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27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
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Image: The global surgical tables and lights market is projected to surpass USD 1.8 billion by 2026 (Photo courtesy of Trumpf Medical).

Global Surgical Tables and Lights Market to Surpass USD 1.8 Billion by 2026

The global surgical tables and lights market was valued at more than USD 1.30 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3.0% over 2018 to 2026 to surpass USD 1.80 billion by 2026. The demand for surgical tables and lights during the forecast period is likely to be driven by developing health care infrastructure in the emerging countries and the introduction of technologically-advanced surgical tables and lights by the market players. However, constant evolution in the surgical tables and lights segment, with the introduction of new features and designs has led to high prices of these products, thereby acting as a major restraint to the market growth. More...
12 Jul 2018
Image: An AI health monitoring solution aims to reduce the time spent in hospitals and healthcare centers by Canadians affected by chronic illnesses (Photo courtesy of iStock).

New AI Software Could Reduce Patient Time at Hospitals

Canadian researchers have developed an innovative "virtual assistant" — an Artificial Intelligence (AI) health monitoring solution for an existing secure health monitoring platform — to help patients, their healthcare providers, and caregivers remotely manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. The virtual assistant, developed by the National Research Council of Canada and Greybox Solutions Inc. aims to reduce the considerable time spent in hospitals and healthcare centers by millions of Canadians affected by chronic illnesses. More...
05 Jul 2018
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Image: The new AI tool uses a combination of cutting-edge technology and medical expertise to deliver around-the-clock access to digital health tools (Photo courtesy of Babylon Health).

AI Tool Provides Health Advice On Par with Clinicians

A series of tests carried out on an artificial intelligence (AI) tool has demonstrated its ability to provide heath advice, which is on par with practicing clinicians. The AI tool has been developed by Babylon Health, which uses a combination of cutting-edge technology and the best available medical expertise to deliver 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week access to digital health tools (including health assessment, triage and health tools), to people across the world. More...
04 Jul 2018
Image: The General Electric Company has announced the decision to spin off its Healthcare business segment as an independent company (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).

GE to Spin Off Healthcare Business

In line with a sweeping strategic reorganization, General Electric Company has announced the decision to spin off its Healthcare business segment as an independent company. The move comes on the heels of a lengthy managerial review conducted by GE management under newly-appointed CEO John Flannery, and is expected to be fully implemented in the course of the coming 12 to 18 months. More...
26 Jun 2018
Image: Royal Philips has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies to strengthen its position in the resuscitation and emergency care market (Photo courtesy of Wisegeek).

Philips Acquires Remote Diagnostic Technologies to Expand Therapeutics

Royal Philips has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies, which offers advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management. RDT’s portfolio of connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips’ Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the resuscitation and emergency care market. RDT’s acquisition will also strengthen Philips’ ability to innovate, drive digital transformation in healthcare, and enter new markets. More...
25 Jun 2018
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Image: The HIT-W183/W153 terminals are designed for a wide range of uses within the hospital (Photo courtesy of Advantech).

Advantech Launches Healthcare Infotainment Terminals

Advantech Co., Ltd, a provider of medical computing systems and services, has launched the HIT-W183 and HIT-W153 healthcare infotainment terminals, which are specifically designed for a wide range of hospital applications. More...
20 Jun 2018
Image: The nference AI platform is designed to assist scientists’ abilities to generate holistic data-driven and unbiased hypotheses in a rapid manner (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

AI Software Platform Aims to Synthesize Biomedical Knowledge

nference, which focuses on artificial intelligence (AI)-powered life sciences, is developing an AI software platform to synthesize the exponentially growing biomedical knowledge. More...
12 Jun 2018
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