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Opinions

Insurance, Wearables And The Future Of Healthcare

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

John Hancock, one of the largest and oldest insurers in the United States, owned since 2004 by Canada’s Manulife, has announced it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will only market interactive policies that record the exercise activities and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel system uses AI to detect abnormalities in fetal hearts

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to […]


Opinions

Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

September 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Creativity might seem like too spontaneous and too messy a process to be dictated by precise brain mechanisms that science can unravel. However, the latest advances in neuroscience prove that this is indeed the case. Processes that science may be […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

September 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices. The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tiny sensors can measure dopamine levels in the brain for more than a year

September 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Dopamine, a signaling molecule used throughout the brain, plays a major role in regulating our mood, as well as controlling movement. Many disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia, are linked to dopamine deficiencies. MIT neuroscientists have now devised a […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

AHA voices support for $100M FCC telehealth pilot program

September 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A national hospital organization has voiced its support for a new $100 million Federal Communications Commission pilot program meant to boost the use of telehealth for low-income and rural Americans. The American Hospital Association on Monday sent a comment letter […]


Innovation, Med Tech

General Electric and DARPA partner for diabetes research project

September 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

General Electric (GE) has collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on a $2.9m research project to develop non-drug treatments for diabetes. During the three-year research programme, GE Bioelectronic scientists who specialise in bioelectronic medicine will explore new […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable health technology: fads or the future?

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the wearable health technology market continues to grow it can be hard to distinguish the trendy consumer devices from those with useful medical applications. From the debate over smart watches to the latest wearable MRI scanner, here’s a roundup […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bioprinting: the future of organ transplant

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

At the end of June, Biolife4D announced it had successfully 3D printed human cardiac tissue in patch form. The cardiac patch was printed in a number of days, rather than the timeframe of six to eight months predicted in scientific […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using VR to train next generation of paramedics

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Edith Cowan University researchers have worked with Perth VR production company Virtual Guest to create a fully […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device Inspired By E-Cigarettes

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nebulizers are cumbersome, to put it mildly. A nebulizer is a toaster-sized device to deliver medication in the form of air particles. Users plug the machine into a wall socket and insert a medication, often albuterol, which is aerated into […]


EHR & EMR

Three Ways to Revolutionize EHR With Blockchain

August 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

When it comes to EHRs, physicians tend to take them as a necessary evil. While health specialists struggle to work with clogged and slow legacy systems, they can’t just quit on using them. EHRs help aggregate patient data, allowing physicians […]


Regulatory

FCC supports rural broadband deployments to enable telehealth

August 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Federal Communications Commission is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to ensuring that rural Americans are able to connect to quality healthcare through the deployment of high-speed broadband. Earlier this month, the FCC unanimously approved […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare

August 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Industry disruptions and business model changes have become familiar these days. It’s almost a cliché that Uber disrupted taxi companies, Netflix disrupted cable television, or the cloud disrupted the traditional technology industry. Healthcare is no exception. The growth of value-based […]