Tag: Public Health

Yeast Powered Radiation Detectors to Keep Clinicians Safe

Radiation dosimeters are commonly used by clinicians working around CT scanners, fluoroscopes, radiotherapy systems, and other equipment. Typically, after wearing one for a month or so, the detector is sent to the manufacturer and the results come about a week or two later, though real-time smart counters are coming out. All these counters are also (Read more...)

Healthcare Blockchain Startup Coral Health Announces Health Records App and Upcoming Token Sale (Interview)

Earlier this year Medgadget spoke with Coral Health about the company’s vision to create a more connected future in healthcare by leveraging blockchain technology. At the time, Coral Health COO Philip Parker commented that, “While EHRs have made record sharing possible, sharing has remained laborious and it wasn’t until the F (Read more...)

Improving Medication Compliance with Smart Pill Bottles: Interview with AdhereTech CEO Josh Stein

Compliance with medications is considered one of the best ways for patients to stay on track in managing their health. However, driving adherence is a complex problem influenced by not only medical, but also economic, social, and geographic factors. Ensuring patients continue taking their medications, while understanding and addressing the source(s (Read more...)

Device Detects Mosquitoes Carrying Pathogenic Viruses

Mosquitoes are usually only an unpleasant nuisance, but when they’re carrying diseases we only find out once people start showing up sick at hospitals and clinics. A spinoff from Purdue University is hoping to give public health professionals, and mosquito eradication programs, an early warning system to know where to direct their resources. (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...)

Wearable Vital Signs Monitor for Newborns: Interview with Neopenda Co-founders Sona Shah and Teresa Cauvel

Neopenda, a medical device startup based in Chicago, is developing medical solutions for low-resource settings, and has recently unveiled its first product, a wearable vital signs monitor for newborns. The company has reported that almost 3 million babies die within the first month of life. Up to 98% of these deaths occur in developing countries, [ (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...)

Cold Plasma Made Useful to Sterilize Medical Equipment

Cold plasma is a popular topic of research at Purdue University, including as a potential tool for killing cancer cells. It’s cold in the sense that only the electrons within the material are heated up to thousands of degrees, while the rest of the gaseous substance remains near room temperature. Now researchers at Purdue University [… (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...)