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Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Gaze (23/5/18)

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

Frontiers in Digital Health: Harnessing technology to improve medication safety (23/5/18)

 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

Frontiers of Digital Health: Prof Ike Lagunju (14/6/18)

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

Frontiers of Digital Health: Digital Health & the Future of Healthcare (22/6/18)

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

ePMA Symposium 2018 (27/6/18)

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