A medicine, or a poison, but for the dose

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I hope that those with responsibility for procuring ePMA type functionality have regard for all the other things that this process requires in order to improve medicine safety.

Hospital + Makerspace Initiative

In 2015 our Bangkok-based makerspace ProgressTH began collaborating with a local children’s hospital, QSNICH (Queen Sirikit Institute of Child Health). Since then, we have helped nurses develop their ideas into working prototypes and small-batch production articles now being used throughout the hospital. These include: 1. Needle disposal system which re-purposes rubbing alcohol and saline solution containers; 2. Child-friendly dermatology tool; 3. Bed leveling system and; 4. A prototype for a blood clotting device. We are continuing to develop this program in supporting QSNICH, as well as approaching additional hospitals, encouraging hospitals to set up their own in-hospital makerspaces, and sharing our experience with the maker community to encourage others to use their skills to make a real impact.

Source: Hospital + Makerspace Initiative

Telemedicine Becoming More Mainstream Worldwide

RP-Vita telemedicine robot

Watson Beats Humans at Diagnosing Cancer

IBM’s Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors (Wired UK)

IBM Watson

Flu Data Shortage Possible from GOP Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Creates Potential Flu Data Shortage

Electronic Health Records Stressing Out Docs

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According to a Rand report, doctors are expressing concern that current EHR technology interferes with face-to-face discussions with patients, requires physicians to spend too much time performing clerical work and degrades the accuracy of medical records by encouraging template-generated notes.

Leveraging QT for Wound Care

Using QT Platform for Wound Care