Biomedical Technology: The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.Technology Assessment, Biomedical: Evaluation of biomedical technology in relation to cost, efficacy, utilization, etc., and its future impact on social, ethical, and legal systems.Biomedical Research: Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.Technology: The application of scientific knowledge to practical purposes in any field. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation.Biomedical Engineering: Application of principles and practices of engineering science to biomedical research and health care.Natural Language Processing: Computer processing of a language with rules that reflect and describe current usage rather than prescribed usage.Information Storage and Retrieval: Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.Vocabulary, Controlled: A specified list of terms with a fixed and unalterable meaning, and from which a selection is made when CATALOGING; ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING; or searching BOOKS; JOURNALS AS TOPIC; and other documents. The control is intended to avoid the scattering of related subjects under different headings (SUBJECT HEADINGS). The list may be altered or extended only by the publisher or issuing agency. (From Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed, p163)Medical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Abstracting and Indexing as Topic: Activities performed to identify concepts and aspects of published information and research reports.MEDLINE: The premier bibliographic database of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. MEDLINE® (MEDLARS Online) is the primary subset of PUBMED and can be searched on NLM's Web site in PubMed or the NLM Gateway. MEDLINE references are indexed with MEDICAL SUBJECT HEADINGS (MeSH).Biomedical Enhancement: The use of technology-based interventions to improve functional capacities rather than to treat disease.Data Mining: Use of sophisticated analysis tools to sort through, organize, examine, and combine large sets of information.Technology Transfer: Spread and adoption of inventions and techniques from one geographic area to another, from one discipline to another, or from one sector of the economy to another. For example, improvements in medical equipment may be transferred from industrial countries to developing countries, advances arising from aerospace engineering may be applied to equipment for persons with disabilities, and innovations in science arising from government research are made available to private enterprise.PubMed: A bibliographic database that includes MEDLINE as its primary subset. It is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. PubMed, which is searchable through NLM's Web site, also includes access to additional citations to selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE, and links to other resources such as the full-text of articles at participating publishers' Web sites, NCBI's molecular biology databases, and PubMed Central.Terminology as Topic: The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Unified Medical Language System: A research and development program initiated by the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE to build knowledge sources for the purpose of aiding the development of systems that help health professionals retrieve and integrate biomedical information. The knowledge sources can be used to link disparate information systems to overcome retrieval problems caused by differences in terminology and the scattering of relevant information across many databases. The three knowledge sources are the Metathesaurus, the Semantic Network, and the Specialist Lexicon.Database Management Systems: Software designed to store, manipulate, manage, and control data for specific uses.Semantics: The relationships between symbols and their meanings.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Medical Informatics Applications: Automated systems applied to the patient care process including diagnosis, therapy, and systems of communicating medical data within the health care setting.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Computational Biology: A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.Medical Subject Headings: Controlled vocabulary thesaurus produced by the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.Artificial Intelligence: Theory and development of COMPUTER SYSTEMS which perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Such tasks may include speech recognition, LEARNING; VISUAL PERCEPTION; MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING; reasoning, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION-MAKING, and translation of language.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Medical Laboratory Science: The specialty related to the performance of techniques in clinical pathology such as those in hematology, microbiology, and other general clinical laboratory applications.Biological Science Disciplines: All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.National Library of Medicine (U.S.): An agency of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to advancement of medical and related sciences. Major activities of this institute include the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health, research in medical informatics and support for medical library development.Biological Ontologies: Structured vocabularies describing concepts from the fields of biology and relationships between concepts.Medical Informatics Computing: Precise procedural mathematical and logical operations utilized in the study of medical information pertaining to health care.