October 17th, 2011
Posted by Patti Doherty, R.N.
This year, the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit focused on Cardiovascular Technologies, State of the Heart. The summit consisted of three days of stimulating presentations and panel discussions moderated by television anchors such as Maria Bartiromo and Bob Woodruff. The summit highlighted breakthrough technologies in the cardiac space, which could transform how medicine is currently practiced.
Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, moderated one of the highlights of the Summit, which was the session on the top 10 health care innovations. These innovations, most of which are not in the cardiovascular space in spite of the summit’s focus, follow:
10. Genetically modified mosquitos to reduce mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus: Manipulating the DNA of insects may help wipe-out populations that are not effectively controlled currently with insecticides and other measures.
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