How app culture is reviving the house call

25Jun
2017

Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare

21Jun
2017

Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare – The Conversation (free)

“Virtual reality can help patients overcome pain, beat phobias and even improve memory” (RT @ConversationUK see Tweet)

 

Stanford Medicine launches health care trends report

21Jun
2017

Harnessing the Power of Data in Health – Stanford Medicine 2017 Health Trends Report (free PDF)

News release: Stanford Medicine launches health care trends report (free)

“Stanford Medicine launches report on health care trends” (RT @StanfordMed see Tweet)

 

A randomized trial of telemedicine efficacy and safety for nonacute headaches

16Jun
2017

Machine Learning Versus Standard Techniques for Updating Searches for Systematic Reviews

16Jun
2017

Machine Learning Versus Standard Techniques for Updating Searches for Systematic Reviews: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research – Reuters (free)

“Machine-learning fed by citations of a systematic saved a ton of time for updating it, didn’t miss important studies” (RT @hildabast see Tweet)

 

Time to Delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator Using a Drone for Simulated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

15Jun
2017

Time to Delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator Using a Drone for Simulated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests vs Emergency Medical Services – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

The JAMA Network – For the Media: Can Use of a Drone Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Compared to an Ambulance?(free)

Commentaries: Drones Can Get Defibrillators to Bystanders Faster Than EMS Can – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Defibrillator Drones Can Reach You Four Times Faster Than EMS – ECN (free)

In 18 simulated cases in Sweden, the drones could get automatic external defibrillators to the scene an average of 16 minutes faster than emergency medical services.

 

6 Ways Drones Could Change Health Care

15Jun
2017

Hospitals Are Dramatically Overpaying for Their Technology

15Jun
2017

Hospitals Are Dramatically Overpaying for Their Technology – Harvard Business Review (a few articles per month are free)

“For years, hospitals have invested in sophisticated devices and IT systems that, on their own, can be awe-inspiring. Yet these technologies rarely share data, let alone leverage it to support better clinical care”.

 

The End of Human Doctors – The Bleeding Edge of Medical AI Research

14Jun
2017

Things the Health Care Sector Must Do to Improve Cybersecurity

8Jun
2017

Small wearable devices may lead to big health care savings

8Jun
2017

Why health IT is such a tragedy

7Jun
2017

Telemedicine Myths and the Truth Behind Them

4Jun
2017

Cybercrime and healthcare

15May
2017

Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness

12May
2017

Using AI to Detect Cancer

12May
2017

Here’s What Your Future Doctor Visits Could Look Like

3May
2017

Interesting read: Here’s What Your Future Doctor Visits Could Look Like – Fortune (free) (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

According to this point of view “tomorrow’s office visit will increasingly take place everywhere but the office”, with a sharp increase in virtual visits and home visits, with doctors coming to patients.

 

Automated Identification of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Deep Learning

28Apr
2017

Automated Identification of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Deep Learning – Ophthalmology (free)

Source: Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness – NewsWise (free)

Related article: Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Algorithm for Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Fundus Photographs – JAMA (link to abstract -$ for full-text)

Another study showing an artificial intelligence-based algorithm can be used with high reliability to screen for diabetic retinopathy, with cases referred to an ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment.

See more about how doctors might be affected by artificial intelligence in our April 10 issue, see #8.

 

Physicians Split Time Evenly Between Seeing Patients And Desktop Medicine

21Apr
2017

Can machine-learning improve cardiovascular risk prediction using routine clinical data?

17Apr
2017

Can machine-learning improve cardiovascular risk prediction using routine clinical data? – PLOS One (free)

See also: Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks – Science (free)

“When expert MD guidelines are outperformed by machine learning for heart risk prediction” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

 

The hospital of tomorrow in 10 points

12Apr
2017

Here’s why one tech investor thinks some doctors will be ‘obsolete’ in five years

10Apr
2017

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective?

7Apr
2017

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective? Not So Much, Study Says – Kaiser Health News (free)

“Perhaps telehealth visits don’t save money after all. Increased convenience can increase utilization” (RT @drval)

 

Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care

29Mar
2017

Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians (free)

See also: ACP: Stop Saddling Docs With Administrative Tasks – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“It’s time for all those involved in the healthcare industry to reevaluate and reduce the administrative task burden placed on clinicians” (from MedPage commentary above).

 

Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

28Mar
2017

Implementation and Evaluation of a Large-Scale Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services – JAMA Internal Medicine (free) (RT @PreetiNMalani)

Editorial: Seeing the Effect of Health Care Delivery Innovation in the Safety Net (free)

A large-scale telemedicine diabetic retinopathy screening program increased overall rates of screening by 16.3%, and wait times for screening were reduced by 89.2%.

 

A.I. VERSUS M.D

28Mar
2017

A.I. VERSUS M.D – What happens when diagnosis is automated? – The New Yorker (free) (RT @EricTopol)

“In some trials, “deep learning” systems have outperformed human experts.”

 

Telehealth Doctor Visits

27Mar
2017

Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren’t Cheaper Overall – NPR Health News (free)

Link to original article abstract ($ required for full-text): Direct-To-Consumer Telehealth May Increase Access to Care But Does Not Decrease Spending – Health Affairs

Costs have increased in this study because 88 percent of telehealth visits represented people who would not have gone to a doctor otherwise.

 

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