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Innovation Adoption: How to Traverse The Valleys of Death

Medtech innovators face a turbulent journey where success depends on achieving product-market fit and securing scalability while navigating the complexities of clinical effectiveness and economic...

CardioWatch Revolutionizes Cardiac Arrest Detection

In a groundbreaking collaboration between Radboud University Medical Center, Erasmus MC, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, and Corsano Health, researchers have achieved a significant milestone in...

Smartwatches Saving Lives Inside and Outside the Hospital

Due to increasing pressures on healthcare delivery, various approaches are being devised to restructure healthcare delivery. One such solution is home monitoring. We see this...

EIT Awards 2024. Two European startups are revolutionizing the treatment of cardiovascular diseases

We interviewed two medtech startups nominated for the EIT Awards 2024 – organized by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – who are...

EIT Summit 2024. What are the trigger points that drive or inhibit innovation?

Is Europe a place where the best entrepreneurial ideas have the opportunity to evolve into pioneering innovations with international scalability? ICT&Health attended the EIT Summit...

Wireless Monitoring of Vital Signs in Premature Infants at Máxima MC

Máxima MC in the Netherlands claims to be the first hospital in the world to wirelessly monitor the vital signs of premature babies. The hospital...

How cyberpsychology helps prevent human errors leading to data leaks

Employees are not the weakest element in data protection – poorly trained employees are. A novel field on the intersection of psychology and cybersecurity provides...

CES 2024: Meet the exciting innovations for health and well-being

What technologies will enter our homes in a few months? ICT&health checked it out at the CES 2024. This year we saw a further blurring...

eHealth success lies at the intersection of technology, people, and organization

The current technological advancements have facilitated the development of a multitude of eHealth tools, offering users a wide array of options. However, only a few...

Seamless data exchange will unlock the long-awaited benefits of digitalization

Why is interoperability so crucial in healthcare? Interview with Professor Sylvia Thun, the Director of the Core Unit eHealth and Interoperability at the Berlin Institute...

Five areas of digitalization that healthcare providers should focus on in 2024

It's a new year, but the old problems remain – shortages of healthcare professionals, rising administrative workloads, and limited financial resources. Meanwhile, a wave of...

Virtual You: How close are we to creating a digital twin?

We are nearer to making ‘healthcasts’ to predict health, like we are forecasting the weather, according to Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield, authors of the...

Good research first requires a search for good equipment

Interactive ai in healthcare: ai-assistants from gpt-store

Six technology premieres we are looking forward to in 2024

2023 in review: ai is everywhere at once, but still not in healthcare

Ai smarter than humans? Only 5 years left, according to Kurzweil

Limburg Welcomes World’s Premier Healthcare Transformation Summit

IT onboarding in healthcare facilities – how to do it right

Harnessing the power of ai: gpt-4 and gpt-4v in healthcare

The integration of GPT-4 and GPT-4V into the healthcare sector marks a monumental shift in medical technology. Developed by OpenAI, these advanced AI ...

Digital transformations: how to convince people to embrace change

We don't like changes – they cause extra work, threaten our autonomy and security, and create negative emotions—thus, leaders must strive to reduce the psychological...

Gen ai in healthcare. Implement now or rather wait?

Generative Artificial intelligence can streamline hospital workflows, reduce the administrative burden, and help make notes in the EHR. However, implementing gen AI solutions in healthcare...

Dayone health 4.0 accelerator announced 2023 finalists

DayOne Health Accelerator introduced its 2023 cohort – 15 startups chosen from 109 applications representing 35 countries. Here is an initial glimpse into this year's...

Bambi Belt’s CE Marking: Paving the Way for Enhanced Neonatal Care in Europe

Dutch medtech startup, Bambi Medical, proudly unveiled the completion of CE marking for its revolutionary neonatal vital sign monitoring system, the Bambi Belt solution. The...

Speaking By Thinking. How Ai And Bmi Help Paralyzed Patients  

Technologies integrating the human brain with computers are designed to help disabled individuals and patients with neurological disorders communicate with the outside world. However, some...

Interconnected data will trigger a wave of shifts in healthcare

To build connected health care, we must first ensure high-speed internet and secure communication networks. Is the infrastructure ready for widely deployed real-time telemedicine, virtual...

A new global initiative to build trusted digital-first health systems

The Digital Transformations for Health Lab (DTH-Lab) brings together academia, research, and public and private sectors from across the globe, intending to strengthen digital and...

Meet Dave, the first AI oncology mentor. Is it the future of medicine?

