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99 Changes You Will See in the Hospital of the Future

One of my friends who is writing a book, asked me if I could write a chapter on the future of hospitals and how they will look and function in the future. I started making some quick mental notes and then I jotted them down on paper. I came up with 99 things that will be different in the Hospital of the Future. Without much ado, here is the first draft of the list. Please add to this list in the comments section. On demand access for the patient 1. Access to information 2. Access to care providers 3. Access to family Expanding and re-imagining the space 4. Making hospital more like home 5. Bringing hospital closer to home 6.

Apple and the Afib Tree - Challenges Facing Apple Watch ECG

"You should buy Apple stock. This probably saved you." A doctor reportedly told the patient who went to the clinic after his Apple Watch detected atrial fibrillation (Afib for short). This story happened the day after Apple Watch released its ECG app. You must have heard this news story and others like it. One might think, this is great. Now my Apple watch can tell me when I have Afib. I will go to the doctor and get treated and I will be fine. Let’s take a step back and look at this problem. Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heartbeat, and its occurrence increases with age, affecting about 3% of men and 2% of women aged 65 to 69 years and about 10% of adults 85 years and old

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