Tag: Public Health

Demystifying Blockchain Technology in Healthcare: Interview with Nicholson Center CTO Dr. Roger Smith

Continuing our series of conversations with healthcare thought leaders about the burgeoning world of blockchain technologies, Medgadget spoke with Chief Technology Officer of the Nicholson Center, Dr. Roger Smith. The Nicholson Center is a medical research and training center founded in 2001, which operates within the Florida Hospital network. (Read more...)

Mobile Clinics for Disaster Zones and Low Resource Communities: Interview with CEO of World Housing Solution

World Housing Solution, based in Florida, specializes in rapidly deployable buildings. Recently, they have focused on providing fully-equipped mobile clinics that can be fabricated and installed very quickly in disaster zones. The clinics are conceived as serving patients who can’t reach a hospital or medical facility. So far, the company has (Read more...)

Simulator Evaluates Effect of High-Field MRI on Breast Tissues

MRI machines used in hospitals today are generally limited to having magnetic fields no stronger than 3 Tesla. This is partially because a higher resonant magnetic field can, in certain cases, heat up living tissues and cause permanent damage. But, knowing whether patients would really suffer inside powerful MRI machines has remained a challenge. N (Read more...)

Scientists See At-Home Biohacking as Future of Medicine

The cost and regulatory environment in which drugs are currently created lead to a number of difficulties for patients, providers, and drug manufacturers. Clearances and approvals, patents, and terms of use agreements, among other things, have forced some patients to turn to “biohacking” their own medical care. Researchers at Colorado S (Read more...)

Simple Musical Instrument to Catch Fake Medicine

Counterfeit drugs is a major global health problem, particularly in poorer areas of the world. While regulatory schemes, expensive equipment, and constant vigilance keep the drug supply mostly pure in developed nations, in many places pharmacists and even patients have to manage for themselves to make sure that drugs are what they say they are. [&h (Read more...)

Winnebago Unveils All-Electric CT Lung Screening Truck

Winnebago, the famous maker of motorhomes, campers, and other recreational vehicles, has partnered with Samsung‘s health division and Motiv Power Systems, a California-based manufacturer of electric motors for cars and trucks, to create a fully electric mobile lung screening unit. Inside the quiet and environmentally friendly truck is a& (Read more...)

Patient Verification and The State of Blockchain Adoption with Shyft Network CEO Bruce Silcoff

From prior authorization to cannabinoid oil, Medgadget has recently covered a range of companies leveraging blockchain technology to impact one or more aspects of healthcare. For this piece, similar to our conversation with technology thought leader David Houlding, we wanted to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How broadly is bl (Read more...)

Patient Verification and The State of Blockchain Adoption with Shyft Network CEO Bruce Silcoff

From prior authorization to cannabinoid oil, Medgadget has recently covered a range of companies leveraging blockchain technology to impact one or more aspects of healthcare. For this piece, similar to our conversation with technology thought leader David Houlding, we wanted to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How broadly is bl (Read more...)

Patient Verification and The State of Blockchain Adoption with Shyft Network CEO Bruce Silcoff

From prior authorization to cannabinoid oil, Medgadget has recently covered a range of companies leveraging blockchain technology to impact one or more aspects of healthcare. For this piece, similar to our conversation with technology thought leader David Houlding, we wanted to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How broadly is bl (Read more...)

Patient Verification and The State of Blockchain Adoption with Shyft Network CEO Bruce Silcoff

From prior authorization to cannabinoid oil, Medgadget has recently covered a range of companies leveraging blockchain technology to impact one or more aspects of healthcare. For this piece, similar to our conversation with technology thought leader David Houlding, we wanted to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How broadly is bl (Read more...)