Connected Communities cross industries.
Healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, care homes, etc.) and their supply chains
In this final installment of our series on Mobile Healthcare Innovations, we look at the mechanical, electrical, and wireless innovations in a tubing-free, personal insulin pump for treating diabetes.
Real-time Location of People, Places and Things.
We explore a personal healthcare system with mobile and social networking components.
At the recent MIT Enterprise Forum, we heard about an open source mobile healthcare platform being used in developing countries, a personal healthcare system that includes mobile and social networking components, and a tubing-free, wirelessly connected, watertight personal/wearable insulin pump.
Creating the vision for a transformed healthcare environment through second decade (cloud and wireless applications) technologies is what draws this group of partners to Fargo each year. Here are some excerpts of discussions we had there.
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is ripe for dramatic growth.
In the past, the majority of fixed RFID readers were either your standard issue 4-port “one-size-fits-all” readers or, at the other end of the spectrum, customized for a very specific application such as toll collection or embedded in a machine, tool, or vehicle. We are starting to see RFID readers now that tread a middle path between those two extremes by addressing a specific application, but with a standardized configuration, optimized for that application.
Estimates for the true cost of drug manufacturing, from drug discovery to commercialization, range from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Irrespective of the financial considerations, finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those suffering from disease has immeasurable value. This report shows that reducing the cost of developing drugs, from discovery to the marketplace, translates into a win for everyone in the Life Sciences supply chain.
Authorities across the globe recognize the value of sharing patient and remedy data across a network of expert medical practitioners. The concept of “tele-medicine” has been positively received in several geographies, with medical teams collaborating across digital networks –sharing patient data, radiology and exploratory test results. A Single Version of the Truth – SVOT – in order to enable health care practitioners to work in collaboration, across the Chain of Care (Care Chain) is a vision that is achievable through the combination of wireless, wired and network technologies.
This is second in a series of four eLearning workshops on the use of RFID across the end-to-end Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. As a pre-requisite for this workshop, the user should have foundational knowledge of RFID and its use in healthcare, which can be obtained by attending the first eLearning workshop “RFID in Healthcare and Life Sciences”.