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Neurovascular Probes

September 6, 2013 10:10 am | by Koven Technology, Inc. | Koven Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Koven Technology, Inc. announces the introduction of new ULTRA-THIN Neurovascular probes. These new probes are available in fixed and flexible tip styles with widths of just 0.8 mm and 1.2 mm. These new thinner probes enable easier access to the artery and greater visibility. Ultra-thin probes were created for use with the new DVM-4500 Volume Flowmeter.

New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve The Accuracy Of Brain Tumor Surgery

September 5, 2013 11:00 am | News | Comments

A new laser-based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate, allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating, and avoid leaving behind cells that could spawn a new tumor.

Your EMR Is Watching You

September 4, 2013 9:44 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

If all medical, nursing, and ancillary staff members are not aware of the tracking features of EMRs, they should be. This is the same type of tracking that catches unauthorized personnel who peek at the chart of a celebrity or other prominent patient in the hospital.


Surgeon Livestreams Operation To Medical Students Via Google Glass

September 3, 2013 10:43 am | News | Comments

A surgeon at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center recently performed a routine surgery while wearing Google Glass. The technology allowed Dr. Christopher Kaeding to live stream the procedure to a group of students on the other side of town and collaborate with a colleague during the process.

Tailored Afib Care Called For

August 29, 2013 1:34 pm | by Chris Kaiser | Articles | Comments

Emerging technology might provide a more personalized approach to help reduce the death and morbidity in atrial fibrillation patients, according to a European consensus statement. Management and treatment of Afib patients should encompass the integration of atrial morphology and damage, brain and heart imaging, information on genetic predisposition, systemic or local inflammation, and blood-based biomarkers.

The Challenge Of Using Health IT More Effectively

August 29, 2013 9:50 am | by Ashish Jha, M.D, M.P.H | Blogs | Comments

Just a little over four years ago, President Obama, in his inaugural address, challenged us a nation to “wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its costs.”  This was an awe-inspiring, “we will go to the moon” moment for the healthcare delivery system.  But the next thought that ran through the minds of so many of us who work on health IT issues was this: how were we going to get there?

Zealous Imaging Fuelling Unnecessary And Harmful Treatment Of Low Risk Thyroid Cancers

August 28, 2013 10:30 am | News | Comments

New technologies such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI scanning can detect thyroid nodules as small as 2mm – many of these small nodules are papillary thyroid cancers. In the U.S., cases have tripled in the past 30 years - from 3.6 per 100,000 in 1973 to 11.6 per 100,000 in 2009 – making it one of the fastest growing diagnoses. Yet the death rate from papillary thyroid cancer has remained stable.

LED Clip On Headlight

August 28, 2013 9:37 am | by Vision USA | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Vision USA introduces the Universal mini Lana LED clip on headlight with Sport Wrap Waterproof Loupe 2.5x or 3.5x. The LED clip on is extremely bright 50,000 LUX and is adjustable. The lightweight polycarbonate lenses are anti scratch coated and the loupe is waterproof to ensure ease of cleaning and disinfecting.


3D Viewing And Recording Products

August 26, 2013 6:34 am | by Sony Electronics | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is unveiling new 3D viewing and recording products that can give urology surgeons and their teams the benefits of added depth and enhanced visualization. Sony’s new 3D products include: the LMD-2451MT 24-inch medical grade 3D display, LMD-4251TD 42-inch 3D display for reference, training and education, and the HVO-3000MT 3D medical grade recorder. 

Patient Warming System M1000 Control Unit

August 26, 2013 6:12 am | by Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care offers the Patient Warming System M1000 Control Unit. It allows precise (+/-0.5 degrees Celsius) automated or customizable temperature management. Automatic computer-controlled algorithm avoids warming patients above normal range and prevents temperature spikes. The negative-pressure design prevents accidental leaks-even if the pads are punctured or cut.

Blood Clots Could Be Sucked Out Of The Brain By Robotic Device

August 22, 2013 9:27 am | by YouTube | Videos | Comments

A unique collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.

HD Camera Head And HD Camera Control Unit

August 21, 2013 10:11 am | by Olive Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The TCK1 HD Camera Head and OVB1 HD Camera Control Unit from Olive Medical introduce affordable “True HD” MIS visualization with intuitive controls and lightweight ergonomics that will meet your cost-containment needs.

Five Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In A Hospital

August 21, 2013 9:53 am | by John Halamka | Blogs | Comments

There have been parodies of the user experience, but I believe that clinicians can successfully use Google Glass to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in a manner that is less bothersome to the patients than a clinician staring at a keyboard.


