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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Patient Experience

Identity and Patient Matching

September 28, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

As I mentioned in my introduction, patient matching doesn’t work terribly effectively today. The problem has its root in the identity challenges we have been discussing, although it is important to separate the patient matching challenge from trust-in-identity – these […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Telehealth satisfaction higher among younger patients, survey finds

September 28, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Telehealth use soared during the COVID-19 pandemic as patients avoided healthcare facilities to avoid infection, spurred on by new regulatory flexibilities. Though utilization has dropped from its pandemic highs, telehealth is here to stay, particularly for routine and mental healthcare, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

SHL Telemedicine’s at-home ECG device reduces hospital visits for patients

September 26, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

SHL TeleMedicine has presented initial data from two clinical trials of its SmartHeart, showing a reduction in hospital visits in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. The results are from two clinical trials, HELP-MI and TELE-ACS, which are being conducted at the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US Medical Innovations to launch new AI surgical system

September 25, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

US Medical Innovations (USMI) and the Jerome Canady Research Institute for Advanced and Biological Technological Sciences (JCRI-ABTS) have announced the launch of the new Canady Robotic AI Surgical System. It is claimed to be the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) […]


Innovation, Research

Obesity maps: CDC reveals which US states have the highest body mass index among residents

September 22, 2023

Via: Fox News

All U.S. states have an obesity rate among their residents of higher than 20%, which is at least one in five adults — and many exceed that. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its 2022 Adult Obesity […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

GE HealthCare wins $44m grant to develop AI-assisted ultrasound tools

September 19, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded GE HealthCare a $44m grant to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted ultrasound imaging auto-assessment tools. The auto-assessment tools are expected to expand ultrasound access to low and middle-income countries by allowing information captured […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth: The Future of Health Care Delivery

September 19, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

The modern era’s most powerful health care delivery system is telehealth. Increased care for personal health maintenance and the advancement of medical technologies catalyzed the shift. Medtech, providers, hospitals and IT professionals must facilitate growing populations, curious patient queries and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing The Health Data Desert

September 15, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Massive disparities continue to plague healthcare in the United States. Many Americans do not have access to quality care, leading to higher rates of diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and obesity. Health equity means ensuring that health resources and services […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA label Abbott Medical recall as Class I

September 14, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Abbott Medical is recalling its Proclaim neurostimulation systems and Infinity IPGs after receiving complaints that users were unable the exit the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) mode. On 13 September, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified it as a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

The freedom to experiment with coatings for medical devices  

September 12, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

In the era of rapid medtech innovation, the demand for smarter and more resilient medical devices requires more advanced types of coatings. In a report by GlobalData, Thematic Intelligence Predictions 2023, in-vitro diagnostics and cardiovascular devices are projected to be […]


Innovation, Research

Heart disease deaths linked to obesity have tripled in 20 years, study found: ‘Increasing burden’

September 8, 2023

Via: Fox News

Obesity has been a known risk factor for a wide range of diseases for a very long time. Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has highlighted its link to heart-related deaths. Across a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Gradient secures funding for clinical development of catheter device 

September 8, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

France-based medical device company Gradient Denervation Technologies has secured €14m ($15m) in a Series A funding round to advance the clinical development of its ultrasound-based catheter device. The financing round was led by venture capital company Asabys Partners through its […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Patients and Staff Benefit from Personalized Care and Digital Transformation

September 7, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve due to economic disruption, technological improvements, and patient expectations, the standard of optimizing healthcare performance must shift as well. Patients and their loved ones have become more consumer-driven and savvier over the last […]


Innovation, Research

As eating disorders increase among college students, here’s how parents can help: ‘Early intervention is key’

September 6, 2023

Via: Fox News

While most of us have heard about the “Freshman 15” — the stereotypical first-year weight gain among college students — a growing share of young adults are experiencing quite the opposite. Some 10% to 20% of females and 4% to […]


Innovation, Research

Active children are more resilient

September 5, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

“Get some exercise!” It’s one suggestion adults frequently hear when they complain about stress in their lives. Exercise helps relieve stress. But does this also apply to children? Does exercise help them manage the pressures to achieve at school? A […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Epineuron enrols first patient in nerve regeneration study

August 31, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Epineuron has enrolled the first patient in a trial investigating its PeriPulse device for the treatment of acute peripheral nerve injury. The Ontario, Canada-based company plans to enrol a total of 110 patients across Canada and the US in the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA identifies Hamilton Medical ventilator recall as Class I

August 31, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Ventilator manufacturer Hamilton Medical has launched a voluntary recall of four of its ventilators following reports of software troubles that cause the device to stop working without warning. The products in question assist patients who need full and partial breathing […]


Innovation, Research, Uncategorized

Daily aspirin after a heart attack can reduce the risk of future events, study finds

August 31, 2023

Via: Fox News

For people who have previously had a heart attack, taking a daily aspirin could reduce their risk of a repeat cardiac event or stroke, according to a recent Danish study. The findings were presented at the ESC Congress 2023 in […]


Innovation, Research

Stress and insomnia linked to irregular heart rhythms after menopause

August 30, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Atrial fibrillation may lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure or other cardiovascular complications. It primarily affects older adults, and more than 12 million people in the U.S. are expected to develop atrial fibrillation by 2030, according to the American […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

A Move to Cut Drug Prices Has Patients With Rare Diseases Worried

August 30, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

For people with cystic fibrosis, like Sabrina Walker, Trikafta has been a life-changer. Before she started taking the drug, she would wind up in the hospital for weeks at a time until antibiotics could eliminate the infections in her lungs. […]