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Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. A person’s risk of dementia increases as […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

12 ways AI will revolutionize healthcare in the next year

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Expectations are high for the impact that artificial intelligence can play in healthcare, but most experts admit that the industry is still early in the process of researching one-off uses for AI in healthcare settings. Still, many predict that many […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Lack of access to broadband hampering telehealth for veterans

May 2, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Broadband connectivity is critical to meet the healthcare needs of veterans, particularly in rural areas. However, 2.2 million veteran households lack either fixed or mobile broadband connections at home. That’s among the findings of a report by the Federal Communications […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital EHR, add-ons helps reduce costly, unnecessary GI testing

April 24, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An alert and “hard stop” programmed into an electronic health records system at an academic medical center resulted in a significant reduction in inappropriate gastrointestinal panel testing and cost savings. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center hard-wired criteria […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fundamental Surgery Becomes First VR Surgical Training Simulation to Gain CPD Accreditation

April 22, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

FundamentalVR, developers of immersive training technology for the surgical community, has announced its platform Fundamental Surgery, which combines virtual reality with haptics (the sense of touch), has received Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation by The Royal College of Surgeons. The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

April 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Virtual Reality Therapy game (iVRT) which could introduce relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues has been developed by a team of UK researchers. Dr Andrew Wilson and colleagues from Birmingham City University built the CRPS […]


EHR & EMR

Study finds first-year interns spend 43% of their day on EHR

April 16, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Internal medicine residents devote 87 percent of their work time away from patients, about half of which is taken up interacting with electronic health records. That’s the finding of a new study, conducted by researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Alexa, find me a doctor’: Amazon Alexa adds new medical skills

April 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

Amazon’s voice assistant can now manage people’s sensitive health information, which represents an important step for the company into the $3.5 trillion health care sector. As of Thursday, consumers will be able to use about half a dozen new Alexa […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA seeks feedback on regulatory framework changes for AI

April 3, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

To ensure that the machines only work for their approved purpose, FDA-cleared algorithms are currently locked to prevent the system from continuing to adapt and learn each time the code is used. The algorithm is instead trained manually. Suggested framework […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Philips unveils new telehealth services for precision diagnoses

March 26, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Including Cloud-based picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) software and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solutions, the new telehealth platforms are used for advanced analytics, visualisation and workflow applications. The services enhance teleradiology viewing, reporting, on-call radiologist services and exam workflow. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Unlike standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), which captures two x-ray images of the breast from top-to-bottom and from side-to-side, DBT captures multiple images from different angles that are synthesized into 3-D images by a computer. “The thin slice images […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

March 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of […]


EHR & EMR

Do We Want To Use EHRs To Foster Physician Behavior Changes?

March 14, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare organizations already do much to foster physician behavior changes, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes they share educational materials, sometimes they pass on insurance company sanctions and once in a while, they choose the (to my mind) nuclear option […]


Innovation, Med Tech

IBM’s new research leverages AI to predict Alzheimer’s

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by researcher Ben Goudey, the team used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify a set of proteins in blood that could predict amyloid-beta concentration in spinal fluid. Previous studies indicated that amyloid-beta is a biological marker associated with Alzheimer’s. […]