Search Tag: personalised care

Health Management

Game-changing skin-like electronics for stroke patients

2018 23 May

Enabling continual monitoring and personalised care  An innovative new wearable for the throat could mean a turning point for care of stroke patients.   Developments in skin-close wearable electronics are presenting healthcare with a breadth of new devices that can enable continued monitoring outside the hospital or rehab clinic, presenting... Read more

ICU Management

Critical care: personalised vs. precision medicine

2017 19 Dec

The current healthcare system tends to be reactive, providing treatment post-onset of the disease, with limited attempts at prevention and prediction. Recently there has been a backlash to such a medical system, as providers and patients have started to demand more personalised care. This has led to the emergence of “P-Medicine” in the form of personalised... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Critical Illness Mortality and Personalising Care

2017 07 Feb

Predicting mortality has always been a corner piece of critical care research and practice, and novel early outcome predictors are needed to guide patient/family expectations and decision-making, according to an Editorial article published in the journal Critical Care. The article discusses how muscle quality and quantity measurement could provide... Read more

IT Management

IBM Buys Merge Healthcare

2015 06 Aug

IBM has agreed to buy Merge Healthcare Inc. in a cash deal expected to give the medical imaging company an equity value of approximately $700 million. The deal is expected to close sometime this year, subject to regulatory approval.  Merge Healthcare provides medical image handling and processing services to clinical research institutes, pharmaceutical... Read more

Cardiology Management

Genetically Personalised Care for Aortic Aneurysms

2015 21 Jul

A study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery outlines the work of researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale who have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and have provided personalised care. It is believed that their work could lead to the development of a "dictionary" of genes specific to the disease. ... Read more