IT Revolution To Increase Life Expectancy
Professor Michael Nobel, a great grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the renowned Nobel Prizes, says the information technology revolution will significantly improve life expectancy on the planet.
Nobel, who delivered a lecture on 'The Future of Medical Technology and the Role Jamaica Can Play', at the University of Technology (UTech) on October 2, presented numerous groundbreaking emergent developments in medical technology, diagnostics and treatments which he said are poised to extend or improve the quality of human life.
Changing how doctors diagnose cancers
3D technologies are poised to change how clinicians receive visual information and analyze it to diagnose a disease, such as breast cancer.
Washington – Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment. Soon, three-dimensional (3D) images in actual 3D might help your doctor find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers, thanks to the regulatory work being done by a team at FDA’s Division of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability.
Smart wearable body sensors for patient self-assessment and monitoring
Innovations in mobile and electronic healthcare are revolutionizing the involvement of both doctors and patients in the modern healthcare system by extending the capabilities of physiological monitoring devices [1,2]. Expansion of health information technology and consumer e-health tools and services, such as telemonitoring platform and mobile health applications , have created new opportunities for individuals to participate actively in their healthcare, and provides the opportunity for remote monitoring of clinically relevant variables in non-clinical settings . These devices can be integrated into routine care of acute and chronic diseases and provides essential information for management to both the healthcare providers and patients . Studies show that a well-informed patient improves quality of life and patient outcome because they are more likely to participate in healthy behavioral changes [6,7]. Furthermore, the United States spends approximately 75% of their $2 trillion budget on chronic diseases per year, which make up 7 out of 10 deaths annually . Chronic diseases also have debilitating effects, which lead the nation in causes of major disabilities and preventable illnesses .
Hands-on collaboration between Bayer and manufacturers results in customized chemistries, optimized processes
Polyurethanes are a versatile material that can be utilized in a variety of industries. Since inventing polyurethanes more than 75 years ago, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has continued on its path of innovation, collaborating closely with customers to tailor polyurethane formulations and processes specifically to their needs.
Parts manufacturers who want to make lighter, stronger or better parts with dialed-in performance characteristics should visit the Bayer booth (#3145) at this year's CAMX show, October 14-15, in the Orlando Convention Center, Orlando. Bayer will showcase a dozen high-performance parts made from the latest Bayer polyurethane chemistries through collaborative developmental efforts with customers from the agricultural, residential, commercial and utility industries.
Bayer MaterialScience has steadily customized polyurethane chemistries to maximize their usefulness and effectiveness in many parts and manufacturing processes, including long fiber injection, resin transfer molding, filament winding and Baypreg® polyurethane spray laminate processes.
Patient engagement solutions market expected to soar
The global patient engagement solutions market is expected to grow from $5.5 billion in 2014 to $13.7 billion by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent, according to a new MarketsandMarkets report. Health care providers, payors and patients around the world, especially in the U.S., are increasingly purchasing these solutions.
A plethora of factors are driving the market including the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use program, popularity of mobile health, rise in the elderly population, need for better worker productivity and incentives from the government.
These solutions help hospitals bring down costs, reduce the amount of readmissions, boost patient outreach, improve the quality of health care and even help them get a return on investment. Additionally, the move towards value-based care and the focus on patient experience will fuel the market in the future.
Dicom Systems' Innovative Software Provides Enhanced Imaging Sharing Capabilities, as Well as Connection Reliability in the Case of Network Failure
Showcase of latest advances in medical imaging for
revolutionary proton therapy cancer treatment
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the physician IT team at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates announced today that the enterprise is working with Dicom Systems to enhance its image sharing capabilities and provide immediate cluster fail over in the case of any network failures. In addition, the Dicom Systems enterprise imaging solutions will be utilized to help navigate disparate PACS systems to more effectively deliver the right images to the right physician at the right time.
Advances in medical imaging technology which could make proton beam therapy a viable treatment for many more cancer sufferers will be described on an international stage.
The University of Lincoln’s Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering Nigel Allinson MBE will deliver the keynote talk at the tenth International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors. The conference, which takes place from 7th to 12th September 2014, features the latest developments in this field from leading researchers around the world.
Imaging, radiotherapy must work together
Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to a keynote address by Hedvig Hricak, on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.
Radiologists, geneticists, medical physicists and radiation oncologists – hybrid multidisciplinary teams will be needed for the challenge of cancer assessment and treatment in a world in which every cancer is different. Unfortunately, no one is training the doctors of today, let alone tomorrow, about the technologies they will need to master, Hricak said.
GE Healthcare Announces FDA Approval of SenoClaire, New Breast Imaging with 3D Tomosynthesis Solution
WAUWATOSA, Wis., Sep 03, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GE Healthcare GE, +0.25% today announced the FDA approval of SenoClaire*, GE’s new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology that uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.
