Tag: Informatics

Virtual Reality Interactive Molecular Dynamics System to Help Researchers Design New Drugs

Drug discovery is a long and expensive process, and any technologies that can speed up how drugs are created has great potential to improve medicine overall. Scientists at Bristol University in the UK, Interactive Scientific, a spinoff of the university, and Oracle Corporation, have worked together to develop a virtual reality simulator that can be (Read more...)

Opportunity for Innovation or Potential Data Breach Nightmare? Project SPARK Announced in Ontario

Project SPARK, an initiative recently announced by the government of Ontario, Canada, is seeking to make healthcare data more accessible. As part of Canada’s nationwide single payer healthcare system, the government of Ontario has access to a significant number of patient health records, all located within a single database. This is in c (Read more...)

MedCrypt Documents Noncompliance with FDA Cybersecurity Guidelines and Raises Next Round

Earlier this month at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, Dr. Christian Dameff, UCSD Emergency Physician and Clinical Informatics Researcher, presented new survey data, commissioned by UCSD and sponsored by MedCrypt, on previously unreported adverse events resulting from medical device cyber security breaches. While the full scope of this research (Read more...)

Streamlining the EHR: Interview with Mihai Fonoage, VP of Engineering at Modernizing Medicine

Modernizing Medicine, a medtech company based in Florida, has developed the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), an EHR system which the company claims can significantly streamline clinician workflow. Cloud-based and developed by physicians, the EMA aims to intuitively adapt to each individual doctor’s unique style of practice and remembers th (Read more...)

Solving the Limitations of Prior Authorization via Blockchain: Interview with Coral Health COO Philip Parker

We’ve been hearing a lot about exciting new opportunities to implement blockchain technology to address critical use cases in healthcare. One particular use case that has caught the attention of healthcare organizations seeking to improve workflow bottlenecks is prior authorization. Prior authorization is a process used to determine if a heal (Read more...)

ORHub, An Advanced Surgical Software Provider: Interview with Colt Melby, Chairman & CEO

ORHub is a HIPAA compliant, physician-driven digital software company focused on improving profitability and the cost effectiveness of hospitals through real-time smart data and analytics. ORHub provides a cloud-based software solution that captures information before, during, and after surgery, filling a void in the current surgical information in (Read more...)

A Conversation with Blockchain Thought Leader David Houlding, Microsoft Principal Healthcare Program Manager

Continuing our series of conversations following “Healthcare on the Blockchain” event a couple months ago (Day 1; Day 2) in Washington, DC, Medgadget had an opportunity to speak one-on-one with technology thought leader David Houlding. Both a moderator and panelist at the event, David was, at the time, Director of Healthcare Privac (Read more...)

Britain to Invest Heavily in AI for Medicine

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom will invest heavily into artificial intelligence technology to improve healthcare. The details are not clear, but UK’s National Health Service has been compiling data on millions of patients for many years and it may prove to be a great resource to train artificial intel (Read more...)

Britain to Invest Heavily in AI for Medicine

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom will invest heavily into artificial intelligence technology to improve healthcare. The details are not clear, but UK’s National Health Service has been compiling data on millions of patients for many years and it may prove to be a great resource to train artificial intel (Read more...)

“Superman Vision” Gets a Boost from Vayyar’s Next Generation Chip: Interview with CEO Raviv Melamed

Earlier this month, Vayyar Imaging, a firm based in Yehud, Israel,  announced the launch of its next generation CMOS System on a Chip (SOC), strengthening the company’s position as a global leader in 3D imaging technology. The new chip covers imaging and radar bands from 3 GHz to 81 GHz and, compared to many similar chips with (Read more...)