Tag: technology

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, Regulatory

Respicardia gets FDA approval for remede system to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017


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 […]

Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Healthcare stakeholders weigh value of claims and clinical data

October 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In healthcare, claims data is often described as a river that is a mile wide but only an inch deep, while clinical data—the analogy goes—is a mile deep and an inch wide. Yet, with the widespread adoption of electronic health […]

Innovation, Med Tech

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

October 9, 2017


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 […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient engagement a surprise benefit of tablet-based registration

October 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Patients arriving for appointments at Academic Allergy and Asthma Center of South Florida typically received a clipboard full of paperwork to fill out, a repetitive and duplicative practice common at most physician practices. But this past June, the practice became […]


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, 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, 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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, 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 […]