What Do We Need To Have AI-Equipped Nanobots In Medicine
Disease, noun [archaic]: A historical term used to describe various physical and mental ailments that affected organisms, primarily humans, in an era before the advent of comprehensive nanomedical and genetic interventions. In the technologically primitive past, diseases were common causes of discomfort, dysfunction, and mortality, often requiring medical treatment and care. Modern advances and nanobots in medicine have rendered this term obsolete, as conditions previously classified as diseases are now either preventable or entirely curable at the molecular level. Are we on the brink of a brave new world where disease...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 30, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Future of Medicine Nanotechnology nanobots nanobots in medicine AI Source Type: blogs
AI ’ s Unforeseen Medical Discoveries: The Curious Case Of Unusual Associations
Artificial intelligence can do a plethora of astonishing things, which has been discussed thoroughly in the past year. We train models to assist medical work, from administration to image analysis, from triage to mental health support. And every now and then AI has curious medical discoveries, detecting things that – to the best of our human knowledge – should not be detectable from the input data. Like knowing the race of the patient from chest X-rays alone. These unusual associations present brand-new challenges to medical professionals. In these cases, the medical detective work has a new aim: to understa...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 28, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine digital health Healthcare technology AI Source Type: blogs
Will We All Have To Become Biologically Enhanced Superhumans?
Okay, hands up who can tell who’s the most famous biologically enhanced superhuman in the world? True, it’s a quite close call between Captain America and The Incredible Hulk (sorry Spidey, you’re not even close). But are human-invented superhumans just a thing of a Stan Lee comic, or is it an actual scientific idea from a real laboratory? As a matter of fact, enhancing human capabilities has been on the minds of people for ages, but it has come a long way from ancient training methods to exoskeletons. Enhancing our abilities, be it permanently or temporarily is a tempting but risky matter. Will it be possibl...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 21, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Bioethics Biotechnology Cyborgization Digital Health Research E-Patients Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Policy Medical Education Robotics Science Ficti Source Type: blogs
Birders versus Toggers
Broadly speaking, birders are avian enthusiasts, people interesting in seeing birds. Sometimes birders are twitchers, they like to see a bird so they can “tick” that species off a list, often it involves travelling far from their patch to see a species new to them. Twitchers are often not birders, they’re more akin to collectors, but aren’t necessarily interested in the birds per se. Then there are people with cameras who are also birders, twitchers, or both. Birders and twitchers often refer to these birding photographers as toggers, it’s a rather derogatory word. Now, if a bird of interest s...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - November 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Birds Photography Source Type: blogs
Patient Engagement through Communication Platforms
With the increase in digital health, remote care, and patient access, the need for a reliable platform to conduct everything has also increased. But while we all need reliable communication platforms, properly utilizing them is an entirely different story. There is already so much to consider in terms of what works best for your organization, but then you need to rethink everything in terms of what is best for the patient. You might be reassured that it is safe and easy to use on the administrator end, but is it that way on the user end for the patients? For some insights on patient engagement in communication platforms we...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 17, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Grayson Miller Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Cassie Choi Communication Platform David Wright hc1 Insights HSBlox John Moyer Kathy Ford Kel Pul Source Type: blogs
Zealous for Wellness: Deciding What Kind of Change You Want
This article looks at the measurements and reporting strategies used by some specific companies. Their interventions, goals, and measures depend a lot on who’s paying for the service. Wondr Health Gives Employers What They Ask For Wondr Health, like so many companies in this article and in the value-based healthcare space generally, works with employers and payers. Ultimately, for many employers, the purpose of engaging Wondr Health’s behavioral interventions is to improve employee productivity. According to chief medical officer Dr. Tim Church, some of Wondr Health’s clients focus on cutting down the c...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 15, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Behavior Change behavioral health Cli Source Type: blogs
ECMO spotlight: Expanding access for improved survival rates
The recent coverage of ECMO by the Wall Street Journal has shone a spotlight on a therapy that, despite its decades-long existence, remains relatively obscure and underutilized. While the article thoughtfully delved into the ethical considerations surrounding the extended use of this life-saving therapy, it’s important to recognize that many hospitals have yet to offer ECMO as Read more… ECMO spotlight: Expanding access for improved survival rates originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 14, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: John R. Mehall, MD, MBA Tags: Conditions Cardiology Source Type: blogs
AI and special needs adults: The AI Guardian is in sight
Over the past decade I ' ve written on social media about the concept of an AI Guardian, but I realize I ' ve never put it into a blog post . With the release of the LLM AIs  including ChatGP4,ChatGPT plugins, and recentlyGPT Agents (GPTs) the AI Guardian is much closer than I ' d expected. So it ' s time to write something.First, of course, I decided to ask ChatGPT. I ' ve never seen the concept of an AI Guardian online, but evidently I ' ve been looking in the wrong places. As of its April 2023 incarnationChatGPT4 has quite a bit to say:You: What do you know about the concept of an " AI Guardian " for sp...
