Vast Majority of Americans Would Want to Know if They Have a Serious Illness or Injury, Even If There Is No Cure, New Survey ShowsMay 7, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--Amidst ongoing national debate about healthcare costs, new research unveiled today by Siemens Healthcare shows that the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) agree that “the value of knowing exactly what is wrong with their health is as important as...
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., today presented data demonstrating that the Mercy TAPE, a new device to estimate the weight of pediatric patients (ages 2 months to 16 years old), is more...
Polycom Helps Healthcare Organizations Reduce Unnecessary Rehospitalizations, Supports Prevention and Wellness with New Video Collaboration Solutions for Robotics, Mobile Devices and Web BrowsersMay 6, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2013--AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE– Helping healthcare organizations improve medical care, and supporting prevention and wellness initiatives with HD video collaboration, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based...
Tactio Launches a Remote Patient Monitoring Mobile Health Solution to Control, Manage and Coach Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational DiabetesMay 6, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2013--Tactio Health Group announces the launch of TactioDiabetes, a diabetes-management tool that will help patients easily track several aspects of their lifestyle, including: TactioHealth App with TactioDiabetes Option tracking Type 1 Diabetes with Insulin...
EarlySense System Implementation Shown to Reduce Falls, Decrease Transfers to Hospitals and Increase the Quality of Care for Elderly in Multi-Center Nursing Home StudyMay 3, 2013 1:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense, the market leader in Proactive Patient Care Solutions™, announced today the results of a multi-center clinical study demonstrating that the EarlySense system helps medical teams at rehabilitation centers to reduce...
BASi has announced that it is collaborating with Pinnacle Technology Inc. in proof-of-concept studies combining BASi's Culex NxT automated blood sampling system with Pinnacle's glucose sensor to create an innovative new option for high quality data collection for diabetes and other glucose research.
It's not a "Star Trek" tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical — without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor's office. Blood pressure? Just plug the arm cuff into the phone for a quick reading. Heart OK? Put your fingers...
Results of a pilot study suggest that a virtual patient advocate (VPA) could help influence positive changes and help women have healthier pregnancies. Developed at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Northeastern University, "Gabby" is an innovative tool developed to deliver preconception care (PCC).
The newly reformatted MD&M East four day conference running alongside the tradeshow, covers everything you need to know from concept development to supplier management, giving you the essential updates to successfully management every step in the product development efficiently and cost effectively.
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) continuum, today announced that MatrixCare will integrate with Homecare Homebase, the best in breed healthcare information solution for homecare and...
Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering PhD student Teresa Sanders was working with Emory University Parkinson’s Disease specialists, and received an eZ430-Chronos watch from TI. She had a thought: A watch with an accelerometer could measure limb tremors and be paired with other tools to assess patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.
Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future. The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features...
athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, in partnership with MIT's H@cking Medicine, invites the health care, technology and scientific communities to participate in a Hack-a-Thon on May 4 and 5 at athenahealth's headquarters in Watertown, Mass.
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Emerging Technologies announced today that Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University Hospital is to implement the Nuance Healthcare Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition hospital-wide in a bid to deliver a truly 21 st century healthcare experience. ...
ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that as a result of its continued growth it purchased a 124,500-square-foot building in San Jose, California, an area ranked as the country’s busiest advanced manufacturing corridor.
Weight loss is a topic of concern for nearly 36% of Americans who are considered obese. There are many barriers that can interfere with weight loss. For those attending face-to-face weight loss programs, barriers can include travel, conflict with work and home, need for childcare, and loss of anonymity.
Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs” focuses on how today’s medical device demands are being answered by advanced pump technology.
While virtual imaging technology has permeated other industries such as entertainment and military, it has yet to make a significant impact in medical. However, as newer, more advanced capabilities are introduced, designers may take advantage of this offering more often. This article looks at virtual imaging for medical device applications.
When you are a patient in a hospital, you tend to expect that the electronics are either top of the line or at least functioning correctly. You expect that the devices doctors implant in your body are reliable and safe. These seem like safe assumptions. Unfortunately, you could be mistaken.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming a global problem for the U.S. armed forces. To prevent injuries to soldiers and provide better care to those who are injured, the U.S. military is striving to better understand how blasts impact the human body.
To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) researchers have developed IBESS, a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.
As leaders across business, policy and academia gathered at the recent World Health Care Congress (WHCC) to discuss ways to improve the quality and cost of healthcare, experts in treatment adherence identified a common theme: a patient-centric adherence strategy will be critical to achieving success.
Interrad Medical Announces Excellent SecurAcath Clinical Study Results in Two New Publications Which Highlight Patient and Cost-Effectiveness BenefitsApril 23, 2013 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Interrad Medical, Inc. a privately held medical device company, announced today the publication of clinical study data for the SecurAcath catheter securement device in the Journal of Infusion Nursing, May/June 2013 issue and the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia May 2013 issue.
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, devoted to studies on medical technology and health care delivery, focuses on a wide range of topics, from new technologies to reduce the cost of health care to understanding the human microbiome.