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Health Tech – Part II: The Risk of Under-Powering The Vision.

Mike Magee Few can disagree that, in the fog of the Covid 19 pandemic, health technology entrepreneurs have been on a tear. In the first year of Covid’s isolation induced new reality, digital health companies experienced a $21.6 billion investment boost, double that of the prior year, and four times 2016 funding. By year two, […]

Is Health Tech Firing On Too Many Cylinders?

Mike Magee What will be the lasting impact of the Covid 19 pandemic? We still don’t know the answer to that question in full. But one thing that can be said with some certainty is that it has strengthened the hand of Big Tech and all things virtual. Consider the fact that within the Biden […]

The 2005 White House Conference on Aging: Ten Years Later

2015 White House CoA Mike Magee, MD We are rapidly approaching a 2015 White House Conference on Aging. It will mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act. (1) A decade ago, in preparation for the 2005 event(2), and as a commissioner on the National Commission on […]

Deconstructing Apple’s New HealthKit – It’s iOS8 Preview

Mike Magee This morning I got an e-mail message from educational media design expert, Paul Schwarz. He’s the founder of Symphony Learning in Boston, and the creator of award-winning software for organizations like Harvard Medical School, Lexia Learning Systems and publisher Houghton Mifflin. His message to me, “Only Apple can take a beautiful idea, create […]

Now That Google Health Is Gone, Will “Healthy Tech” Emerge?

Mike Magee Google Health, after some 16 quarters, threw up it’s hands and surrendered.(1) In so doing, it followed Steve Case’s move with Revolution Health. And then there’s Microsoft’s Health Vault, which is primarily a secure, if passive repository for yesterday’s information.(2) In its announcement, Google said: “In the coming months, we’re going to retire […]

Is Our Health Technology Vision Underpowered?

Mike Magee In the lead up to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, considerable focus was placed on the interface of aging and technology.  As the Conference approached, and an analysis of aging Boomers with high functionality and high expectations came front and center, the vision expanded and raised the question, “How might technology […]

How Digital Technology Can Personalize Healthcare

Ralph Snyderman, M.D. ORIGINAL SOURCE: HUFFPOST HEALTHY LIVING – February 18, 2013 “Digital technology has transformed virtually all aspects of how we live, and now it’s ready to revolutionize health care. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topal makes a convincing argument that the digital revolution will deconstruct how health care is delivered. For […]

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