Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a crucial component of healthcare to help augment physicians and make them more efficient. In medical imaging, it is helping radiologists more efficiently manage PACS worklists, enable structured reporting, auto detect injuries and diseases, and to pull in relevant prior exams and patient data. In cardiology, AI is helping automate tasks and measurements on imaging and in reporting systems, guides novice echo users to improve imaging and accuracy, and can risk stratify patients. AI includes deep learning algorithms, machine learning, computer-aided detection (CAD) systems, and convolutional neural networks. 

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InTouch robots cleared for high-acuity patient monitoring

The FDA has expanded its clearance of InTouch Healths remote-presence monitors to allow use of the telemedicine technology in a number of acute-care environments.

June 27, 2012

Report: Cultural, reimbursement barriers thwart robotic telemed adoption

Licensing, costs for technology and reimbursement for robotic telemedicine continue to impede progress, according to an article published in the January/February edition of Telemedicine and e-Health.

January 18, 2012

Study: Robotic telemedicine in NICU feasible, safe

A remote-controlled, robotic telemedicine system in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is feasible and safe, according to a research published in the May editiion of Journal of Perinatology.

June 21, 2011

Study: Medical robotics industry will hit $1.3B in 2016

Advances in robotic capabilities, combined with the improving economic environment for medical services delivery and payments, are driving demand for surgical, assistive and telemedicine-based robots, according to ABI Research.

May 1, 2011

Philips, Hansen integrate x-ray, robotic catheter for cardiac arrhythmias

Royal Philips Electronics and Hansen Medical have agreed to co-develop integrated products that may simplify cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias.

January 15, 2009
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