Medicine20.net User Profile: Mike Kirkwood

Mike Kirkwood (mikekirkwood)
Polka
 
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Mike is CEO of Polka, a software company focused on mobile applications for health, and health professionals. His background is as an enterprise architect and Sr. IT leader for large enterprises, including Sony, Intuit, and Cisco Systems. He has 9 filed patents in data systems, 3 of them at Polka, and has an MBA from UCSD.

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Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 to Friday, September 18, 2009
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Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)

Pillbox: Enhancing Patient Safety through a Mashup of Government Data, High-Resolution Imaging and Analysis, and Community-Developed Tools
David Hale*, Mike Kirkwood*

Medication identification is a key component in mitigating the 1.5 million adverse drug events which occur annually in the United States. Poison control centers receive over 500,000 medication identification calls annually. An IOM study reported that doctors and pharmacists can correctly identify pills no more than one-third of the time. While a variety of electronic databases exist to assist in the identification of unknown medications, quality standards for images of solid-dosage medic...

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