US department of Health and human services are using startups to solve some of the big issues in healthcare. They’re opening it’s doors to startups and are themselves becoming more entrepreneurial
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an artificial intelligence diagnostic device that doesn’t need a specialized doctor to interpret the results. The software program, called IDx-DR, can detect a form of eye disease by looking at photos of the retina. It works like this: A nurse or doctor uploads photos of the patient’s retina …
Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce. Big corporations â giant retailers and health insurance companies â are teaming up to become your doctor.
So yeah. Nectome is a preserve-your-brain-and-upload-it company. Its chemical solution can keep a body intact for hundreds of years, maybe thousands, as a statue of frozen glass. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will …
As frustrated as most Americans are with the health care system, research also shows they’re overwhelmingly positive about the professionals working within it. Health care stands to benefit tremendously from the cutting-edge technology that Silicon Valley can bring. The Dean of Stanford School of Medicine shares his thoughts.
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It’s been an exciting and at times challenging few years for the healthcare industry. That’s especially true with regard to cutting-edge treatments that harness the body, and with the way these one-time-only therapies challenge the standard way we pay for medication. As companies and patients face higher price tags, it will take some new ways of thinking to figure out …