Position: Full-time Intern
Group: Healthcare Related Research Project
Opportunity to Work on Healthcare Related Research in MSR Asia:
Here are a few current Healthcare Concept Development areas:
1. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has clearly shown merits of on-demand processing, ease of deployment and cost effectiveness in supporting demanding apps. Given the sheer volume of storage and processing involved in healthcare data we are exploring ways to use the Cloud for supporting the next generation of healthcare apps.
2. Medication Reconciliation
Today, hospitals have great difficulty capturing the list of medications from a person as they enter a hospital and successfully reconciling the medications as they leave — so nothing is forgotten. Changes in doses, routes, drug classes and formulations are difficult to semantically correlate. Design and apply the optimal technologies to help hospitals solve the important medication reconciliation challenge.
50% of a nurse's day is spent entering data into computers. New technologies abound to capture digital information. Create the optimal design for software to capture data from healthcare workers who are using keyboards, mice, Ink, Speech, or all in tandem.
4. Web 2.0 in the Healthcare Enterprise
Web 2.0 has been described (by some) to mean the emergent benefits gained when users become not only consumers of content, but collaborative creators of content as well. Build new social networks to harness the collaborative, creative powers of the members of the healthcare enterprise to collectively improve the quality of delivered care.
5. Enterprise Healthcare Search
Apply Web-type search technologies to data-cores within the hospital enterprise to meet knowledge and informational needs that previously could not be met.
Critical to clinical care is rapid, effective communication. Build technologies to unify and optimize communication technologies, such as e-mail, voicemail, VoIP, instant messaging, white-boarding, collaborative case review, and intra-hospital teleconferencing.
We are interested in a multimodal delivery of the information specifically speech controlled interfaces, IVR access to medical data and Smartphone interfaces. We are also interested in expanding and streamlining the patient/family and clinician communication to provide timely care.
7. RFID in Healthcare
The M3 Lab MidAtlantic testbed hospital in Washington D.C. is the world's largest civilian deployment of ultra wideband tracking technology. Build technologies to demonstrate how tracking technologies can make a difference in patient's lives.
Specifically we are interested in proximity sensing and its interaction with data to enable near field communications.
8. Full Media Encounter Capture
Providers spend vast amounts of time documenting encounters with patients. Capturing audio or video data using technologies like SenseCam throughout a clinician's day could replace the onerous documentation requirements driving up costs and draining efficiencies in healthcare. Design the systems to ubiquitously and automatically capture the audio and video encounters of patients in the hospital.
9. Natural Language Processing in Healthcare
Gartner estimates 80% of data in healthcare is unstructured. Extracting structured data from unstructured data is considered the "next" important development that could dramatically impact the quality of delivered care. Build and apply NLP tools to solve data extraction and meta-tagging challenges across enterprise healthcare.
10. Data visualization
Healthcare presents interesting challenges for data visualization. We are exploring Novel techniques to present dense data in a usable form. Build viewers and manipulation tools employing strength of MS Excel, Robotic Studio, BI stack and workflow builders. Build cubes and geospatial data visualization for decision support with novel techniques to handle temporal data.
1. Work at MSRA and apply your programming skill and your research experience in signal processing, machine learning, natural language processing, and/or data mining to help improve the wellbeing of people worldwide.
2. In your resume, please clearly state your programming experience (e.g. how many lines of code you develop each year, the largest software project you have done) and your research publication experience.
3. We are looking for MS or PhD. students.
4. In your application form, please choose “Other” in “interested group” option, and specify “MSRA Healthcare Related Research” in the following blank.)
Qualified applicants please fill in the application form and send it together with your resume to: MSRAih@microsoft.com, and please note you are applying for MSRA Healthcare Related Research Project.
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