Technology

Not Your Father’s Hospital

Technological advances and a growing consumer focus mean hospital campuses and other medical facilities will look markedly different a decade from now, predicts Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, based in Philadelphia.

In a...


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Seizure Monitor Merges Style, Function

The FDA has granted clearance to Massachusetts-based Empatica Inc. for Embrace, a smart watch that monitors for grand mal, or generalized tonic-clonic, seizures, and alerts caregivers that the wearer experiencing a seizure needs help.

The...


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Artificial Beta Cells

Research at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University could lead to more patient-friendly treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Scientists have created artificial cells to handle the job of beta cells in the pancreas that ordinarily...


Shortage of Primary Care Providers Driving Key Medical Trends

Increasing reliance on nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as well as on telehealth and related technologies have a common root: a lack of primary care providers. Analysts do not see these trends abating.


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Smartphone-controlled Bandage

A bandage developed by scientists at Harvard Medical School, MIT and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln can be loaded with multiple medications that can be released via smartphone or other wireless devices.

Electrically conductive fibers in the...


Time-saving, Trouble-averting Apps for Physicians

Physicians who are searching for information-rich apps have a wide variety of options. Here are a few that have captured significant clinical attention.


Answering the Call: A Virtual Solution to the Physician Shortage?

The rising popularity of telemedicine, including the growth of virtual clinics, may be a vital component of sustaining patient access to care, observers say.


A Fuller Picture: The Transformative Potential of Total-body PET

PET — one of the most important tools in clinicians’ armamentarium for cancer diagnosis, staging and therapy evaluation — has a significant limitation: It can scan only a portion of the body at a time. That may change soon, with wide implications for research and clinical practice.


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TempTraq

Blue Spark Technologies has upgraded its wearable, 24-hour, wireless thermometer, TempTraq, with 48- and 72-hour versions.

These iterations are geared toward healthcare facilities and other clinical settings, according to a Medgadget interview of Blue Spark...


Building on the Promise of Radioembolization with Yttrium-90

Yttrium-90 (Y-90) has long been used to treat liver cancer. Researchers are exploring its potential to treat diseases in other sites, but a number of obstacles have made progress halting.