Technology

Digital Communications Quagmire

Digital communications platforms allow for more patient engagement — when patients are able and willing to use them.


Innovative Solution Improves Implantable Device Communication

Researchers at the National University of Singapore are creating innovative ways to improve communication with implantable devices. The researchers determined that a shirt printed with specially pattered conductive ink not only helps electronic devices more efficiently transmit wireless signals but also conserves battery life.


Product Spotlight

New Device Treats Ear Infections Without General Anesthesia

Tusker Medical’s Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System recently gained approval from the FDA to be used as an alternative treatment for recurrent ear infections.

After a study of more than 200 pediatric patients yielded...


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Uber in Your EHR?

Nonemergency transportation system Uber Health partnered with Cerner in an agreement that will allow providers to schedule Uber rides for patients directly from Cerner’s EHR — a partnership that should help patients attend their appointments.

The goal of Uber Health is...


Spotlight on Telemedicine

The use of technology enhances communication between a growing number of clinicians and their patients.


Business of Medicine

Expect Exponential Growth Among the Ambulatory Care Service Market Over Next 6 Years

Market intelligence and strategic consulting firm Reports and Data expects the global ambulatory care service market to reach $113.06 billion by the year 2026. Reports and Data valued the ambulatory care...


Product Spotlight

New Vital Signs Monitor Provides Advance Warning of Patient Deterioration

The EarlyVue VS30 device from Philips offers Early Warning Scoring technology to detect warning signs of declining patient health before a potential adverse event. The monitoring system may be customized to each patient,...


Striking a Healthy Social Media Balance

Social media: Can’t live without it, can’t pitch it into an active volcano.


New Imaging Technique May Enhance Screening for Stroke and Cardiovascular Risk

Volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) could foster accurate characterization of the makeup of arterial plaque in real time, according to scientists.


Developing a Precision Medicine Algorithm for Use During Space Exploration

As NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s, scientists are using the concepts behind precision medicine to develop a way to predict and prevent medical conditions during space missions.