Innovation & Evaluation

Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation

High-quality health data is the backbone of strong public health policies. When government officials and public health professionals understand the factors that influence health, they can make informed decisions about how and where to target public health interventions and resources. In low- and middle-income countries, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) account for 67 percent of deaths but

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My Guide To The Future of Medicine: 22 Trends Shaping Healthcare

Surgeons at The Royal London Hospital have conducted the first brain surgery on an aneurysm recorded in virtual reality. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing a placenta-on-chip that will mimic the microenvironment of the maternal-fetal interface. The research is an early breakthrough on a future in which neonatal disease can be researched without using

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Cleveland Clinic CIO talks innovation, patient engagement and BYOD

In a recent phone interview, newly minted Cleveland Clinic CIO Edward Marx discussed his position, how to avoid pilot purgatory and his organization’s “patients first” mantra.Edward Marx is no stranger to the world of healthcare.He has held executive positions at the Advisory Board Company, Texas Health Resources and University Hospitals. Marx is also a Fellow

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Amazing Technologies Changing The Future of Dermatology

Smart algorithms will soon diagnose skin cancer, dermatologists consult patients online, and 3D printers will print out synthetic skin to fight tissue shortages. There is a lot going on in dermatology, and medical professionals should prepare in time for the technological changes before they start swiping through the specialty. Lets start by familiarizing with the

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Why The Mental Health Industry Is Ripe For Innovation

Technology has been tested and proven effective in many advanced and innovative industries, and is now extending and applying its benefits to more regulated industries such as healthcare. According to Mary Meekers Internet Trends 2017 report, healthcare is at a digital inflection point. She recognized and attributed this change in part to the increase of

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Stanford Researchers Develop Algorithm to Diagnose Heart Arrhythmias

Stanford researchers from the Machine Learning Group have developed an algorithm that is able to outperform cardiologists in arrhythmia detection, according to research published on arXiv. The new deep learning algorithm can diagnose 14 types of heart rhythm defects, called arrhythmias and has the ability to sort through data from rural locations where people do

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