Ride-Hailing Platforms Could Solve The Problems of Transportation in Healthcare
Patients living in rural, suburban or urban areas with poor infrastructure often don’t have the proper means to get to the doctor’s appointment on time. In extreme cases, they could even wait for emergency situations so they can call an ambulance and receive care in a hospital. In the last months, both giant ridesharing companies, Uber and Lyft announced non-emergency medical transportation services, while start-ups, such as Circulation also promise to deal with the issue. Could smartphones and networked services solve transportation in healthcare? Why is getting to the doctor such a hassle? There is a little village i...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Hospital lyft medical transportation patient ride-hailing startup uber Source Type: blogs

Besides the Nonspecific T-wave Inversion in aVL, What Else is Abnormal on this ECG?
This case was sent by Laszlo Farkas, a paramedic from Hungary.  He discussed it with Janos Borbas MD and Robert Sepp MD from University of Szeged 2nd Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology Clinic. The case inspired me to resurrect a case that I published 10 years ago with the same ECG finding (2nd case below).What is the finding?What does it signify?CaseAn elderly male presented with chest pain.  Here is the first ED ECG:Hint: the finding is NOT the T-wave inversion in aVLThis ECG that I published 10 years ago in Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography has th...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - April 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

The Future of Sports Medicine
Not only the experience of sporting activities and events, but also rehabilitation after sports injuries are changing due to cutting-edge technologies. In sports medicine, the future holds a shift towards prevention through genomics, nutrigenomics, countless trackers, and wearables, while there are many great technologies which aim to alleviate the pain and shorten the time of recovery – if, against all odds, a sports injury still happens. Technology will change the experience of sports injuries and rehabilitation When was the last time you went out for a run without Endomondo or had a bike tour without Strava? Have you ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine AR exoskeleton genomics health sensors Healthcare nutrigenomics prevention rehabilitation sports sports medicine trackers virtual reality VR wearables Source Type: blogs

Robotics, A.I. and Blockchain Redesign The Pharma Supply Chain
Exoskeletons will aid pharma factory workers. 3D printing will allow pharmacies to produce drugs on the spot. Blockchain technologies will help fight counterfeit drugs. These are just bits and pieces, but the entire process of the pharmaceutical supply chain will be affected by disruptive technologies. Let me show you a comprehensive overview how innovations will make it more efficient, faster and cheaper than ever before. Exoskeletons will aid pharma factory workers. 3D printing will allow pharmacies to produce drugs on the spot. Blockchain technologies will help fight counterfeit drugs. These are just bits and pieces, b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: 3D Printing in Medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Pharma Security & Privacy AI blockchain digital Innovation Personalized medicine pharmaceutics pharmacies robotics robots supply chain Source Type: blogs

New Human Freedom Index: A Decline in Global Freedom
The newHuman Freedom Index is out today. For a third year, the annual report —published by Cato, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut in Germany—paints a broad picture of personal, civil and economic freedom in the world. It uses 79 indicators in 12 areas ranging from freedom of religion to freedom to trade.Here are some highlights. Global freedom has declined slightly compared to last year ’s report and compared to 2008, the first year for which we have complete data. Switzerland is the freest country in the world, followed by Hong Kong, which fell from first place for the first time since the ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ian V ásquez Source Type: blogs

Symbiosis of Design And Healthcare: The Story of an ECG Device
A young Hungarian designer rethought the traditional ECG Holter into easily applicable and smart ECG wearable. It’s just one example how design will appear in healthcare in the future; how elements of design thinking and (user interface) UX will become an organic part of the development of medical devices. An example of brilliance: redesigning the traditional ECG Holter A young Hungarian designer, Ádám Miklósi contacted me half a year ago that he redesigned the traditional ECG Holter. As one of the 85 million Europeans suffering from cardiovascular disease, he frequently had to get into contact with the medical devic...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design digital future Innovation medical medical design technology wearables Source Type: blogs

Eugenics, UCL and freedom of speech
Jump to follow-up On Monday evening (8th January 2018), I got an email from Ben van der Merwe, a UCL student who works as a reporter for the student newspaper, London Student.  He said “Our investigation has found a ring of academic psychologists associated with Richard Lynn’s journal Mankind Quarterly to be holding annual conferences at UCL. This includes the UCL psychologist professor James Thompson”. He asked me for comment about the “London Conference on Intelligence”. His piece came out on Wednesday 10th January. It was a superb piece of investigative journalism.  On the same ...
Source: DC's goodscience - January 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: ethics eugenics genetics UCL Universities University College London Adam Rutherford Francis Galton James Thompson Karl Pearson Steve Jones Toby Young Source Type: blogs