Source: Be the Best You can Be - November 11, 2023 Category: Disability Tags: autism cognition cognitive impairment computer finance nsAI smartphone smartphone4all sport support technology Source Type: blogs
American Telemedicine Association Leaps Into Privacy and AI Policies
The computerization of daily life has evolved from a set of technical decisions to a matter of urgent public policy over the past few decades. The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently released two sets of principles that highlights its concerns in two prominent computing issues: privacy and AI. Of course, privacy and AI both make front-page news these days. Concerns over the data protection of individuals dates back to the 1970s. The issue takes on new urgency since evidence has emerged about the manipulation of voters and exploitation of children. AI became the subject of an international summit at Bletchley P...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 9, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AI Regulations Artificial Intelligence ATA HIPAA Kyle Zebley privacy Privacy Regulations Telehealth Policy Telemedicine Regulations Source Type: blogs
Medical ethics dilemma: a hemodialysis decision
An excerpt from The Committee Will Kill You Now. “You couldn’t get her niece to budge on the hemodialysis decision?” Harper sank into the resident lounge’s threadbare couch and kicked up her feet. “Nope.” Noah slumped in the chair across from her. It was late afternoon, and he’d almost finished checking off the tasks on Read more… Medical ethics dilemma: a hemodialysis decision originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 9, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jennifer Lycette, MD Tags: Conditions Nephrology Source Type: blogs
I Suppose This Had To Happen – Was Just A Matter of Time!
This appeared last week: Meet hackers ’ favourite new tool: WormGPT By David Swan November 3, 2023 — 5.00am Cybersecurity researchers are sounding an alarm about the hacking community’s answer to ChatGPT, a new generative AI tool dubbed WormGPT, which is being used to create sophisticated attacks on Australian businesses. Worm GPT is being described as similar to ChatGPT, but with no ethical (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 8, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
About That New Generation of Clinicians
By KIM BELLARD I saw a report last week – Clinician of the Future 2023 Education Edition, from Elsevier Health – that had some startling findings, and which didn’t seem to garner the kind of coverage I might have expected. Aside from Elsevier’s press release and an article in The Hill, I didn’t see anything about it. It’s worth a deeper look. The key finding is that, although 89% say they are devoted to improving patients’ lives, the majority are planning careers outside patient care. Most intend to say in healthcare, mind you; they just don’t see themselves staying in direct patient...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Medical Practice Clinician Training Kim Bellard Medical School Nurses Physicians Source Type: blogs
Preserving Patient Dignity (Formerly Patient Modesty) Volume 128
Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - November 3, 2023 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: blogs
Navigating the AI revolution in medicine: from liability and technicalities to ethics and policy
The current landscape of AI in medicine. Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into health care is a complex yet transformative journey. As AI becomes increasingly indispensable, the medical community faces a paradigm shift—from being accountable for using AI to potentially being liable for not using it. In this article, we will explore the multifaceted implications of Read more… Navigating the AI revolution in medicine: from liability and technicalities to ethics and policy originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 1, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Harvey Castro, MD, MBA Tags: Tech Health IT Source Type: blogs
Lung Chip Mimics Radiation Injury
Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed a microfluidic chip that can recreate some of the features of radiation-induced lung injury. The lungs are very sensitive to radiation, and this can limit the application of radiotherapy to treat cancer. Accurately modeling radiation-induced lung injury could assist in developing new methods to prevent and treat the phenomenon, but it has been difficult to study this before the advent of advanced organ-on-a-chip models. The lung chip presented here contains human lung alveolar epithelial cells interfacing with lung capillary cells. The goal is to recrea...
Source: Medgadget - November 1, 2023 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Oncology Radiation Oncology harvard wyssinstitute Source Type: blogs