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By Laura Lovett October 29, 2018
The possibilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens system have become a hot topic in the medical world in recent years. But last week Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System received FDA clearance for pre-operative surgical planning using the tech company's augmented reality headset. The newly FDA-cleared system uses the lens to project 2D, 3D and 4D interactive images onto a patient’s body during...
By Dave Muoio October 29, 2018
A team of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have unveiled their take on the digital stethoscope, which includes ECG and machine learning capabilities. Of note, the new device is specifically designed to detect arrhythmia issues related to a patient’s heart pump implant. The design combines a microphone for digital...
By Laura Lovett October 25, 2018
The Mayo Clinic is joining forces with smart stethoscope company Eko to develop a new product that will employ machine learning and a digital stethoscope to assist doctors in detecting potentially dangerous heart conditions.  The pair plan to build a machine learning-based algorithm that can screen for a low ejection fraction, which means a weak heart pump in patients. The team developing the...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2018
A new three-way partnership between device design firms and academia is looking to bring new wearables into dermatology research. The collaboration between LEO Science & Tech Hub, LEO Pharma’s R&D unit; Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics; and Wearifi Inc., a Northwestern spinout that builds tiny, battery-free wearable devices; and will explore whether it is...
By Laura Lovett October 25, 2018
In one of the few and far between bipartisan bills to be passed during this administration, President Donald Trump signed into law yesterday a new package aimed to help tackle the opioid epidemic, called the Support for Patients and Communities Act.  The latest legislation expands opioid-specific telemedicine services, exempting the technology from certain requirements. It also modifies the...
Dan Taylor speaks with HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV October 25, 2018
*/ Focus on Cybersecurity In October, we take a deep dive into security strategy and pressing threats.
By Jonah Comstock October 24, 2018
Care management software company SilverVue and software-enabled Medicare quality reporting consultancy Mingle Analytics have merged to form Mingle Health, a new company that will combine the strengths of the two firms. SilverVue currently offers a suite of tools that deal with transitions of care, post-acute care, and practice performance. Both companies work with all kinds of providers, but...