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Abbreviations as Topic: Shortened forms of written words or phrases used for brevity.Systems Integration: The procedures involved in combining separately developed modules, components, or subsystems so that they work together as a complete system. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Information Systems: Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.Educational Technology: Systematic identification, development, organization, or utilization of educational resources and the management of these processes. It is occasionally used also in a more limited sense to describe the use of equipment-oriented techniques or audiovisual aids in educational settings. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, December 1993, p132)Databases, Bibliographic: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of references and citations to books, articles, publications, etc., generally on a single subject or specialized subject area. Databases can operate through automated files, libraries, or computer disks. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, FACTUAL which is used for collections of data and facts apart from bibliographic references to them.Biotechnology: Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction.Technology, Dental: The field of dentistry involved in procedures for designing and constructing dental appliances. It includes also the application of any technology to the field of dentistry.Subject Headings: Terms or expressions which provide the major means of access by subject to the bibliographic unit.Biology: One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.Pattern Recognition, Automated: In INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, machine-sensing or identification of visible patterns (shapes, forms, and configurations). (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)Knowledge Bases: Collections of facts, assumptions, beliefs, and heuristics that are used in combination with databases to achieve desired results, such as a diagnosis, an interpretation, or a solution to a problem (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed).United StatesTechnology, High-Cost: Advanced technology that is costly, requires highly skilled personnel, and is unique in its particular application. Includes innovative, specialized medical/surgical procedures as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Publications: Copies of a work or document distributed to the public by sale, rental, lease, or lending. (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p181)Genomics: The systematic study of the complete DNA sequences (GENOME) of organisms.Research Support as Topic: Financial support of research activities.Computer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Nanotechnology: The development and use of techniques to study physical phenomena and construct structures in the nanoscale size range or smaller.Bibliometrics: The use of statistical methods in the analysis of a body of literature to reveal the historical development of subject fields and patterns of authorship, publication, and use. Formerly called statistical bibliography. (from The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Academies and Institutes: Organizations representing specialized fields which are accepted as authoritative; may be non-governmental, university or an independent research organization, e.g., National Academy of Sciences, Brookings Institution, etc.Education, Graduate: Studies beyond the bachelor's degree at an institution having graduate programs for the purpose of preparing for entrance into a specific field, and obtaining a higher degree.Libraries, MedicalInformation Management: Management of the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. (From Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Gene Expression Profiling: The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Information Science: The field of knowledge, theory, and technology dealing with the collection of facts and figures, and the processes and methods involved in their manipulation, storage, dissemination, publication, and retrieval. It includes the fields of COMMUNICATION; PUBLISHING; LIBRARY SCIENCE; and informatics.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Animal Experimentation: The use of animals as investigational subjects.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Reproductive Techniques, Assisted: Clinical and laboratory techniques used to enhance fertility in humans and animals.Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis: Hybridization of a nucleic acid sample to a very large set of OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES, which have been attached individually in columns and rows to a solid support, to determine a BASE SEQUENCE, or to detect variations in a gene sequence, GENE EXPRESSION, or for GENE MAPPING.Databases, Genetic: Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.Anatomy: A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.Biocompatible Materials: Synthetic or natural materials, other than DRUGS, that are used to replace or repair any body TISSUES or bodily function.Databases as Topic: Organized collections of computer records, standardized in format and content, that are stored in any of a variety of computer-readable modes. They are the basic sets of data from which computer-readable files are created. (from ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Laboratory Animal Science: The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.Translational Medical Research: The application of discoveries generated by laboratory research and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans. A second area of translational research concerns enhancing the adoption of best practices.Science: The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.Dictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Telemedicine: Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.Peer Review, Research: The evaluation by experts of the quality and pertinence of research or research proposals of other experts in the same field. Peer review is used by editors in deciding which submissions warrant publication, by granting agencies to determine which proposals should be funded, and by academic institutions in tenure decisions.Diagnostic Imaging: Any visual display of structural or functional patterns of organs or tissues for diagnostic evaluation. It includes measuring physiologic and metabolic responses to physical and chemical stimuli, as well as ultramicroscopy.Technology, Pharmaceutical: The application of scientific knowledge or technology to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation in the manufacture, preparation, compounding, dispensing, packaging, and storing of drugs and other preparations used in diagnostic and determinative procedures, and in the treatment of patients.Search Engine: Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Nanoparticles: Nanometer-sized particles that are nanoscale in three dimensions. They include nanocrystaline materials; NANOCAPSULES; METAL NANOPARTICLES; DENDRIMERS, and QUANTUM DOTS. The uses of nanoparticles include DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS and cancer targeting and imaging.Wireless Technology: Techniques using energy such as radio frequency, infrared light, laser light, visible light, or acoustic energy to transfer information without the use of wires, over both short and long distances.Nanomedicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the application of NANOTECHNOLOGY to the prevention and treatment of disease. It involves the monitoring, repair, construction, and control of human biological systems at the molecular level, using engineered nanodevices and NANOSTRUCTURES. (From Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, vol 1, 1999).Computer Systems: Systems composed of a computer or computers, peripheral equipment, such as disks, printers, and terminals, and telecommunications capabilities.Book Reviews as Topic: Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Online Systems: Systems where the input data enter the computer directly from the point of origin (usually a terminal or workstation) and/or in which output data are transmitted directly to that terminal point of origin. (Sippl, Computer Dictionary, 4th ed)Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Authorship: The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.Proteomics: The systematic study of the complete complement of proteins (PROTEOME) of organisms.Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine: Controlled vocabulary of clinical terms produced by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Automatic Data Processing: Data processing largely performed by automatic means.Bioethics: A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.Animals, LaboratoryHigh-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing: Techniques of nucleotide sequence analysis that increase the range, complexity, sensitivity, and accuracy of results by greatly increasing the scale of operations and thus the number of nucleotides, and the number of copies of each nucleotide sequenced. The sequencing may be done by analysis of the synthesis or ligation products, hybridization to preexisting sequences, etc.Biosensing Techniques: Any of a variety of procedures which use biomolecular probes to measure the presence or concentration of biological molecules, biological structures, microorganisms, etc., by translating a biochemical interaction at the probe surface into a quantifiable physical signal.Medical Waste Disposal: Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.Self-Help Devices: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.Scientific Misconduct: Intentional falsification of scientific data by presentation of fraudulent or incomplete or uncorroborated findings as scientific fact.Nanostructures: Materials which have structured components with at least one dimension in the range of 1 to 100 nanometers. These include NANOCOMPOSITES; NANOPARTICLES; NANOTUBES; and NANOWIRES.Programming Languages: Specific languages used to prepare computer programs.BooksInformation Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Editorial Policies: The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.ComputersAccess to Information: Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Drug Delivery Systems: Systems for the delivery of drugs to target sites of pharmacological actions. Technologies employed include those concerning drug preparation, route of administration, site targeting, metabolism, and toxicity.

