Lucien Engelen, director of the Radboud REshape & Innovation Centre at Radboud University Nijmegen medical centre in the Netherlands and also organizer of TEDxMaastricht “The Future of Health” on 2 April has recently given an interview about his TED talk to the Guardian. An excerpt:
What do we do with this incredible amount of health data?
That is a real challenge. We need new ways of finding our way through it. On the intersection between big data and narration is where we can really change healthcare for the better.
You want people to take control of their own health?
Only if they want to. If they want to but they can’t, we will teach them. If they want to but they can’t because there is no system or technology, we will build it for them. But if they don’t want to we will deliver healthcare in the regular way. Some people think it is one way or the other, but it’s not.
Check out the program of TEDxMaastricht: The Future of Health. And if you are not able to attend it personally, you can still watch the presentations via simulcast locations. And his TED talk:
A TEDx talk from my friend, Lucien Engelen, who described an amazing area, crowdsourcing in medicine through social media.
Dr. Jeff Benabio about reinventing physicians in the 21st century.
For over five years, Dr. Jeff Benabio has been using social media channels to help patients learn about skin health and disease and to help doctors learn about engaging patients more effectively. In his practice Dr. Benabio uses disruptive tools such as telemedicine and mobile devices to improve patient access and reduce medical costs. In his talk he’ll show us how we’re re-inventing medicine with Twitter and Facebook, and why it’s the best thing to happen to medicine since vaccines.
Another interesting TED talk again, this time about prosthetic eyes that could treat blindness.
At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.
A new TED talk was just published, a perfect video for Saturday:
Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.
Adam Ostrow has recently talked about what happens when someone with an online presence dies.
Many of us have a social media presence — a virtual personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you’ve died? Could it … live on?
TEDMED just released the presentation of Craig J. Venter, the father of the human genome project and other interesting initiatives including the race for the synthetic life.
A fantastic TED talk from my friend, E-Patient Dave:
A recent TED talk just hit Youtube. I saw Daniel Kraft presenting in person at the HQ of the United Nations this February when I attended the Kairos Society meeting and he was fantastic: