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What The Beep?! Tackling Alarm Fatigue in Intensive Care Units

How new digital technologies can make intensive care units a more peaceful environment, improving patient care and clinical staff efficiency In traditional intensive care units, each patient is wired to up [...]

Clinicians and Coders Hack for Better Patient Data

How a hackathon led by community health doctors and coders transformed a center’s patient data technology in just one week At AllianceChicago, Dr. Nivedita Mohanty serves dual roles. In addition to [...]

Why Chicago May Be the Next Hub for Women in Tech

More investment may cement this city’s status as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest “I remember the first time I wrote a simulation program in c++ in college… I was hooked,” [...]

Time is Brain: How One Doctor Saved a Firefighter from Stroke in 8 Minutes

When every second counts, hospitals must make heroic efforts to turn back the clock on the world’s leading cause of long-term disability.   In the neurology community, there’s a saying about stroke: [...]

Ultrasound in Six Decades: From Bats and Submarines to the Technology That Can See With Sound

 How bats led to the invention of ultrasound and more from six decades of the tech that can see with sound In the late 1700s, Italian priest and scientist Lazaaro Spallanzani discovered that blindfolded [...]

Putting Control Of Mammograms In Women’s Hands, Literally

A first-in-industry mammogram with a remote control device addresses pain and anxiety by allowing women to adjust their own compression The best chance of early detection of breast cancer is a [...]

Untangling the wires: Using MRI research to help understand the brain

Researchers and clinicians now have a new tool to help them further their understanding of disease and the complexities of the human body. Scientists have made incredible strides in understanding the world around us. They’ve [...]

The Doctor’s Carousel: Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

How one man went from 100 doctors visits in 10 months to a diagnosis that changed his life. “Over 100 doctors visits in 10 months. One visit, exam, procedure, or blood [...]

Reflecting on an imaging milestone with a look into its AI future

How healthcare has evolved from the first clinically useful image to a library of images analyzed by AI In August 1980, a team from Scotland made a breakthrough in imaging. Setting [...]

The Midwife’s Assistant

She’s spent decades helping pregnant women cross mountainous terrain to get to the local health center — this year she was recognized for the first time Hours from the nearest city, [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease: This scan has the potential to make the difference in patient care

Researchers present interim results from the Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study at 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in London   When German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease [...]

Is the AI trend why doctors of the future may know code?

Or at least the basics, as data and algorithms are unleashed in their service On any given day, radiologists at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and across the country view thousands of [...]
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