Systematic reviews of wound care management: (3) antimicrobial agents for chronic wounds; (4) diabetic foot ulceration. (1/300)

BACKGROUND: Chronic wounds, including pressure sores, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and other kinds of wounds, healing by secondary intention are common in both acute and community settings. The prevention and treatment of chronic wounds includes many strategies, including the use of various wound dressings, bandages, antimicrobial agents, footwear, physical therapies and educational strategies. This review is one of a series of reviews, and focuses on the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and the role of antimicrobial agents in chronic wounds in general. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of (1) prevention and treatment strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and (2) systemic and topical antimicrobial agents in the prevention and healing of chronic wounds. METHODS - DATA SOURCES: Nineteen electronic databases were searched, including MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase and the Cochrane Library. Relevant journals, conference proceedings and bibliographies of retrieved papers were hand-searched. An expert panel was consulted. METHODS - STUDY SELECTION: Randomised and non-randomised trials with a concurrent control group, which evaluated any intervention for the prevention or treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, or systemic or topical antimicrobials for chronic wounds (diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers of various aetiologies, pilonidal sinuses, non-healing surgical wounds, and cavity wounds) and used objective measures of outcome such as: (1) development or resolution of callus; (2) incidence of ulceration (for diabetic foot ulcer prevention studies); (3) incidence of pressure sores (pressure sore prevention studies); (4) any objective measure of wound healing (frequency of complete healing, change in wound size, time to healing, rate of healing); (5) ulcer recurrence rates; (6) side-effects; (7) amputation rates (diabetic foot ulcer treatment studies); (8) healing rates and recurrence of disease, among others, for pilonidal sinuses. Studies reporting solely microbiological outcomes were excluded. Decisions on the inclusion of primary studies were made independently by two reviewers. Disagreements were resolved through discussion. Data were extracted by one reviewer into structured summary tables. Data extraction was checked independently by a second reviewer and discrepancies resolved by discussion. All included studies were assessed against a comprehensive checklist for methodological quality. INCLUDED STUDIES - DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS: Thirty-nine trials which evaluated various prevention and treatment modalities for diabetic foot ulcers: footwear (2), hosiery (1), education (5), screening and foot protection programme (1); podiatry (1) for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers; and footwear (1), skin replacement (2), hyperbaric oxygen (2), ketanserin (3), prostaglandins (3), growth factors (5), dressings and topical applications (9), debridement (2) and antibiotics (2) for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. INCLUDED STUDIES - ANTIMICROBIALS: Thirty studies were included, 25 with a randomised design. There were nine evaluations of systemic antimicrobials and 21 of topical agents. QUALITY OF STUDIES: The methodological and reporting quality was generally poor. Commonly encountered problems of reporting included lack of clarity about randomisation and outcome measurement procedures, and lack of baseline descriptive data. Common methodological weaknesses included: lack of blinded outcome assessment and lack of adjustment for baseline differences in important variables such as wound size; large loss to follow-up; and no intention-to-treat analysis. RESULTS - PREVENTION OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS: There is some evidence (1 large trial) that a screening and foot protection programme reduces the rate of major amputations. The evidence for special footwear (2 small trials) and educational programmes (5 trials) is equivocal. A single trial of podiatric care reported a significantly greater reduction in callus in patients receiving podiatric care. RESULTS - TREATMENT OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS: Total contact casting healed significantly more ulcers than did standard treatment in one study. There is evidence from 5 trials of topical growth factors to suggest that these, particularly platelet-derived growth factor, may increase the healing rate of diabetic foot ulcers. Although these studies were of relatively good quality, the sample sizes were far too small to make any definitive conclusions, and growth factors should be compared with current standard treatments in large, multicentre studies. Topical ketanserin increased ulcer healing rate in 2 studies, while systemic hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduced the rate of major amputations in 1 study. Preliminary research into the effects of iloprost and prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) on diabetic foot ulcer healing suggests possible benefits. However, good quality, large-scale confirmatory research is needed. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)  (+info)

