A very excellent group of online articles called The e-Medicine Explosion,
published on the technology Website: MIT Technology,
http://www.technologyreview.com discusses the latest advances in
what is now termed e-Medicine. The computerization of at first
hospital medical records (EMR's), leading to mHealth,whereby patients
can access their own medical reports and make physican appointments,
has opened a new frontier not only to find cures for diseases to
be able to further study things like genetics.The articles were produced
by Sprint Solutions for Healthcare. Sprint is a wireless telecommunications
The series of articles begins,"e-Medicine is on the rise. Medicine has
perennially been stuck in the era of fax machines, but new technology
and new laws, are bringing innovation in mobile devices, data analytics,
and telemedicine." Some of the articles include: "Tracking Lung Health
With a Cell Phone", and "A Startup Uses the Cloud to Unravel
DNA" A subsection includes Gadgets. Topics discussed are:
"A Gadget That Makes You the Doctor," and "Parents Could Skip
the Doctor's Office with This Device."
One of the most important advances in health research aided
by e-Medicine is the study of genetics and the human genome.
The Human Genome Project was competed in 2003, which
"mapped" the 20,000 to 25,000 genes of the human
genome, describing how they function in indiviudals.With
e-Medicine moving foward, more analysis of genes how
they affect the various systems of the body will be
In fields like Psychology, mental illnesses like Bipolar Disorder
are thought to be genetic, but there isn't total agreement.
Also, Schzophrenia is not fully understood by researchers.
There are also many ethical questions to face in regards to
medical genomics. To read these articles go the the MIT Tecnology Website.