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Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 05 September, 2022.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----There seems to be a good bit going on this week so lots to browse!The trial of AI in aged care was quite amusing in a sad sort of way ….----- August 2022Who ’s to blame when the software gets it wrong?MedicolegalTechnologyByPursuitClinical deci...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 5, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Future of Emergency Medicine: 6 Technologies That Make Patients The Point-of-Care
Car crashes, home injuries, fires, natural disasters: every minute – if not every second – spent without treatment in such cases of medical emergencies and high-risk patients could reduce the chance of survival or proper recovery. In fact, when deprived of oxygen, permanent brain damage begins after only 4 minutes, while death can occur as soon as 4-6 minutes later. In this race against time, digital health technologies that turn patients into the point-of-care could prove to be game-changers for first responders and emergency units.  From driverless cars through medical drones to artificial intelligence (...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Telemedicine & Smartphones digital health Health 2.0 Innovation technology emergency emergency medicin Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 229
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 229 – musical medial conditions from Question 1 “I stare into Some great abyss And calculate The things I’d miss If I could only Make some sense of this.” Sheryl Crow is singing about her experience undergoing treatmen...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five ACDC breast cancer cardiac arrest gonorrhoea heart attack heroin Leonard Cohen Madness radiation song Sheryl Crow Spiderbite The Flaming Lips The Jack 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

Medical Drones Will Thrive in Healthcare: A Safe Road to Health
Time is crucial in healing, no matter whether it’s about a natural disaster, heart attack or an organ transplant. In future medical emergencies, where urgent response will be necessary, drones will mean the fastest answer. They will fly the extra mile in delivering drugs, vaccines, blood or organs. Drones are the future of delivery According to my geek calendar, 2017 will be the year of the drone. These advanced versions of model airplanes or unmanned aerial vehicles are everywhere on the rise. According to the estimates of the Consumer Technology Association, 9.4 million units were projected to be sold in 2016 worl...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Mobile Health disaster relief drone drone delivery drones emergency GC1 Innovation technology Source Type: blogs

Foreign policy through the lens of an emergency physician
These seem unrelated, but give me a chance. I was eating outside at a restaurant with my 5 month old, Max, and a car with a modified muffler hit the gas right in front of us. In Australia, you’d call the driver a “hoon.” The noise terrified my boy, and I felt something I’m not used to: protective rage. When Max stopped crying my mind went to struggling families, kids, bombs, drones and suicide bombers, naturally. So I thought I’d type on medicine and foreign affairs. When you arrive in an ER with one-sided leg/arm/face paralysis, you’ll probably be whisked to a CT scanner to see whether...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Emergency Source Type: blogs

Advanced Cooling Therapy Releases New Temperature Modulation Device
Advanced Cooling Therapy (ACT), a medical device firm, has expanded personnel in its commercial launch of the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD).     “The ECD is the first device on the market cleared for temperature modulation via the esophagus. This enables efficient core-cooling, or core-warming, without the complexity and risks associated with intravascular catheter placement, and without the obstruction of patient access seen with surface pads and wraps,” said Robin Drassler, the vice president of North American sales.   The device is placed like a standard gastric tube, making placement quick. Placement ...
Source: Technology & Inventions - November 20, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Let’s stop the unnecessary treatment of heart disease
There are many reasons doctors suffer from burnout and compassion fatigue. One of the least-mentioned of these reasons is that much of what we do is so damn unnecessary. In the US, the land of excess everything, caregivers, especially cardiologists, spend most of our time treating human beings that didn’t need to have disease. Let’s be clear and honest: Lifestyle-related disease is largely unnecessary. These days, there is so much unnecessary disease that caregivers, especially cardiologists, rarely see it. We look past the obesity right to the cholesterol number and ECG. And then we pull out the prescription pad for t...
Source: Dr John M - October 3, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Update Sattelite Edition – 09-18-2013
Copeptin levels may revolutionize chest pain evaluations in the ED. When standard treatment was compared with early discharge after normal copeptin levels were obtained, there was no significant difference in major adverse cardiac events at 30 days. Need to review the study data, but this is a promising new test. Marco Rubio calls federal government’s $8.7 million advertising campaign for Obamacare a “blatant misuse of federal dollars.” International Longshore and Warehouse Union dumps affiliation with the AFL-CIO, citing support of Obamacare and immigration reform as two reasons for the disaffiilation. Good thing to...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - September 18, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

R&R in the FASTLANE 031
Our currently highly irregular series of eminence-based evidence is finally back again – with the 31st edition: A free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 11 recommended reads. Find out more about the R&R in the FASTLANE project here and check out the team of contributors from all around the world. This edition’s R&R Hall of Famer Young NS, Ioannidis JP, Al-Ubaydli O. Why current publicat...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care R&R in the FASTLANE critical care literature recommendations research and reviews Source Type: blogs

Throwing a cat amongst the pigeons – cancer risk – will it change our referral pattern for cardiac diagnostic testing?
The recently published retrospective Canadian study of 5 year cancer risk following heart attack in 1996-2006 seems to demonstrate a consistent 3% increased risk in cancer per 10 milliSv radiation dose when adjusted for sex, age, comorbities (but strangely, not for smoking status, nor for actual measured radiation dosage but for presumed, estimated dosage based on investigations and procedures which were billed). Nevertheless, the increased risk seems consistently increased as radiation dose increases and thus the results may be plausible. Given the average age of these patients being ~61 years, some 14% were diagnosed wit...
Source: Oz E Medicine - emergency medicine in Australia - February 16, 2011 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gary Tags: Cardiology cancer risk diagnostic testing Source Type: blogs