Disrupting Today's Healthcare System

This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken healthcare system. Healthcare today is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive. It's sick care, not healthcare. This blog is about why the $3 trillion healthcare system is broken and how we are going to fix it. First, the Bad News: Doctors spend $210 billion per year on procedures that aren’t based on patient need, but fear of liability. Americans spend, on average, $8,915 per person on healthcare – more than any other country on the planet. Prescription drugs cost around 50% more in the U.S. than in other industrialized countries. At current rates, by 2025, nearly ¼ of the US GDP will be spent on healthcare. It takes on average 12 years and $359 million to take a new drug from the lab to a patient. Only 5 in 5,000 of these new drugs make it to human testing. From there, only 1 of those 5 is actually approved for human use. And Now, the Good News: We are in the midst of a (medical) revolution driven by exponential technology: artificial intelligence, sensors, robotics, 3D printing, big data, genomics and stem cells. Today's $3 trillion healthcare industry is in the deceptive phase of its march towards dematerialization, demonetization and democratization. What does that mean? Imagine a time within the next 10 years when: AI-enabled autonomous health scans provide t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: 15 November 2018Source: Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 200Author(s): I. Jankowska, R. Pankiewicz, K. Pogorzelec-Glaser, P. Ławniczak, A. Łapiński, J. Tritt-GocAbstractOur search for a cellulose-based proton conducting material is continued. This paper presents selected physicochemical properties of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) together with cellulose microcrystals (CMCs) and cellulose microfibrils (CMFs), determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA + DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectr...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): R. PranavKumar Shadamarshan, Harini Balaji, Harsha Shrihari Rao, K. Balagangadharan, S. Viji Chandran, N. SelvamuruganAbstractTrans-anethole (TA) is a phenolic phytocompound widely used in the food and health sector because of its diverse biological properties. However, its role in the promotion of bone formation is not known. With the enhanced bioavailability of TA, we aimed to determine its effect on osteogenesis; TA at different concentrations (5, 10, and 20 µM) was loaded onto polycaprolactone (PCL)/polyvinylp...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Francesca Italiano, Angela Agostiano, Benny Danilo Belviso, Rocco Caliandro, Benedetta Carrozzini, Roberto Comparelli, Maria Teresa Melillo, Ernesto Mesto, Gioacchino Tempesta, Massimo TrottaAbstractBiological processes using microorganisms for nanoparticle synthesis are appealing as eco-friendly nanofactories. The response of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides to gold exposure and its reducing capability of Au (III) to produce stable gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), using metabolically active bacteria and qu...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2018Source: European Polymer JournalAuthor(s): Alba Martos, Rosa M. Sebastián, Jordi MarquetAbstractA wide set of differently substituted 3-phenyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3-benzoxazine derivatives (models of thermosetting benzoxazine resins) were synthesized and their polymerization temperature was studied using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). The effect of the electronic properties of different substituents in different positions of the alkoxyphenyl ring on the polymerization temperature was analyzed by the Hammett equation. A non-linear Hammett plot was obtained indic...
Source: European Polymer Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In this study, axially {4-[3-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)propoxy]phenyl}methoxy and ({3,5-bis[3-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)propoxy]phenyl}methoxy) substituted silicon phthalocyanines were synthesized by reaction of SiPcCl2 with {4-[3-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)propoxy]phenyl}methanol and {3,5-bis[3-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)propoxy]phenyl}methanol in the presence of NaH in toluene. The new silicon phthalocyanines (SiPcs) were characterized by standard spectroscopy methods. Synthesized silicon phthalocyanines were electrochemically characterized with voltammetry techniques. The electrochemical studies exhibited that while SiPcs gave only Pc-based reduction pr...
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 November 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 556Author(s): Keiko Gotoh, Eriko Shohbuke, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Hirohisa YamadaAbstractThe surface modification of poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film was achieved by two sequential atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) treatments: plasma-induced polymer coating with hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) and plasma oxidation with nitrogen gas. For comparison with APPJ-oxidation, oxidation by excimer ultra violet (UV) light irradiation was performed. The sessile drop and Wilhelmy contact angle measurements revealed ...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2018Source: Arabian Journal of ChemistryAuthor(s): Katya Carbone, Mariano Paliotta, Laura Micheli, Claudia Mazzuca, Ilaria Cacciotti, Francesca Nocente, Alessandra Ciampa, Maria Teresa Dell'AbateAbstractA simple, eco-friendly, cost-effective and rapid microwave-assisted method has been developed to synthetize dendritic silver nanostructures, composed of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), using white grape pomace aqueous extract (WGPE) as both reducing and capping agent. With this aim, WGPE and AgNO3 (1mM) were mixed at different ratio, and microwave irradiated at 700 watt, for 40 s. ...
Source: Arabian Journal of Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8TA05157G, PaperSoonwook Hong, Jonghyun Son, Yonghyun Lim, Hwichul Yang, Fritz B. Prinz, Young-Beom Kim Scandia-stabilized zirconia (ScSZ) is employed as a cathodic functional layer onto yttria-stabilized zirconia based fuel cell systems for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - J. Mater. Chem. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8AN00804C, PaperNatalie Schwenk, Boris Mizaikoff, Soledad C árdenas, Ángela I. López-Lorente Aggregation of proteins has been related to some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, and Parkinson among others. Raman spectroscopy is a useful technique for the investigation of protein conformation, and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Analyst latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
[News24Wire] A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
More News: Alzheimer's | Back Curves | Biology | Blindness | Blogging | Burns | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cardiology | Chemistry | Child Development | Children | Clinical Trials | Conferences | Diabetes | Diabetes Type 1 | Electrocardiogram | Endocrinology | Health | Heart | Heart Attack | Heart Disease | Heart Transplant | HIV AIDS | Hospitals | Information Technology | Kidney Transplant | Kidney Transplantation | Learning | Liver | Liver Transplant | Lung Cancer | Lung Transplant | Medical Devices | Neurology | Neuroscience | Neurosurgery | Nurses | Nursing | Opthalmology | Orthopaedics | Osteoarthritis | Parkinson's Disease | PET Scan | Scoliosis | Spinal Cord Injury | Stem Cell Therapy | Stem Cells | Stroke | Students | Teaching | Transplant Surgery | Transplants | Universities & Medical Training | Urology & Nephrology | Washington University | Websites