RSM hosts digital health event 25 February

click to enlargeRecent developments in digital health 2016
Thursday 25 February 2016
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Presented by the Royal Society of Medicine’s Telemedicine and eHealth Section (presided by our Editor Charles), this full day conference is open to the public and provides a global perspective from leaders within digital health. Keynoters are Mustafa Suleyman from Google’s Artificial Intelligence branch, DeepMind, and Dr Euan Ashley from Stanford University in California who leads Apple’s MyHeartCounts. Rates are reasonable: £50-115 for RSM members and £60-175 for non-members, plus 6 CPD credits. More information and registration on the RSM website here and download the flyer here.

Upcoming RSM Telemedicine events into early June:
Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation–Thursday 7 April 2016

The future of medicine – the role of doctors in 2025–Thursday 19 May 2016

Big data 2016–Thursday 2 June 2016

First ResearchKit health app released in UK, Hong Kong

click to enlargeOn Thursday, Stamford University released MyHeartCounts, the first iPhone health app using the Apple ResearchKit platform. Initial launch is in the UK and Hong Kong. It is designed to study factors around heart health by collecting data about physical activity and cardiac risk factors. Every three months, participants monitor one week’s worth of physical activity and also complete a 6-minute walk fitness test. The latest version of the app also includes feedback on users’ behaviors and risks. While the initial phase of the MyHeart Counts study both collects heart health data and provides personalized information to participants, the next phase will be to study motivational tools for users. Currently 41,000 participants have registered for this study. Medaxs via eHealthSpace.org (both Australia)