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Image courtesy of Level EX Airway EX Mobile App

A new 3-D virtual surgery app by technology company Level EX draws on the knowledge of leading surgeons and video game developers to help physicians sharpen their minimally invasive surgical skills for procedures involving the airway....


Hospital Leaders on Social Media: Risk and Potential

With the right strategy, health system CEOs can leverage online outlets to improve the reach of their hospitals’ voice and engage a population hungry for information and perspective.


Gregory Lowe, MD: Delivering Leading-edge Treatments for ED and Male Urinary Incontinence

Rated one of the nation’s top physicians for patient satisfaction in 2015, Gregory Lowe, MD, urologic surgeon and sexual medicine specialist at OhioHealth Urology Physicians, merges high-level expertise with state-of-the-art devices and techniques to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and male urinary incontinence (UI).


Missed Connection: Why Patients Rarely Use Hospital Apps

Just 66 percent of the nation’s largest hospitals have mobile apps for patients to use, and of those that furnish apps, only 2 percent of their patient populations utilize them, according to recent research by consulting firm Accenture. That’s a costly gap that experts say hospitals can close.


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Gauging Cancer Treatments’ Effectiveness

Many scientists believe the failure of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to kill cancer stem cells leads to relapses. A new device may allow more accurate determination of whether emerging treatments targeting those particularly dangerous cells are...


Motivating Factors: Potential Drivers of Future EHR Adoption

The EHR adoption rate among physicians in the United States is high — greater than 80 percent, according to federal government data — but with federal meaningful use (MU) incentives drying up, what will it take to get the holdouts on board?


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BD Vacutainer UltraTouch Push Button Blood Collection Set

Research has demonstrated that minimizing injection-site discomfort increases patient satisfaction, which can have a bearing on provider reimbursement.

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently won FDA...


Physician Computer Use during Appointments May Harm Perception of Care

Time physicians spend entering data into EHRs during appointments may reduce patient satisfaction, a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests.


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Paint Shield

The CDC estimates that one in 25 patients in a U.S. hospital on any given day has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and most HAIs take place outside the ICU.

Sherwin-Williams has introduced Paint Shield, a paint that kills more than 99.9 percent of bacteria such as...


Stroke Treatment Uses Blood Flow to Trigger tPA Release

Researchers are developing a means to quickly dissolve blood clots using a drug-and-device combination that also reduces vascular injury.