It was high time that the stethoscope, the symbol of the medical profession, was upgraded to represent the state of play in healthcare in the 21st century. Here, I reviewed the Eko Core digital stethoscope allowing the medical community to listen to lung and heart sounds crystal-clearly and digitize the results within seconds.

Although the medical tricorder will remain a dream to be chased by digital health innovators for the years to come, I collected the portable, digital health diagnostic devices currently on the market in case anyone is thinking about purchasing an effective gadget making the patient the point of care.

Through the rapid speed by which start-ups in the healthcare sector are multiplying, it can be detected what a massive potential digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual or augmented reality have in healthcare. At NVIDIA’s GPU Tech Conference in San José this year (#GTC2017), countless innovative and inspiring teams lined up aiming to bring the future […]



10 Tips: How to filter discussions on Twitter?

I follow more than 570 users on Twitter that leads to more than 100 new tweets an hour and I don’t have hours a day to check all the messages. Co-bloggers frequently ask me how I can follow all of them efficiently. Well, I have a few tips on this and feel free to share yours with us:

  • Tweetdeck: The best tool to organize your tweets. I created a Health 2.0 group to filter the tweets of the users who are writing about medicine or health 2.0.

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  • Twitter Search:  I always do a search for a few keywords to find new people twitting about my field of interest.

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  • Twilert.com: It works like Google Alerts which means it lets you receive regular e-mail updates of tweets containing your keywords.

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  • Filter by replies: It’s easy to discover ongoing discussions as people reply to each other so sometimes it’s enough to follow the buzz. Omnee helps you with it:

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  • Tweetree: It puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context.

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  • Tweetscan: You can get updates via e-mail, RSS and scan up to five phrases for daily or weekly delivery.

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  • Twitscoop: Insert a twitter username or keywords in the search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.

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  • Power Twitter: A Firefox Add-on that integrates search, images and videos into you stream.

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  • Friendfeed daily best: I subscribed to many of my Twitter followers on Friendfeed as well. So the Friendfeed daily best feature helps me filter the most valuable discussions.

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  • FFholic.com: A collection of the most discussed, commented, liked, etc. Friendfeed messages.

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What are your tips?

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