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Medical Technology

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Arsalan Akbari

on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of Medical Technology

Medical Technology
Lasik (Laser Eye Surgery)
Microkeratome (1950's- Jose Barraquer)

Radial Keratotomy (1970 Svyatoslav Fyodorov)

Lasiks/Ultraviolet (1980s-Modern)
National Heath Care Expenditure
1980 - $247.2 B
1990 - $699.5 B
2000 - $1,377.2 B
2010 - $2,584.2 B
Visual Prosthesis
Implanted Microchip
Enhances vision for partial or total blindness
Electrically stimulating the retina or visual cortex to provide sight
2007 - Invented by Argus II
Remote Surgery/ Tele-surgery
Remote surgical procedures
Master controller(console) and a sensory system giving feedback to the user
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Invented 2001 by Jacques Marescaux
Marketed for $975000
Medical Robot used in Pharmacies

Used in medium to larger hospitals

Efficiency increased within the work of this robot
Most advanced and sophisticated technology
Fast growing field
US's expenditure almost doubled every decade
Electronic medical records
New solutions and enhanced practices
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Reduce costs
Reduce errors
Ensure privacy
Decrease processing times
1994 - Clinitec: Software to convert paper records to EMRs
2004 - President Bush promoted adoption of EMRs
2009 - President Obama initiated the EMR plan
2014 - Mandated deadline penalty
Drug delivery
DNA alteration
Artificial nucleic acid
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