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Innovation, Med Tech

6 Ways AI is Reshaping Healthcare Diagnostics & Treatment

June 21, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Of the many industries witnessing AI-led transformation, healthcare happens to be one. Today, AI’s promise in healthcare extends beyond automation-led operational and administrative efficiencies. It’s beginning to show a measurable impact directly on patient care and diagnosis. The AI in […]


Innovation, Research

In Alzheimer’s breakthrough, researchers identify ‘protective gene’ that delays disease in high-risk family

June 20, 2024

Via: Fox News

A significant Alzheimer’s study is shedding new light on a protective gene that appears to delay the disease in those destined to develop it. Researchers from two Mass General Brigham hospitals — Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI in Healthcare: Enhancing Data Quality & Reducing Clinician Burden

June 19, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Healthcare is on the cusp of a transformative era, with artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs) demonstrating remarkable potential in streamlining clinical documentation, quality measurement, and medical coding. As these technologies mature, forward-thinking healthcare provider organizations are exploring […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Reveal Genomics launches HER2+ breast cancer diagnostics trial

June 19, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Spanish biotech start-up, Reveal Genomics, has announced the launch of a trial evaluating the clinical feasibility of its HER2DX genomic test designed for the diagnosis of HER2+ early-stage breast cancer. The Barcelona-based firm announced the prospective trial (NCT06446882) in collaboration […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3 Ways AI Can Reduce Relapse Rates in Behavioral Health

June 18, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Relapse rates in behavioral health treatment are a persistent hurdle. Up to 80% of people with substance use disorders will relapse at some point, causing discouragement for both patients and providers. However, a new weapon is emerging in the fight […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Positron to sell NeuSight PET-CT scanner in North America

June 14, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Positron, a molecular imaging medical device company, has signed an exclusive agreement to sell and distribute the NeuSight PET-CT 64 slice scanner in North America. The agreement with Shenyang Intelligent Neuclear Medical Technology, a subsidiary of Neusoft Medical Systems, positions […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

84% of Patients Would Participate in a Hospital-at-Home Program In Order To Get Home Sooner

June 13, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The survey results are clear: a resounding 84% of respondents expressed a willingness to participate in HaH monitoring to recover at home rather than remain hospitalized. This preference aligns with the increasing popularity of HaH programs, with over 300 currently […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA approves Abbott’s Lingo and Libre Rio glucose monitoring systems

June 11, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott’s Lingo and Libre Rio over-the-counter continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. These systems are designed for health improvement and type 2 diabetes management and are based on Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre sensing […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s on the Horizon: ALZpath Licenses pTau217 Antibody to Roche

June 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

pTau217 is a protein biomarker crucial for detecting and tracking Alzheimer’s progression in a simple blood test. This offers a significant advantage over traditional methods like PET scans or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing, which are expensive, invasive, and less accessible. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants clearance for commercial version of Moon Surgical’s Maestro robot

June 6, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Moon Surgical has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the commercial version of its Maestro surgical system. The company previously received FDA clearance for a non-commercial version of the system in September 2022. In September […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Need for Cybersecurity Training in Health Education Programs

June 4, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

The health care sector faces countless cyber threats, with attackers increasingly targeting systems that store sensitive medical data. This surge highlights the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard patient information against unauthorized access and potential breaches. There’s a […]


Innovation, Research

Intellectual disability disorder may be linked to a single, ‘surprising’ gene, research shows

June 3, 2024

Via: Fox News

Scientists have found the genetic root of a disorder that causes intellectual disability, which they estimate affects as many as one in 20,000 young people. And they hope their discovery leads to a new diagnosis that can provide answers to […]


Innovation, Research

Securing the Drug Supply Chain: How Simulation Tech is Aiding Electronic Drug Tracing in the US

May 31, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The United States drug supply chain is a complex and decentralized system that involves multiple entities. This includes suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), dispensers, and medical facilities such as hospitals and retail stores. To protect […]


Innovation, Research

FDA Promotes Clinical Trial Innovation

May 30, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Breakthroughs in science and technology are advancing innovation in more areas of medicine, providing novel treatment options for patients. The scientific community has a deepening understanding of disease and human biology, and of the enormous potential afforded through new technologies. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3 Steps to Unlock the True Potential of AI for Health Leaders

May 29, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The AI buzz is not subsiding, making headlines across industries. In his summary article about the 2024 HIMSS conference, Chilmark Research’s John Moore III noted, “Good luck trying to get noticed for anything other than AI or cybersecurity (in the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Ceretrieve touts positive data from aspiration catheter study

May 29, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Ceretrieve has announced positive study results demonstrating that its aspiration catheter demonstrated clot removal, completely restoring blood flow in a single pass. The Ceretrieve aspiration catheter is a medical device used to remove blood clots from blood vessels in the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA’s call for innovation: AI-driven solutions for Parkinson’s freezing of gait detection and prediction

May 28, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

As digital health technologies proliferate, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking a closer look at how they can capture information about a person’s health outside of a clinical setting. For Parkinson’s disease, a handful of wearable technologies […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

AI Chatbots Improving Mental Health Support in Telehealth Training

May 28, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Telehealth is on the rise, but most medical professionals are overwhelmed with their current workloads and aren’t prepared to take on additional training. This is where artificial intelligence chatbots come in — they could ease the burden while improving their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Revolutionizing Medical AI: John Snow Labs’ LLMs Outperforms GPT-4, Med-PaLM2

May 21, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

This accomplishment signifies John Snow Labs’ dedication to delivering the most accurate medical LLMs available. Here are three key milestones: Overall Accuracy: Their LLM achieved an impressive 87.35 score on the Open Medical LLM leaderboard’s standardized test harness. This surpasses […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How to reduce your patient acquisition costs

May 20, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Patient acquisition cost (PAC) encompasses all the dollars your practice spends to find and acquire new patients. These costs are robust—factoring in everything from marketing to overhead expenses—and they add up quickly. PAC = (sales and marketing costs) / (number […]