Articles By Maria Karpenko

Live demo of real-time analysis of human brain networks

It has been a year since the launch of a research and development initiative between IBM Canada, the governments of Canada and Ontario, and a consortium of seven universities, backed by a total

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

App answers ‘is this a rash?’ with dermatologist expertise

On a family vacation in Switzerland, a child developed a rash after soaking in a five-star hotel’s hot tub. The parents launched the iDoc24 app on their iPhone, took a photo of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Sunnybrook’s MyChart shows benefits of Web-based healthcare

It’s 2:00 AM and your four-year-old son is crying. You check his temperature to confirm that he has a fever. You’re not ready to hop into your car and drive to the emergency

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Sanotron launching BC’s first digital health accelerator

We have seen the rise of over 10 digital health accelerators in the US in the past three years, yet Canada has failed to produce even one. While the US and Europe are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Wellx jumps regulatory, culture hurdles on way to improving health communications

After months of waiting for your dermatologist appointment, you finally get a reminder call. Unable to reach you, the receptionist leaves a voicemail with all the details you need. Have you ever accidentally

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Monolith Interactive fills prescription for healthcare industry apps

Simon Woodside is no stranger to some healthcare professionals' reluctant approach when it comes to adopting new technology - his own doctor finally went digital a year ago, but the system looks like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 8th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Venio’s health app shifts focus from meal planning to food discovery

Ramen noodles, anyone? For most of us this poster child of nutrition, more specifically lack thereof, sparks memories of university days. For others it’s synonymous with startup lifestyle. What about calorie counting and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Can big data make society healthier?

Imagine a situation when your boss sends you to meet with a client in a town you didn’t know existed. After a couple hours on the road, you arrive in the town and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Gamifying diabetes management

Diabetes management has undergone many transitions in the past two decades. While the portable and discreet blood glucose meters of today make it easier for diabetics to manage their condition, there is much

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Connecting health practitioners with patients online

The Web and mobile app stores are saturated with solutions that make buying plane tickets or booking sports facilities easy and convenient. When it comes to something as time sensitive and painful as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2013 Maria Karpenko