MedGizmo - DigiHealthBrief: MedGizmo Weekly Healthcare Research Papers & SlideShare Overview for the Week Ending March 31, 2109
01.04.2019, 03:05   MedGizmo

DigiHealthBrief: MedGizmo Weekly Healthcare Research Papers & SlideShare Overview for the Week Ending March 31, 2109



Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Kawshik Nag MS Resident Phase A (Ophthalmology) Chittagong Medical College Diabetic Retinopathy
 Retinopathy is the most important ocular complication of diabetes. DR is more common in type 1 DM than type 2 DM.  Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) affects 5-10% of diabetic population. Type 1 Diabetes are at particular risks, with an incidence of upto 90% after 30 years.

Big Data / AI / eHealth in Germany
Niklas Kramer, German Federal Ministry of Health
At the government level, the Ministry is interested in Targeted funding
of pilots/networks to prove the case of Big Data and AI and create further bottom up IOP incentives. Also seeking to build bridges between research and care, implement the EUGDPR with view for secondary use (data donation), make sure that the point of care is at the center of all efforts, and align AI strategy both nationally and Europe wide. Includes an overview of the German healthcare sector and description of the German public telematics infrastructure:
A nationwide cross sectorial platform
• Patient interests at the center (Opt-In!)
• Electronic Health Card + New mobile Access
• Data security by exclusively approved interoperable components and defined role concepts
• Commonly agreed standards
IBM Watson HEALTH: Big Data in Healthcare
Anne LeGrand, VP Imaging, IBM Watson HEALTH
 Includes a future with AI; Industry Challenges; Natural Language Processing; Deep Learning; Make the Invisible, Visible; Accelerating the Pace of Drug Discovery; Become a Trusted Advisor; Treatment Recommendations by Cognitive Computing; Derive Actionable Insights; Managing Care and Improving Lives; Identifying Outcomes of Precision Cohorts; Diabetes; Medical Imaging; Market Size; AI Value; Imaging AI Market; How to Set Priorities; Safety Net; Global Issues; Watson Health Imaging Strategy; Maturity Curve; Precision Medicine; Watson Imaging Clinical Review; Key Principles;
Reimagine the Future of Data in Healthcare
Dr. Prateek Mahalwaar, Manager at EYI , Board member at Max Planck Alumni Association.
Digital Biomarkers. Unbundled sensors. Mood Smart contact lenses. Smart shoes. Sensor-embedded clothing. “Band Aid”-like sensors. Smart tattoos. Physical activity. Blood sugar levels. Breathing and sleeping pattern. Cardiac activity, skin temperature, and step count. Augmented reality glasses. Smart jewelry. Cyber pills. Implantable monitors. Implantable chips. Physical activity and sleeping pattern. Vital signs tracking. Cardiac activity.
Augmenting Mental Healthcare in the Digital Age Machine Learning as a Therapist Assistant
Niels Bantilan Machine Learning Engineer
Algorithms are Embedded in Human Systems. As a prime concern, algorithms-in-the-loop should serve to enhance the relationships between people.
Digital Edition - Managed Healthcare Executive MARCH 2019


‘Fit-for-purpose?’ – challenges and opportunities for applications of blockchain technology in the future of healthcare
Tim K. Mackey et al. BMC Medicine201917:68
Critical in assessing whether blockchain can fulfill the hype of a technology characterized as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘disruptive’, is the need to ensure that blockchain design elements consider actual healthcare needs from the diverse perspectives of consumers, patients, providers, and regulators. In addition, answering the real needs of healthcare stakeholders, blockchain approaches must also be responsive to the unique challenges faced in healthcare compared to other sectors of the economy. In this sense, ensuring that a health blockchain is ‘fit-for-purpose’ is pivotal. This concept forms the basis for this article, where we share views from a multidisciplinary group of practitioners at the forefront of blockchain conceptualization, development, and deployment.
Comparison of Blockchain Platforms: Systematic Review & Healthcare Examples
Tsung-Ting Kuo  et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 26, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 462–478,

These examples constitute early work in this area and attempt to show the feasibility of adopting popular, open-source blockchain platforms for health or medicine. There are also some health-related blockchain applications that do not explicitly reveal their underlying platforms, such as Luna DNA, a proposed genomic and medical research database (with similar goals as those of Nebula Genomics). Others may be building an in-house blockchain. However, it is more cost effective, time efficient, and sustainable to adopt an off-the-shelf blockchain platform in the early design and development stages, to ensure feasibility and demonstrate an operational system before large investments are made in recreating existing platforms.

Doctors & AI Partners in Care, Babylon Health
 Eszter Balogh, Babylon Health - MobileUXLondon , Mobile UX London at Mobile UX London
WHAT WE DO? “By combining the ever-growing power of AI with the best medical expertise of humans, Babylon can deliver unparalleled access to healthcare, including personalised health assessments, treatment advice and appointments with a doctor 24/7. AI + Medical Professionals. HOW DOES IT WORK? Health Assessment and Chat ● Determines a probability and risk of certain conditions offer: ● Information ● Reassurance ● Lifestyle advice. HOW DOES IT WORK? Our AI is a combination of three technologies Machine Learning Natural Language Processing Medical Knowledge Base

Establishing a Healthcare Response Coalition
Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, Emergency Nurse, Boca Raton General Hospital - 2019 International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency
Objectives  Explain incentives to establish & sustain a Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition  Present real-world case studies & challenges addressed by Healthcare Emergency Response Coalitions  Describe available professional resources for multidisciplinary emergency management  Define Disaster Core Competencies for Healthcare Providers & Agencies

