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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Medical Devices

First surgeries testing rotator cuff augmentation implant carried out in Florida

November 29, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

The first surgeries testing an implant system designed to protect injured tendons have been successfully carried out at a Florida hospital ahead of the implants US rollout. Anika Therapeutics’ Integrity implant system is described as a hyaluronic acid-based scaffold with […]


Innovation, Research

Could flu vaccination reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths?

November 28, 2023

Via: Fox News

People who get the flu vaccine may have improved heart health, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports. Researchers from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, concluded that patients who received flu vaccinations had […]


Innovation, Research

When measuring heart attack risk, one important red flag is often overlooked, doctors say

November 27, 2023

Via: Fox News

Heart disease kills more people in the U.S. than any other cause of death — yet many Americans aren’t aware of one major genetic risk factor. Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a protein that can greatly increase the chances of a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Majority of Americans Believe AI Can Revolutionize Healthcare in 2024

November 22, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Addressing perceived obstacles to the adoption of AI is crucial for building consumer confidence. While a majority of Americans express optimism about AI, there are still challenges to overcome. Individuals skeptical of the technology believe that providing more evidence of […]


Innovation, Research

Ingestible pill that monitors vitals yields positive results in human trial

November 20, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

An ingestible pill that monitors vital signs from inside the body has produced positive results from a first-in-human study. The data, published on 17 November in the journal Device, demonstrates that the mini sensor could replace intrusive, wearable sensors in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

NCQA Launches Virtual Care Accreditation Pilot

November 17, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The pilot organizations will provide valuable input to shape NCQA’s Virtual Care Accreditation program, the first of its kind, designed to highlight the quality of care delivered through virtual or hybrid modalities by diverse healthcare organizations. Early versions of the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New MedTech Europe manifesto calls for stronger systems across Europe

November 17, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

AEuropean trade association for the medical device industry has published its 2024-2029 manifesto calling for patient-centric approaches and better industry resilience in the face of pandemics. MedTech Europe has published its manifesto for the European Union’s next five-year political cycle, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Edge Computing’s Role in Shaping the Future of Wearable Healthcare

November 15, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has become an integral part of modern healthcare, utilizing wearable devices to track patients’ conditions outside the clinic or hospital setting. Devices like these collect critical information from patients, such as their heart rate, activity levels, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual and augmented reality: the leading companies in AR-guided surgical navigation revealed

November 14, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 155,000 patents to analyze innovation intensity for the medical devices industry, there are 30+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry. AR-guided surgical navigation is a key innovation area […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Leading innovators in ultrasonic nebulizers for the medical devices industry

November 14, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

However, not all innovations are equal and nor do they follow a constant upward trend. Instead, their evolution takes the form of an S-shaped curve that reflects their typical lifecycle from early emergence to accelerating adoption, before finally stabilizing and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

In-Ear Wearable Measures Blood Flow to the Head for Long COVID POTS

November 13, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Numerous individuals grappling with conditions such as long COVID, POTS, and ME/CFS experience symptoms resulting from diminished blood flow to the brain upon assuming an upright position. Despite being theoretically recognized, substantiating this phenomenon experimentally has proven challenging until recently. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Unlocking Healthcare Data with the Power of AI

November 13, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries across the board, and healthcare is no exception. Chatbots, predictive algorithms, robotic process automation – the hype around these emerging technologies promises a revolution in how hospitals deliver care. AI holds enormous potential to […]


Innovation, Research

Does the flu increase the risk of heart attacks?

November 10, 2023

Via: Fox News

As flu season looms, the virus may not only leave people vulnerable to pneumonia, fever and body aches — but it may also increase the risk of heart attack, according to several past studies. Those who had the flu were […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Artificial intelligence in the medical devices industry set for rapid growth

November 9, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Artificial intelligence (AI) has increasingly been permeating many industries in the last few years, and among them is the medical devices industry. Like in many other industries, AI is particularly useful in accelerating the process of time-intensive and resource-intensive tasks, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Role of AI in Medical Imaging Diagnostics

November 9, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Like other aspects of modern society, AI (Artificial Intelligence) dominates conversations in the medical field. Its current and future benefits for healthcare professionals are remarkable and, for patients, potentially lifesaving. AI in medical imaging diagnostics is changing the future of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

What does Biden’s executive order mean for worldwide AI regulation?

November 8, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

On October 30, 2023, the Biden administration released the most comprehensive set of rules and guidelines surrounding AI regulation the US has ever seen. The executive order highlights the US sentiment towards AI, but it presents a fragmented approach with […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Preferences with Social Needs Information Sharing

November 8, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Screening for patients’ health-related social needs can help providers more effectively coordinate patient care and connect patients to the resources they need. Social needs are social conditions—such as food insecurity, housing instability, and lack of reliable transportation—which often result from […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Next Gen Financial Management for Digital Transformation

November 7, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Health systems are pursuing a wide range of digital initiatives to meet the unprecedented financial and strategic challenges they face. These digital initiatives span the enterprise, and include the creation of a modern consumer-grade experience, automating myriad back office processes, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New lung cancer screening guidelines increase eligibility for high-risk patients: Should you be screened?

November 2, 2023

Via: Fox News

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has announced new guidelines for lung cancer screenings. Published in the ACS journal “CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians” on Wednesday, the advisory reconsiders those who are at high risk for developing lung cancer and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Improving Patient Outcomes with an Innovative Approach to Data

November 1, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Valuable insights are buried inside the massive quantities of data collected in various healthcare settings, but extracting those insights is often challenging and resource-intensive for health systems and hospitals. At the same time, the need for insights from data has […]