Tag: Society

Demystifying Blockchain Technology in Healthcare: Interview with Nicholson Center CTO Dr. Roger Smith

Continuing our series of conversations with healthcare thought leaders about the burgeoning world of blockchain technologies, Medgadget spoke with Chief Technology Officer of the Nicholson Center, Dr. Roger Smith. The Nicholson Center is a medical research and training center founded in 2001, which operates within the Florida Hospital network. (Read more...)

Mobile Clinics for Disaster Zones and Low Resource Communities: Interview with CEO of World Housing Solution

World Housing Solution, based in Florida, specializes in rapidly deployable buildings. Recently, they have focused on providing fully-equipped mobile clinics that can be fabricated and installed very quickly in disaster zones. The clinics are conceived as serving patients who can’t reach a hospital or medical facility. So far, the company has (Read more...)

Scientists See At-Home Biohacking as Future of Medicine

The cost and regulatory environment in which drugs are currently created lead to a number of difficulties for patients, providers, and drug manufacturers. Clearances and approvals, patents, and terms of use agreements, among other things, have forced some patients to turn to “biohacking” their own medical care. Researchers at Colorado S (Read more...)

Chatbots in Healthcare: Interview with John Fitzpatrick, VP of Media and Engagement at precisioneffect

Chatbots are increasingly common and a variety of websites use these automated chat systems to field user questions and provide direction and information. With advances in AI, chatbot interactions are becoming more sophisticated and have the potential to provide useful and meaningful engagement with a target audience. The technology has the advanta (Read more...)

ORHub, An Advanced Surgical Software Provider: Interview with Colt Melby, Chairman & CEO

ORHub is a HIPAA compliant, physician-driven digital software company focused on improving profitability and the cost effectiveness of hospitals through real-time smart data and analytics. ORHub provides a cloud-based software solution that captures information before, during, and after surgery, filling a void in the current surgical information in (Read more...)

Britain to Invest Heavily in AI for Medicine

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom will invest heavily into artificial intelligence technology to improve healthcare. The details are not clear, but UK’s National Health Service has been compiling data on millions of patients for many years and it may prove to be a great resource to train artificial intel (Read more...)

Britain to Invest Heavily in AI for Medicine

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom will invest heavily into artificial intelligence technology to improve healthcare. The details are not clear, but UK’s National Health Service has been compiling data on millions of patients for many years and it may prove to be a great resource to train artificial intel (Read more...)

Spying on Your Social Media and Searches to Fight STDs

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied whether certain search terms that are used on Google and topics covered on Twitter can point to a outbreak of a contagious disease. They focused on syphilis and found that by monitoring the incidence of certain terms, such as “STD&rdquo (Read more...)