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    Medable’s Cerebrum is the first cloud-based machine learning system designed for healthcare applications. It analyzes data gleaned from smartphones and other devices to improve the prediction of health events. For example, it might warn an elderly person of an impending fall or prevent an asthma sufferer from...

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    Glasschair, a new application developed for Google Smart Glass at the Technical University of Munich, offers hands-free operation to wheelchair-bound individuals. This could be a real boon to amputees or those who have lost the use of their hands due to injury or disease. Linked to the wheelchair through an adapter...

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     The migration of medical data onto the cloud presents challenges for both healthcare and cloud service providers. Today healthcare providers are increasingly integrating the cloud into their workflow. According to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, 2017 will see such providers spend upward of $5 billion on...

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    Nurtingen’s Medius Klinik is the first hospital in Germany to win a level six certification in the EMRAM seven-stage model. To achieve this, documentation from all the facility’s caregivers must be inscribed in an IT system. It also requires end-to-end medication handling, from prescription to bedside...

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    Digital solutions have become the norm in the healthcare arena. Many hospitals are moving toward delivering efficient care to their patients in real time, meaning that Big Data is increasingly important to improving data sharing, particularly across a global network of interconnected healthcare providers. There has...

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    In-home health monitoring is reaching new heights. One of most impressive innovations at Medica 2016 is the Braster, which improves home breast cancer screening. This sleek device acts as a smart, connected thermal camera, able to detect the thermal markers of breast cancer. After a 15-minute self-examination, a woman...

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    At first glance, the Thinklabs One stands out in the crowded digital stethoscope scene thanks to its sleek design. However, its real value lies in how it sounds. The One relies on a patented technology which amplifies audio signals up to a hundred times. Thinklabs has developed its own in-ear headphones to take...

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    Clarius Mobile Health hopes to launch its new wireless ultrasound scanner by late 2016, assuming it receives the FDA’s 510(k) clearance and complies with Health Canada, CE, and other regional regulations. MedicalExpo e-mag asked Dave Willis*, Clarius Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, to describe the innovative...

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    The healthcare industry’s digital systems and devices are under attack as never before.   This year, numerous hospitals across the United States have been the victims of so-called ransomware—malicious software that blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. For example, the Hollywood Presbyterian...

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    Some may think the wearable ECG market is overcrowded, but seeing big players joining the throng shows there is still room. At Shanghai’s CMEF, a significant player jumped in—Mindray, one of China’s biggest and most diversified health care equipment companies. Its Mr. Wear was officially released on the Chinese market...

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    CNOGA Medical, developer and manufacturer of medical devices, launched its TensorTip MTX and VSM non-invasive multiple bio-parameter measurement devices at April’s CMEF Fair in Shanghai. The Chinese company had announced earlier the same month that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) had approved both...

    Saving time always matters. In hospitals, it means saving lives. Nuance Communications, supplier of speech and imaging technologies, offers with Dragon Medical One dictation technology that may significantly reduce the time spent by physicians typing patient records.   Dragon Medical One is a secured cloud-based...

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    The MoMe Kardia by InfoBionic, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March, is a remote patient monitoring system designed to help detect cardiac arrhythmia. It collects all ECG, respiration and movement data from the patient and continuously streams it via the Cloud to a physician...

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    Customed, German provider of IT solutions for medical technology and cardiology, revealed at the conhIT Conference in Berlin from 19-21 April its new Custo watch, an easy-to-use long-term ECG. As opposed to conventional electrocardiograms with adhesive electrode pads attached to patient’s body, the company’s...

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    The emergence of wearable biosensors might be fantastic for tracking the cardiovascular health of individual patients, but it raises questions of reliability of the data as well as ethical issues. Tracking the movements of patients’ hearts has become commonplace with the advent of small, wearable cardiovascular...

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    The Center for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Denmark is developing innovative technologies to improve patient care and clinical work flows. Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Consultant at the OUH innovation unit, talked about a video-based project to treat COPD patients at...

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    The Digital Imaging Adoption Model was presented during the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in early March. Developed by HIMSS Analytics and the European Society of Radiology, it aims at assessing hospital imaging departments in terms of IT capabilities in order to identify best practices and push the market....

    Electronic health records are often available locally, more rarely nationally and never globally. This can make it difficult to identify existing conditions and to enter medical data in patient files accessible by other physicians. NCord, an Indian-based biotech company, is trying to meet this challenge with its...

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    Accenture and Carestream are currently implementing a joint project in Andalucia, Spain to deploy a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) to electronically capture, view, store and distribute medical imagery (X-ray, MRI, CT and ultrasound) digitally rather than using the old film system. This system will...

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    The French company AdEchoTech has designed MELODY, a robotized tele-echography system that can perform real-time remote ultrasound examinations. The project was initiated in response to medical desertification and the lack of services in isolated areas around the world. A radiology nurse in a local hospital can...

    What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? This expression has been used many times in several different sectors, but what are the concrete implications in healthcare? Ken Kleinberg, a managing director at the Advisory Board Company, talked to MedicalExpo before his speech at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas in early...

