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Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine: a new scholarly publication in mobile health

Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine: a new scholarly publication in mobile health | Doctor | Scoop.it

'Two physicians in Australia are now aiming to create a home for this emerging body of literature with their launch of the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. Dr. Chandrashan Perera, a neurosurgery resident, and Dr. Rahul Chakrabarti, currently working on his PhD, are behind this effort, which began after noting the sparse, scattered nature of medical literature around mobile health.

 

Their hope is that by creating a dedicated forum for this kind of work, they can both help build this body of literature and make it easier to find. This e-journal is planned to be published every three months. They are currently accepting submissions for their first issue.'

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Healthcare is getting better. Let's talk about what you can do to make it even better, faster.

Healthcare is getting better. Let's talk about what you can do to make it even better, faster. | Doctor | Scoop.it

Click on the link above to send me a message.

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Would you let a robot that can stitch a grape stitch you?

Would you let a robot that can stitch a grape stitch you? | Doctor | Scoop.it
We can't stop staring at these GIFs of Da Vinci in action.
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Kim Kubiak's curator insight, May 13, 9:55 AM

Would you?

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HealthKit's potential to free provider CIOs from need to support devices patients use to track conditions

HealthKit's potential to free provider CIOs from need to support devices patients use to track conditions | Doctor | Scoop.it

The article cites the example of the popular Withings suite of health peripherals: 

 

Previously, patients using a Withings blood pressure monitor had to print out monitor data for the doctors to review. But now, the Withings’ devices automatically transmit information through HealthKit to the EHR portal.

 

That means health CIOs no longer need to build custom software to facilitate the exchange. The device and EHR software makers work directly with HealthKit, so the vendors — not CIOs — are responsible for ensuring connectivity when devices and software are upgraded.

 

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Killer robot loose in hospital! A germ-zapping, UV light-emitting robot, that is...

Killer robot loose in hospital! A germ-zapping, UV light-emitting robot, that is... | Doctor | Scoop.it

Te Tru-D SmartUVC is a five-foot-tall piece of tech that uses ultraviolet light to zap and effectively kill harmful germs that can infect patients.

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Watch the skies: ambulance drones bringing AED CPR, medical supplies, and more

Watch the skies: ambulance drones bringing AED CPR, medical supplies, and more | Doctor | Scoop.it
Ambulance drones that can deliver vital medical supplies and “on screen” instructions.
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Could any legacy EHR vendor compete with a product incorporating IBM Watson?

Could any legacy EHR vendor compete with a product incorporating IBM Watson? | Doctor | Scoop.it
IBM announced a strategic investment in specialty practice EMR provider, Modernizing Medicine to accelerate the adoption of Watson cognitive computing in healthcare.
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Denise Silber's curator insight, March 25, 7:51 PM

Also noted this investment pointed out by Andrew Spong...The path is great. We'll see how it goes from a practical standpoint.

 
ChemaCepeda's curator insight, March 26, 1:32 PM

La computación cognitiva y el procesamiento del lenguaje natural de Watson al servicio de la salud. De seguirse cumpliendo la ley de Moore, es posible que en pocos años tengamos esa capacidad de computación en nuestros teléfonos y podremos preguntar en tiempo real sobre tratamientos y cuidados

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Swallowing the doctor: nanotechnology in medicine

Swallowing the doctor: nanotechnology in medicine | Doctor | Scoop.it
Advancements in nanotechnology have created robots small enough to enter the human body.
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Francisco Rumiche's curator insight, February 4, 5:46 PM

Un ingeniero mecánico y su equipo de trabajo en Suiza  han desarrollado micro y nanorobots, que se mueven mediante el uso de campos magnéticos, con potenciales aplicaciones en medicina y remediacion ambiental.

María Paz's curator insight, February 12, 10:11 AM

Imposible no recordar Un viaje insólito, de Asimov. Los primeros nanobots capaces de recorrer nuestro cuerpo POR DENTRO ya se probaron en el humor vitreo y están listos para ser testeados en seres humanos. 

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With a 3D printer, doctors get help prepping for complex surgeries

With a 3D printer, doctors get help prepping for complex surgeries | Doctor | Scoop.it

Boston Children's Hospital's ambitious programs to integrate 3D printing technology into medical care with the aim of avoiding surgical complications, reducing the length of operations, and ultimately cutting costs.

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Bioprinting comes alive

Bioprinting comes alive | Doctor | Scoop.it

On the bioprinting of perfusable vasculature tissues that will allow fluids to circulate through blood vessels, and make printed organs a reality

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The quantified self: 85% hype?

The quantified self: 85% hype? | Doctor | Scoop.it
The patient-led, smartphone-based health care revolution is not knocking at the door of practices across America—at least not according to those doctors.
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How swimming micro-robots working in the body as ‘cargo transporters’ could change the face of medicine

How swimming micro-robots working in the body as ‘cargo transporters’ could change the face of medicine | Doctor | Scoop.it

Targeted interventions include:

 

Minimally invasive surgeryTargeted drug deliveryRemote sensingSingle cell manipulation
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Senior, Personnes Agées & Silver Economie's curator insight, November 23, 2014 3:49 AM

Une équipe Suisse de l'ETH Zurich y travaille

Art Jones's curator insight, November 23, 2014 9:39 AM

This sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it's not.   We have been making smaller and smaller technologies for a while now, that's why smartphones are so smart, packing the power only available in  room sized computers just a decade or more ago. Thanks to 3D printing we are making even more amazing strides in miniaturization, now it seems all things are possible. 


This excerpt explains what's possible now:

With an additive manufacturing technique, the scientists are able to use a complex method to create the micro-robots, or micro-actuators, which are then coated with biomedical materials. The scientists believe they could increase functionality and deliver medication to targets inside the body.


