Health Care

The Urgency for an Innovation Roadmap to Transform Health Care

The U.S. health care system is in crisis. In America, the health of our citizens not only compares unfavorably to many other nations; annual health care costs account for 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and drive a large portion of our growing annual budget deficit.

Johns Hopkins Students Working On Injectable Foam To Treat Battlefield Wounds

The idea is that when a medic is treating an injured soldier on the battlefield, they use a single plunger on the device to simultaneously inject the two liquids into the wound. As the liquids mix, a chemical reaction occurs. This causes them to transform into a polyurethane foam that expands to fill the wound cavity, and then hardens.

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get around and communicate?

Opinion: Don't cut funds for medical research

Recently, 186 members of Congress from both parties wrote their colleagues on the Appropriations Committees to urge that the 2015 federal budget include at least $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health to ensure medical research in our country continues to thrive.

The Medical Device Industry in the United States

U.S. medical device companies are highly regarded globally for their innovations and high technology products. Investment in medical device research and development more than doubled during the 1990s, and research and development investment in the domestic sector remains more than twice the average for all U.S. manufacturers.

From iPads to Google Glass: Warren Wiechmann on innovation in medical education at UC Irvine

Associate Dean Warren Wiechmann, MD MBA, is spearheading Google Glass implementation at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Robot hand gets official US approval

The prosthetic hand has been designed with the help of US Army veterans who have helped to test and refine the product. A lot of money has gone into this project with $40m (£24m) provided by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

How a Boston Hospital is Using Google Glass to Save Lives

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka spoke yesterday about his hospital's use of wearable technology, including Google Glass, and detailed a specific incident in which Glass saved a man's life.

Mini robot space surgeon to climb inside astronauts

It could one day answer the prayers of astronauts who need surgery in deep space.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: 3-D Printing Promises Better Bionic Limbs for the War-Wounded

Sengeh relies on data-backed digital models to fashion prosthetics that he says better match the contours of the human body.

How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Thanks to a new invention, we’re finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans.

How Technology Creates Jobs for Less Educated Workers

Conventional wisdom holds that new technology requires highly educated workers. There is little doubt that new technologies have taken a heavy toll on less educated workers not only in manufacturing industries, but also in routine white-collar jobs.

Innovation in computer-assisted coding to be used by the NHS

A leading health information technology research organisation recently gave 3M's Health Information Systems division in the US the highest overall performance score among vendors for its inpatient computer-assisted coding (CAC) technology.

Mobile Health Care Making Its Mark

Of all the technologies with the potential to improve health care delivery and reduce costs, mobile applications may hold the most promise.

Intel STS 2014 Winners

Teen Scientist Researches New Drugs to Fight Flu Pandemic,Wins Intel Science Talent Search.

Eric S. Chen, whose research could lead to a new class of drugs to control influenza outbreaks during a pandemic, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2014, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

 

 

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