Category Archives: Big Data

What Do Amazon, JPMorgan Chase And Berkshire Hathaway Have Planned For Health Care?

NPR interview discussing the new firm that these three companies are creating  to try to lower costs of healthcare. They believe that the issues lie in the lack of access to useful healthcare information and that the answer lies in

What Do Amazon, JPMorgan Chase And Berkshire Hathaway Have Planned For Health Care?

NPR interview discussing the new firm that these three companies are creating  to try to lower costs of healthcare. They believe that the issues lie in the lack of access to useful healthcare information and that the answer lies in

Smarter Electronic Health Records Lead to Smarter Doctors

Modern electronic health records: time-consuming paperwork or untapped patient data resource? UCSF leads the way in using the electronic health record to augment medical knowledge by pooling relevant patient data. Full article: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/01/409541/doctors-providing-smarter-care-electronic-health-records

Smarter Electronic Health Records Lead to Smarter Doctors

Modern electronic health records: time-consuming paperwork or untapped patient data resource? UCSF leads the way in using the electronic health record to augment medical knowledge by pooling relevant patient data. Full article: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/01/409541/doctors-providing-smarter-care-electronic-health-records

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

Is the Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Declining?

The Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) demonstrated a decreased 5-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients in later birth cohorts. Similarly, the prevalence of AMD in US adults older than 40 was 6.5% in the 2005-2008 National Health

Is the Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Declining?

The Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) demonstrated a decreased 5-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients in later birth cohorts. Similarly, the prevalence of AMD in US adults older than 40 was 6.5% in the 2005-2008 National Health

Company goal to improve employee health ethical?

Employers are using Big Data to reduce healthcare costs by attempting to predict things like medical procedures and pregnancies. The outcome is noble in theory but there are concerning HIPAA implications. Full Article: http://www.popsci.com/companies-use-big-data-to-track-employee-health-and-pregnancies

Company goal to improve employee health ethical?

Employers are using Big Data to reduce healthcare costs by attempting to predict things like medical procedures and pregnancies. The outcome is noble in theory but there are concerning HIPAA implications. Full Article: http://www.popsci.com/companies-use-big-data-to-track-employee-health-and-pregnancies

Google increases investment in medtech and digital health

Surprisingly, medtech companies are a relatively small portion of US venture capital investment. Google Ventures has recently made large forays into this market, investing in companies working on cloud based oncology software, gene editing technology, and cancer tumor genetic profiling. Excited to see

Google increases investment in medtech and digital health

Surprisingly, medtech companies are a relatively small portion of US venture capital investment. Google Ventures has recently made large forays into this market, investing in companies working on cloud based oncology software, gene editing technology, and cancer tumor genetic profiling. Excited to see

Epidermal Electronics: A discharge summary and a wearable tattoo when you leave the hospital

Researchers are in the process of developing and perfecting a device that consist of ultrathin electrodes, electronics, sensors, and wireless power and communication systems that would be “printed” directly onto the skin so people can wear them for an extended

Epidermal Electronics: A discharge summary and a wearable tattoo when you leave the hospital

Researchers are in the process of developing and perfecting a device that consist of ultrathin electrodes, electronics, sensors, and wireless power and communication systems that would be “printed” directly onto the skin so people can wear them for an extended