6 Ways Technology Empowers Human Connections
From cloud-connected ultrasound systems to wireless maternal fetal monitors, digital tools are bringing clinicians closer to their patients and colleagues. “Digital tools have the power to improve how clinicians practice and care for their patients.” – Vivek Bhatt, Chief Technology Officer of GE Healthcare Clinical Care Solutions 1. See, Snap, Send: How Digital Communication is Advancing Health Care As hospitals continue to expand, scans and images are often read by remote clinicians. Sending images between the sonographer, radiologist, and
Unlocking efficiency in drug discovery
Meet Sygnature Discovery, the company recruiting new scientists every week to help support ambitious client drug discovery programs Right now, scientists are working hard to find the next blockbuster drug. In laboratories across the world, millions of molecules are being screened against challenging drug targets. Those with potential will then be chemically optimised to improve their potency and selectivity and then assessed further in vitro and in vivo. How well does the molecule bind to the target receptor in the
Malnutrition: A Silent Threat in the ICU
A new tool puts nutrition data front and center He should never have survived. Even though he was in terrific physical shape for a man in his mid-40s, his body was more than 90 percent burned from running into a fiery crash to save another person. “It was the miracle save of my medical career,” said Paul Wischmeyer, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and surgery, director of nutrition and support at Duke University Hospital and director of perioperative research at the
Honey, I shrunk the monitor – and made it wireless
This wireless monitor enables moms-to-be to move more freely in the hospital, while accurately monitoring vitals In January 2018, Brigitta Fifield found out that she and her husband were expecting a baby boy, their third child. While labor is not typically considered a pleasant aspect of delivery, Brigitta was actually excited about this labor experience because she knew of a new technology available to expectant moms. As a labor and delivery nurse at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), Brigitta
5,500 miles. 6 months. 2 continents. 1 driving force.
Swimming across the Pacific Ocean to combat pollution – with the help of freeze dried foods, a wet suit and an ultrasound In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii, there is a massive swarm of bottles, bags, and other plastic debris known as the accumulation zone or plastic smog. It’s the largest collection of plastic in the world that covers 1.6 million square kilometers (an area twice the size of Texas) and weighs an estimated 80,000 tons. Fortunately,
Manufacturing medical marvels: How a new cell therapy platform helps scale up manufacturing to reach more patients
Cell therapy manufacturing has been a complex, challenging and costly process, but a new manufacturing solution seeks to change that In August 2016, doctors gave 33-year-old Nicole Gularte three to four weeks to live. She had relapsed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) seven times over the last decade. ALL is a type of fast-moving blood cancer that causes the bone marrow to produce too many immature white blood cells, which can spread the disease to other parts of the body.