    Also called the “Yelp of Medicine,” the San Francisco-based digital health startup Iodine aims to expand data access to enable healthcare consumers to make better decisions about the medications they take. Cofounded by former Google software engineer Matt Mohebbi and health journalist Thomas Goetz, this online...

    The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting, according to the HIMSS website. MedicalExpo talked about the state of EHRs with Carol Steltenkamp, board chair of the HIMSS, the Chief Medical...

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    Presented at ArabHealth in Dubai in late January, the newly opened  Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Digital Hospital in the United Arab Emirates biggest city is fully equipped with the latest technology, making it a real hospital of the future. Smart App It starts with the hospital’s app through which a patient can find the...

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    A new software tool for orthopedic and biomedical engineers was introduced in 2015. Autodesk Within Medical is design software for creating medical implants using a 3D printer. More and more implants are created with 3D printing techniques and successful osseointegration (properly integrating the implant into existing...

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    Based in metropolitan New York, the NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the United States most highly rated and biggest hospitals. Providing care for more than two million patients with a staff of nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals is a challenge that can be more readily met by embracing new technologies. The...

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    “My computer network has come under attack”. It seems that almost every week a medical institution issues a statement to the effect that hackers tried to dig into its IT systems. Most of the time, they were successful. If you think your IT admin can solve the problem by setting up a proper firewall, you need to think...

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    The IEC 80001-1 standard is gaining ground. Designed for the “application of risk management for IT-networks incorporating medical devices,” this ISO standard will require heavy documentation work to become applicable by hospitals. A need identified by German software editor Bayoo.Net. This company provides medical...

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    If telesurgery designed for space exploration, as discussed in MiroSurge article, is not your idea of telemedicine, what Patientus is building may come closer. Plus, Patientus has the added benefit of a particularly easy-to-use graphic interface, which could simplify telemedicine both for patients and doctors. HD...

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    The rapid growth in the use of EMRs and the increased use of digitally driven technology have resulted in the production of large amounts of highly valuable data, bringing the era of big data to healthcare. But what exactly is big data? Essentially, big data is used to help describe large datasets—sizes currently...

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    Watch our video report. 4K Cameras, encoders, monitors, workflow systems, and more. All the pieces are now in place for hospitals to implement this unprecedented level of imaging quality. Yet most of the industry players we met at Medica turned out to be surprisingly cautious about the rise of 4K. The slow evolution...

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    With the M1042 Mobile Clinical Assistant by Arbor nurses may no longer have to push a cart holding medical devices. At only 1.3 kg and 2.6 centimeters high, the e-health computer resembles a netbook, but is vastly more powerful. Equipped with a barcode scanner, RFID reader, electromagnetic digitizer and an internal,...

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    The Patient Infotainment Terminal (PIT) series by Taiwanese computer producer Advantech constitutes a win-win approach. It solves the problem of patient boredom while hospitalized or in home treatment, as well as offering caregivers access to electronic patient records at the bedside and the possibility of sharing...

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    Sony’s HVO-3000MT Medical Grade 3D Video Recorder is one of the first medically compliant all-in-one 2D/3D recorders. It is able to capture video images from surgical microscopes and endoscopes in full HD quality. The 3D images improve spatial orientation when viewing the videos during or after surgery. The streaming...

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    Cerner’s Acute Care Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is an intelligent database for the integration of patient information from one or more medical facilities into a single digital system. The developers of Cerner EMR spent a lot of time in different hospital services to understand and optimize workflow. The stated...

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    Anytime and anywhere are the keywords of Brainlab’s preoperative planning software, Node, that allows medical staff to work simultaneously on a single system from different locations. Via a network, patient treatment plans can not only be accessed from any place in the hospital, but also from remote locations....

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    EIZO introduced CuratOR, its new operating room concept of the future, at MEDICA 2014. The system allows to transmit the entire operation simultaneously into an observation and control room. Image streaming is simple. System controls in the operating room itself are easy to use to facilitate handling by the surgical...

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    “Moving beyond meeting” is IT specialist Cisco’s slogan for the TelePresence Clinical Presence System. These mobile telemedicine carts for healthcare allow doctor-patient meetings to take place virtually via a widescreen monitor and HD camera. This preserves face-to-face consultations while saving time and energy for...

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    Ochsner Health System, based in New Orleans is the first hospital in the United States to use the Apple Watch to manage patients suffering from chronic diseases. The hospital uses the vaunted connected object, now on the market, to enhance one of its pilot programs that tracks several hundred patients who have...

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    A garment that can monitor vital signs anywhere, in real-time and 24/7, that’s Master Caution, developed by the Israeli company HealthWatch. This new technology consists of electrodes seamlessly woven into everyday clothing. There is no need for special skin preparations like adhesives, gels, or shaving, and the...

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    MedicalExpo e-magazine: The future of medicine you were describing earlier implies a huge structural change in the traditional healthcare system. Bertalan Mesko: Absolutely. It means a huge change because right now physicians are the only stakeholders who can access medical data and use these new innovative medical...

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