08 Nov 2018

2018 ELECTIONS: MIDTERMS SHOW HEALTHCARE NOT AN OVER POWERING WAVE

  By Julie Rovner Healthcare proved important but apparently not pivotal in the 2018 ELECTIONS on Nov. 6  as voters gave Democrats control of the U.S. House, left Republicans in charge in the Senate and appeared to order an expansion of Medicaid in at least three states long-controlled by Republicans. In taking

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06 Nov 2018

SYMANTEC BLOG POST: HEALTHCARE MAKES UP ONE-QUARTER OF SAMSAM RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

Healthcare organizations have accounted for one-quarter of SamSam ransomware attack victims so far this year, said security firm Symantec in a recent blog post. In total, 67 different organizations across sectors have been attacked by the SamSam ransomware, with 56 of those attacks located in the United States, Symantec related. “Why healthcare

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23 Oct 2018

EARL E. BAKKEN: MEDTRONICS CO-FOUNDER DIES AT 94

Earl E. Bakken, co-founder  of Medtronic plc, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old. “Today we are saddened by the passing of Earl Bakken, but we also honor and will forever cherish the life

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05 Oct 2018

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY ABSTRACT DEADLINE JAN. 7; KEYNOTERS NAMED

  300-word abstracts for the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Phlebology in Cairns, Queensland from May 5-7, 2019 are being accepted for either an oral presentation or poster presentation until Jan. 7, 2019, and notification of accepted abstracts will be made by Jan. 21. Research abstracts

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28 Sep 2018

STUDY DEMOS EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS IMPROVES PATIENT CONSENT PROCESS, SAVES TIME, DECREASES PHYSICIAN BURNOUT  

The School of Medicine at Emory University has published a study suggesting that educational videos significantly improve the patient consent process versus traditional face-to-face methods.   The physicians who participated in the study also believed that they spent less time during the face-to-face portion of the consent process following video

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10 Aug 2018

GLOBAL ULTRASOUND DEVICES MARKET ANALYZED THROUGH 2023

           A global ultrasound devices market report has added to the Research and Markets  offering. According to the “Global Ultrasound Devices Market — Segmented by Application, Technology, Type, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018-2023)” report, the market is expected to register a CAGR of about 4 percent during 2018-2023. The

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09 Aug 2018

METACTIVE TOUTS PERIPHERAL ARTERY RESEARCH RESULTS

Metactive Medical Inc., a Kansas medical device company developing products for the treatment of neurovascular and peripheral vascular diseases, announced today that Kieran Murphy, professor, vice chair and director of research in the department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto, presented new nonclinical results from Metactive’s peripheral vascular

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07 Aug 2018

MICROSOFT IS DEVELOPING A GLASSES-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

            Microsoft is developing new blood pressure monitoring technology called Glabella, which comes equipped on a pair of glasses that passively collects physiological data on the wearer, according to a research paper recently released by the company. The paper was written by Christian Holz, Microsoft Research in Redmond; and  Edward J.

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05 Aug 2018

FIBER OPTICS HAS PAID ITS DUES IN MEDICAL IMAGING

    By Michael Dargie It would be hard to overstate the seismic role fiber optics technology has played in enabling the Internet Age. After all, fused silica fiber bundles are the medium of choice for carrying signals, data, and information over today’s omnipresent telecommunications, cable, and Internet networks. But

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01 Aug 2018

FIRST MR THEATER IN U.S. OPENS AT PARRISH HEALTHCARE IN FLORIDA

  Patients at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, Fla., are the first to have access to enhanced comfort during Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams thanks to the installation of the nation’s first Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR Theater from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The new MR theater projects peaceful, virtual reality

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