Critical Care Primer

Critical Care Primer

George Cheng M.D. PhD Harvard combined in Critical Care Training Program Massachusetts General Hospital Critical care medicine is the multidisciplinary healthcare specialty that cares for patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury. The practice of medicine in intensive care units (North America) or intensive therapy units (UK) is known as critical care medicine.  A specialist […]

Data Science Primer

Data Science Primer

Thomas Brennan LCP, MIT Analyzing Biomedical Big Data (BBD) is computationally expensive due to high dimensionality and large data volume. Performance and scalability issues of traditional databases often limit the usage of more sophisticated and complex data queries and analytic models. Moreover, in the conventional setting, data management and analytic are carried out in separate […]

Hacking Medicine: Learning from the MIMIC-II Experiment

Hacking Medicine: Learning from the MIMIC-II Experiment

Justin D SalciccioliMBBS candidate, Imperial College London Tom Pollard PhD candidate, University College London For some, it is an opportunity unlike any other. Others claim an outright threat to civil liberty. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) has accumulated troves of data, dating back decades, relating to the experiences of patients in hospitals and […]

The Outing of the Medical Profession

The Outing of the Medical Profession

Leo Anthony Celi MD MS MPH
MIT Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

“Many people think that doctors make their recommendations from a basis of scientific certainty, that the facts are very clear and there’s only one way to diagnose or treat an illness. In reality, that’s not always the case. Many things are a matter of conjecture, tradition, convenience, habit.” Read more about The Outing of the Medical Profession