Stereotactic Radiosurgery techniques are at the forefront of events at this week’s AANS meeting. Varian Medical Systems Inc is demonstrating its wares in what is becoming the gold standard treatment option in specific brain and spinal tumors.
Pardon our irreverence, but there’s a sitcom in here somewhere. The automated “housecall” is an obvious component in the provision of tomorrow’s healthcare, but the potential to get it wrong presents a minefield in which only certain patients with certain conditions will form the first wave.
Heart Rhythm 2012 is looking into view. Wonder if they’ll mention ICD leads.
Human nature, behavioural economics, call it what you will, but the idea that the NHS can introduce telehealth at GP level with dictats and bungs doesn’t feel like winning management. Is this a good case for GP commissioning?
Ansell launches it’s newly acquired portfolio of healthcare safety gizmos. We’re liking the orange towel.
View from the Med: Week 13 is a good read… as ever.
A piece of beautifully crafted PR sees ICD company Biotronik endeavour to benefit by appointing an implantee sporting legend as its brand ambassador. Great initiative, but a shame they chose the second most boring game in the world.
UK’s healthcare institute, NICE, has issued updated guidelines on practices designed to reduce healthcare associated infections from their current staggering number.
AORN is the biggest Perioperative nursing show on the planet and is being held in New Orleans from March 24-29.
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator implantation video now published in peer-reviewed video journal.
Augmented reality could be used to guide non-medics in performing ever more complex procedures when there’s no doc around. Like those frequent occasions when you’re in space for example.
Are 25% of European medics really using ipads in their professional lives? This report says so.
Arthrex relies on surgeon training in “wet labs” as a major tool in its marketing mix. Now the company has overcome objection from locals in Vail and gained permission to finish building such a facility.
Global video gaming inspired Boston Children’s Hospital and IBM to develop a cloud-based training module on paediatric critical care.
The 2012 International Medical Device Industry Compliance conference will take place in May at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, and will feature an illustrious list of guest speakers, no free pens and “buy your own” drinks.
Physicians and nurses from a US hospital experience Covidien’s high-tech trailer displaying minimally invasive surgical instruments and techniques.