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Opening up a new world of virtual twin experiences for healthcare

Opening up a new world of virtual twin experiences for healthcare
Dassault Systèmes has announced the completion of its acquisition of Medidata Solutions, whose clinical expertise and cloud-based solutions power the smarter development and commercialisation of treatments. The acquisition positions Dassault Systèmes to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalised medicine and patient-centric experience through a comprehensive offering that reflects a deep understanding of healthcare, its ecosystem and market needs.   
4th November 2019

Laser to be developed for deep tissue analysis

Laser to be developed for deep tissue analysis
A highly-specialist laser capable of analysing potentially deadly diseases as never before is under development at Heriot-Watt University. The Deep Tissue project is a new laser that aims to enable greater analysis of biological tissue including skin, bone and even plant life.
30th October 2019

High medical standard compliance for safety-critical RTOS

High medical standard compliance for safety-critical RTOS
Wind River has announced IEC 62304 medical standard compliance for the latest release of VxWorks Cert Edition. The real-time operating system (RTOS) for safety-critical applications is designed and developed to the highest achievable safety levels accepted by worldwide certification authorities, and now includes a full suite of safety certification evidence across sectors, including automotive, avionics, industrial, and medical.
29th October 2019


How AI is improving nursing homes

How AI is improving nursing homes
  A growing number of care providers around the world have turned to AI-powered innovations to respond to the rapidly expanding needs of seniors. According to a United Nations report, the global senior population will more than double between 2017 and 2050.
22nd October 2019

Enable the digital transformation of the healthcare system

Enable the digital transformation of the healthcare system
The healthcare sector is facing a great change. And he comes at the right time. At $ 7.7 trillion in 2017, global healthcare costs are staggering. And an end is not yet in sight. In many developed countries, hospitals and other health care facilities are at full capacity. Outdated and inefficient processes in disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, treatment and follow-up, and the ineffective communication of patient data form the heart of the problem. The consequences are excessive costs, poor results and frequent, costly re-hospitalisations and health facilities.
21st October 2019

UK's first fully integrated hospital-wide digital transformation

UK's first fully integrated hospital-wide digital transformation
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and Hitachi Consulting announced a partnership to deliver the UK's first fully integrated digital transformation of care processes. Known as the Digital Control Centre, the ten year project will be deployed across Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, part of the Northern Care Alliance, and update the organisation of care across its acute and integrated services.
7th October 2019

Predictive analytics is the future of healthcare

Predictive analytics is the future of healthcare
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is leveraging the latest technology to deliver better treatment outcomes for the nation’s former soldiers. For some veterans, the transition back to civilian life is complicated. In some cases, that challenge can end with terminal results. Resultantly, the Department of Veterans Affairs conducts considerable research to identify former soldiers who are at risk.
7th October 2019

Virtual hospitals to meet 500 cardiac consultations

Virtual hospitals to meet 500 cardiac consultations
VBRI has just launched the field trial version of virtual hospital platform – mHospitals – at its four different centres in China, India and Sweden. It will start as a virtual cardiac platform that will serve patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. In time more countries will be connected, and the number of services will grow.
4th October 2019

Chatbot therapist to combat depression

Chatbot therapist to combat depression
A chatbot therapist to treat depression has launched as recent figures show that NHS patients seeking help with their mental health are waiting more than eight weeks to see a doctor after their first appointment.
2nd October 2019

VxWorks cert edition is now IEC 62304 compliant

VxWorks cert edition is now IEC 62304 compliant
VxWorks has been used in the medical device industry since the early days. The market leading safe, secure and reliable RTOS (real-time operating system) can be found in surgical robots, infusion pumps, dialysis machines, pace maker programmers, assisted ventilators, etc. When critical Class III devices are being developed, and lives are at stake, medical device manufacturers have turned to Wind River.  Guest blog written by Davide Ricci, Wind River.
27th September 2019


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