Tag: technology

Innovation, Med Tech

Bioprinting: the future of organ transplant

September 5, 2018


At the end of June, Biolife4D announced it had successfully 3D printed human cardiac tissue in patch form. The cardiac patch was printed in a number of days, rather than the timeframe of six to eight months predicted in scientific […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Using VR to train next generation of paramedics

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Edith Cowan University researchers have worked with Perth VR production company Virtual Guest to create a fully […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device Inspired By E-Cigarettes

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nebulizers are cumbersome, to put it mildly. A nebulizer is a toaster-sized device to deliver medication in the form of air particles. Users plug the machine into a wall socket and insert a medication, often albuterol, which is aerated into […]


Three Ways to Revolutionize EHR With Blockchain

August 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

When it comes to EHRs, physicians tend to take them as a necessary evil. While health specialists struggle to work with clogged and slow legacy systems, they can’t just quit on using them. EHRs help aggregate patient data, allowing physicians […]


FCC supports rural broadband deployments to enable telehealth

August 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Federal Communications Commission is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to ensuring that rural Americans are able to connect to quality healthcare through the deployment of high-speed broadband. Earlier this month, the FCC unanimously approved […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare

August 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Industry disruptions and business model changes have become familiar these days. It’s almost a clichĂ© that Uber disrupted taxi companies, Netflix disrupted cable television, or the cloud disrupted the traditional technology industry. Healthcare is no exception. The growth of value-based […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Phonak’s new smallest and most discreet Virto B-Titanium hearing aid

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium shells are 15X stronger and 50% thinner. A thinner shell allows for deeper placement in the ear canal, resulting […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Emerging Tech in Healthcare 2018

August 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The global population has been steadily ageing for the past 100 years and it is now estimated that at least 10% of the people alive today will live to be 100 years old. Despite major advances in technology for the […]

Innovation, Med Tech

3D printing in the medical field: four major applications revolutionising the industry

August 7, 2018


Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, was first developed in the 1980s. It involves taking a digital model or blueprint of the subject that is then printed in successive layers of an appropriate material to create a new version […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop smart wristband to monitor health condition

August 7, 2018


Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a smart wristband that uses a biosensor technology to monitor personal health conditions. The plastic wearable device can count particles and is expected to help in tracking the blood cells. It can be […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

The Future Role of Robots and Humans in Caretaking

August 6, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Visit the research facilities of the Georgia Institute of Technology. You may meet Darwin, a pint-sized robot that helps patients meet physical therapy goals. From enhancing a surgeon’s precision to disposing of medical waste to monitoring health metrics, artificial intelligence […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Augmented reality could help treat cancer

August 1, 2018


A group of researchers has developed and tested an augmented reality system that could lead to more precise interventional cancer treatments. An article describing the system has been published in the European Radiology Experimental journal. Dr Marco Solbiati and his […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New device uses single drop of blood to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury

July 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Falling whilst skiing, tumbling down the stairs or getting hit on the head can cause symptoms such as blurred vision, vomiting, loss of consciousness or memory for about 30 minutes. There is then a risk of mild cerebral trauma, which […]


Can New Technologies Diagnose Old Issues for the Healthcare Industry?

July 26, 2018

Via: James Hughes

The benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in medicine can be divided into three groups: increased efficiency and productivity by optimizing clinical processes and allowing doctors to concentrate their full attention on the patients; improved patient experience by avoiding […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes

July 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An international team led by computational biologist Fran Supek at IRB Barcelona develop a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes. The system examines and compares ‘big data’ available on the metagenomes of human and environmental microbiomes. […]