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"Your Physical Exam Just Got A High-Tech Upgrade" - Christina Farr

  • CNBC News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 28, 2018)

Most of us do not look forward to our annual physical. It’s something to be endured, rather than enjoyed. But that could change. Over the past few years, Mount Sinai has been incubating a program called Lab100 that aims to reinvent the health checkup. The idea is to incorporate the latest consumer technologies, like virtual reality and 3-D body scanners, while maintaining a close relationship between the patient and their practitioner. Lab100 hasn’t yet launched to the general public, but the team of doctors, designers, and researchers behind it invited CNBC’s Christina Farr to give it a try. A program like this could succeed to the wealthy New Yorkers who live around Mount Sinai. But David Stark, MD, medical director of the Institute for Next Generation Health Care and Joel Dudley, PhD, director of the Institute for Next Generation Health Care at Mount Sinai and executive vice president of precision health for the Mount Sinai Health System, said that they intend to scale out the program and bring down the cost so that anyone can get tested. “The vision here is that we have something that essentially can be plugged in like your cable box,” said Dr. Dudley. “We envision a path where we have many of these Lab100-type systems out in the world, but that they are all feeding into the same brain.”

- David Stark, MD, Assistant Professor, Health System Design and Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Medical Director, Institute for Next Generation Health Care

- Joel Dudley, PhD, Director, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Executive Vice President, Precision Health, Mount Sinai Health System

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Additional coverage:
Becker's Hospital Review https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/facilities-management/90-minute-appointments-mount-sinai-s-new-tech-enabled-clinic-has-them.html