The Empowered Patient

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Using Facial Coding to Determine Presence and Intensity of Pain in Children

Marni Bartlett, Ph.D., Founder and Lead Scientist, Emotient  Emotient.com  @emotientinc
Study conducted by the University of California San Diego reveals value of using facial coding to better understand pain in children and using facial signals to detect genuine emotions and to reduce bias in treatment.
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Expectations of Healthcare Providers For Cost Savings Improved Outcomes

Devin Gross, CEO, Emmi Solutions  emmisolutions.com   @emmisolutions
Providing a platform for healthcare providers to enable patients and doctors to build stronger relationships using technology to drive efficiencies and improve care.
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Wearable Medical Devices Get Miniaturized

Wearable Medical Devices Get Miniaturized
Robert Stone, CEO and Founder and Larry Czapla, Chairman, MedicalDesignSolutions.com
Dramatic change in the use of sensors in medical devices and wearables due to miniaturization and other advances in technology and the need for wearables to be easy to use.
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Innovative Health Rate and Photo Apps

Sanjay Nichani, CEO, Pelfunc.com  
Heart Rate Touch app accurately measures heart rate using the iPhone camera and Squeak16 allows for annotation of images and creation of videos with uses for medical advice.
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Convergence Summit on Connected Health

Rob McCray, President and CEO, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance  wirelesslifesciences.org@WLSA_ORG
Upcoming 10th Annual Convergence Summit brings together medical, technology and policy thought leaders to drive partnerships and innovation in connected health and the move from data collection to knowledge about appropriate medical treatments.
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Already Well Starts with Respect

Dr. Denee Jordan Clinical Psychologist  AlreadyWell.com  @AlreadyWell
Need to reward what works and developing and maintaining respect for ourselves leads to better health.
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Building Robust Infrastructure For Senior Care

Ravi Bala, Co-Founder, HealthSignals   healthsignals.net 
Rising expectations of seniors and their family members for secure, reliable and fast Wi-Fi access for tracking health and providing entertainment and engagement.
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Patient-Evidence Based Treatments

Julia Schopick, Patient Advocate and Author Honest Medicine  honestmedicine.com
Speaking the language of doctors in order to try new as well as old therapies and specialized diets when traditional approaches are not working.
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Celebrating Community Health Workers and How Mobile is Changing Their Impact

Cindil Redick, Manager of Advocacy & Special Projects for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign at the Earth Institute http://earthinstitute.columbia.edu and Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis, DirectRelief.org   http://1millionhealthworkers.org/operations-room-map/day-life/
Illustrating the work of community health workers through an Esri supported Story Map and how mobile technology is changing the way data is collected in Sub-Saharan Africa and what it means for healthcare in the most remote regions.
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Connected Home Data Measures Changes in Behavior

Bernice Hollins, Senior Vice President, Evermind.us   @Evrmind
Using innovative technology to monitor behavior related to turning electrical devices on and off throughout the day and using that data to create predictive models to help spot problems early.
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Reducing Over-Treatment and Improving Outcomes

Dr. Vikas Saini, President and Shannon Brownlee, Senior VP, Lown Institute  LownInstitute.org  @LownInstitute
Viewing medical care as a common good rather than just another business, obstacles to changing healthcare, and getting better answers about costs and expectations before treatments.
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Parkinson's and Breast Cancer Medical Apps Developed Using Apple ResearchKit

Dr. Stephen Friend, President and Co-Founder, Sage Bionetworks  SageBase.org
Democratizing access to medical information and research using mobile apps for Parkinson's and breast cancer using open source ReseachKit just introduced by Apple.
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