How Patient Care Is Being Improved By Technology Everyday

With technology becoming more integral to patient care in recent years, innovation in the medtech space is progressing at an unprecedented level. From streamlining long-held manual processes to creating entirely new diagnostic devices, new tech is cropping up all over the industry—resulting in a real-world impact on patients’ quality of life. These technologies are helping … Read more

What Should Tech Companies do to Navigate Privacy Concerns in Post-Dobbs Era?

Patient privacy is evolving rapidly in the post-Dobbs era, according to healthcare and life science lawyers in a webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Wednesday. “For now, a request from law enforcement personnel for protected health information is not valid unless it is pursuant to a process or as otherwise required by law,” … Read more

Hospitals Can’t Afford to Lag Behind on Cloud Adoption, Microsoft Exec Argues

Historically, healthcare has trailed other industries when it comes to the adoption of new technology — often by decades. But providers that fail to get serious about bucking this trend are putting their businesses at risk of closure. That was the message from John Barto, Microsoft‘s chief digital transformation officer for its health and life … Read more

At HLTH 2022, a New Chapter for AI

The evolution of machine learning is still in its early stages, but at the HLTH 2022 conference this week, companies shared how they are working to fine-tune their approaches to AI. Those efforts included everything from improving the quality of patient data that underpin the algorithms, which has been criticized for not reflecting a diverse … Read more

Research helps seniors make informed decisions about risks, benefits of major surgery

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures. Especially vulnerable are older patients with probable dementia (33% die within a year) and frailty (28%), as well as those having emergency … Read more