Tag: technology


Biotronik gets FDA approval for injectable cardiac monitor

July 9, 2019


The next-generation cardiac monitor, which is 60% smaller than its predecessor, is intended to provide information on suspected arrhythmia or unexplained syncope with increased clarity. It is expected to allow quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment and is available pre-loaded in […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New computer model simulates the metabolism of cancer cells

July 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a computer model that simulates the metabolism of cancer cells. They used the program to investigate how combinations of drugs could be used more effectively […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Coming soon to a hospital near you: Medtronic’s new robot

June 28, 2019


Surgical robotics The partnership incorporates Karl Storz’s visualisation systems, including the revolutionary 3D vision system, into Medtronic’s proposed surgical robotic platform. Ireland-based Medtronic has been positioning itself to become a competitor within the robotic surgical space with its purchase of […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Newest e-tattoo could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate

June 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, accounting for more than 45,000 deaths statewide in 2017. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can improve gut disease diagnosis

June 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the open access journal JAMA Open Network June 14 by scientists at the University of Virginia schools of Engineering and Medicine and the Data Science Institute says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate

June 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that – eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. Professor Per Sodersten, lead author of an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience defending his […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Micro-submarines to enable targeted delivery of medicine

May 29, 2019


The new devices are powered by nano-motors and do not require any external stimulus. Designed to self-propel, the micro-submarines leverage changes in biological pH environments to adjust their buoyancy and reach specific targets inside the body. UNSW School of Chemical […]


Can AI Tools Segment A Cancer Tumor As Well As An Oncologist?

May 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

Radiation therapy can be lifesaving for lung cancer patients. The first step, though, is having a trained, skilled oncologist who knows how to best segment or mark off the tumor for radiation. This expertise is vital for targeting the tumor […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]