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Is 4D Printing Next For Healthcare?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | August 22, 2014

The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan...In the coming years, this technology could have a disruptive effect on healthcare and other industries, according to the study, impacting everything from artificial organs to smart sensors to nano technology...

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mHealth Takes On Ebola In Nigeria

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | October 23, 2014

In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph...

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Nurses Launch New Campaign To Alert Public To Dangers Of Medical Technology And More

Press Release | National Nurses United | May 13, 2014

Nurses Launch New Campaign to Alert Public to Dangers of Medical Technology and Erosion of Care Standards

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Open-Source Thinking Is Revolutionizing Medical Device Development

Catherine Bolgar | 3D Perspectives | September 1, 2014

...As Moore’s Law brings down the cost of computing, and as consumer electronics become more sophisticated and yet cheaper, there are opportunities to use those advances to make medical devices that can serve the bottom of the pyramid...

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Plastic Surgeon Uses Google Glass To Help Perform Facial Reconstructive Surgeries

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | August 12, 2014

Dr. Jeff Colyer, a plastic surgeon and Kansas Lt. Governor is now using Google Glass to perform facial reconstructive surgeries at a North Kansas City Hospital, Fox 4 of Kansas City reports. By uploading the patient’s x-rays to Google Glass, the surgeon avoids looking at the monitor in the operating room...

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SBG Technology Solutions Awarded Contract Extension to Support Veterans Affairs' VistA Evolution Program And Advance Electronic Healthcare For Veterans

Press Release | SBG Technology Solutions | April 14, 2014

SBG Technology Solutions...was recently awarded a contract extension with the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to support the execution of the VistA Evolution Program by providing Program Management Office (PMO) support, technical consulting, financial, acquisition and strategic communications support.

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Skypotherapy : Zesty Guide To Online Medical Consultations

Lloyd Price | LinkedIn | May 3, 2014

...[V]ideo calling could reduce waiting times, cut missed appointment rates, increase efficiency and improve access to healthcare for those who need it most. Video calling services such as Skype are free to use for anyone with an Internet connection and considering over 80% of us now have access to high speed Internet, why are these appointments still considered a novelty in the UK?...

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Study: Most U.S. Hospitals Not Participating In Health Data Exchanges

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | July 1, 2014

The majority of hospitals in the U.S. do not participate in health information exchanges, and there is substantial variation in participation rates among states, according to a new study published in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Health Data Management reports...

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The Evolving Landscape Of Medical Apps In Healthcare

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | June 23, 2014

Mitchell Posada, VP of Marketing at Pathfinder Software discusses the evolving landscape of medical apps in healthcare...

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The Trouble With Kaiser's Technology

Sam Levin | East Bay Express | September 10, 2014

Nurses say the healthcare giant's new Oakland Medical Center is plagued by dangerous equipment malfunctions, ineffective communication systems, and chronic understaffing...

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VA Eyes Cash Prizes To Generate Ideas For New Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | April 29, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop its next generation electronic health record through challenges and cash prize competitions, a tactic that proved successful on previous projects such as one to provide patients with online access to their health records.

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Why Open Source Is Positive For Healthcare

Andy Clegg | The Information Daily.com | September 9, 2014

As a clinical consultant representing a proprietary software supplier in healthcare, you may be surprised to hear that I believe the attention that open source software is receiving is positive...

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Why Telemedicine’s Window Is Finally Opening

Krista Drobac | VB News | October 20, 2014

...The telemedicine window has opened, and 2015 will be the year that we go through it. The idea of telemedicine has floated around in the “soup” primarily in relation to ensuring care in rural areas...

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Will Watson Help Solve The Mystery Of The Missing DOD EHR?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | April 24, 2014

As the Department of Defense edges closer to choosing one lucky vendor to support its planned department-wide EHR system, IBM is doing some strategic shifting of its own by adding technology from its Watson supercomputer to its federal health care repertoire.  With a new request for information (RFI) released by the DOD, asking for details about infrastructure requirements to replace its aging ALHTA system, the department is putting a contract valued around $11 billion up for grabs.

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Wisconsin Company Develops A Better Wheelchair

Rick Barrett | Journal Sentinel | June 5, 2014

A Kenosha [Wisconsin] engineering firm says it has developed a new wheelchair aimed at reducing shoulder and wrist injuries that come from using a regular wheelchair, and that's also faster and better at climbing...

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