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Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Compliance with Future mHealth

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future.   Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to... Read more

IT Management

Wireless Devices Manage Pain Signals

2015 17 Nov

New implantable wireless devices can be used to trigger — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology . Researchers say the implants may one day be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to... Read more

IT Management

MedTech Day

2015 12 Jun

This year’s MedTech Day was opened with the statement “Nature didn’t intend for us to live so long.” Alex Dommann, a member of Empa's management team and head of the Materials meet Life department referred to our ageing society and how cutting-edge medical technology has made it possible to support and in some cases, completely restore many bodily... Read more

Cardiology Management

Biotronik’s MR Conditional Lead Awarded CE Approval

2014 11 Mar

Cardiologists Philippe Ritter and Christof Kolb implant the new Biotronik Sentus ProMRI Bipolar Lead in heart failure patients Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology specialising in heart failure therapy, has announced the first implantations of the Sentus ProMRI lead. Biotronik’s bipolar cardiac resynchronisation... Read more

IMAGING Management

Siemens Awarded US FDA Approval for RT Pro Workflow Features

2014 27 Jan

FDA Clears Siemens RT Workflow Features RT Pro edition enhances radiation oncology workflow on company’s SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT simulator Siemens Healthcare has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the RT Pro edition – a package of features designed to enhance radiation oncology workflow for Siemens’... Read more

Executive Health Management

Breast Implant Register to be Introduced in England

2013 30 Dec

Ministers announced introduction of a new register aimed at ‘cleaning up the industry’, by recording every breast implant operation in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will decide if whether they will join the register. The recent scare over sub-standard PIP implant revealed a serious lack of records, which meant that a number of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Implants Procedures Revised to Increase Device Controls

2013 23 Oct

To further ensure the safety of patients undergoing treatment for breast or hip implants the European Parliament's Environment Committee has agreed on a revision of the medical implants procedures in order to improve controls.  Monitoring will become stricter and new certification procedures will be introduced in a bid to ascertain medical device... Read more

Cardiology Management

BIOTRONIK introduces Idova 7 – A New Generation ICD Endorsed for MR Scanning

2013 17 Oct

Italy and Austria see first worldwide implantations of the ultrahigh-energy device The new Idova 7 ICD series was launched today by BIOTRONIK, a primary manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology. Idova 7 ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) and CRT-Ds (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators) offer ultrahigh-energy... Read more

IMAGING Management

Sophono Hearing Devices Cleared for MRI

2013 23 Apr

Sophono, Inc., the manufacturer of abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing devices – has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With the clearance, patients in the United States who have the Sophono Alpha 2™ System can undergo MRI – in both 1.5 and 3-tesla magnetic fields... Read more