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Moving Mountains (of Data): How Clinical AI Is Empowering Primary Care

Moving Mountains (of Data): How Clinical AI Is Empowering Primary Care     Any primary care physician will tell you that the data challenge is real. If you believe the hype, access to more patient data than ever before means that today’s clinicians have a full view of their patients’ health at their fingertips. But the …

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Realizing RFID’s Potential in Healthcare: Tackling Closed-Loop System Hurdles

Realizing RFID’s Potential in Healthcare: Tackling Closed-Loop System Hurdles     In an era where technology is the linchpin of transformative healthcare experiences, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) has emerged as a pivotal tool. A 2022 report by the ASHP Foundation revealed that approximately 40% of surveyed healthcare organizations have implemented RFID, with an additional 31% beginning to …

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From TikTok Trends To Counterfeit Drugs: How Better Labeling Systems Can Help

From TikTok Trends To Counterfeit Drugs: How Better Labeling Systems Can Help      Dupes of goods like make-up, homewares or groceries are fueling viral social media trends as money-savvy consumers clamor to get their hands on them. The term ‘dupe’ might have made its way into the lexicon as a way to describe anything from …

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Leveraging Gamification and AI: The Future of Mental Health Care

Leveraging Gamification and AI: The Future of Mental Health Care     Mental health issues encompass a range of conditions affecting an individual’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. From depression and anxiety to more severe conditions like schizophrenia, these challenges have historically been addressed through various therapeutic modalities. In recent years, technology has begun to play …

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Unlocking Success in SaMD Product Launches Through AI

Unlocking Success in SaMD Product Launches Through AI     The field of digital health is rapidly transforming healthcare. With the integration of technology, clinical data and analytics, digital health is improving patient care, diagnostics and treatment methods. More specifically, Software-as-a-Medical-Device (SaMD)—a subsector of digital health—is gaining traction in both industry scale and innovative solutions. However, …

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The Drivers Boosting Medtech Investments in Cloud-based Digital Transformation

The Drivers Boosting Medtech Investments in Cloud-based Digital Transformation     This year, revenue from the medtech market is expected to reach $571 billion, according to Statista. The largest segment—medical devices—will reach a projected market volume of $472 billion. As with most industries experiencing steady growth, the medtech market faces several challenges, including supply chain issues, …

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Leveraging IoT in Medical Waste Management

Leveraging IoT in Medical Waste Management     Medical waste, often hazardous and infectious, poses significant environmental and health risks. From used syringes to contaminated bandages, the sheer volume of waste generated by hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities is staggering. According to the World Health Organization, developed countries produce up to 0.5 kg of hazardous …

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5 Ways to Maximize the Security of Edge Medical Devices

5 Ways to Maximize the Security of Edge Medical Devices      Cybersecurity attacks have morphed in recent years, exponentially increasing the risk of patient data exposure through lab equipment and other edge medical devices. Threat actors who once exclusively targeted the application layer have turned their attention to the physical layer targeting hardware, firmware, BMC …

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Striding Towards Recovery: How Gait Analysis Aids Elderly Rehabilitation

Striding Towards Recovery: How Gait Analysis Aids Elderly Rehabilitation     Gait analysis, the study of a person’s walking pattern, is a crucial health indicator that has gained recognition as the sixth vital sign, especially in the context of elderly health care. Beyond its apparent role in assessing mobility, gait analysis can offer invaluable insights into …

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Precision Medicine Meets AI: Advances in Cough Monitoring

Precision Medicine Meets AI: Advances in Cough Monitoring     Cough is a common and, at times, problematic medical condition that is ripe for disruption. It is one of the main reasons why patients seek medical care. In Europe and the U.S., between 9% and 33% of the population reports cough at any given time; and …

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