Forbes – VR isn’t just the bleeding edge of entertainment, it’s also a tool taking the healthcare industry by storm, everywhere from the emergency room to the therapist’s office.
Newsweek – For decades, technology has made entire industries cheaper and better—while health care has stubbornly loitered in an alternate universe where tech makes everything more expensive and more complex.
MedPage Today – Most patients going home with opioid painkillers after orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University didn’t use all the pills they were given, suggesting that these medications are routinely overprescribed.
Techradar – The progress of medicine is a remarkable thing. There was a time when doctors couldn’t fully map the human body, and a time when drilling a hole into a patient’s skull was a genuine medical procedure; now we’ve mapped not just the human body but the human genome…
WSJ – The international cyberattack that swept the globe has had some impact on the U.S. health-care system, as hospital systems scramble to prevent its further spread.
VR Fitness Insider – The benefits of VR in healthcare – especially as it applies to baby boomers – are undeniable, with increase accessibility, time and cost savings, the reality of its advancement in physical therapy is far more than just virtual.
Medscape – Employing these five principles would get us a lot farther along toward the healthcare we need than would politics. That is where we will end up if we focus on what Hippocrates said over 2400 years ago: “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of my patients according to my ability and judgment, and not for their hurt or for wrong.”
What a Future!! – Since its inception in 2000, Da Vinci Surgical Robot has revolutionized the way surgeries are done. Da Vinci has been used on more than 2 million patients since it got FDA approval and is the only surgical robot that has that kind of record.
U.S. News – Small scale inpatient facilities, known in the industry as micro-hospitals, are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities and provide a local alternative to the potentially long waits for emergency care at major hospitals.
Smithsonian – Doctors and engineers at the University of Maryland team up to build a tool that projects images and vital information right above a patient.
Fortune – The business of medicine is inefficient, expensive, and ripe for disruption. Here are 21 companies that are using technology to reinvent it and to change our lives in the process.
NPR – The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.
The Next Web – There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.
Wareable – Modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies and treatments. Whether it’s treating complex conditions like heart disease to simple fractures, doctors and nurses have never been in a more advanced position.
MassDevice – Virtual reality is no longer just for pilots to simulate flying – or for more realistic gaming experiences. Virtual reality is helping to shape the healthcare industry by offering immersive programs to help train surgeons and students for a variety of surgical procedures.
MedCity News – “I’m personally excited about healthcare because I’m obsessed with trying to do something for the greater good in this world, and it starts with the human species.” With these words, Olivier Rabenschlag, head of creative at Google, discussed why healthcare is different from the other industries he’s worked in throughout his career.
Huffington Post (UK) – The Flexner report, a series of studies about education in healthcare, published just over 100 years ago sparked radical reforms in the education of healthcare professionals. The result was the creation of a curriculum that equipped healthcare professionals with a knowledge base that contributed to the doubling of lifespan during the 20th century.
MedCity News – In recent years, there’s been much hullabaloo surrounding value-based care. Are value-based initiatives truly effective? Are they helping or harming physicians? How do things change when you add telehealth to the equation?
Bellingham Herald – Thanks to advances in medical technology, many surgery patients who would once have faced a few nights in a hospital are now getting complex procedures done at outpatient clinics that can get them in and out in less than a day.
Mobi Health News – The University of Nebraska Medical Center has broken ground on a new $119 million facility meant to help physicians and nurses train for next-generation care delivery using emerging virtual and augmented reality technology.