Norman Wu, PhD, CEO, iHuman Patients

Honing Diagnostic Skills with i-Human Patients

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October 31, 2014

5 comments

HealthTech Conference 2014, Medical Education, Salber:

Missed or delayed diagnoses occur in approximately 15% of patient cases. Can case simulation be used to better train clinicians to avoid errors and improve accuracy?

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Medical Student Speaks Up Under Influence of Telluride Mentors

Medical Student Speaks Up Under Influence of Telluride Mentors

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October 30, 2014

1 comment

EDUCATION:

Creative thinking young entrepreneurs are also leading change in healthcare. While their vision and action as patient safety advocates and role models may not send financial ripples across Wall Street, or redefine how we communicate with one another just yet, their efforts will save patient lives.

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Don Ross, Co-Founder and Managing Director of HealthTech Capital

Missed This Year’s HealthTech Conference?

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October 29, 2014

1 comment

Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Co-founder and Managing Director Don Ross shares his thoughts on HealthTech Capital’s 2014 HealthTech Conference in San Mateo

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Curbing overuse is an important part of quality improvement

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October 28, 2014

3 comments

POLICY:

In fact, a 2011 editorial published in American Family Physician reviewed the accumulating evidence that CT scans are highly overused in medical practice, which puts patients at unnecessary risk of radiation-induced cancers and detection of incidental findings that can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Identifying overuse of CT scans often isn’t easy, though.

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Abner Mason, Founder & CEO of ConsejoSano

ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders

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October 28, 2014

6 comments

HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

ConsejoSano provides Spanish-speakers living in the US telephonic access to licensed practicing physicians in Mexico at a very low cost.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Calling for Responsible Healthcare Journalism

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October 27, 2014

10 comments

EDUCATION:

As the Ebola virus lands closer to home, it has been disappointing to watch the hype, inaccuracies and blame circulating in various media on what continues as a yet-to-be controlled humanitarian and health crisis in West Africa.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, TDWI contributor

We Believe What We Want to Believe

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October 26, 2014

5 comments

Cognition & the brain, Ebola, Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

Our brain is programmed to experience fear, however irrational. Our bias to confirm our hypothesis and our overestimating and overweighting of rare events is responsible.

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Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

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October 24, 2014

17 comments

Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies:

Validic has built connections to >150 apps and devices making it easy for enterprise CIOs and CTO to connect to them by building a single connection to their cloud-based platform

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Periodic Table of Digital Health

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October 23, 2014

20 comments

IT:

CB Insights published something they called the Periodic Table of Healthcare. It was a very clever way to characterize the healthcare landscape. They specifically noted that the table was not intended to characterize the digital health world, so I decided to do that myself.

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Sina Fateh, MD, Co-founder and EVP of Atheer Labs

Gesture-based, 2-Eyed, 3D Augmented Interactive Reality (What??)

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October 22, 2014

15 comments

Entrepreneurs, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

Like Google Glass, Atheer Augmented interactive Reality (AiRTM) Smart Glasses created by Atheer Labs puts the virtual stuff you want to see right in front of you. Unlike Google Glass, you see the images using both of your eyes and the images are in 3D.

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Technology & Innovation

Don Ross, Co-Founder and Managing Director of HealthTech Capital

Missed This Year’s HealthTech Conference?

October 29, 2014 1 comment

Co-founder and Managing Director Don Ross shares his thoughts on HealthTech Capital’s 2014 HealthTech Conference in San Mateo

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Politics & Policy

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Curbing overuse is an important part of quality improvement

October 28, 2014 3 comments

In fact, a 2011 editorial published in American Family Physician reviewed the accumulating evidence that CT scans are highly overused in medical practice, which puts patients at unnecessary risk of radiation-induced cancers and detection of incidental findings that can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Identifying overuse of CT scans often isn’t easy, though.

Read More...