How can practitioners hope to integrate, fund, and evaluate the constantly-evolving healthcare landscape into clinical practices? The ACC has an answer. Following the association’s first annual Healthcare Innovation Statement in 2016, members created the 2017 Roadmap for Innovation in November. The statement identifies three primary fields of focus: Digital Health, Big Data, and Precision Health.
Research done by NASA suggests that astronauts lose up to 2% bone mass per month in space. This is because of low level of force exerted on the skeleton in low-gravity conditions. However, research currently being conducted at the International Space Station with an idea from the Mass Challenge Alumnus LaunchPad Medical could soon be the answer to the bone density loss crisis affecting astronauts.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are taking 3D printing one step further. Their findings, recently published in Advanced Materials, indicate that the methods used for traditional 3D printing can also be used to print living materials; they were able to integrate programmable bacteria into their 3D printing ink.
According to the CDC, over 28 million Americans are uninsured, and approximately 70 million Americans are covered by Medicaid. There is a growing, unmet need for access to specialists and primary care doctors in medically underserved communities. The MAVEN Project is on a mission to change this.
In terms of remote patient monitoring, CMS has un-bundled CPT code 99091 for 2018, meaning that providers will soon be able to get reimbursed separately for time spent on collection and interpretation of health data that is generated by a patient remotely, digitally stored and transmitted to the provider, at a minimum of 30 minutes of time. CMS stated that this is a first step toward recognizing remote patient monitoring services for separate payment, and it will continue to closely track the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel activities as they further refine and value the code sets for remote monitoring.
The Quadruple Impact Challenge, a competition supporting innovation in on the ground solutions and ideas that are creating impact, big and small, in the changing environment of medicine, comes to a head at the live Pitch-Off event at MedTech Impact Expo & Conference.
Yedidia is optimistic about the future of AI and curing breast cancer. “It seems likely to me that AI is potentially very helpful for solving breast cancer. A lot of breast cancer is looking at images for tiny details that maybe humans aren’t necessarily good enough at noticing. A human might have trouble taking all these tiny details into account, but a computer can do it without a problem.
When Rebecca Love, a registered nurse, first grew interest in starting her own company, she went to a healthcare hackathon, just like any aspiring entrepreneur would. The only thing is, she was the only nurse.
“Connected Health Conference” Brings Together Innovators in Wearables, VR, Apps, and Other Technologies »
Clinicians, entrepreneurs, policy makers, technologists, and investors with an interest in connected medical technologies will converge at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center from October 25-27 at the 2017 “Connected Health Conference”. This year’s conference will focus on one of the hottest topics facing healthcare – and society – today: Healthy aging and how connected approaches support health across the decades.