The health system has developed AI-based algorithms used on its more than 27 petabytes of data to define patient subpopulations — those with congestive heart failure or asthma, for instance — to target interventions to those groups. It’s developed algorithms using electronic health record data to predict patient decline in hospitals.
New drug approvals all but screeched to a halt in 2016, with a measly 22 new OKs after a pair of bountiful years. But the FDA wasted no time in 2017, signing off on 12 drugs in the first quarter alone—besting its record for the same period of any year in recent history.
Recent innovations from global device makers like Abbott to smaller specialists such as Nevro Corp. made the implants more powerful and effective. Combined with a national crackdown on narcotics and wanton pain pill prescriptions, they are spurring demand for implants.
The first portable bionic hand restores the sense of touch in people who lost their limbs. Although the hand is still a prototype, we're one step closer to the day when a fully natural, sensorized prosthesis will be available.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use long-acting inhaled bronchodilators may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes right after they start taking these medicines, a Taiwanese study suggests.
The FDA approved angiotensin-II (Giapreza) as a new intravenous vasopressor for septic shock and other forms of distributive shock. The first new FDA-approved vasopressor in decades, angiotensin-II could significantly change the management of severe septic shock.
The movement within the wearable market is very clear. Demand makes that wearables are becoming less expensive and increasingly commoditized. Just better sensors are now no longer enough. Wearables need to be smarter and more useful. They need to analyze multiple data at once, or so to say, be more holistic. To do so, many wearable makers all over the world are focusing on AI-powered devices.
It’s been a big year in healthcare technology. Healthcare Analytics News™ reached out to experts across our 8 coverage areas to determine which companies, people, and projects made the biggest waves. The winners of 2017 ushered in advances that have turned heads, resulted in measurable improvements, and given reason to believe that this high-speed sector is not built on hype alone.
Digital health made big strides in 2017. With better provider workflows and more integrated core healthcare platforms, healthcare is on the brink of a disruption. As we move into 2018 and the next wave of innovation, here is a look back on the biggest stories that moved the needle in digital health this year.
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