Are AI-driven health bots a new component of care that bridges the communication gap between patients and doctors? Interview with Irad Deutsch, Co-founder and CTO of...

Revolutionizing Patient Care at Moffitt Cancer Center with Smart Rooms

In a groundbreaking collaboration, pCare® is joining forces with Florida's renowned Moffitt Cancer Center to usher in a new era of patient care innovation. Their...

Ai helps hackers steal data. Healthcare providers must get ready now

Artificial intelligence writes texts, creates graphics, and diagnoses patients. It also has a dark side: with its help, cybercriminals are as effective as ever. How...

Healthcare 5.0: radical change that we have to go through

In her new book, Katarzyna Kolasa, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics at Kozminski University (Poland), warns of the financial collapse of health systems and calls...

Dedalus to Deliver Solution for Dutch National Terminology Services

Nictiz, the Dutch national competence center for digital information management in healthcare, is collaborating with Dedalus and CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, to deploy their...

Hospitals Granted Permission to Pilot International Patient Summary (IPS) Implementation

IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) has officially greenlit the implementation of the International Patient Summary (IPS) for pilot testing in hospitals. This significant development enables...

Phishing is still the top threat to healthcare. How not to be fooled?

Every day, approx. 3.4 billion phishing messages are sent. Some end up in the spam box, and some we delete because we have learned to...

New Data Platform Aims to Boost Digital Collaboration

Deloitte, in collaboration with Google and healthcare providers, has developed and launched the Pragmedic platform. According to Deloitte, the goal of this platform is to...

Digital minimalism: save your time and take care of mental health

Fifteen years ago, when the first iPhones hit the market, we didn't imagine how smartphones would change our lives. Both for good and for bad....

3D Catheterization Prevents Unnecessary Surgeries

During the recent World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Heart Surgery held in Washington DC, cardiac specialists had the opportunity to live-stream a catheterization...

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope for Stroke Patients’ Quality of Life Improvement

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), in combination with physiotherapy, holds promise for patients who have suffered a stroke. Previous research has already demonstrated the benefits of...

WHO Releases Findings from ‘Digital Health in Europe’ Survey

In early September 2023, the WHO released a report based on data collected from a survey on digitalization in healthcare in Europe in 2022. This...

In 2023, there are still no robots in dental offices. Why?

3D imaging systems, virtual reality, and 3D implant printing – dentistry is believed to be one of the most advanced fields of medicine. Which breakthrough...

Quantum computing: the race for medical advances has begun

Will quantum computers accelerate the development of new therapies and drugs? Google, IBM, and Microsoft are announcing ever more powerful versions of their super-fast machines,...

Ensuring a Smooth Patient Journey through Telemonitoring: The MEDAL-C Study

Before initiating any medical research, obtaining suitable equipment is essential. Rigorous investigation is necessary to develop a well-defined care pathway, particularly when implementing telemonitoring. Emiel...

Medical education should see chatgpt as a chance, not a threat

Will ChatGPT disrupt or boost the education of future medical professionals? And how should medical universities rethink their role at a time when AI knows...

Measuring Blood Oxygen Levels with Smartphone Camera and AI

The smartphone – nearly everyone carries one when stepping out. This increasingly intelligent gadget is also being employed more frequently for health applications. With the...

Transformation of Weight Management Care through Digital Platforms

The landscape of healthcare is evolving rapidly, and one area undergoing substantial innovation is weight management. In England, the National Institute for Health and Care...

Top 7 most promising technologies of 2023 healthcare is waiting for

The 11th edition of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2023 report by the World Economic Forum presents technologies that promise to impact our lives...

Research Reveals Brain Manifestations of Psychiatric Disorders

A novel study conducted jointly by Radboudumc and Monash University has demonstrated that individuals with psychiatric conditions such as depression, autism, and schizophrenia each exhibit...

Can doctors trust chatgpt? No, but they use it anyway

One in ten doctors uses ChatGPT – mostly unofficially, asking for help when diagnosing a patient or selecting the proper medication. As many as 50%...

Generative AI transforms biology from science to engineering

"AI enables researchers to design novel therapeutics with desired properties," according to Kimberly Powell, Vice President of Healthcare at NVIDIA. We discuss how NVIDIA, known...

In the future, we will be shocked by today’s workflows in healthcare

Israel's Sheba Medical Center takes digital transformation seriously. Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer at Sheba, explains in his interview with ICT&health how...

Collaboration between Hartwig and CKB makes both parties stronger

Hartwig Medical Foundation has worked with The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Clinical Knowledgebase (CKB) team since 2020, to the benefit of both parties. For each individual...

