Category: Health Information Technology
Medtronic is the most-watched medical device stock, followed by Intuitive Surgical and Boston Scientific.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL —Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) tops the list of the 15 most watched stocks in med-tech, followed closely by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NSDQ:ISRG) in second and Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) in third.
The top three medical device stories for August 10, 2011.
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Funding, training and standardization are common workplace issues, but the health care industry faces some unique challenges in getting things automated
By John D. Halamka, MD
I'm often asked why healthcare has been slow to automate its processes compared to other industries such as the airlines, shipping/logistics, or the financial services industry.
Many clinicians say that healthcare is different.
I'm going to be a bit controversial in this post and agree that healthcare has unique challenges that make it more difficult to automate than other industries.
Here's an inventory of the issues
A step-by-step introduction into remote cardiac implant monitoring with Medtronic's CareLink Mobile for the iPhone.
By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC
Can medical journals keep pace with today's on-demand digital technology?
By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC
This morning in the Chicago Tribune's business section appeared an article entitled "Just What the Doctor Ordered" that included an interview with Dr. Howard Bauchner, the new editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He plans to pursue a strategy of "intelligent innovation" for the journal:
The Mayo Clinic prepares to unveil their high-tech consumer infotainment center at the Mall of America.
Next week, an unlikely Mayo Clinic location will pop up as the venerable institution continues down the path of engaging with consumers.
On Aug.11, visitors to the Mall of America will be able to stroll through a 2,500-square-foot space that is designed to be a cross between a high-tech retail store like Apple or Microsoft and an interactive library of Mayo Clinic health information that focuses on health and wellness.
Nuance Communications VP of health care solutions marketing, Carina Edwards, on major shifts in medical transcription and voice recognition technology and how to put artificially intelligent supercomputers to good use.
If Nuance Communications (NSDQ:NUAN) had its way, medical transcription would be a two-way conversation between man and machine.
The company is looking to transform the transcription process into a back-and-forth between the physician and an intelligent software program that prompts for details and suggests potential courses of treatment based on a more holistic view of the patient story.