Time for inspiration. Time for a TED Talk.

Jobs in Healthcare can be hard work. Being a clinician can be tough at times. I love my job and what I do, but every now and then I need a little inspiration. Something to help get fired up, refuel the passion and spark some creativity. I have a special source that I want to share with you that is guaranteed to stimulate the mind and spur on the innovator in all of us…. It’s called TED.

TED is a non-profit devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.  Hence, the name TED. TED conferences showcase the world's most fascinating thinkers and ‘doers’, who are challenged to give the talk of their life in 18 minutes or less.

The first ever TED talk I watched was by Eric Dishman. At the time we were piloting a mobile working app. I was doing a lot of reading about using mobile devices and health apps.  In Eric’s talk ‘Health care should be a team sport’ he speaks about his kidney transplant experience. He gives a real example of how mobile healthcare can move us towards a personalisation model of care by carrying out a mobile ultrasound on stage and having a virtual consultation with his surgeon. It was 16 minutes that just blew my mind!

Eric is a social scientist and specialises in healthcare research – studying how technology can solve problems. He is recognised globally for driving healthcare reforms through home and community based technologies and services. His passion is advocating the need to shift from a mainframe healthcare system to a personalised approach.

You can watch TED Talks from the website:https://www.ted.com/talks

There is a free TED app that can be downloaded from either the Apple or Android play store. You don’t have to be online to watch the talks. You can download them onto your mobile device. I do this often when I have a long trip coming up or to fill in time while on public transport.

You can also follow the TED community on Twitter @TEDTalks @TEDMED

Here are some of my favourite TED talks that being together healthcare and technology - Enjoy!

Presenter

Title

Link

Daniel Kraft

Next steps in health and medicine – Where can technology take us?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrW3-yzWt5Q

Eric Topol

The wireless future of medicine

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_topol_the_wireless_future_of_medicine

 

Talithia Williams

 Own your body’s data

https://www.ted.com/talks/talithia_williams_own_your_body_s_data

 

Lucien Engelen

Crowdsource your health

https://www.ted.com/talks/lucien_engelen_crowdsource_your_health

 

Dave deBronkart

Meet e-Patient Dave

https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_debronkart_meet_e_patient_dave

 

Daniel Kraft

Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kraft_medicine_s_future

 

Eric Dishman

Healthcare should be a team sport

https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_dishman_health_care_should_be_a_team_sport

 

Gary Wolf

The quantified self

https://www.ted.com/talks/gary_wolf_the_quantified_self

 

Catherine Mohr

Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

https://www.ted.com/talks/catherine_mohr_surgery_s_past_present_and_robotic_future

 

                          

Chieko Asakwa

How new technology helps blind people explore the world

https://www.ted.com/talks/chieko_asakawa_how_new_technology_helps_blind_people_explore_the_world

 

Lee Cronin

Print your own medicine

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/lee_cronin_print_your_own_medicine

 

 

If you have a favourite talk please share.

Melissa

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