PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, are advancing the application of engineering sciences and technology with medicine and biology to make healthcare personal again. By fostering a collaborative approach to healthcare that integrates ideas from researchers in healthcare informatics, communications, imaging, robotics, systems biology, neuro-engineering, among other disciplines, IEEE and its members can advance the state of understanding diseases and outcomes, explore their relationships on a personalized biological basis, and bridge medical humanism and technology.
"Healthcare is undergoing major changes enabled by the rapid technology developments at all informatics levels. For example, we've seen the revolutionary impact of imaging technologies on radiology and medicine, and we are seeing that computer and mobile technologies are modernizing the way healthcare is delivered and managed," said Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang, IEEE fellow and 2011 President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. "It is through better acquisition of image data, the ubiquitous deployment of microchips, computers and sensors, critical achievements in systems biology research and intelligent mining of electronic patient records that we can deliver more effective, personalized medical diagnostics and therapeutics – profound enough to change our lives and our society."
IEEE members are transforming the future of medicine and healthcare. From formalized mathematical theory through experimental science, and from technological development to practical clinical applications, IEEE members have applied concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences to progress modern healthcare. Examples of technological innovation to improve the quality of patient care include: designing the electrical circuits that make a pacem
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