There is an increase in healthcare and medical devices being pushed into the home with one intended benefit of reduced healthcare costs. This is spawning a new group of devices commonly referred to as homecare, mHealth, and wearable medical devices. This cost reduction can manifest itself in healthcare policy changes, such as the fairly recent evidenced-based waiting period for an ICD (implantable cardiac defibrillator). All this emphasis on remote care as an enabler to cost reduction is resulting in the re-evaluation of telemedicine devices and implementation methods. One specific cost reduction opportunity is converting inpatient surgical procedures to outpatient ones, since there have not been any changes for many years.
At McGill University in Canada, researchers have been working on orthopedic technology that will improve the performance of hip and other bone implants. The investigators developed a fine microstructure within a titanium femoral stem that […]
As venture investors, my colleague Adam Seabrook and I look for frontier technologies that advance the practice of healthcare. One promising trend is the use of virtual reality to redefine the patient and provider experience. […]
In the rapidly transforming world of medical technology, the best material available until now for 3-D-printed bone implants was titanium, or in certain cases polyetheretherketone or polyetherketoneketone. Other solutions have involved cutting bone from the […]