Medical Technology

Microsoft launches new healthcare division based on artificial intelligence software

Microsoft is setting up a new healthcare department at its ­Cambridge research facility, as part of plans to use its artificial intelligence software to ­enter the health market.<p>The computer giant has created the division as part of its commitment to “transform healthcare” using technologies such …

Technology (India)

Microsoft hires world leader in digital healthcare to take personalised health to the next level

A world leader in using data and technology in public health has been appointed by <b>Microsoft</b> to lead healthcare research at the company’s pioneering …

Microsoft

Artificial intelligence will change our world

Johannesburg - Medicine will look and be practised differently in the future.<p>Already, digital health and, in particular, artificial intelligence are …

Business (South Africa)

Scientists created cotton that naturally glows in the dark without using genetic engineering

Today’s new “smart” materials range in purpose — a new polymer resin self-heals holes in space habitats, and carbon nanotube yarn can generate electricity — but they all depend on superficial coatings that turn old substances into novel tools. That’s a problem because the more they are used, the …

Engineering

Govt sees private health package this year

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt hopes to secure a private health insurance affordability package by the end of this year.<p>Mr Hunt has been in talks …

Australian News

Teladoc: Buying The Healthcare Future At A Discount

Teladoc dips after a key analyst downgrade.<p>The purchase of Best Doctors sets up the company to tackle a market with a $30 billion TAM.<p>Turning EBITDA …

Business

Tamworth's eighteenth defibrillator installed as part of Have a Heart campaign

'I want a defibrillator for Christmas' was the message from staff at Tamworth Care First Skills Tank as they learnt the valuable skills that could …

Birmingham, UK

20 Startup Accelerators Impacting the Healthcare Industry

Startup accelerators are all about support. They gives budding companies a chance to succeed thanks to mentorship, networking opportunities, and …

Digital Health

Silicon Valley's Answer To Preventing Falls

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that some 2.8 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 …

Education

Can Mobile Apps and Wearables Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates?

The first days and weeks following surgery are critically important in determining both the success of a procedure and the total cost of care. Thus, …

Health Care

Plants Grow Glow-in-the-dark Cotton, Without Genetic Engineering

Credit: Science Magazine<p>We humans have been hard at working mucking with nature since… well, since we’ve been humans. Whether it’s tweaking cows, so …

Geek

Translation Phones Provide Interpreters To Break Down Language Barrier For Doctors, Patients

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — More than 180 languages spoken in New York City – so if you don’t speak English and you have a medical emergency, how do you …

Language

Critical access hospital revamps med records portfolio

Hoping to reduce transcription costs and improve physician satisfaction, Citizens Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Colby, Kan., recently …

Morgenthaler

Medical Devices Are The Quiet Growth Sector

The medical device industry utilizes both low and advanced technology and often employs existing consumer products like smartphones. Thus, there is …

Business

Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic

Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on <b>Amazon</b> Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo …

Mayo Clinic

My Guide To The Future of Medicine: 22 Trends Shaping Healthcare

<b>Today’s healthcare innovations sound like yesterday’s science fiction</b><p>Surgeons at The Royal London Hospital have conducted the first brain surgery on …

Artificial Intelligence

Get accurate blood pressure results on your smartphone with the $64 QardioArm monitor

This blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone and can even help identify irregular heart beats based on the data!<p>The QardioArm wireless …

Blood Pressure

More big names join effort to help improve mHealth apps

One of the new board members is Kaveh Safavi, MD, senior managing director, health industry at Accenture.<p>“As health care consumers further embrace …

Medicine

Will Medical Device Makers Get Interoperability Done?

Posted on September 20, 2017 I Written By <b>Anne Zieger</b><p>Anne Zieger is a healthcare journalist who has written about the industry for 30 years. Her work …

Medicine

The Truth About Whether Doctors Are Fat-Shaming Patients

Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Doctor:</b> "How often would you say you exercise?"<p><b>Patient:</b> "I know I don't look like it, but I swear I walk three miles every morning!"<p>Some people think that their doctors might be judging them for their weight, size, or overall wellbeing—but are they projecting? Here's …

Women's Health

Telemedicine Abortion on the Rise

Even though abortion has been legal nationwide for 44 years, nearly 90 percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider.<p>That can force women to …

Health

NEWS: Dexcom Opens API to Embrace Collaborative Diabetes Innovation!

On Tuesday, continuous glucose monitoring leader Dexcom, Inc. announced a major (some may even say historic!) advancement in enabling open, …

Diabetes

From the Dept of the Bleedin' Obvious... yes, drones hurt when they hit you in the head

Research suggests maybe the heavy ones should spend less time over peopleBeing hit in the head by a drone won't necessarily end in decapitation. …

Drones

Doctors Must Dig into Gender Difference to Improve Women's Health Care

In January 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cut the recommended dose of the nation's most popular sleep drug, Ambien, in half for women but …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New startup Doctella aims to help hospitals build their own apps

Billed as a "digital health studio," the newly-launched Doctella aims to help healthcare organizations develop patient-facing apps quickly, easily …

mHealth

Mayo Clinic Teams Up with NDSC to Develop EHR-Integrated Guidelines

Mayo Clinic has announced a new partnership with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop CareSelect Lab, a real-time decision support …

Mayo Clinic

Using Virtual And Augmented Reality In Medical Diagnosis, Treatment And Therapy

Mark Gregot, co-founder, and CEO, NuEyes, wanted to create augmented reality (AR) smart glasses for people who have low vision or are vision impaired. He co-opted the technology from his time in the US Navy to make a prototype in 2013. Four years later, the NuEyes smart glasses are built on the ODG …

Augmented Reality

New technologies are transforming health, but culture lags behind

Healthcare is becoming more decentralized every day thanks to new technologies and a growing emphasis on consumer-focused services, according to …

mHealth

Genetic engineering could allow us to treat or even prevent obesity

Good and Bad Fat<p>Our bodies are home to two types of fat, one “good” and the other “bad.” The “good,” brown fat found near our necks and shoulders …

Genetic Engineering

Alexa partners with the Mayo Clinic to offer first-aid help and more

Why it matters to you<p>Amazon's Alexa can now share first-aid information, thanks to a partnership with the Mayo Clinic.<p>It’s no secret that Amazon …

Gear & Gadgets