The Consumer Healthcare Revolution | September 2015 Functional Forum

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If you have been following the Functional Forum for a while you know we have been hinting at some transformative new opportunities within healthcare that will drive the rapid adoption of Functional and Integrative medicine into mainstream medicine. On this Functional Forum, we will be making some very exciting announcements regarding some of these opportunities, including a new alternative to commercial insurance that pays for integrative medicine. We will also be previewing our two big events for 2015.

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MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

The first MedPlus pharmacy opened in February 2006 in Hyderabad. Today, MedPlus has 1000+ pharmacies throughout India serving over 2 lac customers daily. As we grew, so did our vision. MedPlus now wants to be the first call for routine healthcare. We have launched state-of-the-art diagnostic lab services which can aid in the prevention, detection, or management of a wide range of illnesses. We also started clinic services, to help reduce the pain of finding a good doctor. We call these services our "Community Care" initiative. You'll simply call it convenient.

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COVID-19 related data sources are fairly easy to find. Libraries in R and Python make it super easy to come up with pretty visualizations, models, forecasts, insights and recommendations. I have seen recommendations in areas like economics, public policy, and healthcare policy from individuals who apparently have no background in any of these fields. All of us have seen these 'data driven' insights. Some close friends have asked if I have been analyzing the COVID-19 datasets. Yes, I have been looking at these datasets. However, my analysis has been just out of curiosity and not with the intent of publishing my forecast or recommendations. I am not planning to make any of my analyses on COVID-19 dataset public because I sincerely believe that I am not qualified to do so.

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How Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Are Transforming Healthcare

Article | March 29, 2020

Severely premature infants can face a staggering list of potential health problems. Retinopathy of prematurity abnormal retinal blood vessel development that can lead to blindness — is one of them. It’s treatable while infants weigh less than two pounds, but doctors often struggle to detect the condition in time. Traditional techniques have been unable to spot, let alone cure, infant blindness,” he says. But that is changing: Researchers at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston have found applying deep learning techniques to the analysis of retinal images results in highly accurate diagnosis and severity scoring of ROP results that can match or exceed clinician-based techniques.

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AI Trends: AI and Medicine

Article | March 29, 2020

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Healthcare Data Infrastructure Security Cannot Be Ignored During A Pandemic

Article | March 29, 2020

The rapid advancement of technology has inspired hope in the healthcare industry, promising to employ artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based data platforms in life-altering ways. Surgery assisting robots and miraculously accurate AI-based cancer diagnosis methods are a few preliminary examples of what the industry can expect. With all these great technological strides being taken, however, compliance can easily be left in the dust. And with COVID-19 pushing the limits of healthcare systems worldwide, it’s too easy for cybersecurity to become a lesser priority.The situation is bleak, with nearly 17,000 patient records being breached every day, according to Entech. Healthcare democratization is essential to fully harnessing the power of AI and other tech advancements on the horizon, which require compliant data distribution and the application of insights gathered from it. Healthcare institutions are struggling to not only meet basic privacy and compliance laws but have difficulty leveraging the large amounts of data that they store in a meaningful way.

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Spotlight

MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

The first MedPlus pharmacy opened in February 2006 in Hyderabad. Today, MedPlus has 1000+ pharmacies throughout India serving over 2 lac customers daily. As we grew, so did our vision. MedPlus now wants to be the first call for routine healthcare. We have launched state-of-the-art diagnostic lab services which can aid in the prevention, detection, or management of a wide range of illnesses. We also started clinic services, to help reduce the pain of finding a good doctor. We call these services our "Community Care" initiative. You'll simply call it convenient.

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