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Innovation, Med Tech

New biodegradable wound dressing material accelerates healing

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the MISiS National University of Science and Technology with colleagues from the Central European Institute of Technology (Brno, the Czech Republic) and other Czech universities have developed a biodegradable material with antibacterial action to use […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting

January 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

With influenza cases elevated nationally and widespread throughout the country, researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital contend that machine learning can produce highly accurate local flu surveillance. In fact, they say that combining two forecasting methods with artificial intelligence produces […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm outperforms humans in identifying cervical precancer

January 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An automated artificial intelligence algorithm has been shown to accurately analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and identify cervical precancer. The AI approach, called automated visual evaluation, was developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and Global Good—a […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm predicts patients at risk for chronic kidney disease

January 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Roche and IBM have developed an algorithm based on real-word data, including electronic health records, that predicts patients with early risk of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease. The Roche-IBM predictive algorithm—trained using half a million electronic health records—outperformed published algorithms derived […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Biodegradable blood flow sensor to monitor surgery success

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Intended to monitor the success of the surgery, the blood flow sensor has been designed to warn doctors if a patient has a blockage. The device is expected to allow earlier interventions. The sensor wraps around the healing blood vessel […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Rush working with AT&T to be the first 5G-enabled U.S. hospital

January 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

One of Chicago’s major academic medical centers is poised to be the first standards-based, 5G-enabled hospital in the United States. On Tuesday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, AT&T announced a collaboration with Rush University Medical Center and the Rush […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Study uses AI to create cost-effective early detector of heart disease

January 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic research team revealed in a recent paper that AI/ECG test accuracy compares favourably with a range of common screening tests, such as mammography tests for breast cancer and cervical cytology for cervical cancer. The findings have been […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine improves patient postoperative care

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Patients recovering from vascular surgery say that telemedicine has improved their satisfaction with postoperative care as well as their quality of life. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery. The study compared outcomes […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI could predict Alzheimer’s disease six years prior to diagnosis

January 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The algorithm was able to detect the condition about six years before it was clinically diagnosed. Given that drugs are available that can help stem Alzheimer’s progression if it is caught early on, the development has the potential to help […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop neurostimulator to treat brain disorders

January 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Designed to act as a ‘pacemaker for the brain’, the device monitors electrical activity and simultaneously delivers electrical stimulation. WAND has been developed as a wireless and autonomous device in order to enable automatic adjustment of stimulation parameters based on […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers Refine Radiotherapy For Women With Breast Cancer, Reducing Side-Effects

December 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

A new study has found that many women with early-stage breast cancer can receive a lower or more targeted dose of radiotherapy after surgical removal of their tumors, reducing side-effects with no negative impact on their chance of survival. The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Amazon gets into health insurance, and more 2019 health-tech predictions

December 27, 2018

Via: CNBC

2018 was an important year for the booming health-technology sector. Start-ups in the space got record levels of funding from venture capitalists, and M&A activity finally picked up in the second half of the year. Also this past year, technology […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Mass General builds algorithm to detect intracranial hemorrhages

December 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

An artificial intelligence algorithm has been developed by Massachusetts General Hospital to rapidly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages from unenhanced head computed-tomography scans. The deep learning system not only detects acute intracranial hemorrhage—and classifies five subtypes of the condition—but generates […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine provides second opinions to brain tumor patients

December 21, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Penn Brain Tumor Center is using telemedicine technology to enable its expert physicians to give virtual second opinions to brain tumor patients. Under the new program, a Penn neurosurgeon will coordinate with a patient’s local doctor to evaluate the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Could a tiny implant boost weight loss?

December 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is a growing concern; today, experts class well over one-third of people in the United States as obese. Globally, an estimated 4 million people died of conditions related to a high body mass index (BMI) in 2015 alone. These […]