In 2011, Cleveland Clinic became the first medical institution to partner with InnoCentive. The company provides a platform for crowdsourcing medical and research problems. Read the article!
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Researchers from the University of Sydney, MIT, Harvard, and Stanford have successfully bio-printed blood vessels, offering 3D-printed organs access to nutrients, oxygen, and waste-disposal routes, according to a study published Monday. Read the article!
By mining historical data in archives from patients with similar characteristics to a current patient and using that information to guide treatment decision-making, clinicians can truly pursue a model of evidence-based care, said Dr. Daniel Rubin, an assistant professor of radiology and medicine (biomedical informatics) at Stanford University. Read the article!
Google Glass adoption in healthcare is promising, but also has its share of challenges to overcome. We examine the thoughts of Dr. Rafael Grossmann and Pristine’s Kyle Samani on the subject. Read the article!
Approximately three million patients are currently connected to their professional caregivers via devices that remotely monitor health data. By 2018, that figure is expected to increase nearly five-fold, to 19 million patients worldwide. Read the article!
We are at the early stages in the rise of a new business and IT ecosystem: Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs). These new platforms should be high on the radar screens of healthcare providers. While v1.0 of PDHPs is starting fairly narrow, companies will be high incentivized to move up the food chain into mainstream health data exchange, workflow integration, and virtual care delivery. PDHPs portend both opportunities and threats. Read the article!
There are really two fundamental shifts that are leading us to software-defined healthcare. First, consumers are starting to play with mobile health apps and wearable devices, partly due to curiosity and partly due to rising healthcare costs. This is a profound cultural shift. The second fundamental shift broadly spans our economy, not just the healthcare sector. Founders now have a comprehensive set of platforms on which they can build massive companies without the talent and resources required in the past… Read the article!
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