drones

By Dave Muoio May 20, 2019
Easy access CME. The American Medical Association has launched an online continuing medical education (CME) tool for healthcare workers. The tool, called AMA Ed Hub, allows clinicians to earn, track and report CME credits across a range of topics and specialities, and includes content from sources like the JAMA Network’s JN Learning and the American College of Radiology. “The AMA is committed to...

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By Laura Lovett September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
NHS drones
By Dave Muoio July 30, 2018
Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the country. While the technology could increase the testing speed and decrease costs for the UK’s National Health Service, the country would need to...
By Dave Muoio October 9, 2017
Launchpad’s new arrivals. San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added eight new digital health startups to its 12-month program: Agathos, a care variation and cost measurement platform; Addicaid, a virtual addiction recovery program; Elemeno Health, virtual coach software for healthcare teams; Happy Couple, a daily relationship bonding app; Mentia, a therapeutic support...
By Dave Muoio September 22, 2017
Swiss hospitals will soon have a self-coordinating drone courier network to deliver lab samples between facilities. Menlo Park, California-based Matternet’s newly announced autonomous drone logistics platform, Matternet Station, is smartphone-operated, delivers samples across urban settings within half an hour, and will be operational sometime next month, according to recent reporting from the...
By Tom Sullivan July 31, 2017
Hospitals are planning to ramp up the use of robots in the next one to three years -- and the momentum will include clinical applications as well as automating simple tasks. “Robots can deliver value by automating manual and laborious tasks,” IDC Health Insights research director Mutaz Shegewi said. “But they will also be increasingly adopted for direct clinical applications and emergent use...