Culture shifts with regard to medical practice come slowly, but having this collaborative style effort from thought leaders of reputable organizations underscores both the timeliness and urgency of these recommendations.
It is a marvel of synchronicity that a TV project caused us to reconnect at this crucial time in his life. And not only that, but I now had the medical skills and decades of experience to clearly recognize his potentially-fatal condition as it unfolded before my eyes, thanks to Skype.
Current symptom tests are done in a clinic. They are expensive, time-consuming, and logistically difficult. Our technology could enable some radical breakthroughs, because voice-based tests can be administered remotely, and patients can do the tests themselves.
Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.
Given the trends in declining birthrates and rising life expectancies, populations worldwide are graying at a dramatic rate -- profoundly impacting players in the medtech industry, tasked with improving care and reducing costs amid a rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
Students have enrolled in classes that will allow them to go above and beyond what is imagined, much less expected, of young adults. Their plan: Mashavu Networked Healthcare Solutions, a self-sustaining telemedicine system, designed by students to be implemented in rural Kenya.
While the power of technology will and should continue to evolve and drive health care forward, technology like avatars, diagnostic supercomputers and automated service must not be considered a replacement for human interaction.
Regulatory burdens and healthcare reform are causing big uncertainties for venture investors that could limit the capacity of drug and medical device startups to bring products already in the pipeline to market.
In current times, we are aging quite diversely. While some people can enjoy the benefits of medical technology when it comes to conceiving a child, assisted reproductive technology does not work for everyone.