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Esther Dyson on health data, “preemptive healthcare” and the next big thing

Dyson says it's time to focus on maintaining good health, as opposed to healthcare.

If we look ahead to the next decade, it’s worth wondering whether the way we think about health and health care will have shifted. Will health care technology be a panacea? Will it drive even higher costs, creating a broader divide between digital haves and have-nots? Will opening health data empower patients or empower companies? As ever, there will…
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ePayments Week: Growing demand for connected health services

ePayments Week: Growing demand for connected health services

Health monitoring rises, Facebook Credits gets unwanted attention, Square lands big funding

In the latest ePayments Week: A report from IBM predicts a swell in consumer interest in monitoring health via smart phone, a consumer group asks the FTC to check out Facebook Credits, and Square records its biggest transaction yet.

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Parsing a new Pew report: 3 ways the Internet is shaping healthcare

Key trends from the Pew Internet and Life Project's health information survey.

New research from the Pew Internet and Life Project sheds light on how online users are gathering and sharing health data. Here's a look at three important trends revealed in the survey.

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Open health data: Spurring better decisions and new businesses

Open health data: Spurring better decisions and new businesses

The co-founder of a health app company discusses the opportunities health data creates.

The iTriage app marries open government data with private information. Peter Hudson, one of the co-founders of the company behind the app, discusses the business and patient opportunities government health data creates.

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Here come the healthcare apps

Here come the healthcare apps

A look at the applications -- and the big opportunities -- showcased at the Community Health Data Forum.

Availability of government healthcare data is giving rise to an ecosystem of innovative applications, many of which were on display at the Community Health Data Forum. We take a look at some of the most promising health-data apps showcased at the event.

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