Posts Categorized: January 2013

January 2013 eNewsletter

Point-of-Care Technologies: An Evolution in Personalized Healthcare

By Atam Dhawan
While the developed countries may find POC technologies as effective means for reducing healthcare costs and improving efficiency, POC technologies are critical in responding to essential healthcare needs in countries with large populations or rural areas.
However, the implementation of POC healthcare technologies towards …

Point of Care Medical Technologies Must Blaze New Trails

By Clifford Dacso
The range of wireless-enabled common medical devices is greatly expanding. But simply transmitting healthcare information from the patient to the healthcare provider is not the answer! The user must be brought into the picture as a true collaborator with his or her own …

Barriers to Commercialization of Novel Medical Technologies in India

By Ritu Kamal, Christine Kurihara, Anurag Mairal
A survey of medical device professionals in India reveals the key barriers to increasing access to appropriate medical technologies in the country. We recommend some policy-level changes to facilitate this access through increased commercialization of new medical devices.

Featured Interview – Atam Dhawan

Atam Dhawan, Ph.D., was Chair of the IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-Of-Care Technologies. In this video clip, Dr. Dhawan speaks to us on expected breakthroughs in POCT in the next decade, along with his thoughts on where more effort should be directed. He …

Special Issue on Point-Of-Care Technologies

By Nitish Thakor
The recent IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-Of-Care Technologies, held January 16-18 in Bangalore, India, featured papers and presentations on this important topic, with respect to application in both developed and developing countries. We bring you an interview with Conference Chair …

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January 2013 Contributors

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Atam DhawanAtam Dhawan, Ph.D. obtained his B.Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India... Read more

Clifford DacsoClifford Dacso, MD, MPH, MBA is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, John S. Dunn Sr. Research Chair in General... Read more

Ritu KamalRitu Kamal works at Stanford Biodesign Program, Stanford, CA, as a Global Research Project Manager. She has previously worked at Roche Diagnostics as a Scientist and was a 2010... Read more

Christine KuriharaChristine Kurihara is Manager of Special Projects, for the Stanford Biodesign Program, Stanford, CA. In this capacity, she oversees IT, web and infrastructure projects for the program. Read more

Dr. Anurag MairalDr. Anurag Mairal is the Director, Global Exchange Programs, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. In this role, he is responsible for developing an extensive network... Read more

Dr. T. SunderDr. T. Sunder is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India with over 20 years' experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery... Read more