The history of medicine can be understood as an ongoing endeavour to comprehensively visualize the body and its diseases. From the eighteenth-century onwards, going into the body has meant going via the image. Contemporary imaging technologies produce bodies as a series of xyz points that can be reconstructed, viewed and analysed from all dimensions on the screen, like fully navigable territories. These bodies can be simultaneously process and object; surface and depth; skin, bone, membrane and meatus.
Published: Feb 9, 2018 10:59:49 AM
Medicines are widely used in healthcare, and recognised as a leading cause of preventable patient harm in healthcare. The third WHO Global Patient Safety challenge: Medication Without Harm and recent media and ministerial attention of the topic highlight current interest and focus on improving medication safety.
Published: Apr 23, 2018 10:52:10 AM
Professor IkeOluwa Lagunju is a Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Published: May 22, 2018 11:45:46 AM
Healthcare is quickly moving from a generic, reactive, care model to a personalized, proactive, care model. This tectonic change is being driven by a combination of BigData, Artificial Intelligence, and an explosion of IoT – technologies that complement each other and provide a positive feedback loop, further accelerating improvements to healthcare. These bring a plethora of challenges that I will discuss in this talk, including making data analytics timely and relevant; creating safer medical devices; implementing IoT effectively and safely in clinical settings; and making regulatory systems and risk management fit-for-purpose to deliver health technologies that are innovative, empowering… and also safe.
Published: May 22, 2018 11:35:45 AM
The progress of electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) continues apace, with many opportunities, challenges and experiences being faced along the way.
Published: Mar 27, 2018 4:37:42 PM