I'm chalking up brain shocks with stimulants such as speed or whatever else kids are taking these days to stay up all night studying for exam. Or steroids for athletes. In other words, cheating! (Anyone remember the Family Ties episode when Alex P. Keaton got addicted to pills for school?
AnandGeekend: Shocking the Brain Makes You Better at Math5/18/2013 4:49:43 AM
I must say, it's a great opportunity for the Indian soil to use the Big Data for varied purposes. As per the surveys, we all know that certain barriers such as maturity of the big data tools or security is a huge hindrance. But, on the contrary if we see the advantages, they are immense. Talking about in the telcos, it could give a huge competitive edge to get over with the churn rate, and capture much more market as early as possible. Even with other fields, it possesses greater opportunities, but difficult to implement initially.
Great stuff. It shows a how fast we are growing in terms of the technology. In terms of healthcare industry it is very much important to have this kind of mechanism in place in order to make our lives easy. This technology will help in terms of checking the availability of the doctor, making an appointment, and so forth.
batyeManaging Wireless Medical Devices5/17/2013 1:39:36 PM
Susan - It will be interesting to see how this turns out. BYOD in healthcare seems counter intuitive since secuirty of patient data is paramount. However if all the data is stored in the cloud in would maintain security. Plus, as I have said perviously, If someone ismotivated to caputre patient data and remove it from the hospital or duplicate it in anyway they can and they will, even if it means using a photo copier. But in the raw data form it can be more easily transported so regardless of how this is viewed there is and always will be risk and exposure.
Also one needs to make sure that there are processes at the provider for example, the cloud provider to verify that all data that does not need to be retained is indeed being erased and not just being made inaccessible.
batyeExternalizaton & Big-Data in Biotech5/11/2013 7:29:13 PM
There seems to be a lot of potential in the tech learning tools to be harnessed by medicine. 3D simulations and elearning for knowledge sharing in professional settings..etc. On the informal setting we've seen what webMD and others have done, almost totally phasing out the casual consultation. indeed nowadays patients may go to hospital with a checklist of illnesses in their mind that they want the doctor to scan for.
Susan NunziataHealth IT Innovators Shine at TEDMED4/30/2013 12:56:30 AM
Hi Pablo, great article. I think mobile devices such as tables and smartphone have really developed, they have a wide variety of apps. Also, let me point out that with healthvault( an online web based health record), you can upload data from various monitoring health devices to their health record. Now is a good time to start implementing such tools into the healthcare environment. Here, in the U.S, healthcare cost is a big problem, the country is facing a huge federal deficit, cuts are being made accross the board. Different government agencias should look at barcelona as a good example which can be implemented in other places.
HenrishaTelemedicine Saves the Lives of Coronary Patients5/3/2013 5:42:18 AM
It's about time - healthcare, government, and educational institutions are notoriously slow in improving procedural operations and adopting technological innovations.
My insurance provider still requires a manual claim form to be filled out. I can't fathom how this is possible at this stage of the game. Electronic filing should not only be an option, it should be the norm. But it's one of those behemoth companies that won't change unless they have to and right now, they don't have to - its customers hands are tied and they really don't need to be responsive to their needs. If I had any say in it, I'd drop them like a hot potato based on their inadequate coverage alone, but my firm pays my insurance costs - like so many other working folks - so beggers can't be chosers as they say.
Susan NunziataHealthcare CIOs Can Ease Billing Pains4/30/2013 4:47:51 PM
The idea of continuing with bad data is scary. I imagine the sheer amount of data is simply too much for many healthcare professionals to deal with. My doctor is usually complaining about getting the record to pull up so he can see them when I go for a visit. While EHR are a great way to help epople, they only work if you can pull them up and get the right data.
singlemudHealthcare IT: Drinking From a Firehose4/23/2013 9:52:36 AM
Thanks, Brien. My only issue with deploying zero clients around your whole hospital is what happens during an outage. Suddenly you have a lot of sick people and staff that can't access records, histories, test results, etc.
Granted, much of that would be true in any type of outage since you 99% of the data i'm talking about isn't stored locally. But I would think having the ability to store and retrieve locally might be a small help in an outage.
ProgManZero Clients for Clinical Environments4/29/2013 5:18:09 PM
OK, time to go brood over the state of the world. See you next week, and seriously, thanks for these topics. Even when the tech details are a bit out of my reach, I get the issue and enjoy the discussion.
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