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Tablet computers in healthcare settings: novelty or necessity?

Tablet computers in healthcare settings: novelty or necessity? | Doctor | Scoop.it

As things currently stands, tablet computers are more than a novelty but are not as yet a necessity. Tablets are useful for data retrieval during ward rounds but their use as a tool to engage patients in the care process remains limited. Individual health professionals or organisations contemplating the introduction of mHealth are advised to speak to their IT department prior to purchasing tablet computers to understand their local clinical information systems requirements (e.g., operating system compatibility) and any limitations associated with translating the systems to smaller devices. Such considerations are critical if tablet computers are to deliver on their full potential.

 

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deploying task assignment and -registration via tablets as we speak :)
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A folded DNA molecule with a drug tucked inside, released when it meets a target

A folded DNA molecule with a drug tucked inside, released when it meets a target | Doctor | Scoop.it
"The result is that a DNA sequence can be made in the form of a clam, for example, and containing a drug. The DNA molecule, however, contains a code activated upon encountering certain materials in the body. For example, the clam can be designed to change its shape and release the drug only when it meets a cancer cell or the right tissue.
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The doctor will Skype you now

The doctor will Skype you now | Doctor | Scoop.it
Most people have experienced conditions or ailments that need medical attention from a doctor at times outside the regular office hours.
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Provider resistance (54%) a greater obstacle to telemedicine adoption than patient opinion (22%)

Provider resistance (54%) a greater obstacle to telemedicine adoption than patient opinion (22%) | Doctor | Scoop.it

Whilst 54% of clinicians polled in a recent survey believed that provider resistance to changing how they practiced medicine would be a major obstacle for telemedicine, a mere 22 percent said the same thing about patients, indicating an awareness that consumer demand for increased care access and a more connected ecosystem is significantly higher than provider willingness to commit.

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Don’t dismiss web savvy patients as cyberchondriacs, doctors told

Don’t dismiss web savvy patients as cyberchondriacs, doctors told | Doctor | Scoop.it
Doctors should not dismiss or feel threatened by patients who self-diagnose on the internet
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Nanorobots trial begins in humans

Nanorobots trial begins in humans | Doctor | Scoop.it
A team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, have created nanorobots (illustrated) from strands of DNA that are being used to treat a patient with leukaemia.
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The present state and future implications of patient-specific 3D printing

The present state and future implications of patient-specific 3D printing | Doctor | Scoop.it

First results from the application of 3D models in clinical practice confirm the expectations for additive manufactured models in the medical field.

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Exploring eight of Google's interventions in health

Exploring eight of Google's interventions in health | Doctor | Scoop.it
Google is moving into digital health perhaps more than you think.
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Service communication's curator insight, February 3, 9:03 AM

Les innovations de Google dans l'e-santé

Google's innovations about e-health

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E-patients deserve e-doctors: addressing the needs of both to make healthcare better for all

E-patients deserve e-doctors: addressing the needs of both to make healthcare better for all | Doctor | Scoop.it

Matthew Katz, MD (@subatomicdoc) writes:

 

"We are all dissatisfied with an unhealthy health care system in a rapidly changing world. Empowering patients and doctors ensures they can work together. New technologies and tests are not solutions, they’re just tools. If patients and doctors don’t stand up for themselves, other stakeholders  (e.g. hospitals, insurers, industry)may unwittingly make things worse.


Thoughtful, vocal patients, caregivers and doctors should stand together. Even when we disagree, we can respect our differences while working toward solutions, both in clinic and for the health care system.

 

We both have a lot to bring to the table. Empowered patients are better able to collaborate. Empowered doctors are more able to adapt to each patients needs and communicate well to build trust. We need each other. And if we support each other, the entire health care system will be the better for it."

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The best thing I've read this year, for sure. Nicely done, Matthew.

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Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG, EMG monitoring

Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG, EMG monitoring | Doctor | Scoop.it

A new electrophysiological sensor developed at North Carolina State University is as accurate as the 'wet electrode' sensors used in hospitals for EKGs and EMGs, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a patient is moving. 

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The promise of medical 3D priniting

The promise of medical 3D priniting | Doctor | Scoop.it
3D printing will have a transformative and revolutionary impact on the medical industry. We have already witnessed huge leaps in prosthetics and bioprinting, but the next few years will reveal the true power of 3D printing.
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3D printing a 'lab on a chip'

3D printing a 'lab on a chip' | Doctor | Scoop.it

A 'lab on a chip' can theoretically take a minuscule sample of blood, run all of the required tests at once inside tiny channels embedded in the chip, and produce nearly instantaneous results.

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Patients embrace sharing doctors' notes with family and caregivers

Patients embrace sharing doctors' notes with family and caregivers | Doctor | Scoop.it

Patients increasingly are using technology to share their health information with family or friends, and access to information is causing them to pay better attention to their care, according to a recent study.

 

Published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the research looked at patient use of OpenNotes, initially a one-year program that gave patients electronic access to medical notes written by their doctors.  

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Connected health is progressing, but obstacles remain (and some of them are doctors)

Connected health is progressing, but obstacles remain (and some of them are doctors) | Doctor | Scoop.it

Technological developments in the health care sector hold great promise for delivering a better standard of care in the United States. But just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come. Doctors, that is.

Andrew Spong's insight:

Healthcare professional reticence can have as much to do with concerns about patient safety as it can with personal skepticism.

 

Let's remember that the personalised medicine agenda extends to doctors, too. Many doctors do an outstanding job in terms of delivering exceptional care and supporting optimal patient outcomes without a battery of gizmos and gadgets.

 

Push through the legions of techno-zombies and wild-eyed advocates, and find the solution that works for you, in whatever combination of digital and analog forms, in tandem with your care team.

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