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Google Glass in Medicine: Why There Is Promise

In an interview on GlassStories, Kyle Samani gives the most cogent discussion of the pros and cons of Glass. He emphasizes that there is a cost to glass โ€“ not just financial but the fact that you have to wear them all the time while you have a fully...

Posted August 21, 2013    

Further Thoughts on Google Glass

Here are some major advantages:hands free browsing and video/photoslightweight and minimally intrusivecan look at someone while browsing or during a hangout rather than looking down at a cell phonemany possibilities for uses in healthcare and...

Posted July 14, 2013    

Google Glass โ€“ Day 3: Future Healthcare Applications

On day 3, I brought Glass to work and introduced it to my staff and others at the hospital. Unfortunately, I could not connect to the internet thru Glass. The private wireless network did not allow a connection from the device and the public network...

Posted July 11, 2013    

Google Glass โ€“ Day 2

Day 2 was spent at home trying it out on my home network and showing it to neighbors. I was becoming more comfortable with using and wearing it. The hands-free aspect of Glass does have a freeing sense.Sunday I discovered that a flood of NY Times...

Posted July 10, 2013    

Google Glass: Day 1

Guest tag for GlassToday I went to Google New York to pick up Google Glass. I arrived at Chelsea Market in southern Manhattan. On the 8th floor is the headquarters for Glass on the east coast. We were issued guest tags The setting is loft-like...

Posted July 9, 2013    

Health Start-Ups! - The Internet of Things Creeps into Healthcare

(Editor's Note: This exclusive post was written for Health Start-Ups! by one of HealthWorks Collective's distinguished Advisory Board members, John Sharp.  John is an expert in Health IT and Clinical Research Informatics including...

Posted July 1, 2013    

Big Data and Data Sharing โ€“ Going Places?

Several recent publications have focused on big data and data sharing in healthcare for secondary use of EMR data. First, the American Society of Clinical Oncology announced CancerLinQ. CancerLinQ is a proof of concept project which demonstrated the...

Posted April 6, 2013    

Jack Dorsey on Innovation and Life

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square, spoke at Cleveland Clinic last night. Certainly a humble guy but also highly focused on using technology to solve problems. Here is the twitter stream from the presentation. Also, check out this cool...

Posted March 3, 2013    

IBM's Super Computer, Watson , Goes to Medical School: Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support

IBM's super computer, Watson, is going to medical school at Cleveland Clinic. What Watson has to bring to medicine is the potential for advanced clinical decision support, specifically algorithm-based, Bayesian decision analysis, rule based and...

Posted February 28, 2013    

Data Mining, Algorithm Medicine and Skeptics

My recent Perspective on iHealthbeat focused on the uses of data mining of EMR data which are yet to be fully exploited. My thoughts were provoked by a New York Times article titled, Mining Electronic Records for Revealing Health Data.  ...

Posted February 22, 2013    

The Learning Healthcare System and Order Sets

One of the most powerful concepts in changing healthcare is the Learning Healthcare System explained in most detail in this Institute of Medicine report. The concept of using evidence from research to rapidly into practice in a virtuous cycle. But...

Posted December 15, 2012    

Data Mining as an Essential Informatics Skill Set

Clinical Integrated Data Repositories are now become common at academic medical centers. With tools like i2b2 and RemedyMD, plus a broad range of analytic tools, access to large volumes of clinical data for research and population management is...

Posted November 30, 2012