Tag: Informatics

HealthChampion Digital Platform at CES 2020

Though CES in Las Vegas is an annual show of the latest gadgetry that companies around the world have been developing, there are also other players that are trying to make an impact in their own ways. We ran into one of the co-founders of HealthChampion, a Chicago-based digital health platform that is working on […]

OrbitaASSIST AI-Powered Bedside Virtual Assistant: Interview with Nick White, Orbita Executive VP of Patient Care

Boston-headquartered Orbita, a healthcare innovation company offering conversational AI platform and virtual health assistant solutions, has released the OrbitaASSIST, a voice-powered, AI-driven bedside virtual assistant. Patients use a smart speaker to make requests, and the system intelligently triages and sends requests to various care team memb (Read more...)

Macadamian, Radiobotics, and Bispebjerg Hospital Partner on AI Solution for Radiology: Interview

While the number of clinical data points available per patient continues to increase exponentially, the number of providers and specialists available to interpret that data fails to keep pace. As a result, technology-driven automation is becoming more important to quickly assess and triage patients as new information becomes available. One clinical (Read more...)

VivaLNK’s Tiny Reusable and Wearable ECG Cleared in Europe

VivaLNK, a Silicon Valley company, won the European CE Mark for its VivaLNK multi-vital medical wearable sensor and accompanying software development kit. The reusable device sticks to the patient’s chest and can record ECG waveforms, the respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval, as well as movement based on a three-axis accelerometer. It we (Read more...)

AI Tool to Predict Checkpoint Therapy’s Effectiveness

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have developed a new computational tool to predict, based on CT imaging, whether lung cancer patients will benefit from immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer therapy. This is an exciting development for patients suffering from lung cancer, and may one day help inform medical decisions. Currently, there (Read more...)

Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas Better at Controlling Blood Glucose than Current Treatments

A clinical trial, partly based at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, has shown that an artificial pancreas, consisting of a continuous glucose monitor (such as the Dexcom G6) coupled with an insulin pump, can more effectively control blood glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes than conventional treatments. The syst (Read more...)

Sweat Sensors Help Predict Outbursts in Autistic Kids

Kids with autism can become unruly and aggressive, often without any warnings for those around them. Such outbursts can also be emotionally difficult for family and caretakers, not just the kids, and planning events and going into public places is a major challenge. Having a bit of warning about an autistic child’s worsening mental state [&he (Read more...)