| 05.02.17 | Healthcare’s future: Remote care, genomics and disease-sniffing robots

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Today’s Rundown

  1. Why data analytics, remote care and interconnectivity are prepared to transform medical care
  2. The robot will smell you now: Is odor analysis the next futuristic diagnostic tool?
  3. Oncologists are skeptical of genomics now but see a promising future
  4. New clinical decision support software guidelines highlight keys to self-regulation

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Why data analytics, remote care and interconnectivity are prepared to transform medical care

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 As the healthcare industry turns to video conferencing, patient-generated data and modern communication tools, medical visits of the future will look vastly different than the current approach to care. Using smartphone applications and telehealth technology, medical care “will increasingly take place everywhere but the office," two healthcare futurists wrote in Fortune.

Top Stories


The robot will smell you now: Is odor analysis the next futuristic diagnostic tool?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Years from now, machines may be able to diagnose diseases like cancer simply by analyzing a patient’s smell. Several international companies are using analytics and artificial intelligence to create new diagnostic tools that can pinpoint diseases using odor analysis, according to The New York Times, and one expert says it’s a matter of years before the tools are introduced to the clinical environment.


Oncologists are skeptical of genomics now but see a promising future

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Oncologists have a complicated relationship with genetic testing. Many see the emerging technology as impractical for patients, but they also recognize the impact genetic testing will have over the next decade. Approximately 7 in 10 oncologists believe genomic testing is very important or extremely important to oncology, but 55% also say genomic testing is overpromoted, according to a survey released by Medscape.


New clinical decision support software guidelines highlight keys to self-regulation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 With the Food and Drug Administration adopting a limited role in regulating software that assists physicians with clinical decisions, a coalition of providers and developers released voluntary guidelines aimed at helping the industry self-regulate.

News of Note

Policymakers advocating a deregulated approach to health IT should look no further than the airline industry for some valuable lessons, wrote the CEO of PatientKeeper. Loosening industry oversight opened up opportunities for competition from startups like Southwest and JetBlue with innovative business models. Forbes op-ed EHR information entered by physicians is the first step to developing new products derived from a growing amount of health data, wrote David Blumenthal. Annals of Internal Medicine article Data analytics and technology are fueling a new age of compliance, said HHS Inspector General Dan Levinson. This data-driven approach has been a boon for fraud detection and enforcement. Health Data Management article Samsung’s CMO said he’s learned that improving patient engagement is a top priority for hospitals, and digital health could help address some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today. MedCity News article

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