3D Printing Revolutionizing Medicine

3D Printers are Changing Patients' Lives

3D Printers are Changing Patients’ Lives

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), involves processing layers of material by computer control to create an object of almost any shape. There are 3D scanners that can make virtually any object from modeling software. Futurists call it the next stage of the industrial revolution.

Customized 3D printing is already transforming healthcare. Here are two examples:

* In 2015, doctors at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center implanted a titanium lower jawbone 3D printed by a dental implant company for a Syrian refugee whose injuries prevented him from speaking and eating; he was doing both one day after the implant.

* In 2016, a 64-year-old Israeli was one of the first cancer patients in the world to receive a 3D printed custom-made jaw necessitated by a metastatic tumor. Doctors made an exact replica by size and shape of his original jaw and printed the new one for a perfect fit, so he was able to eat the day after the surgery!

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What’s New in Biomedical Devices

Biomedical Devices and Telemedicine are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Biomedical Devices and Telemedicine are Revolutionizing Healthcare

From integrated, high-speed electronic circuits to new body-worn health-monitoring devices, to antennas that bend with the shape of the body, to robot surgeons, to wireless earbuds that send brainwave data to a smartphone, the age of telemedicine and pioneering biomedical devices is growing strong.

Telemedicine Improves Access to Health Care

Telemedicine, the delivery of clinical health care from a distance, has taken the world by storm, made possible by advanced information technologies and the advent of mobile communications. Overcoming geographic distance barriers and human physical limitations, telemedicine (or telehealth) has vastly improved access to medical services and is saving lives in emergency and critical-care situations. With the transmission of health data and medical information via the Internet, combined with effortless long-distance communications between patients and health-care providers, professional collaboration and medical care have been enhanced on a global level.

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Digital Biomarkers Latest News

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Online Doctors’ Visits a Growing Trend

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How to Design a Telemedicine Space

Telemedicine Brings Healthcare into the 21st Century

Telemedicine Brings Healthcare into the 21st Century

A new era has dawned in the realm of health care: the age of telemedicine. With studies showing treatment outcomes comparable to standard-care paradigms and a high degree of patient satisfaction, telemedicine (also known as telehealth) provides online medical consultations, online diagnosis and treatment, remote monitoring of chronic patients and the elderly, access to health services from anywhere at any time, electronic prescriptions, financial savings, time savings, and other advantages.

The foundations driving this latest health-care delivery model are technological innovation, the ubiquity of mobile devices, increasing patient demand for services at a click, and the changing face of health care as it shifts from fee-for-service plans to a patient-centered, value-based reimbursement paradigm.

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New Databases Heal Electronic Health Records

Conversion to Electronic Health Records Has Been Challenging

Conversion to Electronic Health Records Can Be Challenging

The introduction of the electronic health record (EHR) ushered in a new era as health care went digital over the past decade. The plan was to digitize patient medical histories in order to enhance professional collaboration, improve patient care, reduce system-wide costs, and other benefits.

Today, the original aims and promises of the EHR system are in question. Debates are stirring regarding the safety and security of electronic health records while limitations of the system itself are surfacing.

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The New Health Economy

The health industry is becoming an open economy

The health industry is becoming an open economy

According to studies by PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI), the dawn of a new health economy is upon us. As consumers take charge of their own health, outdated care-delivery models are being reinvented and replaced by new technologies and innovations. In what has been dubbed “the new health economy,” other sectors—such as telecommunications and retail—play a key role in the delivery of health-care and market-price values.

Providing expert research and analysis on trends affecting health-related industries, HRI’s findings point to a powerful global reality in which a new ecosystem serves the consumer. With the aim of pleasing the customer, new technologies are revolutionizing the $2.8 trillion health-care sector, turning the traditional industry into an open market. The new entrants into the field, also known as “market disruptors,” have largely come about in response to complex regulatory and reimbursement systems that confuse and frustrate patients.

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Wearable Health-Care Devices are Good for Your Health

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