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According to an Apple press release, iPhone users will now be able to store and view their medical records on their phones as part of a new feature found in iOS... Read More »
Medtronic announced FDA approval and U.S. launch of its Intellis Platform for the management of certain types of chronic intractable pain.  According to... Read More »
Microbot Medical Inc. announced that it entered into an agreement with CardioSert Ltd. to acquire CardioSert’s patented guidewire technology, including R&D... Read More »
Scientists from Yale University have created what they call, “a paradigm-changing immunotherapeutic method for cancer therapy.” The Yale team’s new... Read More »
"While the body has a capacity to repair small defects in skeletal muscle, the only option for larger defects is to surgically move muscle from one part of the... Read More »
Blood clots, while useful for stopping bleeding, are bad news for the brain and heart. Even if a clot can be located it is hard to get rid of, and the blood thinners... Read More »
125,000 deaths annually in the U.S., 10-25% of hospital admissions, and billions in medical expenses. Fortunately, there is not some new epidemic to worry about;... Read More »
Jackie KellyI can also see this being very useful for older patients or in long-term care facilities. Managing medications are a continual challenge.
Jun 19, 2012
Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the economy has revolved around supply and demand, encouraging the development of new inventions to improve efficiency... Read More »
Web-based psychotherapy is emerging as an alternative to conventional therapy sessions, with Skype and other  telecommunication technologies serving as platforms ... Read More »
The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and Utah Department of Health today announced up to 255,000 additional people had their Social Security numbers... Read More »
An invasive heart test used routinely to measure heart function is being dramatically overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more... Read More »
Researchers at the this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting discussed a minimally invasive treatment for ruptured... Read More »
Due to its deadly nature and near invulnerability, the fear of anthrax being used in a terrorist attack is quite high; however, scientists have developed a new... Read More »
Personal mobile computers increase medical residents’ efficiency, reduce delays and enhance continuity of care, according to a study in the Archives of... Read More »
Many assume that physician access to computerized test results will lead to less testing and, therefore, lower costs. But a new study published in the journal Health... Read More »
I’m not sure if I’m a fan of telemedicine -- health care from a distance. When I first heard of the successful test of a wirelessly controlled drug... Read More »
At the turn of the new century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System”.  Citing... Read More »
About 15 years ago, MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima had the idea to develop a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip that would deliver drugs... Read More »
Alvin SchaefferThe implications are vast. While the benefits of such technology are obvious, I wonder what this means for the future of cyber hacking in the medical field -- imagine the potential damage someone would wreak if, for example, they could hack into a pacemaker. Forgive the morbid line of thought, but such technology is truly incredible. Of course, the pros significantly outweigh the cons.
Feb 16, 2012
Despite a national mandate to implement electronic health records and computer order entry systems (CPOE) by 2014, only about 30 percent of hospitals in the US have... Read More »
Talks about universal patient identification (UPI) numbers have been gracing news headlines recently as the debate about privacy and health care continues... Read More »
Charlie BucknerNot to take the issue lightly, but it would be less of a hassle going to a new doctor, since you won't be filling out the long paper work that you get on your first visit.
Jan 27, 2012
Ann ConkleVery interesting thoughts on this. It's such an important issue.
Jan 27, 2012