uberization of healthcare

Physicians are starting to "prescribe" smartphone apps to patients for education, tracking their health or to interface with wearable monitor devices. This physician is using an app created by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to educate a patient about cardiac function.


Feature | Business | September 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Today, in a world of immediate access to information anywhere on the planet using a smartphone, consumers expect more...
TRU-Vu Monitors, 24-inch, surgical, monitors, touch screens, MM-24 Series, MMZBTP-24 Series

Image courtesy of TRU-Vu Monitors

Technology | Flat Panel Displays | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — TRU-Vu Monitors has launched a new line of 24-inch HD surgical...
Great American Physician Survey, 2015, career satisfaction, happy, healthcare changes
News | Business | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — Despite numerous major changes looming in the...
Xarelto, PMSS, XANTUS, ESC 2015, major bleeding, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, NVAF
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its development partner Bayer HealthCare announced results from...
ABSORB STEMI TROFI II trial, ESC 2015, bioresorbable vascular scaffold, BVS, STEMI patients

Image courtesy of Abbott Vascular

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — A drug-eluting coronary stent made of absorbable material performed similarly to gold-standard...
CMS, Medicare Advantage, Value-Based Insurance Design model, VBID, chronic conditions
Feature | Business | September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of the Medicare...
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 — Sorin Group announced the start of patient enrollment in its...
FFR-CT, HeartFlow, PLATFORM trial, ESC 2015, ICA, fractional flow reserve, computed tomography

Image courtesy of HeartFlow Inc.

Feature | FFR Catheters | September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 — Results of the ...
Alere Triage Troponin I Test

The Alere Triage Troponin I Test is a fluorescent next-generation immunoassay, to be used with the point-of-care Alere Triage MeterPro, for quantitative measurements of troponin I.

Feature | Point of Care Testing | September 02, 2015 | Daniella Cramp
Hospital-based healthcare providers today are under greater pressure than ever to administer cost- and time-efficient...
News | Structural Heart | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — An investigational material known as Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), designed to prevent...
Valtech, cardioband, transcatheter mitral annuloplasty

Valtech's Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system in development. It is uses a series of corkscrew anchors, similar to those used on EP implantable device leads, to install the annuloplasty ring to reshape the valve for improved leaflet coaptation.

Feature | Structural Heart | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valtech...
acute ischemic stroke, larger thrombi retrieval, improved neurological recovery, ESC 2015, MR CLEAN trial, sub-study
Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — Retrieval of larger thrombi during...
DOPPLER-CIP trial, ESC 2015, heart failure, predictor, small left ventricle, University of Leuven
Feature | Heart Failure | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — Findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 indicate that a small...
Overlay Init