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This week on A Healthier Charlotte: how technological innovation is affecting our health

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 by Bobby DeMuro

This week on A Healthier Charlotte, we look at how technological innovation is affecting health care, personal and public health, and health infrastructure in Charlotte and around the country.

We all use innovative technology every day, but how about in our own personal health care? And what about digital health innovation for populations and entire countries? We explore that this week on the show.

Our guest panel includes experts in various areas around health care, technology, and infrastructure, all of whom have cutting edge research and work in various field of health care that represent the future of technology within the health care field.

Meet them:

Dr. Michael Moore
Interim Director, Office of Academic Technologies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Dr. Reuben Howden
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Dr. Judy Cornelius
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Josh Oakhurst (@joshoakhurst)
Creative Director, Skookum Digital Works

What About You?
How do you see technology evolving along with improved access to and delivery of health care services? Have you, or your doctor, used innovative medical technology to improve health care recently, like electronic medical records?

Share your thoughts below, or connect with me on Twitter or Facebook.

Visit A Healthier Charlotte while you’re at it, too – Charlotte’s best local source of health and medical information!


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    Bobby DeMuro 13 Mar 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Great hair, Josh!

  2. Wynne 14 Mar 2012 at 3:13 PM

    that was a great discussion! It is so cool to know that a school in our backyard is doing such awesome research that could impact us one day!

  3. Harriet 15 Mar 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Fascinating show! That’s a really good discussion all around! I too love Josh’s hair too, LOL.

  4. Ryan 15 Mar 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Do you have any links to their publication of research (if it’s out yet?). Would love to read it!

  5. Ryan 18 Mar 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Great show. i was fascinated to see this innovation, especially since I just thought this was going to be about social media and basic digital stuff. This is cool! Good lookin’ innovation and I love to see UNC-C repped so well! go 49ers!

  6. Jayde H. 19 Mar 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Love it — great show! When does this go up on WTVI, you guys are the best one..

  7. Dante 20 Mar 2012 at 3:36 PM

    my doctor already uses EMRs. I’m sure it helps them, and really cuts down on paper work, but doesn’t really make a difference to me. As long as the care is the same, though, it’s all good, at least for me!