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tirlapur
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Re: Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
tirlapur   2/22/2014 10:47:51 AM
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@_hm: I think the author meant that more investment is needed in clinical and diagnostic field because that's what is needed more in the critical medical fields such as cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's and others, rather than investing millions in building pregnancy checkers, and check-your-blood-sugar-at-home meters.

tirlapur
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Re: Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
tirlapur   2/22/2014 10:47:02 AM
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One such commendable medical breakthrough took place recently at the Mississippi Medical Centre where a new-born was cured of HIV, using a cocktail of three anti HIV drugs which are generally given to older children and adults.

Michael Steinhart
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Michael Steinhart   11/27/2013 1:09:53 AM
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Excellent article, Jose. I wonder two things: 

1. Will we see / are you seeing incremental improvements in patient outcomes through advanced analytics of EHRs, as opposed to 'big' breakthroughs? Or do they not have to be opposed?

2. Do you think the monopolies you mentioned have a hand in stifling innovation? The really interesting projects involving stem cells and biotech and alternative delivery methods seem to be based primarily in emerging countries like Ukraine. Or am I misinformed?

tirlapur
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Re : Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
tirlapur   11/26/2013 3:48:57 AM
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Yes, every healthcare CEO knows about the risks involved with making a technology that will be easily adoptable by people. But mostly, apart from all these things, they must generate enough interest within customers to seek for such alternatives. If necessary leads are not generated then revenue won't come. The starting sales of a product (in this case a gadget for healthy living) come from hype.

Jacob
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Jacob   11/26/2013 1:55:49 AM
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"I have seen very few major breakthroughs in medical technology over the last decade when it comes to clinical diagnosis and patient treatment. It's not because there are not huge efforts and brilliant ideas in play, but as an electronic engineer, and also in my work as a doctor, I am acutely aware of the many challenges there are to bring these brilliant ideas to life."

Jose, your observations are right. There are many hurdles in implementing human logics and analyzing skills through machine readable and analyzing. Eventhough there are many efforts happening at back end to realize such technologies, still most of them are not in fruitful stage.  I hope experts from medical electronics domain may address such issues in near future.

Jacob
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Re: Articulate your definition for medical breakthorughs
Jacob   11/26/2013 1:45:23 AM
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"Sometimes i heard about robots that really help doctors to perform detailed and accurate surgery - even from a remote location. That's really one breakthrough, isn't it?"

Alex, it's a doctor assisted robots for surgery. The roles of such Roberts are limited to pin point the accurate location of surgery and to determine the optimal size of the wound. Its working principle is more or less like a CNC based machinery.

t.alex
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Re: Articulate your definition for medical breakthorughs
t.alex   11/25/2013 8:40:05 AM
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Sometimes i heard about robots that really help doctors to perform detailed and accurate surgery - even from a remote location. That's really one breakthrough, isn't it?

_hm
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Articulate your definition for medical breakthorughs
_hm   11/23/2013 9:13:51 AM
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I would say there are so many positive major developments in medical clincal and diagnostic field. It is difficulat to understand why you mentione they are not!

How do you define major medical breakthrough? What are your expectations? Are you looking from prospect of marketing more parts for medical science field?

 

 





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