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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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Four Hours of CE, Technology Summit

August 21, 2017

September 16, 2017 Climb For A Cause is partnering with Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dentists from across North America will converge on Roseman University of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah for a four-hour overview of important new technology tools! Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Emmott: The Future is Here and it is Amazing! […]

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Telemedicine predicted to reach 45.6 Million

August 15, 2017

Whether that means obtaining a prescription from your couch or chatting with a therapist for 10 minutes at the office, video chat visits are becoming increasingly common: By 2020 there could be an estimated 45.6 million virtual consultations performed in the U.S., according to data and analysis company IHS Markit. Source: 4 Ways Going to the Doctor […]

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This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

August 11, 2017

From Men’s Health: It’s called the Amabrush, and it’s a fully automatic toothbrush that’s supposed to clean those pearly whites in a matter of seconds. Yup, you stick the brush in your mouth, do nothing, and 10 seconds later, you just brushed your teeth. Source: ​Weird or Cool: This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in […]

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Professionals and Managers: You’re Next

August 10, 2017

From City Journal: Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. Source: Professionals and Managers: You’re Next | City Journal Another article looking at the future of “professional” jobs and automation. Three amazing technologies are converging that will result in […]

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House Calls

August 8, 2017

Doctors are making house calls again. Not exactly a house call as we knew in the past but a digital telemedicine call. Telemedicine is the house call of the digital age. BTW we are using telemedicine for physician consults for sleep patients. Awesome.

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Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care

August 1, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: CNBC says that the company (Amazon) has set up a team called, cryptically, 1492 that is researching hardware and software projects relating to health care. High on the list of the topics it’s investigating, says the report, are digital medical records, online doctor appointments, and health-related services for its own hardware, including […]

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What Happens When Automation Comes For Highly Paid Doctors?

July 27, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Radiologists, who receive years of training and are some of the highest paid doctors, are among the first physicians who will have to adapt as artificial intelligence expands into health care… …there can be as many as 1,000 images for one scan. The work can be tedious, making it prone to error. The […]

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The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor

July 18, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: A team of researchers at Stanford University, led by Andrew Ng, a prominent AI researcher and an adjunct professor there, has shown that a machine-learning model can identify heart arrhythmias from an electrocardiogram (ECG) better than an expert… …“I’ve been encouraged by how quickly people are accepting the idea that deep learning […]

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How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients

July 10, 2017

Time is one of the most daunting hurdles for health care professionals rushing emergency treatment to a heart attack patient who isn’t near a hospital. But a team of researchers thinks drones could one day become a high-tech and convenient solution to the problem, A team of scientists from the Center for Resuscitation Science at […]

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Why You Can’t Visit Your Doctor Virtually And Why That Might Be Changing

July 6, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Most doctors today communicate with their patients the same way the Greek physician Galen did 2,000 years ago: one on one, in person. Why is that? One reason is unwise legislation. Another is resistance to change by the American Medical Association and state medical societies. A third reason is Medicare, whose payment practices […]

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Dentistry Uncensored Larry with Howard Farran

June 22, 2017
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3D Printing Dental Startup Wins Big at Propelify Innovation Festival

June 6, 2017

Arfona aims to bring affordable tooth replacement to the masses with their groundbreaking process for 3D printing partial dentures. By partnering with leading dental materials manufacturers, Arfona is able to use its 3D printers to produce popular products such as partial dentures to save dentists and patients time and money. Source: 3D Printing Dental Startup […]

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June 5, 2017
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Dues Ex Machina

May 23, 2017

From Inscriptions—May 2017: A fascinating article on automation and the future of dentistry by AzDA President Rob Roda, DDS. Check out the previous article regarding 3D printed organs for a glimpse at the kind of future tech Dr. Roda is referring to…amazing! Source: Inscriptions—May 2017

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Scientists Close to 3-D Printed Ovaries

May 23, 2017

From NPR: The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries. Source: Scientists May Someday Fight Infertility With 3-D Printed Ovaries : Shots – Health News : NPR Amazing! Ovaries today teeth tomorrow

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These ER Docs Invented a Real Star Trek Tricorder

May 11, 2017

From NBC News: …the tricorder was a handheld medical device that could scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose problems in minutes. A working prototype invented by a Philadelphia-based emergency room physician Basil Harris may not look like the ones used by Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy and Commander Beverly Crusher throughout the […]

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AI Predicts Heart Attacks and Strokes More Accurately Than Standard Doctor’s Method

May 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Now, in the latest win for AI medicine, researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK created a system that scanned patients’ routine medical data and predicted which of them would have heart attacks or strokes within 10 years. When compared to the standard method of prediction, the AI system correctly predicted […]

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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3D Printing in Dentistry

April 27, 2017

Current uses Dental labs currently use 3D printers to print wax templates of prosthetics that they use to fabricate the final prosthesis.”In the very near future, 3D printing will be used to make temporary crowns, bridges, and dentures,” Dr. Chicchon said, noting that this is a year or so away. Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental […]

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