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Robot surgery experts 'left theatre before end of heart operation'

Robot surgery experts 'left theatre before end of heart operation' | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Stephen Pettitt suffered multiple organ failure and died days after the procedure at a Newcastle hospital.
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This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise - The New York Times

This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise - The New York Times | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Clorox is using data from so-called smart thermometers to target ads to areas where people are sick. It’s the latest example of internet-connected devices being used for advertising.
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Can health services handle the Apple Watch?

Can health services handle the Apple Watch? | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Apple's Watch upgrade brings new features that some warn could put strain on health services.
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Development of fitness watches
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The robot will see you now: could computers take over medicine entirely? | Technology | The Guardian

The robot will see you now: could computers take over medicine entirely? | Technology | The Guardian | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
They already perform remotely controlled operations – now robots look set to be the physicians of the future. Tim Adams investigates
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2018 view of Robotic Surgery - the Vinci surgery is the current leader in the market - with British and Google competition. Article also discusses pros and cons as well as different versions linked to the role of humans and telesurgery
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MPs vote against disclosing 8 years of Windrush papers

MPs vote against disclosing 8 years of Windrush papers | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
UP TO 270 women may have died of breast cancer because of a computer glitch that went unnoticed for almost a decade, the health secretary admitted to MPs yesterday. About 450,000 older women were not sent their invitations for routine NHS screening because of the computer error, Jeremy Hunt said. He said his ‘best estimate’... View Article
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health and reliability issues of govt run systems
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Why is a council giving out virtual assistants?

Why is a council giving out virtual assistants? | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
As many councils struggle with budget issues to deliver services such as social care, new technology is being used in one trial area.
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Virtual Assistants to help the disabled or elderly
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Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying

Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
A weekend spent with people who have reshaped their bodies and developed unregulated drugs.
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some prosthetics and wearable - new technology
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Japanese scientists develop wearable technology that can work for weeks | V3

Japanese scientists develop wearable technology that can work for weeks  | V3 | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Hypoallergenic electronic sensor could be used in new range of medical wearables
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How big data could help combat heart failure

How big data could help combat heart failure | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Mining untapped health data could help tackle one of the biggest killers of our elderly.
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Analysis of big data on health can help predict heart failure
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Waikato Hospital uses childbirth simulator to train for high-risk deliveries

Waikato Hospital uses childbirth simulator to train for high-risk deliveries | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Lucy has given birth all over the Waikato to help doctors, nurses and midwives train.
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Robot health simulator gives birth - helps train Doctors in delivering births
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FDA approves 'trackable' pill

FDA approves 'trackable' pill | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.
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Sensors in pills send message to your phone that pill has been swallowed.
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Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR

Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.
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VR and surgery
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Robot dentist completes dental surgery with no human help

Robot dentist completes dental surgery with no human help | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
A woman in China needed dental surgery. It was done by a robot.
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'Video games made me a better surgeon'

'Video games made me a better surgeon' | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.
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Hack attack can stop people's hearts

Hack attack can stop people's hearts | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices.
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security weaknesses cause potential harm to patients wearing medical devices.
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John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies

John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.
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Insurance providers in North America are making fitness tracking compulsory before citizens can purchase insurance policies
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Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software.
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Ai used to assist in diagnosis of patients - claims to be more accuarate than doctors.
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AI better than doctors at identifying skin cancer, study shows

AI better than doctors at identifying skin cancer, study shows | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Study pitted doctors against computers to detect malignant melanomas.
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AI better at diagnosing skin cancer than humans
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New Virtual dissection table - used by hospitals
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In the Next Century, Brain Computer Interfaces Could be Mainstream

In the Next Century, Brain Computer Interfaces Could be Mainstream | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
With brain-computer interface technology, we could one day control our devices and our homes using only our thoughts. 
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brain computer interfaces
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High-tech health gadgets will help elderly own their homes longer

High-tech health gadgets will help elderly own their homes longer | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
AI is about to help families keep an eye on their ageing loved ones.
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IT developments to support the elderly in their home - with tasks and monitoring
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Photos: 12 ways tech is revolutionizing healthcare and medicine - TechRepublic

Photos: 12 ways tech is revolutionizing healthcare and medicine - TechRepublic | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
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2017 Tech Developments in Healthcare to include VR/AR for training and supporting patient information, apps to help standardize procedures and how they are applied and monitoring devices
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The firm that can 3D print human body parts

The firm that can 3D print human body parts | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.
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3D printing using bio ink company specialises
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Holograms and virtual doctors in our medical future

Holograms and virtual doctors in our medical future | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Health and technology experts meet in Rotorua this week to diuscuss the latest trends.
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NHS IT leaders warn of risk to patients from widespread hacking | V3

NHS IT leaders warn of risk to patients from widespread hacking | V3 | IT in Health and hospitals | Scoop.it
Almost a third of leaders say that they have lost skilled staff following a cyber attack
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security risks to patients
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