Prestige Medical Imaging announces continued
Prestige Medical Imaging (PMI) who operates under New York Imaging Service (NYIS) in New York State, the largest regional independent provider of digital imaging technology and services for medical facilities in the Eastern United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of imaging industry veteran Mr. Jeff Pasquale as Executive Vice President of Sales.
Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and
Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society
of Radiology Congress
HEADLINE2 Innovative cardiology solutions help deliver better care for more patients, respond to biggest challenges facing cardiologists. ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Royal Philips today announced its presence at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014, where the company is highlighting the full range of its cardiology solutions serving clinicians and patients across the care continuum from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment, recovery and wellness.
New digital x-ray imaging delivers results in 5 seconds
Wanting to replace the medical equipment for taking X-rays, the Mexican Society of Radiology (CMR) created a system of digital x-ray imaging, which replaces the traditional plaque by a solid detector, which delivers results in five seconds.
Virtual Finger Enables Scientists to Navigate and Analyze 3D Images of Complex Biological Structures
Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital images of small structures like neurons and synapses using the flat surface of their computer screens. Virtual Finger’s unique technology makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, saving time, money and resources at an unprecedented level across many areas of experimental biology. The software and its applications are profiled in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Communications.
Accenture and Philips announce proof of concept app to show how ALS patients could gain greater control of their lives through brain, voice and eye commands.
Andover, MA and New York – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that they have developed proof of concept software connecting a wearable display to Emotiv Insight Brainware that could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Affecting more than 400,000 people per year*, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, impairs brain and spinal cord nerve cells, gradually diminishing voluntary muscle action. Late-stage patients often become totally paralyzed while retaining brain functions.
Nuubo Wearable Medical Technolgies
With the Nuubo provides a new approach to cardiac remote monitoring, with its e-textile sensor electrode technology that is cost effective, wearable, remote, continuous and non-invasive. nECG Platform can be used simultaneously for both individuals and large numbers of patients.
da Vinci®…Changing the Experience of Surgery
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Philips to expand technology platforms for near patients diagnostic testing with acquisition of Unisensor
Information source: www.newscenter.philips.com/
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Allerød, Denmark – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Unisensor, an innovator in the field of optical analysis of fluids for diagnostic applications in health care, as well as other industries. The Unisensor technology and team will strengthen Philips’ innovation capabilities in the field of patient sample analysis such as blood testing for applications in oncology therapy monitoring. These innovations aim to enhance patient triage and treatment at the point-of-care (i.e. near the patient), thereby helping to improve patient care at a lower cost.
The benefits of Smartphones
Benefits emerging from the use of smartphones are surging. The majority of people now possess a device of this nature, given how affordable and accessible they have become, but few are aware of the many functions that can be carried out using the powerful technical features installed on this device.
The value and advantages of smartphone use have recently emerged within the medical sector and a prime example would be the invention of the iStethoscope by Peter Bentley, which facilitates medical professionals to throw away one of the most vital medical devices available, the stethoscope, and replace it with this app that carries out the same function. To read more about these developments press here.
Developments in the field of Telemedicine
Recent trials conducted in a hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland, provide further insight into the field of Telemedicine. Trials were carried out on patients who volunteered and the results were positive. It is a step in the right direction as research in this field promotes and raises awareness about the benefits and savings that technology can bring to the medical sector.
For more information on these trials click here.
XXXII National Congress of the Seram, 2014
This Congress will take place between the 22nd and the 25th of May 2014, in the city of Oviedo, in the Palace of Expositions and Congresses. For more information press here.
Dipolo has received V2D and V5A classification
On the 23rd of July 2013, the board of Public Procurement Advisory of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration issued a certificate of accreditation stating that our company Dipolo is registered as a SERVICES COMPANY on the Official Registry for Approved Providers and Classified Companies with the certification: V2D and V5A.
Said classification is valid INDEFINITELY, without affecting periodical justification requirements that the aforementioned company must address. The obtained classifications refer to INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND COMMUNICATION, specifically within the categories of DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF SOFTWARE AND THE OPERATING AND CONTROL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TELEMATIC INFRASTRUCTURES.
AUDING™ PROJECT - FINALIST IN IDEA2
The Consortium of Madrid-MIT M+Vision, collaboration between the regional government of Madrid and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced the finalists for its new mentoring innovation program, IDEA2 Madrid. IDEA2 Madrid awards people and work groups who are developing their projects in the Community of Madrid and who have shown promising new ideas in the field of biomedical technology. It offers them excellent assessment and support to convert their ideas into fully fledged projects and potentially, into new businesses.