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Innovations in Dentistry Bridging the Gap for California Kids

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Those who have suffered from a serious toothache know how debilitating it can be. So, imagine sitting through an algebra class with one. Then multiply that by the hundreds of thousands of children who suffer silently in school.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping Humankind

Tae Yoo | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Imagine an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits suddenly, triggering landslides, cutting power, toppling buildings and causing human havoc. Now imagine the 60 seconds before the first jolts.

Today's Technology Can Bring Needed Health Care to Underserved Children

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

With millions of Californians gaining health and dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the demand for doctors and other providers is greater than ever. Recent advances in technology have made telehealth an important tool in connecting children to health care providers.

How Video Conferencing Delivers Education And Mental Health Care To The Arctic Circle

Willa Black | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Willa Black

The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It's roughly a four-hour plane ride north of Toronto, with temperatures well below the freezing mark for eight months of the year, dark in the winter months and light all summer long. The communities in the north face unprecedented challenges.

Why mHealth Is Caught Between Vision and Reality

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

These are still early days in mHealth. But what's clear is that while mHealth may be caught between vision and reality it's not stuck there. It's going to be amazing. Eventually.

The Surprising Tool That is Helping HIV/AIDS Patients in Africa

Dr. Stanley Ndwiga | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Stanley Ndwiga

Ten years ago, an AIDS epidemic was ravaging sub-Saharan Africa. Today, thanks to better drugs, community outreach, and education, fewer Kenyans are acquiring HIV. At Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi, clinicians have been given a big boost in the fight against HIV/AIDS through web technology.

National Rural Health Day and Abortion Access

Melanie Zurek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

We rightly recognize access to safe abortion as essential to women's health and self-determination, and by extension, also essential to the health of communities -- rural and urban alike.

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

Tune In, Turn On And Meet Your Doctor

Tae Yoo | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

According to Time Magazine, 15 million children live in rural enclaves where the ratio of pediatricians and family physicians is 22 for every 100,000 kids. That's a patient load of more than 4,500 children per doctor. Outside the U.S., those numbers drastically increase.

3 Ways The ‘Internet of Everything' Is Improving Our World

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

In Jordan, through Cisco HealthPresence, doctors and patients can see and speak to one another from distant clinical settings as if they are face-to-face. Network-connected medical devices -- such as thermometers, stethoscopes, and handheld cameras -- route patient information from the clinic to the hospital for instant access to critical data by medical specialists.

Tackling Children's Health Problems With Technology And Collaboration

Yu Yi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Yu Yi

Children's health care is a growing concern on a domestic and global scale among parents, specialists, and policymakers. Treating this special population, particularly among those living in rural communities, ignites continual challenges including insurance concerns, limited transportation, and the low number and availability of pediatric specialists. Working to overcome these challenges can help ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential.

Daughter's Ear Infection Prompts HealthSpot Founder to Reinvent Heathcare

Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

Steve Cashman, founder and CEO of HealthSpot, grew up taking things apart and figuring out what was wrong with them. His problem-solving skills were h...

Is 'Telehealth' The Solution To Chronic Hospital Readmissions?

| Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elena Malykhina (Click here for the original article) Chances are, when patients check out of a hospital for home or another health care facili...

Envisioning Tomorrow's Hospital

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Tomorrow's hospital will use the new technology to drive seven health care trends -- and enable real-time collaboration between clinicians and patients to improve outcomes while lowering costs.

Social Networking: How Powerful Are Your Social Circles?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Barbara Ficarra

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, David Armano writes about the six pillars of influence that leads to measurably favorable outcomes. To achi...

Telemedicine: The Next Big Thing?

Roy Schoenberg, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Roy Schoenberg, M.D.

Telemedicine is right for a defined scope of medical care, but is not a replacement for the relationship between a patient and her doctor.

Cell Phones Saving Lives in Ghana

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

With more than 100 million mobile users in Africa, increasing rapidly every month, the idea of utilizing cell phones to increase access to health care is inevitable, but still needs crucial support.

Technology For Brain Health: an Upcoming Revolution

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We talk to the CEO of Baycrest, a brain fitness institute, about why Ontario and Baycrest chose to become pioneers in this area, and discuss some of the main opportunities, and challenges.