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babylon and the future of healthcare

babylon is the UK’s leading digital healthcare service. Our mission is to democratise healthcare by harnessing the power of machine learning, real-time human data and the best medical expertise to place immediate intelligent, comprehensive and affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on earth. 
In addition to the new ‘Check’ feature, babylon offers users a personal health service by providing immediate access to General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctors and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered therapists. The platform allows users to book a consultation face-to-face via a smartphone or desktop computer, ask a medical question, monitor overall health indicators (pulse, stress, blood pressure), carry out tests and keep clinical records in one password protected, secure location.

Launched in February 2015, the service now covers 300,000 people, has already expanded into Europe, and will be launching in Africa in 2016. A number of leading health insurance providers including Bupa and Aviva have also partnered with us to offer our service to employees. babylon was included in Apple’s list of the best apps in 2015 and has received a number of accolades, including ‘Mobile App of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards 2015 and a Lovie award for ‘Health & Fitness’.
COST: The ‘Check’ and ‘Ask’ features are free, allowing people to triage their symptoms at any time or text a question to a clinician for a personal response. For £4.99 per month, users can get unlimited access to consultations – alternatively the service is available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £25 per consultation.

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6 Concepts For The Future Of Healthcare – In Conversation With E-patient Dave deBronkart

A conversations series with e-Patient Dave deBronkart on the doctor – patient relationship of the future, superpatients, digital health technologies and more. Check back for the next episodes!

1: The Doctor – Patient Relationship Of The Future

2: 6 Concepts For The Future Of Healthcare

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GE Healthcare

Ce que vous voyez n’est pas qu’un simple hôpital. Parce que c’est bien plus que des services hospitaliers, des couloirs, des blouses blanches, des uniformes ou des employés débordés. Ce sont des machines ingénieuses, dont l’impact va au-delà de ces murs. Connectant les professionnels de santé aux matériels et logiciels informatiques, où qu’ils se trouvent. Assurant de meilleurs soins aux patients, où qu’ils soient. Car un hôpital ne réside pas seulement dans un hôpital. Il est tout autour de nous.

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How Technology Is Helping (and Hurting) Health Care

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Look to your left. Now look to your right. Chances are, you just saw a computer. Probably more than one.

Technology is everywhere in health care — and for many reasons, that’s a good thing. It’s fast, it’s efficient, and it can reduce errors. What’s not to love?

Well, a lot. Technology is not a cure-all. It can make people complacent, introduce new errors, and get in the way of meaningful face-to-face interactions.

Still, love it or loathe it, technology is here to stay and we need to learn how to get the most value from the digital world that health care increasingly relies upon. That will be the focus of our conversation on the June 1 WIHI, The Digital Transformation: How Technology Is Helping (and Hurting) Health Care. World-renowned patient safety experts Bob Wachter and Tejal Gandhi will share what they’re learning about technology’s impact (both positive and negative) on our industry.

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The next big leap in healthcare for rural India | Dr. Kanav Kahol | TEDxGateway

Swasthya Slate developed by Dr Kanav Kahol of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is able to carrying out 33 different tests and give instant results.

Picture this – you are unwell and your doctor orders you to get a battery of tests done. You spend the next few days going to different labs and then few more days waiting for the results. Once again you are back to the doctor for a diagnosis. Now, here is a kit that lets you do around 33 different kind of tests at one go, ranging from haemoglobin test to ECG and gives you the result instantly?

Dr. Kahol completed his PhD from Arizona State University. Dr Kahol works towards technology that can enable patients to become co-designers of their health by actively being participants in designing their health programs and prevention programs. Dr Kahol was an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering in Arizona State University and an assistant professor adjunct in Mayo Clinic, USA. Broadly, his research in healthcare encompasses a wide spectrum of state of the art information technology, mobile technology and sensor technology for public health. It includes applications such as simulation and games for training and education, social networking tools, and feedback and monitoring systems that involve wearable sensors and mobile computing.

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