IoT Impacts on Home Healthcare
U.S. Cellular
A robust IoT solution features several components that help ensure timely access to accurate health information. Wireless forms enable staff to promptly capture
and transmit patient information in the field. Specific software packages loaded on a tablet or mobile phone can immediately check for incomplete or inaccurate
entries, so providers collect accurate information the first time, without a return visit or phone call. Electronic signatures containing date and time stamps provide patient verification of visits and treatment. Medical messaging apps help providers collaborate and transfer patient information safely and accurately. Providers can quickly exchange encrypted messages without worrying about incorrect patient information or unauthorized access.
General Prescribing Guidelines For Pediatrics, Geriatrics And Pregnancy
Dr. Ankit Gaur, Clinical Pharmacologist, Counsellor and Family Therapist
In this presentation i have tried to give brief explanation about the General prescribing guidelines for pediatrics, geriatrics and pregnancy.
Virtual Reality & Healthcare - The Past, The Present, & The Future
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Virtual Human Interaction Lab | Stanford University
Keynote Presentation for the 2019 VR Health Symposium
This presentation provides an overview of how VR and AR technology will impact medicine, clinical care, and personal health and wellness, and how it will help to facilitate the shift of medicine to direct personal care.
Although entertainment, social connection, and gaming will drive the initial adoption of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology, the deepest and most significant impact of the next generation of VR/AR technology will be to enhance clinical care and to improve personal health and wellness.
Immersive Environments, Machine Learning, Neuroimaging, & Wearable Sensing Technology Treating Depression, Addictions, and Facilitating Behavior Change Using A Precision Medicine Model
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Virtual Human Interaction Lab | Stanford University
Keynote Presentation for the 2019 VR Health Symposium
Digital systems are not just measuring the physical parameters of our health. New methods are being developed that will allow us to collect and analyze biomarkers that reflect our cognitive and emotional status. Here are four examples… Brain Health BioMarkers - Passive Data from Smart Phones Voice Analytics as a BioMarker of Depression Facial expressions in response to a VR Challenge Cognitive function assessment using AR and smartphone sensors
EEG Cognitive Adaptive Training in VR
Mark Billinghurst, University of    Queensland. IEEE VR conference in Osaka, Japan, March 25th, 2019
EEG + Desktop ITS learning system ● Teaching Reverse Polish Notation ● Maintain the learner in a positive mental state ● Select next learning activity that fits their current state ● using the workload and the engagement indexes ● understand = ask Q, confused = more examples ● Group with the mental state-based adaptive learning ● higher learning outcomes (23% higher score) ● better learning satisfaction (20% higher survey score) Chaouachi, M., Jraidi, I., & Frasson, C. (2015, June).

HIPAA Privacy & Security
National Pharmacy Technician Association

The primary purpose of HIPAA is:  To protect people from losing their health insurance if they change jobs or have pre-existing health conditions  To reduce the costs and administrative burdens of healthcare by creating standard electronic formats for many administrative transactions that are currently carried out on paper, and  To develop standards and requirements to protect the privacy and security of confidential healthcare information
Effective Healthcare Compliance Program Elements
Frontier Health Law
The purpose of compliance programs is to promote organizational adherence to applicable federal and state law, and private payer healthcare requirements. An effective compliance program can help protect practices against fraud, abuse, waste, and other potential liability areas.

Crowdsourcing for Patient & Physician Medical Insights
Jeff Painter, The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
Crowdsourcing is an emerging technology that offers a lot of promise.
• We can target the general population, patients with specific diseases, or physicians with a range of activities (disease insights, comprehension of study results, etc.)
• Key advantages include: cost, speed, and geographic coverage.
• Risks that must be mitigated include: people properly using and interpreting the results. Crowd sourcing can supplement your research, but should not be the only source of data
Top Healthcare and Revenue Cycle Trends to watch for in 2019
Manish Jain, Chief Marketing Officer, Access Healthcare

2017 required healthcare organizations to respond to several new challenges – political change, growing role of technology, shift to value-based care and the increasing role of information security. While we anticipate that these issues will continue to influence through 2018, we will also see new challenges. The blurring lines between providers and payers, a refocusing on care (and more so on the patient), and a changing policy environment will occupy the center stage for 2018

Digital India. Technology to Transform a Connected Nation
McKinsey Global Institute
Medical professionals can employ evidence-based care tools in several ways. At the most basic level, for example, they could search the medical literature for recommendations on how to most effectively treat common ailments. More sophisticated services use advanced analytics and AI-powered software to diagnose patients by analysing images, blood samples,  or other inputs. Others evaluate patient data, which may include genome sequencing, to suggest an optimal, personalised course of treatment.
Introduction To Biomedical Instrumentation: The Technology Of Patient Care
Barbara Christe

This book is designed to introduce the reader to the fundamental information necessary for work in the clinical setting, supporting the technology used in patient care. Beginning biomedical equipment technologists can use this book to obtain a working vocabulary and elementary knowledge of the industry.

Neurologic and Neuromuscular Disease in Pregnancy
Edward B. Fohrman, M.D. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Obstetric Anesthesia
Limited published data on neuromuscular dz’s in pregnant women. Overall, Regional Anesthesia is rarely contraindicated. OB should obtain early antepartum anesthesia consult to document extent of sx and formulate appropriate anesthetic plan. Understanding pathophysiology and controversies related to dz and pregnancy are essential to formulating the plan!
The Vascular Origin Of Mental Health Disorders
Anju Vasudevan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School;
 Brain development, however, like a gem that is cut with many facets that sparkle, is not limited to neuronal changes but is also supported by concomitant development of its vasculature. Correct functioning of the cerebral cortex necessitates the concerted assembly of both vascular and neuronal networks. Here, I will discuss the progressive change in thought with respect to brain blood vessels and its direct contribution to mental health illness from the earliest developmental time points.
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