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What is Medicine X?

Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The Medicine X initiative is designed to is to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to evoke a move beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab.

Two recent Medicine X projects include organizing the Stanford Summit at Medicine 2.0, and Medicine 2.0 at Stanford: The Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research. Medicine 2.0 is a conference concept originally developed by Dr. Gunther Eysenbach.

The Stanford Medicine X Summit 2012

We have exciting plans in store for 2012. The Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0 was so successful, we plan to launch an annual conference called the Stanford Medicine X Summit. Like the Stanford Summit in 2011, the event will explore issues related to health and medicine at the intersection of social media and information technology. eskişehir escort Our goal is to bring together the most innovative and engaging minds in academia and industry to exchange bold new ideas about the future of medicine and the role technology will play in improving health. Please check back often for the latest news and information about Stanford Medicine X 2012!

The Stanford Medicine X Summit Team

Larry Chu, MD, MS
Executive Director, Stanford Medicine X
Director, AIM Lab
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Stanford University School of Medicine

Bassam Kadry, MD
Director of Technology Discovery, Stanford Medicine X
Stanford University School of Mediicine

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    I think telemedicine is definitely the way of the future. Especially with remote and rural areas and limited access to physicians, these areas will benefit from telemedicine. I think there should be a push even for remote medicine in African and 3rd world countries, under the direction of the WHO or other relevant body.

    With technology available nowadays, there is no reason not to give 3rd world countries access to US doctors. All that’s needed is satellite internet connection which can be arranged easily enough. What would be needed are physician assistant in the remote country, guided by US physicians over the internet. Since history yields over 80% of the information required for diagnosis and general inspection the other 10%, most information really could be gleaned remotely.

    I don’t understand why there isn’t more of a push in this direction!

    I can be contacted through the website above, I’d love to help push this direction forwards.

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