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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, Medical Devices

Smartphone app monitors breathing to identify opioid overdose

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die in the US due to opioid overdose, which is characterised by the slowing down or cessation of breathing. If detected in time, these symptoms can be reversed […]


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

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

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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How AI is Stopping Drug Diversion and Saving Healthcare Workers’ Lives

December 26, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Lisa Marie Jones first started taking painkillers to deal with a dental surgery, but soon she was using them to manage other pain in her life. She had a disabled family member to care for and suffered from significant childhood […]


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

Rural critical access hospitals benefit from telemedicine in EDs

December 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The use of telemedicine in emergency departments operated by rural critical access hospitals is not only saving healthcare costs for these facilities but is helping them to recruit and retain physicians. That’s the finding of a new study from the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells

December 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers create less-invasive biosensor for breast cancer diagnosis

December 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new biosensor chip, created by researchers from the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut, is designed to identify a breast cancer biomarker called HER-2 in the blood within 15 minutes. Combining microfluidic technology and diagnostics, the device was partly built […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Realistic 3D printed bones promise lower rejection rates

December 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists from German research organisation Fraunhofer have devised a process to make 3D printed bones that are more realistic and less likely to be rejected by the human body than previous versions. The 3D printed bones can be made with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

VA, GE Healthcare partner to expand use of 3D printing in care

December 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entering an initiative to accelerate the use of three-dimensional printing in patient care. One of the VA’s regional systems, VA Puget Sound Health Care System—has announced an effort to work with GE Healthcare to […]