Innovation

By Rosy Matheson 02:59 pm September 11, 2020
Today at HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital conference speakers from across the EU sat down to explore how clinicians, users and entrepreneurs can be the drivers of radical innovation in health systems during the keynote panel, “Be a Radical Changemaker.” “My idea is that we’ve got to challenge, that we’ve got to disrupt, to make healthcare more affordable, more accessible, more equitable, to...
By Mallory Hackett 03:13 pm September 10, 2020
Ultrasounds are becoming faster and more accurate due to a collaboration between Samsung Medison and Intel that can deliver fetal measurements in approximately 85 milliseconds with over 97% accuracy. Two of Samsung’s existing ultrasound technologies, the BiometryAssist and LaborAssist, now feature Intel’s Core i3 processor, OpenVINO toolkit and OpenCV library, which can provide almost...
By Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By Laura Lovett 12:27 pm September 8, 2020
Peloton, the fitness company best known for its connected stationary bikes, has just added the second generation of its bike and a lower priced version of its connected treadmill.  Peloton Bike +, which is at a higher price point than the original, has additional software developed to guide users through yoga, stretching, meditation, and the more traditional spin classes. The bike, which costs...
By Mallory Hackett 11:49 am September 8, 2020
In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system. The project is intended to help physicians improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses by providing DoD medical centers with augmented reality microscopes with overlaid AI technology. The prototype will...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pm September 4, 2020
Janssen, Johnson & Johnson’s pharma subsidiary, is looking to the digital health startup space for new ideas on predictive diagnostics and precision treatment. The company has launched a new nine-month startup accelerator focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Startups will have until Sept 27 to apply to the accelerator and must focus their pitch around ways to improve...

Credit: Hospitech Respiration

By Tammy Lovell 11:20 am September 4, 2020
As Israel faces a second wave of COVID-19, the Sheba Medical Centre is one of several major hospitals across the country to introduce a new respiratory guard system to prevent ventilator-associated complications in patients. Israeli medical device startup Hospitech Respiration offered the AnapnoGuard system to hospitals in the country, on a free loan-basis in March. The solution was first...