Tag: technology

Innovation, Med Tech

3D modeling of drug resistance could lead to more effective cancer treatment

July 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the research of a University of Akron (UA) scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment. Dr. Hossein Tavana and students in his Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies lab recently developed and patented […]

Data Security, Information Management

How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced. Cleveland Clinic patients can also access their health data through the MyChart […]

Innovation, Med Tech

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments

July 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Organ-on-a-chip systems are emerging rapidly: they will be capable of mimicking the functionality of an entire organ, by using just a tiny part of it on a microchip with fluid channels. Researchers of the University of Twente already booked good […]

Innovation, Med Tech

A.I. startup says it can diagnose patients better than humans can, doctors say that’s ‘dubious’

June 28, 2018


Health care start-up Babylon Health has said that its artificial intelligence (AI) is able to diagnose medical conditions as accurately as a doctor, but physicians have called the claims “dubious.” Babylon has created a chatbot that lets you talk with […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

VR Art Reduces Need For Opiods in NY Hospital

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

In Spring 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer patients in the Bronx, NY. The hospital […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk

June 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This is the first time a study has demonstrated the potential of combining stem cell-based disease modeling with CRISPR/Cas 9-mediated genome editing, to determine the pathogenic ability of an undescribed genetic variant known of as “variant of uncertain significance” (VUS). […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Telemedicine is a vastly growing and increasingly important element of today’s healthcare system. Real-time care through audio, video, and digital messaging allows for medical professionals to accurately and effectively diagnose symptoms, treat illness or disease, and monitor a patient’s progress […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Robotic system can analyse eye movements to detect Parkinson’s

June 14, 2018


Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and start-up AURA Innotive Robotics have developed a new robotic system called OSCANN Desk, designed to accurately analyse eye movements for detecting neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. The fast […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New implantable device can directly deliver medicines to heart

June 13, 2018


An international team of researchers have developed a new minimally invasive medical device called Therepi that can be placed directly on diseased heart tissue to continuously deliver required drugs, proteins or stem cells. The team was led by Harvard University, […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Molecular Health introduces MH Mendel to help geneticists in diagnosing hereditary diseases

June 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Molecular Health (MH), a leading biomedical company that is transforming molecular data into clinically actionable information for efficient and safer cancer treatment options based on its proprietary Dataome® technology platform, has introduced Molecular Health Guide® Mendel (MH Mendel) as part […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual surgery: no longer a question of ‘when?’

June 7, 2018


Could augmented reality (AR) be the next big thing within healthcare? Over the last few years, there has been a wave of startups in the field, focusing on everything from neuro-assistance for autistic people (Brain Power) to easier blood transfusions […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use nanoparticles to detect wound scars

June 6, 2018


Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Northwestern University in the US have devised a new approach to predict the formation of heavy wound scars after a surgery or burn. The non-invasive method uses a large number of […]


Will Robotics Prove to Be the Future in Surgery?

May 25, 2018

Via: William Palmer

Poor employee health may be the reason US companies waste more than half a trillion dollars per year as a result of low productivity. Some of these companies have decided to provide their employees with health insurance plans in order […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New liver transplantation technology being used in hospitals

May 8, 2018


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 […]