Lochan Shah

About Lochan Shah

Lochan Shah is a medical student interested in the intersection of medicine, technology and public health. What gets her out of bed in the morning — besides a pair of good running shoes — is the people that make this world move, and she’s on a mission to help them move it.

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Reflections on Dermatology and Telemedicine in Brazil

Reflections on Dermatology and Telemedicine in Brazil

Rapidly evolving telecommunication and information technologies have led to incredible changes in our lives — including how we manage our health. In particular, teledermatology, or the use of communication technology by dermatologists to support the diagnosis, consultation and treatment of patients, has become an important element of health care in the United States and around(...)

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Telemedicine and the Brazilian Health Care System

Telemedicine and the Brazilian Health Care System

This summer, I traveled to Brazil for a course on dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo (FMUSP), where I not only received hands-on training on endemic dermatological diseases, but also got the chance to learn about the Brazilian health care system and how telemedicine fits into it. In one of our first lectures(...)

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The State of Digital Health

The State of Digital Health

Digital health is one of the hottest buzzwords in health care. It seems like a new health care app is on the news every day, and big data, we’re told, is on the verge of ushering in an era of personalized, efficient medicine as we’ve never seen before. But what does this mean for the(...)

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