams – innovation teams, maybe a venture fund, business units – all doing different things,” says Sara Holoubek, CEO of Luminary Labs, a consultancy known in healthcare for its expertise staging open innovation challenges. “How much more powerful would it be if everyone…

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Exponential Medicine

By MATTHEW HOLT After only maybe 5 years when I’ve been away running a conflicting conference in some other part of the world I finally get to go to Exponential Medicine the next 4 days. I met Daniel Kraft way back before he was famous, and his conference grew from being a week long academic…

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Health in 2 Point 00 Episode 56

On Episode 56 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I report from Livongo’s new office in San Francisco. In this episode, Jess asks me about Carrot Health’s $25 million raise for their digital smoking cessation program and 98point6’s $50 million raise for their on-demand primary care app. We also have our special guest…

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