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Innovation, Medical Devices

Predicting influenza outbreak using Fitbit wearable technology

January 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The rise of wearable technology, such as fitness trackers, has given unprecedented access to real-time data that could be leveraged to predict the next influenza (flu) outbreak. In the US, approximately 7% of adults and approximately 20% of children are […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health-care companies use technology and data to boost primary care services

January 10, 2020

Via: CNBC

In baseball, high-salaried home run sluggers have always gotten the glory. The equivalent in health-care may be high-priced drugs and medical specialties that help save lives in critical cases. But 20 years ago, there was a big shift baseball. Leveraging […]


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 […]


Wellness

Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve others like arterial […]


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 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

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking a fresh look at guidelines for the safe care of Ebola patients. The change has come after a patient died due to a second […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Beckman Coulter receives BARDA funding to develop novel sepsis detection algorithm

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Beckman Coulter, Inc., a Danaher company, today announced that it has initially been awarded a contract of $1.25 million, with potential to be awarded an additional $6.5 million if all contract options are exercised, from the DRIVe (Division of Research, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Skin cancer diagnosis using AI technology could be as accurate as clinical specialist

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New clinical data published in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) demonstrates first-in-class AI algorithm is able to diagnose skin cancer with a high-level of accuracy comparable to a clinical specialist. The study, which is the first of its kind […]


Innovation, Med Tech

12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s

October 25, 2019

Via: Time Health

Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI and Health Care Are Made for Each Other

October 24, 2019

Via: Time Health

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change health care. Imagine a not too distant future when the focus shifts away from disease to how we stay healthy. At birth, everyone would get a thorough, multifaceted baseline profile, including screening […]