MedGizmo - DigiHealthBrief: MedGizmo Weekly Healthcare Research Papers & SlideShare Overview for the Week Ending March 17, 2109
18.03.2019, 02:02   MedGizmo

DigiHealthBrief: MedGizmo Weekly Healthcare Research Papers & SlideShare Overview for the Week Ending March 17, 2109




Digital Health Congress 2018 Learnings & Implications 


Digitally enabled technology solutions that bridge the gap between healthcare demand and supply. We recently attended an inspiring conference in London which focused on how digital enabled technology is starting to provide solutions that bridge the gap between demand and supply. What emerged for us was 7 key themes: 
> Making healthcare more accessible 
> The emergence of patient as consumer 
> Blending human and technology intervention 
> Open health records 
> Advances in surgical outcomes 
> The future of mental health care 
> Digitization of the UK National Health Service (NHS)


AI in Healthcare: From Hype to Impact 

Mei Chen, Ph. D., CEO, AI-powered Digital Health Innovator Cognitive Researcher

 The primary goal of this workshop is to help health professionals gain a critical understanding of the various types of AI technologies available so they can invest wisely in AI for healthcare improvement.


Healthcare Innovation 

Peter Fisk, Inspiring business leaders to deliver extraordinary results

"Healthcare Innovation" masterclass by Peter Fisk.


Digital Health Transformation (March 16, 2019) 

Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt, Lecturer at Mahidol University, Presented at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University on Nakhon Pathom, Thailand on March 16, 2019

• Life-or-Death • Difficult to automate human decisions – Nature of business – Many & varied stakeholders – Evolving standards of care • Fragmented, poorly-coordinated systems • Large, ever-growing & changing body of knowledge • High volume, low resources, little time Why Healthcare Isn’t (Yet) “Smart”?


Combining the Power of Artificial Intelligence with the Richness of Healthcare Claims Data: Opportunities and Challenges 

David Thesmar et al.  PharmacoEconomics

In this paper we discuss some recent and potential applications of AI to healthcare claims data. AI has the potential to improve the detection of diseases and treatment adverse effects, identify and reduce diagnostic errors or personal biases, and improve the monitoring of insurance costs and fraud. However, this potential is associated with risks and challenges. Patient confidentiality, methodological transparency, and potential discrimination are important issues to consider when using AI with claims data.


Spotlight on e-health & m-health - Special Issue of BioMedical Engineering Online 

The Special Issue presents ten articles that cover a large spectrum of topics. For example, Marceglia et al. present a general framework for the development of an integrated ICT system to support patients with dementia and caregivers (formal and informal). Cunningham et al. present an interactive web portal for disease self-management provided by the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland to patients with diabetes and their caregivers. Okun and Wicks discuss some personalized health initiatives, based on data integration from multiple sources, within the PatientsLikeMe (PLM) online patient community.



Blockchain-Based Healthcare: Three Successful Proof-of-Concept Pilots Worth Considering 

Rebecca Angeles, Univ of New Brunswick Fredericton, International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 27 : Iss. 3 , Article 4.

This paper features the use of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry, with special focus on healthcare data exchange and interoperability; drug supply chain integrity and remote auditing; and clinical trials and population health research. The following three healthcare use cases have been taken up for proof-of-concept pilots by MEDRec, Patientory, and the AmerisourceBergen/Merck collaboration with SAP/CryptoWerk. While blockchain technology has a promising potential for specific use cases in the healthcare industry, there are major challenges to deal with as well.


Blockchain and Health Care 

Frances Hughes at al. Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Banyo, Australia

Given the magnitude of blockchain, are we as nurses (and individuals) aware of what is occurring around us? More importantly, are we aware of the roles our patients may have in the future in terms of controlling their own data and influencing health care organizations? And, are we aware of what blockchain means for our roles as future providers of care? To answer these questions, it is important to first understand how blockchain works.



Dental Health Tracking Via Blockchain 

United States Patent Application Publication US 2019 / 0065685 A1 Applicant : International Business Machines Corporation, ARMONK, NY

A method for managing dental records using a blockchain includes receiving , from a dental device , one or more signals associated with a dental activity being performed by the dental device , detecting dental feature indictors with associated confidence levels by analyzing the dental signals , aggregating the dental feature indictors to compute a multidimensional feature vector , and determining whether to append the multi - dimensional feature vector to the blockchain .





Abos UAE



A doctor patient management system in which the user can track their fitness, schedule appointments with doctor, to view medical reports and get instant response. The users data and consultations history are stored privately and securely, making it impossible for any third parties to access. This system will significantly reduces healthcare cost and unnecessary hospitalizations..A healthcare mobile application that can be used by people to solve various health issues. Doctors are there to help you & what our application does is that it provides you an online digital clinic where you can directly talk with your doctor by setting up an appointment online. This application was made to help people make informed decisions about their healthcare. Nowadays with growing traffic, it is tough to make it on time for a Doctor’s appointment. With this app, we make your life easier by bringing the doctor to you. It’s that simple, with a large number of specialized Doctors to help get medical Information, Second Opinions, Prescriptions etc




Telemedicine User Survey Results 


The two major barriers to telemedicine adoption illustrate clearly why we still haven’t seen mass adoption of telemedicine. Those two barriers are Reimbursement & Coverage and Credentialing & Licensure. Turns out that clinicians don’t want to do something they’re not going to get paid to do. Shocking isn’t it? Plus, you layer on the fears that many have (unfounded or not) about risking their license and you can see why Telemedicine still has a ways to go.


