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How to mea­sure and improve brain-based out­comes that mat­ter in health care

Pio­neers advanc­ing health research, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment helped us under­stand emerg­ing best prac­tices where Read the rest of this entry »

Key take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

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Take-aways from 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Neurotech News):

“In November (17th-19th) SharpBrains held its Virtual Summit about “Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era.” The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is, as you might guess, a virtual (online) conference…The virtual summit had it’s own division of topics for grouping the different speakers (see agenda), but I’ll break it down in a different way here. I’ll break it down into the following 4 main categories:

  • 1. Brain & Cognitive Training
  • 2. Wearables, Consumer & DIY
  • 3. Brain Health (healthcare)
  • 4. Neurotech Field & Trends

Alvaro Fernandez started the conference by reminding us that we should keep in mind not to look at the field and the market as it is today, but how it will be in couple years from now. As illustrated beautifully in Read the rest of this entry »

How to mea­sure and improve brain-based out­comes that mat­ter in health care

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Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will include this fantastic session:

Tuesday November 17th, 10.00 – 11.30am. How to mea­sure and improve brain-based out­comes that mat­ter in health care.

Pio­neers advanc­ing health research, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment will help us under­stand emerg­ing best prac­tices where tar­geted assess­ments and inter­ven­tions can trans­fer into sig­nif­i­cant health­ and qual­ity of life outcomes.

  • Chair: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foundation
  • Dr. Madeleine S Good­kind, staff psy­chol­o­gist at New Mex­ico VA Health Care System
  • Michael Meagher, Pres­i­dent of Cogniciti
  • Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Mon­i­tor­ing (ABM)
  • Dr Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze

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Study: Brain imaging not accurate or sensitive enough (yet) to detect Alzheimer’s disease in primary care settings

dementia_pet_imagingAccuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve (University of East Anglia release):

“A report published today in The Lancet Neurology evaluates for the first time how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and predict how the disease will progress.

The results show that the accuracy of brain imaging must be improved before it can be rolled out Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Taking health (and brain health) care “beyond the pill”

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How Device Makers Can Take Healthcare “Beyond the Pill” (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry):

“One thing is clear: Pharma’s commitment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.

Each and every pharma company seems to have formed a division or a strategic team to explore new services around patient compliance, population health data and furthering connectivity for improving patient management… Read the rest of this entry »

NSF Smart and Connected Health Program Director to speak at 2013 SharpBrains Summit

Misha_Pavel_BWMisha Pavel, PhD, is the Pro­gram Direc­tor in charge of the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Con­nected Health port­fo­lio, designed to accel­er­ate the devel­op­ment and use of inno­v­a­tive health­care approaches that are pre­ven­tive, proac­tive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than dis­ease. Con­cur­rently, he has an appoint­ment as a Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Bio­med­ical Engi­neer­ing, and a joint appoint­ment in the Depart­ment of Med­ical Infor­mat­ics and Clin­i­cal Epi­demi­ol­ogy, at Ore­gon Health and Sci­ence Uni­ver­sity. Prior to his aca­d­e­mic career, he was a mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal staff at Bell Lab­o­ra­to­ries, where his research included net­work analy­sis and mod­el­ing. Misha Pavel is a Senior Mem­ber of IEEE.

–> To Learn More and Register, click on 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: September 19-20th, 2013

Synopsis of the Smart and Connected Health Program: Read the rest of this entry »

Using Your Head: What is the Future of Brain Health? (Interview Part 1)

Much of healthcare delivery has traditionally been set-up to deal with a ‘brainless body’; yet we consistently complain that we cannot change patient and consumer behaviours and maintain adherence to treatment programmes. Healthcare systems are now recognising the limits of this model and that there are major benefits to better comprehending and engaging cognitive function Read the rest of this entry »

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