Health Care Technology

Medical Technology Advances: Treatments of the Future

Technological advances in healthcare are rapidly developing, helping to minimize costs, improve the way medical staff work, and save lives.

Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens

Going into anaphylactic shock is terrifying. The last time I went into shock, called my mom first, injected myself with an Epi-Pen second, injected myself with a shot of epinephrine third, and 911 last. I had that a bit backwards.<p>Had I been using Adan Medical‘s smart case for Epi-Pens, my mom and …

Startups

Successful EHR interoperability starts locally

Interoperability is one of the most difficult challenges with electronic health record optimization: The ability to share clinical data across health …

Digital Health

Taking health care to the people

Rwanda is adding clinics, power and infrastructure to places where roads and electricity are practically nonexistent.

Health Care

EHR clinical data best for measuring sepsis rates, researchers say

Authors from Brigham and Women's Hospital urge switch from using claims numbers to mining electronic health records.

Medicine

PeraHealth brings clinical surveillance tools to Epic's App Orchard

APIs bring third-party analytics tools into the Epic platform, helping hospitals get more out of EHR investments, hospital CIO says.

Digital Health

Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 percent contraceptive effectiveness if used perfectly. If used …

Technology

23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

In 2006, when personal genomics company 23andMe launched from its offices in California, it charged $1,000 for a home spit kit and its top …

Parkinson's Disease

AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them 'poorly designed and implemented'

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new …

Medical Technology

Materialise's 3D Printed Titanium Maxillofacial Implants Approved for US Market

Any surgery is scary, and any patient undergoing a surgical procedure wants it to be successful, but there is a bit extra at stake for patients …

Medicine

HHS CISO: 3 things hospitals should do right now to strengthen cybersecurity

These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.

Cybersecurity

The real state of digital health – everywhere except Silicon Valley

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report is a remarkably data-rich and intriguing read for anyone interested in the topic of innovation or the art …

Digital Health

Government planning to make India a manufacturing hub for medical devices, aiming to reduce healthcare costs

The government is committed to technology integration in the <b>health</b> sector, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel said today, adding that …

Digital Health

The Breakthrough Medical Technology For Cardiac Conditions

(Credit: Pixabay)<p>Have you or anyone close to you ever developed sudden chest pains such that you thought it could be the onset of serious heart …

Medicine

Wing network hopes to be the OpenTable of clinical trials

Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.

Digital Health

IBM pitched Watson as a revolution in cancer care. It's nowhere close

This is a STAT Plus article and is only available to STAT Plus subscribers.<br>To read the full story, subscribe to STAT Plus or log in to your …

Cancer

Specialty practices way behind on MACRA readiness, survey shows

Survey shows few are making key investments, changes required for move to value-based care.

Health Care

In nursing homes, more independence tied to higher fracture risk

Reuters Health - Seniors living on their own may have a greater risk of fractures when they’re less mobile and less able to manage daily tasks without help, but in nursing homes the opposite may be true, a recent study suggests.<p>Among nursing home residents, risk factors for fracture included the …

Longevity

NQF says interoperability goes far beyond EHR-to-EHR data exchange

The National Quality Forum published a framework for measuring the progress of interoperable health information exchange.<p>Within the 83-page document, …

Digital Health

Celebrating 10 Years of Health Populi, 10 Healthcare Milestones and Learnings - HealthPopuli.com

Happy anniversary to me…well, to the <i>Health Populi</i> blog! It’s ten years this week since I launched this site, to share my (then) 20 years of …

Health Care

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Technology

Alphabet’s Verily and Google found a potential new test for heart disease using AI

New research from Alphabet’s life science company, Verily, and Google shows that one day there might be a far easier test to determine risk of heart disease.<p>Researchers were able to find new indicators of heart disease risk present in pictures of retinas by analyzing them with artificial …

Machine Learning

Man charged with trying to steal trade secrets from Raynham medical technology firm

A Canadian-Chinese citizen was charged in US District Court in Boston Thursday for allegedly trying to steal trade secrets from a Raynham technology …

Crime

Apple, IBM, Google hold keys to make EHR data more actionable, Kalorama says

Big data: There’s an abundance of excitement yet so few practical applications deployed in healthcare today.<p>The current fistful of overarching …

Big Data

The Therapy Gap - Startup Offers Hope For Brain Impaired Patients

Much has been written and said about the impact of new technologies – particularly A.I. and robotics – on the labor market of the near future. Just as industrial robots replaced workers on production lines in the sixties, seventies and eighties, a new generation of low cost machines will be …

Entrepreneurship

Telehealth vendors offer free consults to Hurricane Harvey victims

Telemedicine services provider Doctor On Demand and healthcare technology start-up EpicMD are offering victims of Hurricane Harvey free telehealth …

Medical Technology

Healthcare Sector Playing Catch-up On Tech

The local healthcare sector has a reputation for spending big on some types of innovation but lagging when it comes to back-end systems and other …

Health Care

Navigating the Tricky Medical Technology Landscape

The wearable and personal health industry has grown over the past few years. After all, the App and Play stores have more than 165,000 health apps …

Digital Health

Advisory Board sells healthcare business to Optum, education business to Vista in $2.5 billion deal

Board of Directors unanimously approved the deal, has recommended that Company's stockholders agree to it.

Consulting

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home.<p>Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria …

Startups