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Image: Remote Intelligent Telehealth Assistant (RITA) (Photo courtesy of PR Newswire).

Telehealth Robot Launched to Increase Productivity of Doctors in Clinics and Hospitals

A robot uses high-definition monitors, high-speed components, and wireless communications, and serves as a telehealth media center to give doctors more flexibility in treating and assisting patients remotely.  More...
24 Feb 2015

Simulation Technology Forecasts Casualties in Combat

The US Navy will soon be able to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships.  More...
24 Feb 2015

Wearable Health Sensor Aids Stroke Detection

An innovative stroke detection solution enables any smartphone or tablet user to monitor the electrical impulses generated by brain activity, thereby gauging the probability of an oncoming stroke.   More...
12 Feb 2015
Image: An Amplicoat-coated electrode (Photo courtesy of Biotectix).

Conductive Polymer Coating Enhances Electrode Performance

 A new conductive coating could enable electrode miniaturization and more localized stimulation control for patients with heart disease, cochlear implants, and other needs. More...
11 Feb 2015

Findings Reveal Health Information Exchange Decreases Repeat Imaging

The use of health information exchange systems to share reports on imaging tests, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging scans, can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the precisely same test. A new study suggests that HIE technology that gives healthcare providers immediate, electronic access to a patient’s medical history may optimize the quality of care while slashing excessive costs.   More...
28 Jan 2015

Computer Model Predicts Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

A new computer model could help public health officials anticipate public reactions to disease outbreaks, based on a combination of data collected from hospitals, social media, and other sources.   More...
26 Jan 2015

New Patient-Centered Tool Devised to Record Side Effects of Radiotherapy

Researchers have investigated a patient-centered approach to evaluating the side effects of radiotherapy and have shown that it may be able to optimize the detection and management of treatment-related toxicity.  More...
22 Jan 2015

The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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