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News-filled week for Digital Health and “Creative Destruction of Medicine” – March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

I sent the following announcement to 9,700+  Wireless Health LinkedIn Group Members on March 17, 2012:

News-filled week for Digital Health & “Creative Destruction of Medicine”

What a week it’s been for Digital Health!

Note that most of the links below go to group discussions, where you can share your thoughts and, where applicable, click through to referenced articles.

DIGITAL HEALTH NEWS
Don Casey resigns from CEO position at West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, CA
Health insurer Aetna reacts proactively and catalyzes the “Creative Destruction of Medicine” (analogous to IBM’s transformation in the 1990s)
New iPad reminds us that Mobile Carriers are holding back wireless health / mHealth / connected health with their data plans (To wit: Extremely low data-usage devices like Vitality’s GlowCaps – a pill bottle that simply tracks when it’s opened and closed and sends you an SMS/text message – requires a $15 per month data plan! Maybe we need an Aetna / IBM-like transformation here, too?)
Poll: Would you have your genome sequenced? Please submit your vote indicating “Yes”, “No”, or “Not sure”. (Note: A fascinating, informative, and provocative discussion has ensued, with comments by experts and novices alike. Current tally is 82% “Yes”)

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
Sterilizable, Wearable Computer Patch Safely Monitors Patients Health
Genetic testing? We’ve got an app for that

VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Dr. Eric Topol interviwed by Andrew Keen at TechCrunch – “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Why The Entrepreneurial Opportunities Are “Limitless””
Dr. Kevin Patrick, Director of the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems at UC San Diego’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) – “Medicine and Technology Innovations”

EVENT LIST FOR DIGITAL HEALTH, HEALTH INNOVATION, AND HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCES INVESTOR CONFERENCES
Group discussion (follow to be notified of newly-added events)
Website

WIRELESS HEALTH GROUP COVERAGE
– The Wireless Health group is #3 (behind Eric Topol and Joe Kvedar) in “10 Best Health Care Technology Blogs” by Barbara Ficarra

COVERAGE OF MY NEW ROLE AT POPPER AND COMPANY
Popper and Co. website
MarketWatch Press Release
Xconomy’s Life Sciences News Roundup
iHealthBeat: Reporting Technology’s Impact on Health Care

Best regards,
Paul Sonnier

Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper & Company

Founder, Wireless Health group on LinkedIn
Mentor, Blueprint Health
@Paul_Sonnier

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