The history of decision-support systems in clinical medicine dates to the 1950s, when the first articles appeared that analyzed the relevance of formal probabilistic analysis to medical diagnosis and the potential role of computers to assist with the relevant calculations. By the 1960s there were many investigators who explored the application of Bayes Theorem (a
Pediatric medicine has a proud history of innovation. From the discovery of Ignaz Semmelweis that hand washing could prevent disease in obstetric patients to the development of the first vaccine for small pox by Edward Jenner, historically; pediatric medicine has been at the forefront of medical innovations that have improved care for patients of all
People developing pediatric medical devices, drugs, and technologies face daunting barriers: The market is small and dispersed. Our healthcare financing model does not reflect the true economic value of investing in children’s health. There are unique engineering design and regulatory hurdles. Companies and investors look elsewhere for opportunities because they don’t anticipate an adequate return.
Diabetes is a unique chronic disease in which the decisions most affecting the health and well-being of patients are made by the patients themselves. This is the critical reason that technologies that target patient/consumer empowerment and behavior change are making a large impact on diabetes-related health outcomes and healthcare costs. Mobile apps are particularly powerful