Eugenics, UCL and freedom of speech
Jump to follow-up On Monday evening (8th January 2018), I got an email from Ben van der Merwe, a UCL student who works as a reporter for the student newspaper, London Student.  He said “Our investigation has found a ring of academic psychologists associated with Richard Lynn’s journal Mankind Quarterly to be holding annual conferences at UCL. This includes the UCL psychologist professor James Thompson”. He asked me for comment about the “London Conference on Intelligence”. His piece came out on Wednesday 10th January. It was a superb piece of investigative journalism.  On the same ...
Source: DC's goodscience - January 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: ethics eugenics genetics Uncategorized Universities University College London Adam Rutherford Francis Galton James Thompson Karl Pearson Steve Jones Toby Young UCL Source Type: blogs

Matthew Holt ’ s EOY 2017 letter (charities/issues/gossip)
Right at the end of every year I write a letter summarizing my issues and charities. And as I own the joint here, I post it on THCB! Please take a look–Matthew Holt Well 2017 has been quite a year, and last year 2016 I failed to get my end-of-year letter out at all. This I would like to think was due to extreme business but it probably came down to me being totally lazy. On the other hand like many of you I may have just been depressed about the election–2016 was summed up by our cat vomiting on our bed at 11.55 on New Years Eve. Having said that even though most of you will never comment on this letter and I ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Matthew Holt Charity Patient Activism Source Type: blogs

The 1000th Thread!
This is the 1000th presentation to my bioethics blog since starting on Google Blogspot.com in 2004.There has been many topics covered. Though comments by the visitors has always been encouraged and, since as a "discussion blog", comments leading to discussions I have felt was the definitive function here. Virtually none of the thread topics have gone unread and most have had some commentary, some with mainly particularly strong and emphatic opinions http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/01/should-pathologists-be-physicians.html, some with extensive up to 12 years long continued discussion http://bioethicsdiscussion....
Source: blog.bioethics.net - December 24, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Maurice Bernstein, M.D. Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The 1000th Thread!
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Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - December 24, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: blogs

How Technologies Shape The Future Of Medical Conferences
I have attended more than 400 conferences that were devoted to medicine and healthcare, and I can count the great ones on one hand. Terribly visualized presentations, new ideas in old shapes, delays, bad organizing, lack of guest engagement. How come medical event organizers do not make the most out of digital technology? How come they do not follow the ever-changing needs of guests and visitors, let alone patients and doctors? Read on to learn how new technologies and trends are able to catapult any medical event into the 21st century! Medical events should live up to the expectations When I arrive at a conference or pa...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: manager Tags: Empowered Patients Social media in Healthcare Virtual Reality in Medicine digital technology gc4 Health 2.0 medical event patient empowerment Source Type: blogs

Let Medical Students Become 21st Century Physicians
We don’t need no obsolete medical education, sings the average medical student leaning on a fat volume of anatomy. Rightly so, as in the 21st century, students should learn about the human body through virtual reality, should familiarize themselves with digital health, and prepare for the sweeping changes technology brings upon the medical community already in medical school. Let’s reform medical education to nurture 21st century physicians! What is the problem with the medical curriculum today? Five years from now, surgical robots will become an average sight in a well-equipped OR, as in the next three years, surgical...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Education 3d printing artificial intelligence augmented reality curriculum digital health future of education Healthcare med school med student medical curriculum sensors virtual reality wearables Source Type: blogs

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Innovations Making Patients The Point-of-Care
Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival in case of medical emergency and trauma patients. Digital health innovations making patients the point-of-care could become a great help for first responders and emergency units in the battle against time. Here, we collected what trends and technologies will have an impact on the future of emergency medicine. Six minutes before brain damage Car crashes, home injuries, fires, natural disasters. The difference between life and death often depends on the speed and efficiency of emergency care services. The work of doctors, paramedics, and nurses being in...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: imported CPR digital health emergency emergency medicine EMS first aid first response future Health 2.0 Healthcare Innovation technology Source Type: blogs