Tag Archives: Medicine

The New ‘Golden Age’ of Medicine

There’s No Better Time to Be a Doctor Victor Fuchs and Mark Cullen published an article in JAMA questioning the impact changes in health care systems have on doctors. The authors argue that the medical education establishment should respond to such changes with curriculum reform that includes, among other things, health economics and population health. They further provide a short history of health ...

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Top Five Technological Innovations in Medicine

Over the last few years, the health industry has experienced a major shift in technological innovations. What seemed impossible years ago can be solved now only with the touch of buttons. Modern technological innovations in drugs and equipment have completely revolutionized the health sector. The medical machines and the computers that power them are now becoming more smaller, faster and ...

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Barriers to Physician Entrepreneurship

Physician entrepreneurship describes physicians, or other health professionals, pursuing opportunity under conditions of uncertainty with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation. One way to do that is to create a product, a service or a company, but there are many other ways as well. Fortunately, students, trainees and clinicians at all ...

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How to Educate for the Future – Not the Past

How to Educate for the Future – Not the Past - Innovation Excellence

Clearly, we need to rethink education. Our kids will face a much different world than we live in now. In fact, a study at Oxford concluded that nearly half of the jobs that exist today will be automated in the next 20 years. To prepare for the future, we need to replace our regimented education system with one that fosters skills like teamwork, communication and exploration.

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How Innovation Really Happens

When Alexander Fleming, a brilliant but sometimes careless scientist, returned to his lab after a summer holiday in 1928, he found his work ruined. A bacteria culture he had been growing was contaminated by fungus and, as it grew, it killed all the colonies it touched. Most people would have simply started over, but Fleming switched his focus from the bacteria to ...

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Cognitive Computing and Collaboration

Today, as we enter a new age of cognitive computing, we’re all going to have to learn to adapt and, in effect, fly-by-wire. Much of the skill and expertise that professionals used to spend an entire career earning is now being outsourced to computers and we, like the flyboys, will have to learn to partner with machines—and each other—in order to compete.

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Healthcare Kiosks are Coming

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings are coming and promise to deliver healthcare on the spot via telemedicine. HealthSpot is part of a wave of upcoming small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings.

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