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Old 03-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Some Hope for Healthcare Costs

Not today, not tomorrow, and maybe not next week, but just as Google Glass will eventually change our lives, advances in electronics will most assuredly change the face of healthcare. The doctor's office may be in your computer.

For anyone who has worn a Holter harness, this will seem to be just miniaturization, but who knew that CT scans wouldn't cost $800+... and how about a urinalysis without leaving your home, or a grain of sand sized chip in the bloodstream that could forsee heart attacks? Video Player

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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The US could possibly go from the costliest to the most cost efficient health care system (OECD) in a generation, possibly even a decade. The Robot Will See You Now - Jonathan Cohn - The Atlantic The application of knowledge based systems to health care offers incredible potential.

The Robot Will see You Now

IBM's Watson—the same machine that beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy—is now churning through case histories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, learning to make diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This is one in a series of developments suggesting that technology may be about to disrupt health care in the same way it has disrupted so many other industries. Are doctors necessary? Just how far might the automation of medicine go?
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