Tag: technology

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 […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Robot assistant to improve elderly care in nursing homes

October 21, 2019


The SARA Home system is accessible through a computer or tablet and gives nurses and carers access to a personalised profile and health plan for each patient in their care. Two pilots are currently ongoing in nursing homes in Finland […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Walgreens Partners With Centene And RxAdvance On Cloud PBM

October 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Centene and the pharmacy benefit manager RxAdvance Thursday said they are partnering to “increase transparency” and reduce costs through a cloud-based pharmacy benefit platform. Centene last year bought a stake in RxAdvance, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Digital experiences have improved standard of care from clinicians

October 9, 2019


The Customer Experience and Connectivity Chasm (CECC) report highlights how digital experiences and personal health data from wearable tech and health apps are impacting healthcare providers’ standards. A grand total of 9,030 adults were surveyed from across Europe, Asia and […]

Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation

October 3, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR). At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This bacterium is one of many that have evolved a system that allows them to acquire difficult-to-access iron from the human body. Iron is essential for bacterial growth and survival, but in humans, most of it is held up within […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person’s tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel self-monitoring solution can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma

September 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone […]