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Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

May 12, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New tool more accurately uses genomic data to predict disease risk across diverse populations

May 5, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Polygenic risk scores (PRS) are promising tools for predicting disease risk, but current versions have built-in bias that can affect their accuracy in some populations and result in health disparities. However, a team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), […]


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Using AI to analyze large amounts of biological data

May 5, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Missouri are applying a form of artificial intelligence (AI) — previously used to analyze how National Basketball Association (NBA) players move their bodies — to now help scientists develop new drug therapies for medical treatments […]


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Sharing Health Data Update April 2022

April 18, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

This spring marks 18 years in our quest for healthcare interoperability. Under an executive order from president G W Bush, the ONC was established and Dr. David Brailer was dubbed “America’s first Health Information Czar.” The Meaningful Use program was […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Therapeutic Alliance: Building Relationships With AI Therapy Chatbots

April 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The therapeutic alliance is widely considered one of the most robust mechanisms of change in psychotherapy interventions and is defined as a collaboration between the patient and therapist on the tasks and goals of treatment, along with an emotional bond. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

MedTech: Transforming Healthcare with Medical Imaging AI

April 8, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Healthcare providers and their patients stand to benefit dramatically from AI technologies, thanks to their ability to leverage data at scale to reveal new insights. But for AI developers to perform the research that will feed the next wave of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

CISA warns about cyber flaw in Philips MRI monitoring software

April 1, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Philips e-Alert uses sensors to monitor and rapidly respond to potential issues with MRI machines, including cooled water supply, helium level and humidity, which are critical to the proper performance of the medical imaging systems. However, if the vulnerability […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Zephyr AI lands $18.5M seed round for data-driven drug discovery

March 30, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Data-driven startup Zephyr AI has raised $18.5 million in seed funding to advance precision medicine and drug discovery with machine learning. The startup’s tech combines data from multiple sources, machine learning and analyses of structured biological networks and longitudinal outcomes […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Smartphone app calculates genetic risk for heart attack

March 14, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A Scripps Research team developed a smartphone app that can calculate users’ genetic risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) — and found that users at high risk sought out appropriate medication after using the app. In the study, which appears […]


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Data analytics hiring levels in the medical industry rose in February 2022

March 11, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The proportion of medical companies hiring for data analytics related positions rose in February 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 82.6% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. This latest […]


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Robotic Hepatectomy Shows Benefits Over Laparoscopic Surgery

March 10, 2022

Via: MedPageToday

Robotic surgery for a right or extended right hepatectomy showed benefits over laparoscopic surgery, a retrospective study found. Among 220 matched patient pairs, robotic surgery was associated with a reduced open conversion rate (8.6% vs 17.7%, P=0.01) and a shorter […]


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WuXi ATU launches new technology to produce gene therapies

March 8, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

WuXi AppTec’s wholly-owned subsidiary WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU) has announced the launch of Tetracycline-Enabled Self-Silencing Adenovirus (TESSA) technology to improve scalability and accessibility of cell and gene therapies. The new technology, which is developed by Oxgene, offers a scalable […]


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Harnessing AI and Robotics to treat spinal cord injuries

March 7, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

By employing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to formulate therapeutic proteins, a team led by Rutgers researchers has successfully stabilized an enzyme able to degrade scar tissue resulting from spinal cord injuries and promote tissue regeneration. The study, recently published […]


Innovation, Med Tech

North America has a hiring boom in medical industry machine learning roles

March 2, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

North America extended its dominance for machine learning hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending December. The number of roles in North America made up 69.8% of total machine learning jobs: up from 59.9% in the same […]