Thank you for joining us for our first webinar entitled Surgical Robots: Emerging Technologies. This presentation was a short summary of the research into new robotic devices that we have been conducting for the last year. You will see that we:
The 44th Annual National EMS Week is underway, which gives us the chance to recognize EMS practitioners and the amazing work they do in our communities. We have exciting news to help ring in this week: we are launching a training partnership with the City of Orlando Fire Department (OFD) to help save lives in the Greater Orlando Area.
At the Nicholson Center, we provide medical practitioners and device teams with a unique hands-on approach to robotic surgery training, cadaver labs and more. With medical technology companies continuing to place an emphasis on developing more advanced robots to assist in surgery, our chief technology officer, Dr. Roger Smith, is always keeping an eye on the latest trends in medtech community. After exploring more than 40 robotic surgical devices in his Robot-of-the-Day (ROTD) feature on LinkedIn, Dr. Smith recently identified six motivations explaining why companies and investors are committed to a future of robotic surgery.
Patient engagement systems are revolutionizing how patients are cared for. Using technology that patients are already familiar with helps distract from discomfort and pain, educate them about their treatment, and reduce nurse call button presses. This improvement of care is resulting in happier patients, which leads to better Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. Below, we’ve listed some of the biggest impacts that engagement has on the industry, and the technology they are using to make it happen.
Patient engagement technology has given healthcare providers the ability to bridge the gap between them and their patients. From wearables to mobile health apps, communication has never been more accessible within the healthcare industry.
Surgical innovation hit a milestone in the month of May, with surgeons using a robot to operate inside the human eye and a colorectal surgical platform getting the FDA go-ahead to be introduced to the market. In addition, we also explored the security implications of these innovations through a recently released survey of device manufacturers.
Educational technology has been around since the 1920s, when a simple turn on your radio’s dial would allow you to listen to an on-air class. Today, medical students and doctors are only one app download away from so much more than a simple class. With digital technology on the rise, we have compiled a few programs that are changing the way students can learn content for the first time, and also how seasoned doctors can brush up on their skills.
So far, 2017 has been no stranger to medical innovation. Apart from engineering and physical technology developments, healthcare professionals are also exploring new ways to harness modern communication trends. To keep you in the loop, we’ve tracked some of the most exciting advancements in medical technology and health relations over the past month, including our thoughts about each below.
Both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the very unique goal of breaking our perception of reality by incorporating technology into how we see the world, or how we perform certain tasks. For medical education, both of these relative technologies have their place in helping surgeons train, and applications are continuing to be developed every day.