Category Archives: HealthTech

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around…

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

Clinical Trials and the Power of the Cloud Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind, the process of bringing drugs to market is long, complex, bureaucratic and,…

Infographic: How Wearables Are Revolutionizing Health Care Services

Infographic: How Wearables Are Revolutionizing Health Care Services

Wearable Technology for Healthcare The consumer eHealth and health insurance industry is set to have a major focus on wearable technology with the benefits it can provide to both consumers and health care providers. 1 in 5 American’s now owns a wearable tech device. Consumer belief in wearable technology is also extremely high with 56%…

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces To Work On IoT Innovation

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces To Work On IoT Innovation

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces For many years, the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease induced a feeling of hopelessness and defeat amongst both sufferers of the disease and the medical professionals who care for them. Parkinson’s is a progressive degeneration of the nervous system which chiefly affects middle-aged and elderly people. Yet, in recent years, there…

TELUS Investing $2 Billion Through 2020 In IoT, Cloud Services and Infosec

TELUS Investing $2 Billion Through 2020 In IoT, Cloud Services and Infosec

Significant investment across the province will increase wireless speeds, extend TELUS’ fibre optic Internet network to even more homes and businesses, and help deliver better healthcare MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – March 21, 2016) – (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) – TELUS intends to invest $2 billion in new communications infrastructure across Quebec through 2020. This year alone, TELUS will invest…

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Connected Cloud Cloud computing is interesting first, but not only, because of the prevalence of cloud projects. There are many of them launched every day. Some have lofty expectations for business benefits (cost saving of 20 percent or more) and others carry even more intriguing goals. In 2005 “the cloud” was new. Shared computing…

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Using The Cloud The presence and value of Cloud tools have seeped into virtually every industry, and the medical profession is certainly no exception. However, because of the special rules regarding patient privacy, specifically those found in HIPAA, people handling patient information must follow specific guidelines that in many cases, are violated by…

The Cloud & Big Data Fighting Disease

The Cloud & Big Data Fighting Disease

Disease Fighting With The Cloud Google has just announced that it’s giving UNICEF a $1 million grant to raise awareness about Zika transmission, a virus spreading across South America and beyond that leaves 80% of those infected without any symptoms. First detected last year in Brazil, the virus has been linked to 4,863 suspected and confirmed…