Top Milestones in Healthcare Delivery and Science & Technology


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Modern Healthcare, a leader in healthcare business news, research, and data has created a poll to select the five top milestones in several categories.   What is your opinion?

Follow THIS  link to make your selection and read a description of each choice.





Healthcare Delivery

  • Advanced directives or living wills
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Patient-centered medical homes
  • Telemedicine
  • FDA approves direct to consumer advertising
  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Small pox eradicated
  • United network for Organ Sharing
  • Creation of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • The growth of nurse practitioners
  • Ebola arrives in the U.S.
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI_)
  • The birth of DRGs
  • The orthopedics revolution
  • First AIDS case identified
  • Other healthcare delivery


Science & Technology

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • The HIV/AIDS triple cocktail, 1996
  • Cohen-Boyer patent
  • Sequencing of the human genome
  • Framingham heart study
  • Coronary stents
  • Implantable defibrillators
  • Implantable aortic valves
  • Artificial hearts
  • Static drugs
  • Genetically-targeted therapies
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning
  • Biotechnology drugs
  • Discovery of breast cancer genes
  • Seat belts
  • The morning after pill
  • Electronic medical records
  • Face transplants
  • Health IT cyber attacks
  • Dolly, the first cloned sheep
  • Wearable fitness trackers
  • Other in Science & Technology