Future of Health IT: Trends and Scenarios

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I'm sorry, but I don't post here any more. I left the University of Michigan Medical School in 2010 to...

I'm sorry, but I don't post here any more. I left the University of Michigan Medical School in 2010 to join a spinoff startup, my startup got acquired, and I've been super-busy working for the new company ever since.

Robots in healthcare: scary, promising, or both?

Robot Aids in Therapy for Autistic Children Wall Street Journal (05/01/13) Shirley S. Wang University of Notre Dame researchers will present study findings at the annual conference of the International Society for Autism Research showing promise in the use of robots for teaching social skills to autistic children. The study, involving 19 autistic...

More on robot usage in health care : Hospital visits take on new meaning with therapeutic robots

Portuguese and Spanish researchers in the field of social robotics are working on the use of robots to interact with children who are hospitalized for the treatment of cancer, thereby providing emotional support. The researchers are keen to take robots out of the laboratory and place them in a real environment. Until now, most of the research on...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Among Small Urban Practices Serving Low-Income and Disadvantaged Patients

Practices tended to use few formal mechanisms, such as formal care teams and designated care or case managers, but there was considerable evidence of use of informal team-based care and care coordination nonetheless. It appears that many of these practices achieved the spirit, ...

Wearable Computing Researcher Thad Starner on the Benefits of Google Glass | MIT Technology Review

I believe if we reduce the time between intention and action, it causes a major change in what you can do, period. When you actually get it down to two seconds, it’s a different way of thinking, and that’s powerful. And so I believe, and this is what a lot of people believe in academia right now, that these on-body devices are really the next revolution...

NJIT Researcher Develops New Algorithm Cluster To Data Mine Health Records

“Large collections of electronic patient records have long provided abundant, but under-explored information on the real-world use of medicines. But when used properly these records can provide longitudinal observational data which is perfect for data mining,” Duan said. “Although such records are maintained for patient administration, they could provide...

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