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Big Data and Genomics Ethics with guest James Hughes

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By Corina Paraschiv
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Student Special : Social Determinants of Health & Social Work with Kyla Christensen
In a recent JAMA Review, Dr. Davidson and his colleague Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, raised this issue: while we know the social determinants of health have an impact on health, the field is still unclear on whose job it is to solve it.  This week, a Jama Poll over twitter asked physicians (presumably) to cast their votes : "Medical school should produce physician scientists, not physician social justice activists".  69% of respondents disagreed. It is under this backdrop that we welcome Kyla Christensen.  With a background in Social Work, Kyla helps us get a glimpse in the world of social determinants of health, from a discipline that has a long-standing tradition tackling it! JAMA Tweet: Article: Kyla Recommends.... Genogram Ecomap Genogram + Ecomap Combined (alternative ecomap) More on Social Work: More Healthcare Focus Stuff: Social Determinants of Health And ICD-10 Video : Hospitals & Social Innovation Blog Article:
September 23, 2019
Student Special : Behavioral Health with Elizabeth Balskus
From early intervention for first episode psychosis to the opioid abuse crisis, Elizabeth gives us a unique perspective on behavioral health - also called mental health.   In this episode: resource allocation across multi-disciplinary teams, replicability of care models across other conditions, and the importance of first medical encounters. This is the first of three episodes in our Students Special! Want to explore more? Program Chill in Pittsburgh Early intervention for first episode psychosis
September 18, 2019
Health Consumerism, IOT, and Data with guest Peter Weeks
Health consumerism brings healthcare design outside of hospitals, and into the community.  Special guest Peter Weeks, healthcare designer at Philips Design, shares his perspective on the Internet of Things, Data and what it means to design for human beings. Interesting links for further exploration:
January 12, 2019
Challenges in Healthcare Design with guests Bob Groeneveld, Tessa Dekkers and Patrizia D’Olivo
Designing for clinicians and patients brings challenges that are surprisingly universal across healthcare designers and design researchers.   Special guests : Bob Groeneveld, Tessa Dekkers and Patrizia D’Olivo, design researchers and PhD candidates at Delft University of Technology guide us through these common design challenges. Learn more about their research :
January 12, 2019
Big Data and Genomics Ethics with guest James Hughes
Our third episode in the genomic medicine series explores the ethical and policy implications of big data and genomic research.  Accompanied by special guest James Hugh, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and associate provost of the University of Mass., Boston, we explore the ramifications of genomic research for our society.
January 12, 2019
Bio-Banking, Genomic Research & ISO Standards with guest Stella Somiari
Bio-Banking is the starting point of genomic research.  As part of our three-part series, special guest Stella Somiari gives us a behind the scenes tour of genomic research.
January 12, 2019
Precision Medicine : Ripe for Investment? with guest Nick Jacobs
How mature is genomic medicine? What are the factors for its adoption? Special guest Nick Jacobs, former hospital administrator and founder of two research institutes helps us navigate precision medicine.
January 12, 2019
Problem-Owners for Healthcare Innovation
Innovation from the entrepreneur and researcher’s point of view often lacks an important perspective : the problem-owner. Problem-owners, AI data access and data biases are our focus on today’s episode. Thrival Festival : Machine Learning - Fairness (Google Training) : AI Commons :
October 21, 2018
Efficient Resource Allocation in Healthcare using AI
Artificial Intelligence represents a potential $ 300 Billion in savings for Healthcare. The future of AI in HC and how it will affect insurers, policies and public health : this week, on HealthCare Focus. Show Notes: Thrival Festival :
October 21, 2018
The False Dichotomy of Paternalistic and Participative Care
The 2018 edition of the Thrival Festival explored the interesting question of ethics in healthcare. Part of that discussion centers around the shift from paternalistic to participative, patient-centered care. It turns out these two dichotomies may best coexist. Show Notes: Thrival Festival:
October 19, 2018
Precision Medicine : Today’s Challenges
From physicians to pharma and governments, we take a deep dive into one of the most promising medical technologies.
October 14, 2018
The Debate around the Affordable Care Act
The roots of discontent around the Affordable Care Act be traced back to 1942. We follow the story of President Roosevelt to better seize the debate on Obamacare.
September 16, 2018
Strategic Altruism in the Healthcare Ecosystem.
Kaiser Permanente’s strategic investment in low-income housing and Grand Junction’s surprising success story in inclusive healthcare. Show Notes:
September 1, 2018
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