Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health — TechCrunch

Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to patient information are akin to the Victorian era, when a surgeon’s blood-stained uniform was a source of great pride because it showed medical expertise. In McCrae’s view,…

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Treating the healthcare issue with tech — TechCrunch

The healthcare industry, with its maddening inefficiencies and an economic model that incentivizes disease care over health care, desperately needs a Silicon Valley-style overhaul. Why is the nation’s $3 trillion creaky, monstrous and convoluted healthcare sector seemingly impervious to technological change? Read More

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State Aims To Immunise 19m Against Measles From Monday

About 19 million children will get anti-measles injections in Kenya’s biggest vaccination campaign against the disease. The week-long nationwide programme will start on Monday.

This time, the ministry will administer the MR vaccine that also protects children against rubella, also known as German measles. It is a mild but potentially dangerous viral disease. Measles is highly contagious and can kill children directly or by weakening their immune systems, making them susceptible to infections…read more…

Safaricom Foundation To Conduct Free Diabetes And Cancer Clinics For Sh36m

Safaricom Foundation will spend Sh36 million to screen and treat cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable disease across the country in two years. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the company has set aside Sh200 million for free medical camps over 10 years…read more…

Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure — TechCrunch

It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). Read More

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Spirocall measures lung health over any phone – no app necessary — TechCrunch — malibehiribae

Sometimes you see an application of technology that’s so innovative and helpful that you can’t believe it exists in this age of narcissistic and short-sighted startups. Spirocall, a service that lets anyone in the world call a toll-free number and have their lung health evaluated over the phone, seems too good to be real —… via […]

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EchoPixel’s breakthrough 3D tech lets doctors look inside your body — TechCrunch — malibehiribae

Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT scans using 3D glasses and a special display. Most doctors view CT scans in 2D, meaning they can’t see in and around all the… […]

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