Recently, a Stanford engineer, Ada Poon, lead a project which has created tiny robotic medical devices that are powered by wireless technology. According to Stanford University, the implantable machines are small enough to easily move through veins. These injectable nanobots can carry out medical tasks, gather diagnostics and even deliver drugs into the bloodstream.
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Abstracts and speaker proposals for the Medicine 2.0 Conference in Boston are due on March 7, 2012. This will be the 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine and Public Health sponsored by the Journal for Medical Internet Research.
One of the major announcements at this week’s mHealth Summit was made by Qualcomm who introduced a new platform for wirelessly connecting medical devices and declared it open for business. The 2net platform allows any medical device to connect with cloud servers, freeing manufacturers from the complexities of wireless communication.
The Stanford Summit and Medicine 2.0 Conference were 3 days that brought together clinicians, ePatients, and researchers from 30 countries to present and share about social media in medicine.
Consumers now have access to a new tool that helps manage their bills related to health insurance and other medical payments. According to a press release from Cake Health, the service helps consumers pilot through the complexities of insurance benefits, deductibles, network and out-of-network coverage, claims, medical bills, health savings accounts, and flexible spending accounts. The website also has a mobile iphone app that allows full access to a member’s health insurance plan and bills.