Trustworthy Evidence

A real democratization of healthcare must include how to use research data by a supported understanding of findings from clinical trials. Democratization in healthcare is more than just a buzz word; it is important and is coming to live right now. Digital technology increases access to healthcare and at the same time support self-care. Patients…

Evaluating the results and their background in medical scientific papers and abstracts is complicated and time-consuming for healthcare providers, and more or less impossible without a medical education. Therefore press releases, personal pitches, headlines, and abstracts become a primary source for the news. However, is this trustworthy?   (more…)

At Zignifica we are proud that the Zignifica Team won the first place in the Galvanize / IBM Watson Cognitive Builder Hackathon in New York City May 12th to 14th 2017   The winning solution makes oncology patients aware about open/recruiting clinical trials using IBM Watson and location-based Foursquare services. Just another example of how HealthTech…

“It is scientifically proven” – “It is significant” – “The paper was in a high ranking Medical Journal” Arguments for trustworthiness and credibility of medical information are many, and often involves the words “scientific” or “significant” – best of all both. Unfortunately, does neither being “scientific” nor being “significant” equals being meaningful for patients and…