Thursday, November 13, 2008
Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2009
The Cleveland Clinic has released its 3rd edition of the Top 10 Medical Innovations. The most exciting one for me is #1 - the use of circulating tumor cell technology. Most people fear that cancer may recur after it's treated. What if you could detect microscopic traces of cancer through a simple blood test? I believe that advancing medical technology will eventually lead us to find ways of detecting key biomarkers that are tied to cancer.
#10 was about the "Private Sector National Health Information Exchange." Health IT was booming in 2008 with many advances on both the professional and consumer ends. 2009 will only bring more advances and collaborations in the area of health IT, with a focus on combining and integrating data from the EHR to the PHR.