March 2008

Social Media Notebook: The Hidden War for the Future of Healthcare

March 04, 2008

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As of this writing (late February 2008), the presidential campaign is in full swing. Although Senator John McCain has virtually wrapped up his quest to become the Republican Party nominee, Democratic Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are still struggling to win their party's nomination.

Tech Talk: My Virtual Office of the Future

March 04, 2008

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When speculating about what my practice might look like 20 years from now, I of course immediately imagined a healthcare utopia untainted by health insurance companies and medical malpractice lawyers.

TechSectors: Nanomedicine Researchers Use Invisible Materials to 'Cloak' Implants

March 04, 2008

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Nanomedicine researchers from UCLA and Northwestern University have teamed up to develop nanoscale polymer thin films that provide efficient localized drug delivery to ‘cloak' implants, rendering them invisible to the body's immune system.

TechSectors: The Benefits of Next-Generation Healthcare Connectivity

March 04, 2008

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Healthcare is undergoing a transformation that is placing more responsibility and decision-making in the hands of patients. In this new healthcare world, physicians need tools that improve the...

Last Writes: It's Nearly Spring... Time for Skiing!

March 04, 2008

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Here in the Northeast, March is a month of anticipated change. After the short, cold, and dark days of February, March means still having some daylight left as we leave the office, the occasional spring tease of a mild day, and often the first signs of spring growth on the trees.

Do We Need a New Internet?

March 04, 2008

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Groups of researchers are working on a big fix for the Internet. But some want to replace it entirely. If you think it doesn't make sense, think again. It could reshape the way the healthcare industry conducts its e-business.

Robots: They're Everywhere!

March 04, 2008

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Science fiction stories about robots usually fall into one of two categories: "good robots" or "bad robots." In the future, we're told, the machines will either be our obsequious servants, quietly following our orders according to an ingrained code of ethics, or our malevolent adversaries, hell-bent on eradicating humankind.

What Does the Future Hold for Healthcare?

March 04, 2008

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What does the future hold for healthcare? To find out, we spoke with E-futurist Douglas Goldstein. Set aside your visions of crystal balls and tarot cards; he's not that kind of futurist.