TechSectors: Diagnostics - A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Next-generation decision support technology is designed to match the way a physician thinks about signs, symptoms, and diagnoses, facilitating rapid diff erential diagnosis generation.
Computer-based Instruction for Making Better Doctors
Innovative technology applications can be used to enhance the educational process and better prepare physicians to meet the challenges of daily practice.
What Did You Just Say?: Health Literacy in the Information Age
Health literacy requires more than just knowing how to read. It involves a number of additional skills, including listening, analyzing, and decisionmaking.
Tech Talk: Get Your Software on the Cheap
Does the word "free" grab your attention? It sure gets mine.
TechSectors: Medical Devices: PET/MRI Combo
Simon Cherry, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at UC Davis, discusses the combination of PET and MRI in a single scanner, which his lab built for laboratory mice studies, particularly in cancer research.
Beyond Brochures: Using Tech to Teach Patients
Cell phone applications and other high-tech tools are changing the way physicians approach patient education.
Eye on Innovation: Wearable Sensors Use Body Heat
The advantages of using wireless body sensors in healthcare are obvious: more autonomy for the patient, an improved quality of life, and better signal quality due to lack of bulky cables.
Split Personalities: Dr. Ironman
Dr. Jeff Shilt is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and multiple Ironman finisher. Having raced in nine Ironman-distance triathlons and qualified for the World Championships in Hawaii in both the International Triathlon Union and Ironman distance.
Information Therapy: Patient Education at its Best
Better patient education may help alleviate the rising cost of healthcare and lead to better health outcomes, because it helps patients make more informed decisions about their healthcare.
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