This Week in Devices [8/10/2012] – Hospitals Should be More Like The Cheesecake Factory; Cyber Therapy; DIY Cyborgs; Implantable Defibrillators; Jon Stewart Takes on Former Vante CFO
The Cheesecake Factory of Hospitals?
- Atul Gawande of The New Yorker takes a look at the workings of successful restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory and wonders if a similar structure couldn't be applied to hospitals to improve healthcare.
Source: The New Yorker
The Rise of Cyber Therapy
- An examination of the growing prevalence of therapeutic apps and games that many say is making healthcare more accessible and is transforming the nature of medical therapy.
- Would you give yourself your own medical implant? A fringe group of “biohackers” is already doing it – taking on the pain all in the name of science, human enhancement, and fun!
Source: MD+DI (via The Verge)
Implantable Defibrillators Reduce Cardiac Arrests
- According to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland.
Source: Medical News Today
Daily Show Takes on Former Vante CFO
Former Vante CFO Adam Smith
just can't catch a break. His infamous Chik-fil-a video has made him fodder for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show