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By Jonah Comstock July 20, 2017
Between experiments with virtual reality, iPads for patient engagement, a novel surgery simulation center, and many pilots from its in-house startup accelerator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has a lot of innovation irons in the fire. But the 958-bed hospital manages all these different by holding onto a handful of guiding principles and by being intentional about the innovation...
By Jonah Comstock July 19, 2017
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic once again, this time to develop algorithms to screen for Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can often cause sudden death, especially in children. The partnership also includes an additional, undisclosed investment in AliveCor from Mayo Clinic. Long QT syndrome is named for the interval between the Q Wave and the T...
By Jeff Lagasse July 19, 2017
Note: This article has been updated to clarify the claims being made by Milestone Scientific about its new technology. If Milestone Scientific has its way, epidural procedures will no longer be done blindly by feel.   The company has developed a technology that will be used for epidural procedures, and allows anesthesiologists and other clinicians the ability to determine the pressure at the tip...
By Jeff Lagasse July 19, 2017
On-skin sensors that monitor vital signs can often cause inflammation, but that may be about to change. According to a new study in Nature Nanotechnology, a new approach to this technology using a nanomesh structure could have positive implications for long-term health monitoring.   The new sensors are inflammation-free, are very gas permeable, and they’re thin and lightweight, without the use of...
By Tom Sullivan July 18, 2017
NewYork-Presbyterian added to its lineup of telehealth services on Thursday with the introduction of Pediatric Urgent Care. The latest service follows the late April launch of Second Opinion, Adult Online Urgent Care and Virtual Visits within the hospital’s NYP OnDemand suite of telehealth services. “Our goal is to deliver immediate guidance and advice to a concerned parent, and to provide...
By Bernie Monegain July 12, 2017
GE Healthcare and HeartFlow are working together to increase the clinical availability and adoption of HeartFlow FFRct, a proprietary technology that helps clinicians diagnose and treat patients with suspected coronary artery disease. The goal of the partnership is to increase the clinical availability and adoption of the technology, the partners say. They announced the collaboration on Thursday...
By Heather Mack July 11, 2017
With all the recent technological approaches to clinical trials as of late, it’s clear that the notoriously long, expensive and often inefficient traditional process could use an update. From AI-powered matching platforms to increasingly sophisticated software to streamline data collection during trials, the space is getting busier. Palo Alto-based monARC Bionetworks is one of the latest to make...
By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2017
A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University have published some results in Nature from a large global study of activity data, as collected by Azumio's Argus smartphone app. The data has yielded a handful of interesting findings that could have implications for public health programs targeting obesity. "The study is 1,000 times larger than any previous study on human movement,” Scott L...
By Heather Mack July 11, 2017
New York City-based Nomad Health, which makes a digital marketplace to connect doctors with freelance clinical work, has wandered in the world of nursing. Starting today in Texas, nurses can use Nomad to find and register for short-term clinical work in hospitals and health systems. The news comes a little less than a year after Nomad, which was founded in 2015, raised $4 million in early stage...
By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2017
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. The results have been published to arXiv, an online archive for scientific papers, but have not yet appeared in a peer-reviewed...