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Is it safe to train surgeons with virtual reality?

ovidVR hit the surgical training product market last May with a backpack size Virtual Reality (VR) versions of a complete total knee and total hip arthroplasty. ovidVR aims to complement the traditional cadaver lab, by adding a multi-user co-op mode and performance analytics, which render trainees hyper-realistic surgical opportunities and supervisors giving feedbacks at the…

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Texan’s Guide for Newcomers to Big Data and Cloud Computing

I am a Texan, and famously we Texans like to keep things simple and uncomplicated. Understanding these core tenants in artificial intelligence is possible without knowing all the technical stuff.   It’s important that industry terms like “Big Data” and “Cloud Computing” be made explainable for any audience, no matter what their background or level of…

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Great expectations for machine learning in EHRs

The myriad problems preventing machine learning from acting on the wealth of electronic health records data (EHRs) will one day give way to a fantastic revolution in digital health. Approximately 80% of healthcare data is still unstructured and housed in various silos across different health systems due to complicated regulatory requirements. Data variables are themselves…

Healthcare data competency is the new black

Many are predicting the jobs of the future, how to robot proof your kids and what knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies will be key to avoid your white coat getting the pink slip. Communication, creativity, complex problem solving and collaboration are usually on the list. Now we need to add another “C”: healthcare data competency.  For some of…