Why Technology is Important in Early Detection and Prevention of Cognitive Impairment with Dr. Fred Ma

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Quality care is no longer a utopian concept of society. As technology continues to advance and innovation widens, medical treatments and procedures enable healthcare providers to give the utmost quality care to their patients. 

As the saying goes, Prevention is better than cure. Technology can be utilized to automatically detect risk in a patient’s health and recommend possible solutions for different kinds of diseases.

The healthcare system has been so immersed in diagnosing and treating diseases that sometimes, it forgets to emphasize the importance of early detection and prevention to minimize the number of patients being diagnosed and treated for various diseases and medical conditions. Not only can an emphasis on prevention save lives, but also help lessen a patient's healthcare expenses since they can start the precautionary measures by changing their lifestyles and diets. 

As we continue to talk about Alzheimer’s disease, we’ve invited Dr. Fred Ma to talk about how Cognivue works in detecting and preventing cognitive impairment. People with cognitive impairment find it difficult to remember, learn, concentrate, and make new decisions. Symptoms range from mild to severe progressing to dementia left untreated. 

Cognivue is a computerized Cognitive Assessment system designed to assess a patient’s ability in the major functions of the brain such as motor function, visual function, perceptual preset processing, and memory testing. Cognivue hopes to play a role in early detection of cognitive decline with a goal of early proactive treatment. Learn more about the benefits of this innovation when you listen to this episode.

Memorable Quotes:

  • It's the 21st century and now is the time to be aware that prevention is important. - Dr. Fred Ma
  • We cannot prevent what we cannot detect. - Dr. Trinh
  • Once you pay attention to the early detection of cognitive impairment, it can contribute to preventing further worsening of data. - Dr. Fred Ma
  • An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. - Dr. Dung Trinh

Important Points:

  • Neurodegenerative is a pathological process evolving over time.
  • Alzheimer’s is possibly preventable in the future if mass awareness and early detection programs are implemented across the board.
  • An Alzheimer's patient takes up a lot more Medicare resources than a non-Alzheimer’s patient because of the decline of health over time.
  • Alzheimer’s is an epidemic.

About the Guests:

Fred Ma, MD, Ph.D., is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Cognivue, Inc., the most recent president and chief operating officer of Innovative Health Sciences, has served as chief medical officer for KORU Medical Systems, Innovacyn, and GE Healthcare, as well as leadership roles within Johnson & Johnson, Merck and more.

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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