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A Platform Approach: Expanding a Molecular Diagnostic Device Beyond Human Applications | By Shaun Holt, CEO, Alveo Technologies

Holt writes, "Avian flu is a global crisis, and not just for the poultry industry. There are serious potential implications for human health as well. But, let’s start with agriculture. Some strains of avian flu can be highly pathogenic. Once a single bird shows symptoms the clock starts ticking — it’s not unusual for an entire flock of tens of thousands of birds to die within two to three days."

The Hollywood Writers’ Strike and Ethical AI | By Ed Watal, Founder & Principal — Intellibus

Watal writes, "Less than 12 months ago, with the debut of AI-powered ChatGPT, the true power of AI hit the mainstream. Since then, it has established an unshakeable belief in everyone’s minds that artificial intelligence is here to stay and will forever alter a number of industries." What do you think? Read on.

Viraj Gandhi On Automation and Technology – to Drive Progress in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This article takes a closer look at the key benefits of automation and technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing and how Medivant Healthcare harnesses these solutions to drive progress across our production facilities. Read what Viraj Gandhi has to say.

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR) Transforms Care Through Data and Insights | By Shawn Murphy, Vice President, Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation...

Shawn Murphy writes, "The Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR) represents a pivotal development in patient care. It stands as the first collaborative database that unites hospital and health systems, provider organizations such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and orthotic/prosthetic (O&P) practices, focusing on both upper and lower extremity acquired and congenital limb differences, as well as limb preservation populations. This collective effort has the potential to drive substantial advancements in patient outcomes, treatment effectiveness and care quality." Read to learn more.

It Takes an Ecosystem – Bringing Stakeholders Together is a Critical 1st Step to Solving Problems In Healthcare | By Andrew Cleeland, CEO, Fogarty...

Andrew Cleeland writes, "Introducing a new medical therapy or technology is a complex, expensive, and time-consuming journey, one that is fraught with significant risk. While innovation often starts with a clear, well-defined unmet clinical need, it must be paired with an equally compelling value proposition. My mentor, Dr. Thomas Fogarty, once said, “An idea, by itself, has no importance whatsoever; it is the implementation of that idea and its acceptance by others that brings benefit to our patients.” Read on.

Top Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Your Medical Scrubs | Steven John Cumper, B.App.Sc. (Osteo.)

In this article, Cumper notes In hospitals and other healthcare settings, scrubs mark you out as a professional. And for this reason alone, he provides some important and top tips for keeping your medical scrubs clean and looking fresh for longer.

Addressing the Escalating Nursing Shortage | By Dr. Andy Nydegger Sr Director for Campus Development at Arizona College of Nursing

There is a serious shortage of nurses in the United States. Healthcare facility job sites reveal hundreds of unfilled nursing positions. Understaffing means we see nurses taking on higher patient loads and making mistakes. A tired nurse is an unsafe nurse writes Dr. Nydegger.

Awareness is Key: Educating Executives on Cybersecurity Risks in Healthcare | By Anis Trabelsi

Trabelsi comments, "As the Chief Information Officer of Palomar Health, the largest healthcare district in California, I believe it is crucial to strike a balance between technology, cybersecurity, and business needs." Read more what he has to say.

How Medical Professionals Can Solve Healthcares Medical Waste Problem | By Steven John Cumper, B.App.Sc. (Osteo.)

In this article, Cumper evaluates some of the most common causes of medical waste, the challenges of managing them, and how to reduce waste throughout the entire industry. Yes, we have a medical waste problem!

It is Time to Optimize EHR Systems and Experiences around Patient Needs | Raghid El-Yafouri, Digital Transformation Strategist at Bottle Rocket

Raghid El-Yafouri, Digital Transformation Strategist at Bottle Rocket, delves into the possibilities of optimizing EHR systems around patient preferences, transforming healthcare into a truly patient-centered experience.

AR + AI in MedTech: Innovating Healthcare and Expanding Verticals | By Michael Freeman, CEO of Ocutrx Technologies Inc

Ocutrx Technologies, Inc. is a future-forward medical device company, harnessing the power of both AI and AI for patients and surgeons. Read on to learn more.

Second Pass Reviews, New AI Technology Will Support Hospitals’ Financial Performance During Hard Times | By Michael Gao, Founder & CEO, SmarterDx

Healthcare systems have faced significant challenges in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of medical care outside of traditional hospital settings, leading to a decrease in patient volumes. Additionally, personnel shortages and structural issues have caused a steep rise in operating expenses. According to a January 2023 report by Kaufman Hall, hospitals on average were only able to achieve one month of profitability throughout the entire year.

Securing the Promise of AI Medicine: Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare & Medical Devices | By James F. Jordan

The introduction of AI medicine brings an opportunity to improve both our cost and quality by reducing inefficiencies and availing prevention opportunities. AI Medicine can make it easier for medical professionals to diagnose patients earlier and deploy treatment more quickly and accurately to simultaneously reduce cost and improve quality.

Why CROs Need Access to Modern PV Operations Tools | Interview with Jung Min Lee & Emmanuel Belabe

Jung Min Lee, Pharmacovigilance Director, has been in charge of clinical and pharmacovigilance work at Korea Pharmaceutical institutions for about 20 years. Emmanuel Belabe, better known as “Manny,” has worked within ArisGlobal in a number of different roles over his 15 years with the company.

How Better Data Management Improves Patient Experience | By Ben Herzberg, Satori Chief Scientist and VP of Marketing

In this article Herzberg explains how better data management helps deliver more successful treatment, patient scheduling and much more.

Repetitive Game Testing: 3 Ways AI Liberates Developers | By: David Melhart, Ph.D., AI Researcher at

In this article, Dr. Melhart discusses three ways in which AI can collaborate with game developers in repetitive testing.

The Future of Healthcare: How Virtual Reality is Transforming Surgical Training | By Richard Vincent, Co-founder & CEO of FundamentalVR

Vincent writes, "FundamentalVR’s use of virtual reality (VR) in surgical training offers a solution to this issue, with potentially far-reaching consequences for healthcare." Read on to learn more.

3 Service Strategies for Medical Imaging Equipment in 2023 – By Jatin (JT) Thakkar, General Manager, Global Services and Solutions, Carestream

Thakkar writes, "Medical imaging software that is not in synch with vendor upgrades can be vulnerable to hackers. This is why I strongly encourage our customers to start 2023 by migrating to our ImageView software to help close security vulnerabilities." Read on.

A Volte-face on Introgressed and Adaptive Validation: CSV Implementation In MedTech Industry

The use of computer systems has been considered a strategically distinctive option for the entire transition to digital data management. The gap between the paper-based and the electronic records calls into question how the MedTech industry can ensure the compliant data management. The computer systems enable granular visibility of the enterprise operations and insights beyond the production floor and efficiently adapts to computing requirement peaks and valleys.

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