Internal medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on the care of adult patients, and internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
Although this definition seems fairly straightforward, it does not fully capture the breadth and richness of internal medicine as a medical discipline or the degree of its importance in our health care system.
On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, ACP-NJ co-sponsored an innovative and thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Neil Halpern at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ entitled, “A Paradigm for the Hospital of the Future: The ICU in 2050.”
Dr. Halpern, Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is a “futurist” and an expert in critical care design and architecture. He spoke about key design elements implemented in the ICU at MSKCC, and focused on current technologies which might be developed to implement a biospheric capsule. Such a system could provide comprehensive critical care services through wearable technologies including sensors… Continue reading