New York Academy of Sciences to host mHealth conference; Eric Topol says digital healthcare evolution is moving too slowly;

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> Top healthcare experts are participating in an upcoming two-day conference, "Mobile Health: The Power of Wearables, Sensors and Apps to Transform Clinical Trials," being held at the New York Academy of Sciences Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The focus is on what the technologies will bring to the table regarding quality patient care and clinical research outcomes. Announcement

> Scripps Translational Science Institute Director Eric Topol, M.D, tells San Diego Magazine that he thinks progress is too slow in the evolution of digital technologies leading to "digital human beings." He also says healthcare should move to a more collaborative model, where patients and physicians are partners, with the former having complete access to their health data. Article

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> Health insurers have taken the trend of payer-provider collaboration a step further, adding more nurses to their ranks than ever before. Article

> The nation's Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are jumping into big data--in a big way. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced that all of its 36 member companies will contribute healthcare quality and cost information to BCBS Axis, which the company bills as the "largest database in the healthcare industry." Article

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> The road the 21st Century Cures Act has traveled has not always been smooth, and as the Senate prepares to take it up this fall, there are still obstacles in its path. Article

And Finally... I bet you have no clue where your teeth enamel came from. Article

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