Archive for October, 2010
October 28, 2010
In the New England Journal Journal of Medicine this week, a perspective article by a Cleveland Clinic physician, promotes the future of home care. Dr. Landers notes five major forces driving healthcare to the home.
1. Aging of the population
2. Epidemics of chronic disease
3. Technological advances
4. Health care consumerism
5. Escalating health care costs
In the conclusion of the article, he notes this as a long term trend perhaps taking decades. My view as a technology optimist, is that the combination of these forces will result in a faster pace of change with high tech home care being an integral part of the medical home.Share this:
October 18, 2010
On Friday, I attended this symposium sponsored by the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health where the meeting was held. The symposium presented some of the latest software development for supporting research in academic medical centers. Topic areas included:
- Data Repositories for Research
- Participant Recruitment Tools and Strategies
- Clinical Information Systems and Research Study Management Systems
- Research Portal Innovations
Some highlights include
- i2b2 as a data repository (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside)
- REDCap for research study management (Research Electronic Data Capture) – used in over 160 centers
- Vivo – enabling scientific collaboration – an impressive development using semantic technology.
The scope of these technologies are impressive and on the cusp of enabling great strides in medical research. Through the NIH and CTSA grant process, this parallel development to the Health 2.0 startup process is ongoing. When will these academic tools converge with the Health 2.0 and social media explosion to transform medicine together?
October 4, 2010
This is more of an introductory presentation I gave at Toledo Hospital for social workers, including information on hospital policies, prescribing social media to patients, and some of the risks of social media. At the end of the presentation, I discussed the dilemma of managing the professional and personal identities. Links to website mentioned are on Delicious.comShare this: