Low-cost Portable OCT on the way – Health Education Article

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned, 3D-printed spectrometer, the scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current commercial systems and is made from parts costing less than a tenth the retail price of commercial systems — all without sacrificing imaging quality. In its first clinical trial, the new OCT scanner…

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Getting answers from a chatbot: Empowering patients through artificial intelligence – Health Article

Last year, I posted about Alexa being able used to access complex health information. Microsoft, on the other hand, has taken a different approach to the use of a chatbot/AI for healthcare. Instead of the chatbot being able to access your health record, why not have it answer routine questions patients have prior to an appointment? With this goal in mind, Microsoft has created the Microsoft Healthcare Bot, which is a service that allows healthcare organizations to streamline their processes,…

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Blain Newton on HIMSS Analytics’ New Direction – Health Article

Blain Newton, Executive VP, HIMSS Analytics It was time for a change. The EMR Adoption Model that had long been the gold standard for measuring utilization was in need of a revamp to more accurately reflect where health systems are in their digitization journeys, and where they need to be. And so, HIMSS Analytics took a close look at the criteria and made several adjustments, while also adding models focused on other critical areas such as infrastructure, mobility, and collaboration.…

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CES 2019 – Healthcare innovations to look out for – Health Article

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual event that attracts over 180,000 attendees each year, showcasing the most cutting edge, revolutionary technology imaginable. Of interest to readers of PHP however, will be the Digital Health Summit, which focuses on how technology can revolutionize healthcare and wellness. In fact, healthcare has become so ingrained in CES, that attendees can now earn CME (continuing medical education) credits for some of the sessions. I’ve highlighted a few of these innovations below; it…

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