Seven Golden Rules To Optimize EHR Implementation

August 20, 2013 10:23 am | by Rosemarie Nelson | Blogs | Comments

Workflows and operational processes must be modified to optimize a new tool like electronic health records. Technology changes what is feasible, and to adapt, we need to change what we do every day. To get the most out of your EHR, adopt these seven golden rules.

Score Calculated From EMRs Could Reduce Repeat Hospitalization Risk

August 15, 2013 1:19 pm | News | Comments

A health risk score calculated automatically using routine data from hospital electronic medical records (EMR) systems can identify patients at high risk of unplanned hospital readmission, reports a recent study.  The score, called the Rothman Index, may provide a useful tool for lowering the rate of avoidable repeat hospitalizations.

Massachusetts General Hospital Expands Use Of LiveData OR-Dashboard With Active Time Out

August 13, 2013 4:21 pm | News | Comments

LiveData, Inc., leader in real-time integration and display technology, today announced that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has expanded its deployment of LiveData OR-Dashboard, adding the revolutionary Active Time Out (ATO) patient safety technology to automate their Safe Surgery Checklists. The Joint Commission and World Health Organization advocate using Safe Surgery Checklists to reduce preventable surgical errors.

How An iPhone Improved Patient Care In The ICU

August 13, 2013 9:31 am | by Iltifat Husain, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

At iMedicalApps we have traditionally expounded on how smart phones can help us with patient care in regards to providing Physician centric tools at bedside.  These range from drug reference tools to various clinical algorithm medical apps. But there are also non-traditional methods where smartphones enable us to improve patient care at the bedside.  These are subtle, but can be equally or more powerful.

Boston Hospitals Go Epic: Hear From A Holdout

August 12, 2013 9:56 am | by John Halamka, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic. Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic. Lahey Clinic is replacing Meditech/Allscripts with Epic. Cambridge Health Alliance and Atrius already run Epic. Rumors abound that others are in Eastern Massachusetts are considering Epic. Why has Epic gained such momentum over the past few years?

ZeroWire Ultra

August 9, 2013 10:25 am | by NDSsi | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

The latest advancement of NDSsi's ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless video technology, ZeroWire Ultra allows up to nine transmitter/receiver pairs to operate simultaneously within neighboring vicinities (75-feet radius). Utilizing an innovative system of “Time Frequency Coding,” ZeroWire Ultra units are programmed to change frequency bands in a specific sequence and timing, creating nine non-interfering channels, compared to the previous generation’s three-channel limit.

BDV Clarity

August 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Black Diamond Video | Black Diamond Video | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) With BDV Clarity, you can view your OR’s live video feed securely in real time, review your case’s surgical videos and images by accessing BDV Clarity’s centralized media repository, and use BDV Clarity’s checklists to evaluate and enhance OR efficiency and procedural turnaround.

How The Government Has Spurred The Adoption Of Healthcare Technology

August 1, 2013 12:48 pm | by David Lee Scher, MD | Blogs | Comments

Both World War II and the race to the moon were events which pushed commercial development of technologies.  I would submit that the ACA and HITECH have had the same effect on the development of many sectors of the digital health technology industry. I will cite five such areas.

Are Digital Diagnoses Good For The Public?

July 31, 2013 2:40 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nearly three-quarters of web users in the U.S. searched for medical information online in the past year, with one third trying to figure out a medical condition. CBS News medical contributor Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday," to explain if this is good or bad.

Multi-Touch Monitor

July 31, 2013 10:17 am | by Eizo | Product Releases | Comments

The FlexScan T2381W multi-touch monitor from Eizo combines superb image quality, durability, and a design that is optimized for comfortable 5-point multi-touch use. The 23-inch non-scratch touch screen surface is made of reinforced glass. It features a new fully flat surface that enables seamless touch operation.

Integrated Digital Surgical Suite

July 31, 2013 9:55 am | by Black Diamond Video | Black Diamond Video | Product Releases | Comments

The Integrated Digital Surgical Suite (IDSS) from Black Diamond Video provides industry-leading integrated video routing and display technology for operating rooms, hybrid suites, catheterization labs, EP labs, pathology labs, and more.

Three Data-Driven Health Technologies I’d Like To See

July 31, 2013 9:37 am | by Robin Friedlander, MD | Blogs | Comments

We have entered a new era when it comes to the way individuals are able to collect, analyze, and share their health information. Yet we are still missing some basic data-driven technologies that I think would be very helpful both for me and for my patients, capabilities that I think could impact the ultimate driver of health – human behavior – for the better.

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