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Improving Treatment of Life-Threatening Bleeding

2015 17 May

U.S. researchers have successfully field tested a system that analysed patient vital signs during emergency transport, finding that it could detect those with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital, potentially saving lives. The study, published in the journal Shock , was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital... Read more

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Big Data Tackles Alarm Fatigue

2014 22 Dec

One issue that hospitals across the US have to continually deal with is alarm fatigue, which results from well-meaning but often misguided attempts to monitor patient safety. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, for example, has an ongoing pilot project to curb alarm fatigue by redefining guidelines on vital signs that trigger alarms. The... Read more

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SOS-ICE Service Modernises Medical Alert ID

2014 14 Mar

The SOS-ICE accessories have been designed to benefit people with Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Allergies and other medical conditions. The medical alert accessories, which include NFC chip enabled wristbands and stickers, can be pre-ordered via a crowdfunding campaign. Innovamo Oy, a startup from Finland that develops innovative mobile solutions and... Read more

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Electronic Trauma Health Record App Premieres at Trauma Center

2014 03 Jan

Established as standard practice across North America’s healthcare centers and hospitals, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is not commonly used in countries with fewer resources, where patient data is still collected on paper, if it is even collected at all. A study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons... Read more