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Innovation, Med Tech

New diagnostic platform simultaneously screens for all known pathogenic bacteria

October 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for virulence […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scripps and Nvidia look to apply AI to health data

October 23, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

The Scripps Research Translational Institute and Nvidia are teaming up to apply artificial intelligence to genomic and health sensor data, the organizations announced Tuesday. The goal of the new partnership is to detect and prevent diseases by applying machine learning […]


EHR & EMR

For EHR Reporting Program, cost transparency is top of mind

October 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Electronic health record software costs hospitals and health systems millions and even billions, often eating into their bottoms lines. To give providers a better idea of how the software will affect them financially, vendors should be required to submit maintenance […]


Regulatory

The New ISO 45001 Standard Will Improve Occupational Health And Safety

October 15, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The adoption of the ISO 45001 standard is a watershed moment for operational health & safety (OH&S). With the new standard now published, it provides organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tencent to use AI technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease

October 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The partners have also collaborated with Parkinson’s Center of Excellence at King’s College Hospital in London to support their project, reported the BBC. Medopad develops mobile apps to monitor various conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and rare diseases. […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Bots Take the Patient Experience to the Next Level?

October 3, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

In today’s mobile-first environment, it’s somewhat surprising that nearly 30 percent of healthcare providers still use phone calls — and only phone calls — to ensure patients make it into their scheduled appointments. While fewer Americans tend to answer their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Oncologists tout promise of MRI-aided radiation therapy

October 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Integrating magnetic resonance imaging with radiation therapy is gaining attention as a therapy for treating cancer. Experts believe the treatment approach has the approach to extend life expectancy and reduce common side effects that afflict cancer patients. At a recent […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers create biofuel-based sensor to diagnose diseases

October 1, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team from Washington State University (WSU) has developed a new biofuel-based sensor that can be implanted into the body for tracking biological signals in order to diagnose diseases. The sensor has been designed to run on sugar by […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Government Regulators Should Clear The Way For Virtual Colonoscopy

September 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

ON MAY 30, the American Cancer Society announced a change in its guidelines for colon cancer screening (https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21457). The ACS now recommends starting screening at age 45, instead of 50. It made this change because the incidence of colon cancer […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Research Report: How Patients with Addiction Use Digital Health Tools

September 24, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Enspektos, LLC, a healthcare innovation consultancy, today released a first-of-its-kind research about how patients with addiction use digital health tools, where voice-enabled technologies are currently being deployed in health and more. Four Q2 2018 digital health trends & themes revealed […]


Opinions

Insurance, Wearables And The Future Of Healthcare

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

John Hancock, one of the largest and oldest insurers in the United States, owned since 2004 by Canada’s Manulife, has announced it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will only market interactive policies that record the exercise activities and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel system uses AI to detect abnormalities in fetal hearts

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to […]


Opinions

Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

September 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Creativity might seem like too spontaneous and too messy a process to be dictated by precise brain mechanisms that science can unravel. However, the latest advances in neuroscience prove that this is indeed the case. Processes that science may be […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

September 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices. The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a […]