Issue / Fall 2018
One man's vision
Decades of discovery, led by Michael Abràmoff, yield first autonomous AI that delivers specialty-level diagnosis in primary care
The patient was an artist, so while he waited for his scheduled appointment in the ophthalmology clinic he sketched the faces of the other patients in the room.
In July 2013, Melisa Coburn was struggling to catch her breath. She assumed it was bronchitis that was making it hard to keep up with her toddler and 4-month-old baby.
Residents of long-term care facilities in 27 communities across Iowa are involved in a telemedicine program for mental health care offered by University of Iowa Health Care geriatric mental health specialists. Rather than traveling to Iowa City for their appointments, patients and their caregivers can attend their psychiatry visits via secure video chat from their long-term care facility.
Training orthopedic surgeons to repair fractured bones can take years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
With the patient in suspended animation, her body temperature at 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) to stop blood circulating, University of Iowa cardiothoracic surgeon Jay K. Bhama, MD, delicately removed the clot blocking the pulmonary artery.