Articles in Medical Professionals
Virtual Bodies For Real Drugs: In Silico Clinical Trials Are The Future
Traditional clinical trials are equivalent of billions of dollars and years of hard work with no guarantee for the new drug to be approved by regulatory bodies, not to speak about the dangers of testing medication on animals and/or humans. What if we could take a radical turn? What if we conducted clinical trials on virtual bodies that could perfectly mimic human physiology? With the help of artificial intelligence, enhanced computer simulations, and advances in personalized medicine, in silico trials might be a reality in the coming years.
From Vanuatu To Alaska: Telemedicine Helps Remote Communities Around The Globe
Did you know that up in the North in Alaska, patient records might only be transported on a sled with a Husky team if the internet connection is down? It could take around 30 days for them to reach the main city, Anchorage. Did you know that in Vanuatu, transporting a patient to the main hospital could mean a 4-6 hour boat ride? Or that the remote village of Supai in the Grand Canyon might only be accessible on horseback? Here we collected the most remarkable examples where telemedicine can truly make a difference.
How To Understand The A.I. Revolution Better In Studies And News?
Artificial intelligence is the hottest topic at the moment in both technology and medicine. Hardly a day goes by without promising research papers and studies being published on how to apply machine and deep learning methods to medical problems. However, as already the mention of A.I. makes companies’ prospects better on any market, hyping and overmarketing what an algorithm can do is an everyday phenomenon. Thus, it is not an easy task to separate the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we decided to offer here a short guide on how to evaluate research papers on A.I.
FDA Approvals For Smart Algorithms In Medicine In One Giant Infographic
Mental health algorithms mimicking empathy? A.I. outsmarting human doctors? Simple big data analytical software presented with clever marketing tactics? It’s difficult to assess the actual state of play when it comes to artificial intelligence in healthcare. Moreover, there’s no database that contains all the smart algorithms worth applying to medical processes. That’s the reason why we decided to collect every artificial intelligence-based algorithm that already received FDA approval – meaning that they are proven, reliable, and accurate solutions enabled by an official regulator for medical use. Let’s see the infographic in details!
Digital Skin Care: Top 8 Dermatology Apps
Each year 2-3 million non-melanoma and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally according to statistics from the WHO. Thus, every tool has to be deployed for early detection and intervention. As smartphone penetration already reached the quarter of the Earth’s population, smartphone apps seem to be a viable way to go against skin conditions. Here, we collected the top dermatology apps to aid your digital skin care.
Understanding Machine Learning And Deep Learning In Medicine
Algorithms, datasets, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, and artificial intelligence: IT expressions that took over the language of 21st-century healthcare with surprising force. If medical professionals want to get ahead of the curve, they rather get familiarized with the basics of A.I. and have an idea of what medical problems they aim to solve. So, let’s take a closer look at machine learning and deep learning in medicine.
What Has A.I. In Medicine Ever Done For Us? At Least 45 Things!
Remember Monty Python’s brilliant Life of Brian movie scene where the Palestinian insurgent commando, planning the abduction of Pilate’s wife in return for all the horrors they had to endure from the Roman Empire, asks the rhetorical question: what have the Romans ever done for us? With the hype and overmarketing, not to speak about the fears around A.I, we asked the same question. What has A.I. in medicine ever done for us? Well, we found at least 45 things.
The Future of Psychiatry: Telehealth, Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence
Could a chatbot, an online community, or a telepsychiatry solution offer meaningful help for people who are fighting mental health issues? Could virtual reality, artificial […]
Will Human Intelligence As We Know It Disappear In The Age Of A.I.?
Who is more intelligent: a caveman, a smartphone or your brother? What if we also put artificial intelligence in line? Humanity has come a long way from the African savannah to arrive at the urban skyscrapers, and not only physically, but also cognitively. Stone tools, speech, writing, pen, and paper all proved to be decisive tools in putting human intelligence on a path never seen before. What could happen with the emergence of A.I., in which case it’s not about using an instrument anymore but to collaborate with a created, but responsive source of intelligence? Is humanity ready for it?
Playback Heart Sounds: The eKuore Pro Digital Stethoscope Review
The white coat, the stethoscope, and the physician are inseparable as of yet. While artificial intelligence promises to become the next symbol of medicine, the eKuore Pro “only” aims to bring a much needed revamp of this ever-useful, iconic medical instrument. We found this wireless digital stethoscope to be fairly easy to use and feature-rich despite being remarkably heavier and pricier than conventional stethoscopes. If you want to know a pinch more detail about how the eKuore Pro performed, read our digital stethoscope review below.
5G In Healthcare: Boosting Remote Brain Surgeries, Connected Health, Or Medical VR
The next telecommunication revolution is just around the corner: the promises of high bandwidth, low latency and low-power-low-cost of 5G will open the gate to a flood of new inventions and the implementation of ideas, which are already long in the public consciousness – such as stable augmented reality or truly immersive virtual reality platforms powered by networks. 5G in healthcare will finally allow the building of infrastructure suitable for the interplay of health sensors, algorithms, and smart devices, for the smooth operation of telemedicine, or even for providing a way for parents to interact with babies who are stuck in incubators.
The eICU Is Turning Night Into Day Through Telemedicine
Physicians and nurses deliver care from the other side of the Earth by working in daylight hours in Australia covering night shifts in Atlanta with the help of telemedicine. That’s the core concept of how night intensive care in the Emory eICU Center is carried out in partnership with Emory Healthcare, the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia and health technology company, Philips. Emory is the very first who’s bringing its staff to the other side of the globe for better patient care and more satisfied staff. The vision to turn “night into day” was co-developed by Timothy Buchman, Ph.D., MD, founding director of the Emory Critical Care Center. We asked him about their experiences, challenges and future expectations.
The Real Era of The Art of Medicine Begins With Artificial Intelligence
In spite of common fears and perceived dangers, artificial intelligence won’t take the jobs of physicians and won’t monopolize medicine. On the contrary: as A.I. will help automate administrative tasks and take over monotonous day-to-day assignments, it will free up time for medical professionals to finally fulfill the mission they signed up for: to help people on their journeys to health with compassion, creativity, and care. Moreover, rather than wiping it out, A.I. will, in fact, facilitate the art of medicine. Let us show it through the example of the AlphaGo documentary.
10 Outstanding Companies for Women’s Health
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health.
Feeling sick? There’s an app for that! – The Big Symptom Checker Review
Do you feel under the weather but don’t want to go to the doctor yet? Are you searching for a solution to inform yourself about any possible condition from the comfort of your home and with the ease of your phone or computer? Of course, there’s an app for that! Not only one, but numerous. Join us as we test how well several services perform at gauging possible diagnoses based on one’s signs and symptoms. We entrust our diagnosis with the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Your.MD, Symptomate and Ada symptom checker services. Here’s our big symptom checker review.