Category Archives: Computers

Three Reasons the National Institutes of Health is Crucial to the Future of Convergence

Three Reasons the National Institutes of Health is Crucial to the Future of Convergence

According to the whitepaper “Convergence: The Future of Health” published June 2016, an increasing number of scientists and academics from leading academic institutions believe the third life sciences revolution lies with the advent of Convergence in Healthcare. This movement seeks to bring together professionals from diverse areas of science to innovate the current model of… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Diabetes

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Diabetes

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report issued last year, 100 million Americans today are either living with diabetes or prediabetes. Additionally, researchers have found that as many as one-third of those who are living with prediabetes (a condition that, if untreated, will ultimately result in the development of Type 2… Continue Reading

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

According to a 2016 report by researchers from some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, the future of human health depends on the growth of the Convergence in Healthcare movement. The term, Convergence in Healthcare, can best be described as a concept that brings professionals from the engineering, chemistry, IT, life… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

According to a report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016, the future of the medical sector hinges on Convergence in Healthcare, a movement aiming to encourage the integration of concepts from the life sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, information technology (IT) and engineering sectors to accelerate innovation in research. Though each of… Continue Reading

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

In the executive summary of “Convergence: The Future of Health,” the authors contend the life sciences “are in the midst of a revolution” they later identify as “convergence.” While the term can generally refer to the integration of technology and any number of processes from any industry, the report singles out the value of convergence… Continue Reading

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-sponsored report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” American academic leaders outlined the forthcoming impact of the Convergence in Healthcare revolution on the United States healthcare industry. Best defined as an intersectional approach to research between members of the life science, physical science, mathematics, computing and chemistry sectors, the Convergence in… Continue Reading

Here is the Answer to the Rising Cost of U.S. Healthcare

Here is the Answer to the Rising Cost of U.S. Healthcare

To say the modern American healthcare system is the subject of disagreement and debate is an understatement. When contemplating this subject, many people focus on the partisan disagreements between lawmakers in Washington, D.C. However, maybe the biggest problem with U.S. healthcare lies in a single, simple truth: healthcare in the United States grows more expensive… Continue Reading

This is What Everyone Should Know about Convergence in Healthcare

This is What Everyone Should Know about Convergence in Healthcare

The United States is a world leader in many aspects of scientific development. However, a combination of reduced government funding and growing competition from other technologically forward countries poses the possibility of America falling behind its peers and losing its status as a pioneer in the field of medical research. This matter goes beyond mere… Continue Reading

This Is How Convergence and Nanotech are Changing Drug Therapy

This Is How Convergence and Nanotech are Changing Drug Therapy

Nanotechnology concepts were applied by scientists long before the field earned its name. However, historians tend to agree that the discipline’s beginnings are rooted in the mid-20th century, with a talk given to the American Physical Society by renowned physicist Richard Feynman. In his talk, Feynman led the audience through the idea of a process… Continue Reading

This is What You Need to Know about How Convergence in Healthcare Will Address Infectious Diseases

This is What You Need to Know about How Convergence in Healthcare Will Address Infectious Diseases

In spite of modern advances in health and technology, the global community continues to struggle to treat and control major outbreaks of infectious diseases. In the United States, the most devastating domestic outbreak in recent memory is the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The outbreak’s start in the country is estimated to be the mid-1970s, but it did… Continue Reading