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Medical News of the Month: Medtronic Completes Transaction with Hansen Medical

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Jan 8, 2016 1:29:20 PM

2015 was full of medical advancements in the medical robotic industry, and 2016 promises to surpass expectations. New medical devices and discoveries arise every day, and each announcement brings a new piece to the emerging health tech puzzle. Recently, Medtronic, a medical device company, joined in on the purchase of Hansen Medical’s Sensei robotic system.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation

2015 in Review: Technological Advancements of the Year

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Dec 18, 2015 2:55:10 PM

Robotic surgery has progressed by leaps and bounds throughout 2015, with advancements in devices and training services making the surgeries safer and less invasive. These developments are a result of vast technological advances and widespread acceptance of robotic assistance in medical care. 2015 was a big year for implementing new robotic surgical devices, and below are some of the biggest technological advancements made for medical innovation.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation

The Mobile Health Revolution

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Dec 7, 2015 11:55:33 AM

According to the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of smartphone users gather health-related information using their phones. With advancements in health wearables and telemedicine, the mobile health revolution is in full force. From the way patients can now make appointments online to the methods in which doctors and health professionals provide care, the landscape is making a switch to mobile. Below are some of the top advances in mobile health technologies and what they mean for the future.

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Topics: Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation

Join Us at the Gynecological Acceleration Program in 2016

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Nov 18, 2015 1:17:19 PM

More than five million women in the world are affected with endometriosis, a disease commonly treated through robotic surgery and also a point of focus for our next educational event. We are kicking off the New Year with our Gynecological Acceleration Program (GAP), an expert-driven session hosted at the Nicholson Center. On January 11, 2016, experienced gynecologists from across the world will come together to discuss safe gynecological procedures, while experts train fellow medical professionals on how to reduce or eliminate genitourinary surgical risk. Below, we answered some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for the program.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Gynecology

The Importance of the Medical World Going Global

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Nov 10, 2015 10:40:19 AM

Health professionals face complex situations as they try to improve the ways they provide health care around the world. Developing countries face these problems as they attempt to serve their population’s needs when training resources are not available. This is why institutions like the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center bring in global expertise and provide international training and tools to those who need it. Below are some key reasons why the medical industry’s international ties are becoming increasingly important. 

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Topics: Healthcare technology, Medical Consulting

Make Your Mark This Movember

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Nov 4, 2015 1:46:14 PM

You’ll probably notice an increase of men growing out their mustaches throughout the month of November, but do you know the real story behind the annual trend? The purpose of Movember is to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The Movember Foundation has been empowering millions to join the health movement since 2003, and we are proud to support the continued effort to help develop the most effective surgical techniques for men’s health.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology

How to Determine the Best Training Lab for Your Educational Event

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Oct 28, 2015 3:20:00 PM

With rapidly evolving technology and methodology, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the most effective training session for your educational event. In the early stages of planning a curriculum and fine-tuning a topic, it’s important to consider the methods that will bring the most value to attendees. We offer planned cadaveric labs, simulation labs and sales team training sessions that you can cater to your topic of choice. Below are three ways to determine which type of training event best fits your team:

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TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Head and Neck Surgery Fellows Course

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Oct 23, 2015 10:41:53 AM

The Nicholson Center is hosting our first ENT focused, TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Head and Neck Surgery Fellows Course. The event is right around the corner on November 12-13, 2015 and includes a variety of speakers and training sessions to heighten TORS skills and strengthen operative planning and development. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for the course.

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Topics: Education

Florida Simulation Summit Showcases Central Florida’s Strengths

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Oct 22, 2015 2:43:20 PM

Central Florida is known for its tourism spots, but did you know it is also a leader in the simulation industry? The Florida Simulation Summit, held September 16, showcased Central Florida as a leader in simulation with contributions to everything from medicine to entertainment. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mayor Teresa Jacobs spoke to attendees about how Orlando is the hub for simulation in the United States because of the varying types of companies in Orange County. High-profile companies including Disney and Universal Studios as well as industrial companies like Duke Energy and Lockheed Martin attended to represent the industry. Companies discussed how the $5 billion business is not only booming, but heavily benefiting Central Florida.

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3 Ways Apple is Changing the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Sep 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

We have some medical news that Apple introduced a series of products at the Apple Event on September 9, and we noticed an interesting step toward accessibility between patients and doctors as part of the new offerings. Last year, Apple introduced HealthKit, which helps users monitor their day-to-day health metrics from their iPhone. Now the company is taking healthcare technology one step further; by bringing communication and education between experts and users into the mix. We curated a list of the top announcements  from the Health Updates category of the Apple Event, to help inform you of upcoming possibilities for technology in the healthcare industry.

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