Disconnected: a Survey Of Users And Nonusers Of Telehealth And Their Use Of Primary Care

Winston R Liaw  et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocy182,

We conducted a cross-sectional, Web-based survey of adults with access to telehealth services who visited healthcare providers for any of the 20 most-commonly seen diagnoses during telehealth visits. Three groups were studied: registered users (RUs) of telehealth had completed a LiveHealth Online (a health plan telehealth service provider) visit, registered nonusers (RNUs) registered for LiveHealth Online but had not conducted a visit, and nonregistered nonusers (NRNUs) completed neither step.


Integrating Connected Technology into Aged Care - Spotlight on Telehealth, Telerobotics, Chatbots and Blockchain Application to Eldercare 

Jit Seng Tan, MD, Working - Presentation in Digital Healthcare Asia, Singapore, 2018

Blockchain in Healthcare -  Advantages of Blockchain in Healthcare • Decentralises data and more sharable • More secure and not so hackable • Transparent transections allows for easy monitoring • With distributed ledger, easier for collaborators to partner up • Smart contracts for many potential uses in Healthcare




Track Your Stroke 

Sricharan Cherry, Student at snist

Project on heart attack detection using Arduino. It helps many people to save their lives. it is same as first aid kit. • A system should be designed in such a way that when a person places his finger on the pulse sensor and if it crosses the threshold value then a message should be sent to the registered mobile numbers which contains the current location of the person along with the recorded heart rate in terms of BPM.




VR Simulations For Neurosurgery 


To support complex tasks in neurosurgery master-slave robotic systems with compact robotic forceps have been developed. Before these systems are inserted in the surgical room, it is necessary to ensure their robust and safe operation. Virtual Reality (VR) simulation may complement this development process by providing a software platform in where the robot control algorithms can be tested without damaging the expensive prototype. In recent years the increase in the computing power along with newer algorithms optimizations enables real time simulation with both visual and physical realism, allowing acquisition of kinematic data for surgical skills analysis, and synthetic data generation for training machine learning algorithms; ultimately interactive simulators provide a safe environment in where neurosurgeons can repeatedly practice without impacting the patient’s health. Despite state-of-the-art simulators, there is little work in simulation of robot-assisted microsurgery. In this talk we present the development of VR simulations for robotic neurosurgery focusing in the micro suturing task with haptic feedback, detailing the methods and current applications. This work was funded by ImPACT Program of Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.


Development of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Robotic Brain Tumor Resection 

Saulnml - Final presentation report of my research internship project at Mitsuishi-Sugita Laboratory, The University of Tokyo.

• With the use of Force Feedback (FF) the number of collisions with the bone was reduced in 50%. • The use of Dynamic Motion Scaling along with FF reduced the number of collisions with the healthy brain tissue in 60% an 80% with interpolation, • Although the time for completing the task is increased, the accuracy is improved, making the process safer.




HIPAA and Patient Portals 

Holland & Hart LLP

Ensuring HIPAA compliance when transmitting PHI via Patient Portals, Email and Texting.

·       Patient interaction and partnership. 
·       Accessing electronic medical records.


HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules 

Holland & Hart LLP

·       Why you should comply. 
·       Application: who, what, and whom.
·       Use and disclosure rules. 
·       Authorizations v. patient requests. 
·       Business associates. 
·       Patient rights. 
·       Administrative requirements. 
·       Breach notification. 
·       "To Do" List




Visual Rehabilitation after Cataract Surgery

Central Park Medical College and WAPDA Teaching Hospital Lahore

Review of the history of cataract and IOL Surgery with presentation of current and future trends of modern cataract solutions




India Healthcare Sector Report - February 2019

India Brand Equity Foundation

 India is expected to rank amongst the top three healthcare markets in terms of incremental growth by 2020.  In FY17, Indian healthcare sector stood as the fourth largest employer as the sector employed a total of 319,780 people. The sector is expected to generate 40 million jobs in India by 2020.  In May 2017, the Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST) announced plans to create around one million skilled healthcare providers by 2022.  100,000 jobs are expected to be created from Ayushman Bharat, the National Health Protection Scheme. Fourth Largest Employer  Indian healthcare sector, is expected to record a threefold rise, at a CAGR of 22 per cent during 2016-2022 to reach US$ 372 billion in 2022 from US$ 110 billion in 2016.


Introduction & Functions of Quality Department 

Dr. Sajid Omer Chief of Quality

Patient Centered Chapters:  Access, Assessment & Continuity of Care (AAC)  Care of Patients (COP)  Management of Medications (MOM)  Patient Rights & Education (PRE)  Hospital Infection Control (HIC) NABH - Chapters Organization Centered Chapters  Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)  Responsibilities of Management (ROM)  Facility Management & Safety (FMS)  Human Resource Management (HRM)  Information Management System (IMS)


Report on Hospital Design 

Surajbarma, Architect, software developer, self employed consultant

Good hospital design integrates functional requirements with the human needs of its varied users. The basic form of a hospital is, ideally, based on its functions: Bed-related inpatient functions Outpatient-related functions Diagnostic and treatment functions Administrative functions Service functions (food, supply) Research and teaching functions



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