Bookmarks for December 21st through December 22nd

by danhon

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to for December 21st from 14:10 to 13:58:

  • A “book” is just the endpoint of a latticework of complex infrastructure | MetaFilter
  • AliveCor: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company – “At core,” says CEO Vic Gundotra, “we are an AI company disguised as a medical device company.” – not bad
  • Clinical Research | AliveCor – Alivecor research – links to and titles of papers
  • A New View on Wearable Fitness Trackers: Finding Motivating Factors Behind Fitness, Fashion & Technology — USC Center for Body Computing – "VSP Global, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company that provides access to eye care for its 88 million members around the world through a network of 39,000 eye doctors. Through its innovation lab, The Shop, VSP had developed one of the first “smart glasses”—a category of fitness tracker wearables that Juniper Research identified as the highest growth sector for consumer wearables. Called Level TM , the smart glasses are accompanied by a smartphone app that tracks the wearer’s daily steps, calories, distance and overall activity time. As users reach daily step goals they receive points redeemable for the donation of a free eye exam and pair of glasses to someone in need through VSP’s Eyes of Hope initiatives." – just because you can turn something into an activity tracker doesn't mean it's a good idea to turn something into an activity tracker.
  • Level Smart Glasses | Expect More from Your Eyewear – I had no idea that there were activity tracking *glasses* and that they're made by VSP, a vision insurance provider?
  • Leslie Saxon, M.D. — USC Center for Body Computing – "Dr. Saxon participates in the pre-clinical and clinical  development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness, and performance. She has active research with programs involving connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. . With  her clinical  expertise, she  is a valuable strategist in developing device models and software solutions that offer engaging user-feedback based on real-time physiologic data."
  • Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory – The New York Times – "They must also ensure that Epic is run by an executive who already works for the company, and that that person is a software developer." – huh
  • Measurement of Hemoglobin A1c – "The commercialization of HbA1c assays led to the development of a plethora of methods to measure glycated hemoglobin. The general concept underlying these methods is to separate the glycated from the nonglycated hemoglobin and quantify the amount of each. Techniques that have been used to achieve this separation include those based on charge differences (ion-exchange chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography [HPLC], electrophoresis, and isoelectric focusing), structural differences (affinity chromatography and immunoassay), or chemical analysis (photometry and spectrophotometry) (26). Analysis by electrophoresis or chemical techniques has become obsolete in most countries. The methods most commonly used today are HPLC and immunoassays (27)."
  • How to Get Reimbursed from Medicare for Remote Patient Support – Glooko | Diabetes Remote Monitoring | Population Management , Glooko | Diabetes Remote Monitoring | Population Management – "Clinicians who treat seniors now have a new reimbursable option that helps them get paid for providing critical support in-between patient visits. Effective January 1, 2018, Medicare approved reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring or as we call it, “RPM” via CPT® code 99091."