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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Telemedicine could change the way you visit your doctor. Are we ready?

January 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

Think of it as the 21st century version of the doctor’s house call. Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly. Usage is […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New machine learning platform can help spot colorectal cancers, predict disease severity

January 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new machine learning platform can identify patients with colorectal cancer and helps predict their disease severity and survival, according to a study involving samples from thousands of subjects. The noninvasive method adds to recent advances in technologies that analyze […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A reality check on artificial intelligence: Are health care claims overblown?

December 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI identifies previously unknown features relevant to cancer prognosis

December 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors. Further, the AI identified […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New gene technology shows 100-fold efficiency in targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

December 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Taking advantage of powerful advances in CRISPR gene editing, scientists at the University of California San Diego have set their sights on one of society’s most formidable threats to human health. A research team led by Andrés Valderrama at UC […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Amazon lets doctors record your conversations and put them in your medical files

December 2, 2019

Via: CNBC

Amazon’s next big step in health care is with voice transcription technology that’s designed to allow doctors to spend more time with patients and less time at the computer. At Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference on Tuesday, the company is […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New AI-based algorithm could help doctors treat patients with severe TBI

November 27, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant global cause of mortality and morbidity with an increasing incidence, especially in low-and-middle income countries. The most severe TBIs are treated in intensive care units (ICU), but in spite of the proper and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Toshiba develops blood test to diagnose 13 cancer types in hours

November 25, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba has invented a technology that can diagnose several types of cancer from a single blood drop in a matter of hours. The company claims that the technology can detect 13 types of cancer with almost 99% […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Software tool can predict how drugs can be combined to create effective treatments

November 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs–including unlikely candidates–can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. “This could replace our traditional […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING) found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements in radiologist reports, resulting in clearer more actionable diagnosis descriptions. The study was […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An award-winning engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria and sepsis from the body using magnets. George Frodsham designed the blood filtering system whilst studying how magnetic nanoparticles can bind to cells to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fingerprint test can detect presence of drugs without drawing blood

November 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Using high-resolution mass spectrometry technology – which is able to detect heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-AM) and other analytes associated with the class A drug – the technology can identify traces of heroin on human skin even if someone has washed their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning identifies esophageal cancer better than current methods

November 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers have developed a deep learning model to accurately identify cancerous esophagus tissue on microscopy images instead of the high-cost, time-consuming manual annotation process used by pathologists. A research team at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center tested their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]