Thomas F. Heston

Washington State University

Dr Thomas F Heston is a practicing physician and Clinical Associate Professor at the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, Washington USA. As a nuclear medicine resident in the early 1990’s he researched the application of neural networks in transplant medicine. He subsequently started the first nuclear medicine teleradiology network to rural northern Idaho, and in the process single handedly developed the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for the network. He then went on to study positron emission tomography at Johns Hopkins Universityc. He became an Assistant Professor (adjunct) in their Department of Radiology and a Medical Director for Johns Hopkins International. His current research focus is on the application of blockchain technology to health care.

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eHealth has revolutionized health care and the practice of medicine. Internet technologies have given the most rural communities access to healthcare services, and automated computer algorithms are improving medical diagnoses and speeding up the delivery of care. Handheld apps, wearable devices, and artificial intelligence lead the way, creating a global healthcare solution that is smarter and more accessible. Read what leaders in the field are doing to advance the use of electronic technology to improve global health.

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