Helping health care technologies communicate

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Julian Goldman, a physician at Mass General Hospital, knows better than most the frustrations that doctors face when they're confronted with computer systems and devices that just won't communicate with each other. His lab has been a pioneer in developing open source tools and standards designed to integrate the various technologies used in homes and hospitals. The effort, in turn, led to the development of a community of likeminded researchers and manufacturers that would like to break...

July 30, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; CYCORE

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CYCORE: Cyberinfrastructure for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research Kevin Patrick UC San Diego School of Medicine Emilia Farcas UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Susan Peterson University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Eileen Shinn University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Abstract: We propose to create a highly customizable suite of sensors capable of supporting cancer comparative effectiveness research (CER) in a variety of patients, settings, and clinical...

Health care that follows you from home to hospital and back

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Professor Marjorie Skubic from the University of Missouri has created a suite of health care technologies that identify when an individual falls in their home or when their physical behavior changes over time. However, how does a physician at a hospital know about and use information gathered by devices like those designed by Skubic for the home? And likewise, how does information about a patient's condition in the hospital get incorporated into technologies like Skubic's when they return...

HERESY AND MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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"I fought a lot; I thought I could win, but fate and nature repressed my study and my efforts. But it is already something to be on the battlefield, because to win depends very much on fortune. But I did as much as I could, and I do not think anyone, of the future generation, will deny it. I was not afraid of death, I never gave in to anyone, I chose courageous death instead of a coward’s life". Giordano Bruno, De Monade (1591).

Exercises for the cancer patient - full video

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Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, guides the cancer patient through exercises that will strengthen the abdominal & back, chest and legs. For more information, please visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/cancer-newsline/cancer-newsline-topic... .

Immunotherapy: unleashing immune system to attack cancer

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Cancer immunotherapy treats the immune system rather than the tumor. Jim Allison, Ph.D., professor in Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, has developed an innovative approach that will open doors for treating all types of cancer. Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology, is lead scientist on immunotherapy clinical trials. Listen to Allison and Sharma discuss their collaboration on MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program to develop...