Seniors want to access healthcare from home; MIT researchers create nanodevice for drug resistant cancer cells;

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> A majority of seniors who use digital services want to be able to access healthcare from home, according to an Accenture survey. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents wanted remote access; however, 66 percent of those respondents are worried today's tech isn't robust enough. Some of the services seniors most wanted access to include wearables, health record management and online health communities. Announcement (.pdf)

> MIT researchers are developing a new nanodevice that can prevent cancer cells from becoming resistant to drug treatment. The device, made of gold nanoparticles embedded in a hydrogel, can silence the gene that confers drug resistance. Announcement

Mobile Healthcare News

> Lack of specific healthcare knowledge and ignorance on required privacy protection for data are among the top reasons many mHealth apps fail to deliver on promises, according to a new white paper from Glen Burnie, Maryland-based testing and certification company Intertek. Article

> Google reportedly is mulling a substantial investment in fitness tracker Jawbone, a move that could prove to be a win-win for both players aiming to forge deeper traction in the healthcare and fitness wearables market. Article

Health Insurance News

> Since Mark Bertolini became CEO of Aetna in 2010, he has made several unconventional moves, offering free yoga and meditation classes and raising the incomes of Aetna's lowest-paid employees by as much as 33 percent. The changes have transformed Aetna into one of the country's most progressive companies, with employees who are less stressed and more productive--all while increasing the company's stock threefold. Article

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