If you understand healthcare through the headlines right now, you’re missing the most important things. Every Republican and Democrat, every member of the House and Senate knows that we as a nation, and every other nation of the world, are faced with this aging population challenge. How are we going to pay for more care for more people but with fewer resources? The U.S. health reform is not the only game in town. This is a global competition to see who is going to reform their healthcare system first and who is going to be at the lead of these new industries that are going to emerge around personal health technologies, genomics and m-health [healthcare that leverages mobile technologies such as smartphones, tablets and laptops]. As we fight about healthcare reform in the U.S., the rest of the world is leaving us behind.
— Eric Dishman, an Intel Fellow and general manager of health strategy and solutions.
A high-tech medicine cart loaded with a fast PC and A/V links is helping doctors across Mexico to dialed up specialists located hundreds of miles away and talk via high-definition video.
"We’ve reached a point where patients are only traveling one time for surgery," said Dr. Carlos Iglesias, CEO of Medicina a Distancia. "The rest is happening in that town."
Intel and GE set a goal to bring the compute time to get an image from a low-dose CT scan down from 100 hours per image to less than 1 hour. They did it — an improvement of 100x — by creating a better algorithm.
Eat your greens or your gut gets it: It turns out, scientists are only just starting to figure out just how good vegetables are for you—and no, pizza doesn’t count.
Oh, pizza counts, or else!