Self-regulation key to the future of health care tech

There are tools that work and there are tools that do not, but it ’s important for the health care industry to decide what is required of these technologies for the future. And that means patients, physicians and developers working together. AMA Chief Executive Officer James L. Madara, MD, sat down with Matthew Holt of Health 2.0 at the annual conference yesterd ay to discuss the future of health care technology. On center-stage during the first day of the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Matthew Holt, co-chairman of Health 2.0, asked Dr. Madara about his past comments on digital health tools and what needs to be done so that they work in clinical practice to enhance patient care.Holt:The first thing that you said was that we have a bunch of remarkable tools already, which doctors are using … often there is at least dispute about the clinical efficacy of some of those tools. Is it fair to say that you ’re saying that stuff is all well and good or do you have any doubts, issues or problems with those?Dr. Madara: There are issues with all of these things, Matthew. The issue that I was trying to raise, by the way thank you for noticing, [is] that in the ‘do you love us, do you hate us’ … there is love in it. Let me give you an example of love and an example of hate. The love is thatphysicians want to engage digital health, [our survey demonstrates that]. And the reason they want to engage digital health is for better outcomes ...
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Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: PRIMARY RESEARCH Source Type: research
Authors: Aspden RM, Saunders FR Abstract Considered for decades as a cartilage disease, recent studies of osteoarthritis (OA) take us back to the concepts discussed at the naming of the disorder as "bone-joint-inflammation". By describing the joint as an organ, can OA be called an organ disease - similar to heart disease? Is there a systemic (which system?) involvement? Would this help with diagnosis or therapy? Hyperplasia of the joint tissues is one of the most notable early features of the disease: articular cartilage thickens, chondrocytes proliferate and increase matrix biosynthesis, but not its inco...
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Obesity is an increasing phenomena in adolescent and preschool children [1]. This is consistent with numerous health-related comorbid conditions in teenagers mainly including dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, hypertension and joint and back pain [2]. It was also demonstrated that principally male adolescents between 18 and 19 years old with severe obesity [3] increase the relative risk of specific cardio-vascular disease risk factors. Previous authors described musculoskeletal pain and disorders [4-6], due to obesity, as risk factors in the development of knee osteoarthritis [7-9].
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
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In conclusion, we found a gradient of increasing blood pressure with higher levels of BMI. The fact that this gradient is present even in the fully adjusted analyses suggests that BMI may cause a direct effect on blood pressure, independent of other clinical risk factors. PRRX1 as a Possible Point of Control for Remyelination Researchers here outline what is possibly a new point of intervention in the processes that maintain the myelin sheath that wraps nerves. This sheath is vital to the correct operatio...
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Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
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Discussion: The prevalence of CNP, CLBP, and migraine was significantly higher among COPD patients in comparison with controls. Associated factors to suffering these types of pain in patients with COPD included age, sex, self-rated health, certain comorbidities including mental disorders, obesity, and using pain medication.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Conclusion. Established risk factors for back pain may be largely a reflection of shared risk factors with co-occurring conditions. The high frequency of co-occurring conditions likely reflects diverse mechanisms related to heterogeneity of back pain. The extent of association of co-occurring conditions with back pain has implications for clinical management and need for further research to characterize subgroups. Level of Evidence: 2
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