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Category: medical data

Robotics | IoT

This Engineer Found His Own Brain Tumor Thanks To Open Medical Data

Doctors often worry that giving patients too much information will be overwhelming or harmful. However, a study by OpenNotes is showing the exact opposite. After giving 20,000 patients access to doctor’s notes through the OpenNotes platform, patients reported feeling more in control, educated, and better at taking their medication. This may seem obvious—but in traditional medicine patients are often distanced from potentially empowering medical data on their condition. For Steven Keating, an engineering PhD candidate at MIT, his curiosity for… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jan 3)

It’s a new year, one that promises significant strides in technology and major accomplishments along the frontier of science and medicine. While this year will likely be dominated by the rise of wearables and artificial… read more