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Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery

October 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning automatically identifies brain tumors

October 12, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A team of researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, fully automatic method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine learning algorithms to automatically identify brain tumors. Researchers are using supercomputers at […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

Respicardia gets FDA approval for remede system to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Respicardia’s transvenous implantable neurostimulation system, remede, for moderate to severe central sleep apnea (CSA) in adults. Remede is designed to activate the phrenic nerve and engage the diaphragm to restore natural […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Olympus releases new 4K-3D video microscope for accurate surgery

October 9, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Global technology firm Olympus has launched a 4K-3D video microscope Orbeye to allow more accurate surgery by delivering high-resolution 3D images of structures such as tissue and blood vessels. Orbeye has been developed by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions, which was […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New digital platform for patients with chronic illness could save health services millions

October 4, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A pensioner has used his chronic illness to create a digital platform that could save health services millions of pounds and make a huge difference to patients’ lives. Ian Bond, 73, from South Wales in the UK, was diagnosed with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Kinova receives funding for innovation and expansion

October 2, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Canada-based robotic solutions designer Kinova Robotics has secured a total of C$25m ($20m) funding from four major contributors, including Fonds Manufacturier, KTB Network, Foxconn, and BDC Capital. The firm designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components under Assistive Robotics to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Loyola develops system for better reporting robotic surgeries

September 29, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Physicians at Loyola Medicine have developed an online system to improve the logging of robotic surgeries performed by surgeons in training to better document their specific involvement in these surgical procedures. The web-based system, called RoboLog, provides detailed information about […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Johns Hopkins develops electronic triage tool to better prioritize ED patients

September 27, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed an electronic triage tool to help emergency departments quickly and more accurately determine those patients who are critically ill and to assign priority treatment levels. The e-triage tool identifies relationships between predictive data and patient […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Penn Medicine treats patient with next-generation radiation technology

September 25, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Penn Medicine is the first healthcare provider in the world to treat a cancer patient with next-generation radiation technology that delivers therapies in record time. According to Penn, the Halcyon radiotherapy system from Varian Medical Systems has the ability to […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Patients and families save time and money with telemedicine visits

September 15, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Patients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time, according to a new study by Nemours Children’s Health System. Each telemedicine visit also […]


Innovation, Med Tech

DNAe announces pipeline of genomic-based tests for everyday workflow of physicians and hospitals

September 14, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Applications include sepsis, antibiotic resistant infections, flu and cancer DNAe, the inventor of next generation semiconductor DNA sequencing technology and developer of a new, game-changing test for bloodstream infections, announces that its CBO, Nick McCooke presented an update on its […]


Innovation, Med Tech

This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds

September 7, 2017

Via: Time Health

When it comes to treating cancer, surgeons want to get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during tumor removal. Now a new technology—the size of a pen—is attempting to make that easier by distinguishing between tumors and healthy […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

New app uses smartphone camera to provide detailed information about heart health

September 6, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Want to know how healthy your heart is? Now there’s an app for that. In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Allscripts picks Vidyo to add telehealth features to patient portal

August 31, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

EHR vendor Allscripts has selected the Vidyo.io platform from Vidyo to power virtual consultations directly embedded into the Allscripts FollowMyHealth patient portal. On-demand video visits can be launched directly from the patient portal workflow, with the aim of simplifying remote […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scanadu cofounders’ new project, doc.ai, is a conversational robot that explains lab results

August 28, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Walter DeBrouwer, the Belgian inventor who founded Scanadu, the sometimes controversial personal medical scanner company, is coming out of stealth mode with his new venture: an AI-powered “robodoctor” (his words) called doc.ai. “What I really liked to do at Scanadu […]