Category: Medical Devices

Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

US FDA approves Boston Scientific’s brain stimulation device

December 12, 2017


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. A DBS system is designed to trigger a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Microinstruments unveils new robotic surgical device

December 7, 2017


Italian medical robotic solutions developer Medical Microinstruments (MMI) has unveiled its new robotic platform for open microsurgery. Surgeons can use the new platform to control two small articulated microinstruments designed to allow easy reconstruction after traumatic injuries and following tumour […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]

Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Health, wellness apps pose risks to consumer privacy

October 26, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

While there are federal regulations governing how personal health data is shared, only a fraction of the increasingly popular consumer apps on the market are actually regulated, leaving enormous amounts of information largely unprotected. As a result, Americans should be […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

October 18, 2017


Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip. With new patient-centric benefits, the magnetic […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA.1 U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

SmartTouch for Symbicort Smart Inhaler Cleared by FDA

September 6, 2017

Via: Medgadget

Adherium, a company out of Auckland, New Zealand, won FDA clearance to introduce its SmartTouch for Symbicort device that monitors and promotes prescribed inhaler usage. Symbicort is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD. The device […]

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, Medical Devices

New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer

August 29, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. Now, University of […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Exoskeletons’ May Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy Walk

August 25, 2017

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, characterized by impaired motor function and muscle […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

iMedicalApps: This Week’s Top Medical Apps

August 24, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Each week, new medical platforms and apps are added to app stores. To save you time, we’ve sorted through them to pick the most exciting new medical apps. Here are a few of our choices: The American Board of Family […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable technology can enhance long-term patient care

August 9, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings, some healthcare organizations […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

July 31, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides. More than 7 million Americans are stroke survivors, and a vast majority of affected individuals never fully recover the […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

iBeat Extends Seed Round to $4.5M for Wearable Heart Monitoring Smartwatch

July 14, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

iBeat, makers of the heart monitoring smartwatch wearable that perpetually monitors and detects cardiac arrest, heart attack, and atrial fibrillation has closed an additional $3.5M of funding, bringing its total seed stage funding total to $4.5 million. New investors include WTI, SV Tech Ventures, Lee […]