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Lack of Listening Is the Core Problem in American Health Care

April 17, 2014 by Stephen Schimpff

social listening

When doctors do not have enough time to really listen the result is that they do not listen. A study from 1984 of primary care physicians observed throughout patient visits revealed that the doctor interrupted the patient within 18 seconds on average. This lack of listening is the core care problem in American healthcare today.[read more]

X-Ray Dosimeter Improves Radiation Dose Management in Real-Time: Or, How a Little Badge Provides Real-Time Radiation Dose Data

April 1, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

x-ray dosimeter

When Dr. Tobias Struffert prepares for an intervention, he dons his scrubs along with the film dosimeter and his lead apron, and then clips on an additional item: a 4 x 4 centimeter badge with a yellow bird printed on it. The badge is part of RaySafe i2TM, an active dosimetry system.[read more]

Customer Service Portal for Medical Equipment Saves Time and Work

March 31, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

medical scanner

If you are wondering how to manage the performance and maintenance of various medical scanners, biomedical engineer Tobias Schröer from St. Johannes Hospital in Dortmund, Germany, can offer helpful insights. His greatest challenge at the moment is to network 35 different scanners into a common imaging repository.[read more]


Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors "Beam" into Hospitals

March 27, 2014 by Natalie Yeadon

telemedicine (photo: InTouch Health, RP-7i ROBOT)

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. These telepresence robots are expanding access to medical specialists, which has been a real advantage in rural areas where there is often a shortage of doctors.[read more]


Eliminating Shades of Gray in Anatomy: 7 Personalized Healthcare Tests

March 26, 2014 by Phil Cohen

personalized healthcare

Personalized healthcare changes the healthcare industry for the better because patients receive care tailored to their unique genetic makeup. There's still a lot of research that needs to be done, but take a look at these seven personalized healthcare tests that are currently being researched and developed.[read more]


BioPharma Beat: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

March 4, 2014 by David Davidovic

BioPharma Beat

In this month's BioPharma Beat, we bring you an interview with Hallam Stevens, who just published a fascinating book on the history of bioinformatics. This mesmerizing account highlights not only the critical importance of this field, but also how it has evolved over time to play a major role in the understanding of life and disease.[read more]

Pioneering Healthcare in Brazil

February 26, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

DASA: diagnostics in Brazil

Medical Solutions Magazine recently sat down with Dr. Romeu Domingues, Chairman of DASA, the largest diagnostics company in Brazil. Created through the fusion of some of the most traditional Brazilian laboratories and imaging providers, DASA performs over 200 million exams every year.[read more]

Potential Malaria Detection, Drug Sensitivity Handheld Testing Device on Indiegogo

February 17, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

(Image credit:QuantuMDx)

A “handheld laboratory” designed to diagnose malaria in under 15 minutes could be in the hands of healthcare workers overseas within two years if QuantuMDx can meet the ambitious goals it’s set for itself. The medical device company has turned to Indiegogo in search of $50,000 for field trials of its miniaturized DNA sequencing device.[read more]

New Study Challenges Current Notions of Breast Cancer Biopsy Abnormalities

February 5, 2014 by Susan Scutti

Mammogram (via shutterstock)

A breast biopsy is a common procedure often performed after a mammogram reveals evidence of abnormal hyperplasia (increased cell production). Now a new study finds two types of breast tissue abnormalities have the same potential to progress to breast cancer, which is contrary to the existing understanding.[read more]

Why Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing Will Become a Game-changer in Healthcare

January 30, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Point-of-care diagnostics

Today, aside from the management of chronic conditions, healthcare is shifting the weight of its emphasis away from the mere control of diagnosed diseases toward earlier detection and even prevention. One new way this important shift is being accomplished is with point-of-care diagnostic testing.[read more]

ACR's Teleradiology White Paper: What It Means for the Industry [VIDEO]

January 29, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

David Willcutts

The ACR white paper about best practices in teleradiology that was published in 2013 has been a popular discussion topic over the past several months. David Willcutts, CEO of ONRAD, a radiology services provider based in California, spoke with us about the teleradiology white paper and what he sees as the most important points.[read more]

An Indian Hospital on the Fast Track

January 28, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

PSG Hospitals

PSG Hospitals is a medical college and hospital in Coimbatore, India. When Dr. Kamal K. Sen started working at PSG in 2009, he decided to make a few changes. His first step was to switch from analog to digital radiography (DR). Watch this short film to learn more.[read more]