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

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.
    Source: io9

DIY Cyborgs

  • 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.
 

 
 
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