Archive for October, 2012
October 31, 2012
At the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, there was a discussion about big data in health care which moved to the issue of patient engagement and the need for not only transparency of data but also providing tools to manage and interpret data. Two panelists had important inputs – 23&Me and Dr. Harris, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic. What is needed includes PHRs, like MyChart, but also interpretation of results, such as offered by 23&Me. The tools must provide actionable results.
IBM Watson was also featured with a new initiative with Cleveland Clinic to “send Watson to Medical School” using medical students and others to improve paths for medical decisions. This exciting prospect is an experiment in human-computer interaction and machine learning. See this video for more details:
Finally, the top ten innovations announced at the conference including everything from handheld imaging to bariatric surgery.Share this:
October 26, 2012
This is a new textbook editted by Mehran Mehregany for the Wireless Health course at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (the course is actually conducted in San Diego). I wrote Chapter 12, Computing and Information, which outlines changes in information technology in the past 10 years and how these are enabling pervasive computing in health care. The release date is February 2013 so stay tuned. Check out the table of contents which includes a broad range of topics from gaming and social networks to medical device design and electronic instrumentation.Share this:
October 24, 2012
Two recent items emphasize this them. First is an interview with James Merlino, MD, Chief Experience Officer at Cleveland Clinic and e-Patient Dave at TEDMED.
The interview asks pointed questions about Improving Doctor-Patient Communication from the provider and patient perspective. ePatient Dave gives Cleveland Clinic a big endorsement. See Dave’s blog post about the video.
Second is a post by Dr. Cosgrove, CEO of Cleveland Clinic on One Question that Changed our Organization or How Cleveland Clinic went from doctor-centered to patient-centered. It is a description of a water-shed moment. “Yes we do teach empathy. We’ve made it part of our culture.”Share this: