Bringing Diversity to the Health Tech Ecosystem

  The following is a guest post by Dr. Ivor Horn. Ivor is a physician, thought leader and health services researcher with a passion for technology, health innovation and the underserved. Learn more about her on her website. While we have made great strides over the last decade, minority communities are still disproportionately affected by health disparities […]

The Impact of Health IT and What it Means for You

“Oh yeah, I totally understand the health care system and the role that I, as well as doctors, nurses and other medical staff interact on my behalf” – No One. Let’s face it, the health care system hasn’t been something that any of us would call easy to understand or even a comfortable experience. Between […]

Smokers Wanted. Lit2Quit: A mobile game for smoking reduction

  If you’ve ever smoked, and tried to quit, chances are you know how much fun quitting, and quit attempts, aren’t. The cravings, the mood swings, the weight gain – ugh! What if quitting smoking was fun instead? Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Program grant, Lit2Quit is a mobile game that aims to help smokers reduce […]

Initial Thoughts on the Jawbone Up

I recently posted about the unveiling of Jawbone’s Up wristband – which is aimed at helping individuals keep track of their behavior and hopefully improve health. Well, my gadget-loving friend Greg Ng quickly snatched one up and created a quick video review of his first impressions of the device. Check it out:  

Tracking Your Health: Jawbone’s New Up Wristband

Many of us know about various Bluetooth devices (e.g. headsets, etc.) that allow us to connect with technology wirelessly. Well now, Jawbone, one of the manufacturers of the headsets we know and love, has come up with a way to track our health statistics and patterns with similar technology. Introducing the Up wristband. Announced this […]