Last night, digital health finally went mainstream. The ever popular Eric Topol was featured on NBC’s Rock Center. It’s great that more people will learn about what’s happening in Digital Healthcare. I particularly like near the end of the video Dr. Topol talks about the need for patients to be more involved in their health. Plus, it was fun to see the AliveCor device in action on network television. I’ve embedded the full video of Eric Topol on Rock Center below.
MCR Global is a company that is working to make patients vital information available through a simple business card, or thumb drive. They previously launched in Africa, and will be launching in Asia later this month. Below you will find a video describing what they are trying to accomplish with their product.
We have done multiple posts on their offerings over on our other site Smartphone Healthcare.
Parkinson’s disease is something that touches almost everyone in some way in their life. It can be debilitating to a patient’s speech and movement. The video below from TED Talks describes how new technology can help in the detection of Parkinson’s.
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MyCrisisRecords is a valuable new product that allows your personal health record to be accessed through a QR reader, a USB drive, or by calling a 24/7 hotline. This can be invaluable to emergency personnel who can almost immediately have access to your health history in an emergency.
This video demonstrates how simple it is for a physician to gain access to your record.
More information can be found at their website: mycrisisrecords.com
How to you use DocBookMD Messaging for iPhone and iPad. DocBookMD is a mobile, secure HIPAA-compliant smartphone platform that enables you to connect, communicate and collaborate with your medical society colleagues.
I recently wrote about the MyCrisisRecords system for providing critical personal health information during an emergency on our other blog, Smart Phone Health Care. The following video is a demonstration of their EMS Webapp. EMS is one area of healthcare that seems to be getting somewhat overlooked, but that could benefit greatly from recent improvements in technology.
In an emergency situation seconds can mean the difference between life and death, and new technological advances could save critical seconds for people who need it.
This 3-minute video, in collaboration with AT&T, highlights the WellDoc DiabetesManager System, an innovative mobile health solution, cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It has the ability to positively impact the lives of people with type 2 diabetes by helping them more effectively manage their disease. The video demonstrates how DiabetesManager utilizes mobile phones and the Internet to offer automated coaching and behavioral algorithms driven by real-time patient data.
The future of healthcare will be heavily dependent on technology. There are already amazing things being done on so many different levels. This video delves into the amazing technologies that are being worked on for the future.
It discusses numerous devices that will aid in curing disease, as well as preventing it. Some of the pictures and video shown blew me away with what they are accomplishing. The things that Daniel Kraft discusses will give hope to those who may have lost it.
For those who do not know what TED and TEDx are here is the description that was given with the video:
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMaastricht, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMaastricht event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Smartphones are quickly becoming as important to doctors as all of their other tools. If you have any doubt about the emerging value of smartphones please visit our other site, Smartphone Healthcare. On that site there are numerous posts discussing amazing new devices, and how technology is improving healthcare for people in all walks of life, and all areas of the earth.
The following video is a discussion about the role of smartphones in healthcare conducted by Matt Kapko of RCR Wireless where he interviews Gary Rurup (Strategic Opportunity Manager, Healthcare and Fitness, Sprint), Scott Minor (Health Care Solutions, Infologix), and Pete DeNagy (Independent m-health consultant) at CTIA 2011.