"The Research Institute on Educational Sciences at the University of Salamanca (http://iuce.usal.es) will start a new PhD Programme on Education and Knowledge Society, under aan interdisciplinary approach supported by Research Groups on Education, Engineering and Robotics, Medicine, Information and Documentation Sciences and Communication Media..."
Des scientifiques de l’Université de Californie de San Francisco (Etats-Unis) ont remarqué qu’un jeu vidéo baptisé Neuroracer, permettrait de lutter contre le déclin cognitif des personnes âgées. Explications.
In a wide-ranging keynote address at the Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, Dr. Topol, the chief of innovative medicine at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., described an array of new remote monitoring and diagnostic options that are either already available or coming soon to a smartphone, tablet or computer near you, including apps that measure and track lung function, blood sugar, heart rate and blood pressure, and can even perform an electrocardiogram.
Such personalized digital intervention (PDI) tools enable health care providers to tailor care more specifically for individual patients, noted Al Babbington, CEO of PrescribeWellness, a company that provides cloud-based provider- to-patient communications. Such PDI “technologies must be more effectively leveraged to provide patients the support necessary to improve outcomes,” Mr. Babbington said during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media.
Remote monitoring via smartphone and other technology tools is likely to transform the practice of pharmacy within the next few years, and holds particular promise for solving—or at least mitigating—a challenge that has long confounded pharmacists: patient nonadherence.
"Below are some good videos I got a few days ago on examples of how some augmented reality apps are being used with kids to help them improve their learning. If the concept of augmented reality if all new to you then here is a brief definition of it: Augmented Reality is exactly what the name implies: an augmented version of realty created by mixing technology with the known world. It might be a distorted, augmented, or less augmented version of the actual world but in its basic form, augmented reality is a simulation or rather a way of superimposing digital contents into the real context."
"Si interpretar una estadística o los resultados de una investigación es a menudo complicado para los profesionales sanitarios, la tarea puede llegar a ser mucho más ardua en el caso de los periodistas que manejan la información científica. En el ámbito de la salud apenas hay certezas, todo son probabilidades, y una de las funciones básicas del informador es precisamente explicar esta incertidumbre..."
Bioestadística para periodistas y comunicadores. [Coordinador] Gonzalo Casino. Barcelona: Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve, 2013
"Pour sensibiliser le grand public au don d’organes et à la greffe, la Direction européenne de la Qualité du Médicament et des Soins de Santé du Conseil de l’Europe lance une web série dans le cadre de la Journée européenne du don d’organes et de la greffe qui se déroulera le 12 octobre prochain.
Cette web série comporte 4 clips vidéo avec pour objectif de susciter l’intérêt, stimuler la discussion à propos du don d’organes et de la greffe et augmenter le nombre de donneurs inscrits dans toute l’Europe..."
Diversos programas y aplicaciones han aparecido en el escenario comercial en los últimos años, lo que está abriendo camino a nuevas industrias y formas de negocio. ¿Cómo ha cambiado ecosistema en los últimos años?
See on Scoop.it – NTIC et Santé A startup mobile app developer is testing and preparing to launch an iPad app intended to help people with dementia (and perhaps just technophobes) navigate the tablet screen with voice commands and a … Continue reading...
When gathering information on the experiences of cancer patients, future clinicians and researchers may turn to blogs, social media and online forums. The internet offers cancer patients a rich source of news and information, as well as providing a platform for patients to share experiences, offer support and discuss their needs. The resulting patient-led discussions form a resource that may prove useful for healthcare professionals.
A study published this week in ecancermedicalscience, the open access journal from the European Institute of Oncology, examines the online narratives of patients undergoingchemotherapy for colorectal cancer.
After selecting online forums dedicated to colorectal cancer, Dr Kathleen Beusterien of Outcomes Research Strategies in Health, Washington DC, and her colleagues categorized the discussions into areas such as physical side effects, work productivity and emotional impact. The study develops a model to illustrate the real-world experiences of patients by using qualitative analysis to identify key themes and hypothesized relationships among the themes. The results form a detailed picture of the effects of chemotherapy on patients with colorectal cancer, ranging from emotional well-being to the physiological consequences of side effects. While gastrointestinal problems were frequently discussed as the most common side effect of chemotherapy, the study found that the most commonly expressed emotion in the forums was hope.
As healthcare professionals grow more interested in social media, personalized medicine and patient empowerment, the web analysis methodology developed by Beusterien and colleagues may provide more valuable patient-centred insight into the real-world experience of cancer treatments.
All I did to get on the top of the list is write my analysis of the data. I’m nobody in the sports cardiology world, a RWSD with an interest and an Internet connection.
I will use examples like these to persuade the medical students that social media has changed the landscape of influence. They can have a voice. They should have a voice.
One thing about medical peeps is that they usually carry a passion for their vocation–medical training does that for you. Writing that is candid and useful and born from a passion is always useful, and never more so in this new world of healthcare, where informed-shared decision-making will be king. Patients and medical colleagues alike benefit when passionate people write about which they know best.
These examples only scratch the surface of what’s out there in the vast world of social media and healthcare. I’ve said this before: it’s a great time to be a doctor. Surely this is also true: It’s a great time to be a doctor-writer-blawger.
"National Repository of Open Educational Resources offers resources for all school subjects and grades in multiple languages. The resources are available in the form of concept maps, videos, audio clips, talking books, multimedia, learning objects, photographs, diagrams, charts, articles, wikipages and textbooks".
"Le laboratoire Roche lance une plateforme web pour accompagner son programme Innov'Asso. Découverte. Innov'Asso est un programme développé par le laboratoire Roche, qui met à disposition des associations de patients, informations, outils et services destinés à les accompagner dans leurs missions et leurs projets innovants".
Now Stanford researchers are turning those techniques on the medical community itself, with a new web-based game that teaches surgical decision-making.
The game, dubbed SICKO, or Surgical Improvement of Clinical Knowledge Ops, is designed to help both surgeons and surgeons-in-training practice making choices about surgery without lives on the line. Players treat multiple patients in the game, facing scenarios like how to diagnose and treat cholecystitis (an inflammation of the gallbladder) and appendicitis. A game character named Dr. Sicko comments on decisions, awarding points for good ones.