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Innovation, Med Tech

New liver transplantation technology being used in hospitals

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for end-stage-liver failure and is the last option for the patient. One of the biggest challenges in the transplantation field is the availability of organs, as the number of people that need a transplant […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Opinions

Riding The Disruption Wave In Healthcare

May 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to innovation, healthcare presents a paradox. It is both a hare and a tortoise. While life-altering breakthroughs in medical treatments can come at a rapid pace, improvements to the way healthcare is actually delivered often happen very […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology enables high-resolution tumour vasculature images

April 20, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

New technology developed by German researchers allows existing traditional scanners to be used to generate high-resolution images of tumour vasculature by analysing ultrasound images. Led by Dr Georg Schmitz from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr Fabian Kiessling at the University Hospital […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Areas to watch when using cloud technology in your hospital

April 19, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Many hospitals have at least a partially cloud-based IT system, and the benefits are numerous. You have less hardware to deal with, which means less time wasted waiting for new parts, and data is typically more secure and harder to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-based model can measure heart disease risk factor

April 19, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in the US have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based technique to detect cardiovascular disease. The new approach is intended to offer an alternative for existing diagnostics […]


Opinions

Artificial Intelligence Is Infiltrating Medicine – But Is It Ethical?

March 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being embraced by hospitals and other healthcare organizations, which are using the technology to do everything from interpreting CT scans to predicting which patients are most likely to suffer debilitating falls while being treated. Electronic medical […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Opinions

Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Older Adults’ Health?

March 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Eliezer Yudkowsky, a leading proponent of “friendly” artificial intelligence, offers a cautionary observation about the potential of AI — solving problems by using computers to solve tasks that usually require human intelligence. “The greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence,” he writes, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

March 8, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the […]


Opinions

Amazon looks to supply chain as possible entry point for healthcare

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Amazon.com may have big ambitions to shake up healthcare, but it appears to be starting small. The Internet giant is angling to become the go-to source for basic medical supplies such as latex gloves, bandages and sutures. While that’s not […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

January 26, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth Services Continuing to Gain Traction, Albeit Slowly, Research Finds

January 23, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Telehealth services continue to gain traction in medical group practices, though at a slow pace, according to a new MGMA Stat poll. The Colorado-based Medical Group Management Association conducted a Jan. 10 poll with nearly 1,300 respondents. Twenty-six percent of […]


Regulatory

Four health systems band together to create generic drug company

January 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patients than are currently available on the market. Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health are […]


EHR & EMR

DaVita swaps homegrown EHR for Epic

January 12, 2018

Via: HealthcareITnews

DaVita announced that it will implement a new EHR from Epic Systems and employ Epic’s Care Everywhere Network. The company, which provides kidney dialysis across the United States and in 11 countries around the world, said the new electronic health […]


Innovation, Med Tech

DoD takes steps to expand use of telehealth services

January 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Defense is expanding its ability to deliver telehealth services to active duty military personnel, veteran and their families by designating a provider of telemedicine services to operate on its networks. The agency has issued an Authority to […]