With the help of IBM’s Watson Health, the Oncology Expert Advisor is leveraging clinicians’ knowledge, connected analytics, telemedicine and cognitive computing to reimagine a distributed healthcare system.
But this isn’t the first time the hospital’s SIMPeds program has pioneered patient simulation–and likely won’t be the last.
In the current era of Big Data, the challenge of consuming and analyzing an unprecedented amount of medical information regularly confronts physicians. Watson Health, IBM’s cognitive computing platform, is here to help.
Cathy Hutchinson manipulated a robotic arm to take a sip from a bottle, 15 years after a stroke left her unable to move any of her limbs, with the BrainGate brain-computer interface (BCI) which allows paralyzed patients to control computer cursors and robotic limbs by simply thinking about moving their own hands.
“Cancer medicine does not ask us to do precision medicine as a side note; cancer medicine ask us to do precision medicine as a basis,” said Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, at the opening keynote of the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit on Monday.
Smartphones already help manage chronic pain, facilitate meditation and even prescribe corrective lenses. But what if they could be used to diagnose cancer as well?
Somerville-based EyeNetra’s tech could one day bridge gap in eye care need, revolutionize how we look at our screens
Wearable’s low-cost and portability prove advantageous in university studies
“I have so much respect for people who have to make these wide-sweeping lifestyle changes.”
We sat down with the author of The Digital Doctor to discuss the benefits -- and unexpected consequences -- healthcare's digital revolution.