Want to avoid the digital gap in healthcare? Let innovations grow organically!

The adoption of digital health technologies, including apps and wearables, has gained momentum that forces politicians to embrace them in the healthcare systems – according...

Are breakthrough technologies the holy grail of longevity?

Can we live longer thanks to advances in genetic engineering, AI, bionics, and health monitoring? In The Science and Technology of Growing Young, Sergey Young...

A smartphone with a clip for 80 cents measures blood pressure

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an inexpensive and accurate method for measuring blood pressure with a smartphone. All it takes...

Scale-covered, pangolin-inspired robot to work inside the body

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have developed a miniature magnetic field-guided robot for medical applications. Thanks to its flexible and...

Saudi arabia brings world’s first virtual hospital to life

SEHA Virtual Hospital is the most ambitious virtual care project being developed globally, aiming to reshape the healthcare delivery model. And the outcomes – including...

Elon Musk expects first human implantation of Neuralink later this year

Billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk expects his start-up Neuralink, specializing in brain chips, to begin its first clinical trial on humans later this year. He...

6 AI tools to help doctors and nurses: from ChatGPT to Google docs

Everybody is talking about generative AI. But which AI-driven solutions can healthcare professionals already use to make their work easier? Here are a few examples...

Google’s new ai describes x-rays and answers patient questions

Google has unveiled PaLM 2, an AI platform for analyzing medical data. It aims to assist doctors with routine tasks and provide more reliable answers...

Ai can – not could – fix an ailing healthcare system. Here is how

Thousands of AI algorithms are being used in medicine, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved over 500 of them, most...

Mindset: the last barrier to advances driven by data sharing

"Innovation can be disruptive and create chaos before making things better," said Nele Labi, Vice-chancellor for Innovation at the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs. Is...

Bambi Medical Secures CE Mark Approval for Revolutionary ExG System

In a significant breakthrough, Bambi Medical, a pioneering Dutch medtech startup, proudly announced today that it has been granted the prestigious CE mark for its...

Dutch OLVG hospital starts using AI in the ICU

This week, the Dutch OLVG hospital in Amsterdam officially introduced artificial intelligence at its ICU. The doctors in the intensive care unit started using AI-driven...

When it’s time to replace the health IT system and how to do it

The IT system is the heart of a healthcare facility. When it generates errors, is user-unfriendly or lags behind the clinic's or hospital's development strategy,...

Healing Wounds Faster with Electrical Stimulation

Chronic wounds pose a significant health risk, particularly for the elderly and people with diabetes. In extreme cases, they can even lead to amputation. Researchers...

Groundbreaking Research: EAR-EEG Headphones Predict Alzheimer’s

Researchers are working on a device that can be easily placed in the ear at home to aid in the early detection of Alzheimer's and...

Chatgpt is more empathetic than the doctors. Fantastic!

A recent study has stirred up a hot debate: ChatGPT answers patients' questions more politely than doctors do. AI has just better bedside manners. And...

Health Interventions in Retail: Where Health Meets Retail

The pressure on the Dutch healthcare system continues to increase. Aging population and persistent shortage of healthcare personnel are two significant contributing factors. It has...

Large-scale DNA analysis forms the basis for improved cancer treatment

Large-scale Dutch DNA analysis provides new insights into the differences between primary and metastatic cancer. The results of this study provide clues to improve and...

Pop-up store in Roermond explores the role of retail in healthcare innovation

Renewal of healthcare, with a greater focus on prevention and well-being, is crucial to prevent a healthcare crisis in the coming years. Healthcare innovation does...

Have cell phones improved survival rates in life-threatening emergencies?

A car accident, a heart attack, or a stroke - all you need to do to get medical help quickly is take your phone out...

Healthware Group Proposes Digital Therapeutics to Enhance Depression Care Pathways in Italy

Healthware Group has released an Expert Opinion on the integration of Digital Therapeutics (DTx) to enhance care pathways for depression within the Italian national health...

Doctors as data curators: care depends on information flow

Doctors combine the knowledge gained from the patient during appointments with data from other points of care to make evidence-based decisions in line with the...

Chatgpt has the features of a cutting-edge innovation: it amazes and scares.

"The GPT revolution provides a cognitive edge, which until now was exclusively the domain of humanity." Interview with John Nosta, founder of a healthcare innovation...

Maastricht home base for international ICT&health care innovation conference in 2024

In 2024, ICT&health, Netherlands largest healthcare innovation platform, will bring the international healthcare world to the Netherlands for a three-day conference. The conference will be...

