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Image: Sam Onukuri with the Objet Connex500 PolyJet 3D printer (Photo courtesy of JNJ).

J&J to Print Patient-Specific Surgical Tools in 3D

The Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence is introducing a range of customized surgical tools, which are now available to surgeons in hospitals across the United States. More...
13 Apr 2017
Image: The Samsung Gear Oculus VR headset creates a virtual reality (Photo courtesy of Samsung).

Virtual Reality Helps Decrease Hospitalized Patient’s Pain

Experiencing calming video content in virtual reality (VR) can significantly reduce pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new study. More...
11 Apr 2017
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Image: A 3D-printed hand model for teaching, diagnosis, and procedure planning. VA hospitals can request models 3D printed on network printers for shipment (Photo courtesy of Stratasys).

3D Printing to Enhance Healthcare at VA Hospitals

A leading 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company has unveiled its project with US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. One of the first collaborative 3D printing hospital networks in the nation, the integrated system is designed to advance the quality of patient care, accelerate doctor preparedness, and build collaborative best-practices knowledge-sharing throughout the Veterans Health System hospitals. More...
06 Apr 2017
Image: Software provider Epic will release two new electronic health record (EHR) systems (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Latest EHR Systems Target Smaller Healthcare Facilities

New minimalist electronic health record (EHR) systems will feature lower prices, but will also provide less functionality. More...
16 Mar 2017
Image: A simulation showing blood flowing through the heart of a baby born with a defect (Photo courtesy of Marsden Lab / Stanford University).

Surgical Planning Software Simulates Cardiac Blood Flow

A new technique uses imaging data and specialized simulation software to predict the prospective results of heart surgery. More...
02 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests a novel bio-galvanic cell could power ingestible devices (Photo courtesy of BWH).

Gastric Fluids Could Help Power Ingestible Devices

A new study suggests that electrolytes in gastric acid could provide a sufficiently potent energy source to power ingestible electronics. More...
21 Feb 2017
Image: The Mynx VCD has a higher risk of vascular complications than other VCDs (Photo courtesy of Cardinal Health).

Automated Registry Monitoring Speeds Clinical Safety Surveillance

A new study claims that implementing automated, web-based surveillance of medical devices can help spot potential safety problems with less delay. More...
15 Feb 2017

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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