Tag: technology

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 […]

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. […]


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


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


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 […]