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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., […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

October 12, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6. Scientists from the ULB Center for […]


EHR & EMR

Consumers Optimistic that EMRs will Improve Patient Care

October 9, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

About three-fourths of consumers in a recent survey believe that electronic medical records (EMRs) will improve the quality of healthcare in general. The research from The Physicians Foundation, an organization seeking to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR

10 emerging trends from ONC’s data on EHR systems

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

More provider organizations are using electronic health records systems, according to data reported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Large vendors predominate in the hospital market, while an increasing number of EHR companies serve physician […]


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

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer

September 22, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations — those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father — in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumours and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary […]


EHR & EMR

Is Your EMR Too Nerdified?

September 22, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

A common complaint about EMRs is that while they might have technical capability, they might not have real world usability, or be “user friendly”. Thus, you might be able to enter A, B and C; but finding the previous values […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Medical News Today: Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

September 13, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

A study analyzing the medical data of more than 133,000 people shows that those with diabetes and a medical history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Recent data suggest that non-alcoholic […]


EHR & EMR

AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them ‘poorly designed and implemented’

September 12, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association. Researchers gleaned their findings from […]


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, 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, 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 […]