Who will take care of an ageing society? Robots

The number of people over 65 is increasing. They need help in hospitals, residential facilities, and their own homes. But due to staffing shortages, not...

E-health assessment: a scattered and challenging landscape

Technological advancements have opened the path for many technology providers to quickly develop and introduce eHealth tools to the public. However, choosing a quality tool...

Germany’s digital radar: a blueprint for national digital maturity strategies?

The German Federal Ministry of Health used a best-of-breed approach to measure the digital maturity of the country's hospitals, merging international expertise, local requirements, and...

5 new technologies & trends in healthcare worth following in 2023

Medical versions of ChatGPT, home mini-labs, prescribable digital therapeutics, and smart homes assisting in healthy living – here are the latest technological developments heralding essential...

What makes the world’s top hospitals the best?

The Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA), Sheba Medical Center (Israel), and Charité (Germany) are among the top hospitals in international...

EAU reveals new data hub to address evidence gaps in urological care

The European Association of Urology (EAU) utilises Real-World Data and AI to accelerate research and personalised care for patients with urological diseases. The new data...

Germany unveils a new strategy to “bring healthcare into the 21st century”

The German Federal Ministry of Health presented an ambitious "Digitization strategy for healthcare and nursing care. DIGITAL TOGETHER". It aims to introduce an electronic patient...

How large language models (llms) like chatgpt will impact medicine

Artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm – the first medical versions of LLMs already herald considerable changes in healthcare. We reviewed what Med-PaLM...

Sweden, Digital North Star, Leads The Eu Toward Connected Health

Sweden's Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an opportunity to give momentum to EU digital health projects: EHDS, cross-border prescription and Patient...

E-health in Portugal and its five most popular services

Digital health was not brought to Portugal by the COVID-19 pandemic – the country pioneered its first e-health services long before SARS-CoV2 pushed the world...

Technology does not yet sufficiently facilitate the care process

What I am seriously concerned about is that we do not yet have technology that allows healthcare professionals to provide state-of-the-art and confidential care.

A quest to restore emotional care in medicine

Medicine is much more than 10-minute visits in a rush and patients left alone with their health concerns. So how do we bring humanity back...

Dayone’s roadmap for startups looking to collaborate with pharma

Pharma makes up only 6% of partnerships in digital health. DayOne aims to change that. They are creating the Digital Pharma Playbook filled with expert...

Our favorite innovations for health and well-being at CES 2023

Home urine lab, a sleep mask that tracks eye movements and a self-rechargeable health tracker – among many wearables and tech premieres at Consumer Electronic...

Dutch health-tech startup lapsi health raises usd 3.7m

Dutch health-tech startup Lapsi Health raises USD 3.7M in oversubscribed Seed Round to continue their development and enter the US market.

Ehds is ambitious but achievable, complex but manageable

Lukas Wrosch, a Global Health student at Maastricht University (Netherlands), wrote a master's thesis on European Health Data Space (EHDS). We talk about breaking the...

Will AI help to make use of data imprisoned in an EHR

Extracting valuable insights from electronic health records is still as difficult as going through their paper versions. But this may soon change – artificial intelligence...

Digital health trends 2023, according to artificial intelligence

We asked artificial intelligence (AI) what lies ahead in healthcare and health tech in 2023. How? By interviewing ChatGPT – the most sophisticated chatbot by...

New light-and-sound therapy could help patients with alzheimer’s

Startup Cognito Therapeutics has announced trials of an Alzheimer’s therapy device that will last a year and involve 500 participants, according to Bloomberg. In one...

Every health facility needs a CMIO. Here is why

Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) bridges medicine and IT in a healthcare organization. What does the expert do and why is it worth creating this...

Data in healthcare: can we trust something we don’t know?

Data is key to shaping evidence-based health policies, providing citizens with tools and medicines that contribute to their well-being and accelerating research. However, we still...

Ransomware attack in australia. Data of over 10 million patients leaked

Russian hackers stole and published in the darknet data regarding patients' abortions, drug dependencies, mental illnesses, and alcoholism after not receiving a ransom of nearly...

How to capture the value of the metaverse before it’s too late

More than 50 definitions of the metaverse are circulating – no wonder the concept is often misinterpreted. Five experts met at the DayOne – Healthcare...

Four types of robots already successfully used in healthcare

Tesla Bot, Elon Musk's new humanoid presented for the first time at the beginning of October, did not revolutionize robotics. Nevertheless, specialized robots are already...

Who’s florence 2.0 will tell you now how to stay healthy

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a chatbot for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It provides advice on a healthier lifestyle and mental...