Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

 

If you want to work at Google someday but aren’t sure you have the resume for it, the company wants to train you. To help prospective employees bridge skills gaps, the tech giant is partnering with online course provider Coursera to offer access to its IT training program, previously only open to existing Googlers.

Source: Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

Wearables lack clinical impact according to new study.

Recently Cedars-Sinai Medical center published a paper on the impact that wearables have on clinical evidence.

They took 27 studies and found wearables had no significant impact on a number of metrics.

“The study adds to a growing body of research indicating that clinical evidence has struggled to keep pace with the hype surrounding wearables.”  as stated in the article on FierceHealthcare website.

In the digital health startup accelerator I am working as a mentor a lot of new companies base their model on the use of sensors and wearables. It will be interesting to see if and how this impact also exist here in the Netherlands.

‘Wearables and remote monitoring devices do not improve clinical outcomes, but researchers say more data could change that assessment.’

At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Now this is a really interesting and novel concept up North. Looking for ways to combine several data sources in the Health/Wellbeing domain. Will have to read more about this to put it in perspective on our own national situation.

Source: At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Digital Transformation Has the Big Guys Nervous About the Little Guys

Innovating quickly during a digital transformation is essential for businesses to stay alive in the face of competition.

Source: Digital Transformation Has the Big Guys Nervous About the Little Guys

Excellent article that resonates with me because of the fact I see this behaviour nowadays almost daily in my role as mentor in the Digital Health Accelerator program at Rockstart. It is exactly these ideas and attitude that make such great innovative companies.