Lavan Srinarayanadas

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Melinda Gates on the importance (and lack) of big data in global health

There is an almost overwhelming number of pressing global health issues today. Preparing for epidemics like Ebola, the increasing dangers of climate …

Technology in Healthcare Education: Time to Reboot

By Dr. Lavan Srinarayanadas<p>Every day, and in every industry, new technology emerges that promises to streamline our businesses and make our lives …

A Roadmap for Better Healthcare Outcomes

By Dr. Lavan Srinarayanadas<p>These days, the tools used in a doctor’s operating room look like they’ve been plucked straight out of a sci-fi film. …

Doctors Wasting Over Two-Thirds Of Their Time Doing Paperwork

If medical school curricula were based on what a recent study says many doctors actually do with their time, more than half of medical school would be on how to do paperwork. Medical school admissions essays would be on “why I really want to do paperwork when I grow up.” Required classes would be …

Physiology

Man has 3D-printed vertebrae implanted in world-first surgery

While we still don't have a 3D printer in every home, use of the technology in medicine is becoming increasingly vital. 3D-printed implants made to …

MD Program

Four-Year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program<p>Indiana University School of Medicine offers a nationally recognized, fully accredited four-year …

Hackers take hospital offline, demand $3.6m ransom

For more than a week, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been in a state of emergency after a malware attack shut down the network unless a ransom of $3.6 million was paid.<p>The attack has compromised the hospital’s ability to care for patients as medical professionals have been unable to …

T-cell therapy offers lasting cure prospects, scientists say

A revolutionary cancer therapy that uses the body’s own immune cells to attack metastatic tumours that have spread is being hailed as a “paradigm …

Immunotherapy

#1 Social Media Automation Tool

<b>RSS</b><p>Automatically share new content with your friends and followers. No hands required.<p><b>CHROME EXTENSION</b><p>Find and share content from around the web …

Digital Health

Can telehealth keep nursing-home patients out of hospitals?

A Chicago startup is working with nursing homes using Google Glass, texts and live video chats to keep residents from making unnecessary trips to the hospital.<p>Traditionally, if a patient needed medical attention, nurses have paged a physician, who might send a patient to the hospital if unsure of …

Mobile Technology

How Big Data Is Transforming Medicine

When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that …

Big Data
Digital Health

If You're Into Spicy Foods, Your Kidneys Would Like You To Read This

If a dose of Nexium (or Prevacid or Prilosec—really any proton pump inhibitor) precedes your five-alarm chili or extra spicy enchiladas, you may want to reexamine your game plan. New research shows that your go-to PPIs—the little pills that allow you to eat all the fiery foods and chocolate and …

Biomedicine

Hospitals Employ Email ‘Empathy’ To Help Doctors And Patients Keep In Touch

A health care startup made a wild pitch to Cara Waller, CEO of the Newport Orthopedic Institute in Newport Beach. The company said it could get …

Health Care

Your Vaginal Bacteria Is Good For Something!

During and directly after birth, a newborn baby’s body is colonized for the first time by germs. If the baby is born vaginally, these germs are …

Height influences risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer

February 02, 2016. Height is largely genetically determined, but in recent decades the height of children and adults has steadily increased …

7 questions about the Zika virus that science needs to answer

Tiny heads with wizened faces that look older than they should.<p>Brazil's surge in babies born with a condition known as microcephaly has turned global attention to an outbreak of Zika virus, which is suspected to have caused a spike in the cases.<p>On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the …

Public Health

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare

February 01, 2016 - As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first …

Big Data

New York Startup Finds the Right Algorithm for Mental Health

Doctors have access to all sorts of historical patient records, which help them make diagnoses and referrals. Now they are gaining access to a …

Mental Health

Why Health Care Is The “Absolute Worst” At Security (Q&A)

That Homeland scenario, in which someone’s pacemaker is hacked and disabled, is “realistic,” says top researcher.<p>That memorable episode in the second season of <i>Homeland</i>, in which Brody helps kill the vice president by giving a hacker his pacemaker’s serial number to disable it, seemed slightly …

Health Care

Theranos Sounded Too Good to Be True—and It Is

The health startup—once the darling of the biotech industry—is under the gun to prove its pinprick blood tests work.<p>When health care company Theranos …

Why you should be skeptical about an 'Uber for healthcare'

The worst aspect of the "Uberization" of our economy may not be the transformation of workers who could once earn a living wage into "independent contractors" who can barely make ends meet (though that's bad enough); it may be the spreading myth that any economic function can be shoehorned into …

Smart Bandage Has Embedded Electronics To Track And Treat Your Wound

A hydrogel bandage with bonded electronics can automatically deliver medicine to a wound when necessary.<p>Researchers from MIT have developed a new type of bandage that incorporates electronics and drug reservoirs to monitor and care for a wound. The durable hydrogel bandage is supple and flexible, …

Cancer

The Month In Plagues: A New Malaria Vaccine, Brain-Controlling Parasites, And More

A plague of links from around the web.<p>Your monthly roundup of infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web.<p><b>In disease news</b><p>The Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine went to researchers who discovered treatments for tropical diseases.<p>Researchers from the U.S. picked up a tropical …

Public Health