The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part III. Patient-support tools. (2/300)

Despite the proliferation of computer-based resources for patients, usefulness has been limited to date. Already, 17,000 biomedical Internet sites exist, and patients are increasingly finding support and knowledge on the Internet, but the accuracy of the information found is highly variable and difficult for patients to assess. Patients have also found value in electronic communication with physicians, although relatively few physicians routinely use email to communicate with patients on a regular basis. Nonetheless, patient-focused information technologies potentially will have profound effects on medical care. With advancing sophistication of technology, patients will increasingly be able to compare and choose doctors using the Internet and to access information that allows them to monitor and regulate the quality of their own care. Further, technologies will likely be developed to allow patients to increasingly manage their own care -- whether they are patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or congestive heart failure who use customized software to adjust drug dosages and other treatments or patients with such common illnesses as headache or gastrointestinal infection who access self-management programs that may even write prescriptions for them. Thoughtful analysis and policy development will be critical for ensuring that the benefits are maximized and potential harm minimized. Specific areas include assessing the effects on outcomes and the characteristics of patients and technologies that succeed with self-management, and developing policies regarding liability for Web-based medical transactions and the privacy of information provided to physicians by email and via interactive Web sites.  (+info)

The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part II. Physician-support tools. (3/300)

Increasing data from a few sites demonstrate that information technologies can improve physician decision making and clinical effectiveness. For example, computer-based physician order entry systems, automated laboratory alert systems, and artificial neural networks have demonstrated significant reductions in medical errors. In addition, Internet services to disseminate new knowledge and safety alerts to physicians more rationally and effectively are rapidly developing, and telemedicine to improve rural access to specialty services is undergoing substantial growth. However, even technologies demonstrated to yield beneficial effects have not yet achieved widespread adoption, though the pace of change appears to be increasing as the Internet takes hold. Scientific evaluation of many technologies is also lacking, and the dangers of some of these technologies may be underappreciated. Research on the effects of specific technologies should be a priority. Policies should be developed to press information technology companies, such as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, to recognize the importance of clinical evaluation. Research could also analyze the characteristics of effective technologies and of physicians and organizations who implement these technologies effectively.  (+info)

The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part I. Information systems for medical transactions. (4/300)

Investment in medical information technologies reached $15 billion in 1996. However, these technologies have not had the wide impact predicted in streamlining bureaucracy, improving communications, and raising the effectiveness of care. In this series, we identify how such technologies are being used to improve quality and performance, the future directions for advancement, and the policy and research developments required to maximize public benefit from these technologies. Each of these articles focuses on a different type of information technology: (1) information systems to manage medical transactions; (2) physician-support technologies to improve medical practice; and (3) patient-focused technologies designed to change how people manage their own care. This first article of a 3-part series examines the successes of and opportunities for using advanced information systems that track and manage medical transactions for large populations to improve performance. Examples of such systems include: HEDIS, which gathers standardized data from health plans on quality of care; the USQA Health Services Research Program, which tracks treatment patterns and outcomes for 14 million insurance members; Ford's program to collect medical data for over 600,000 employees; and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's system of computerized laboratory, pharmacy, ambulatory, and hospital admission records for its 1.5 million members. Data from these systems have led to modest improvements in knowledge and practice patterns for some diseases. Significant barriers are slowing efforts to add outcomes data to these databases and broaden the databases to cover larger populations. Nonetheless, existing data in currently evolving systems could be used to greater benefit in tracking public health and in identifying more effective treatments and causes of diseases.  (+info)

Environmental practices for biomedical research facilities. (5/300)

As a result of the Leadership Conference on Biomedical Research and the Environment, the Facilities Committee focused its work on the development of best environmental practices at biomedical research facilities at the university and independent research facility level as well as consideration of potential involvement of for-profit companies and government agencies. The designation "facilities" includes all related buildings and grounds, "green auditing" of buildings and programs, purchasing of furnishings and sources, energy efficiency, and engineering services (lighting, heating, air conditioning), among other activities. The committee made a number of recommendations, including development of a national council for environmental stewardship in biomedical research, development of a system of green auditing of such research facilities, and creation of programs for sustainable building and use. In addition, the committee recommended extension of education and training programs for environmental stewardship, in cooperation with facilities managers, for all research administrators and researchers. These programs would focus especially on graduate fellows and other students, as well as on science labs at levels K--12.  (+info)

Development of a pollution prevention and energy efficiency clearinghouse for biomedical research facilities. (6/300)

This is the report of the National Association of Physicians for the Environment Committee on Development of a Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Clearinghouse for Biomedical Research Facilities from the Leadership Conference on Biomedical Research and the Environment held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on 1--2 November 1999. A major goal of the conference was the establishment of a World Wide Web-based clearinghouse, which would lend tremendous resources to the biomedical research community by providing access to a database of peer-reviewed articles and references dealing with a host of aspects of biomedical research relating to energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and waste reduction. A temporary website has been established with the assistance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions III and IV, where a pilot site provides access to the EPA's existing databases on these topics. A system of peer review for articles and promising techniques still must be developed, but a glimpse of topics and search engines is available for comment and review on the EPA Region IV-supported website (http://wrrc.p2pays.org/).  (+info)

Minimization and management of wastes from biomedical research. (7/300)

Several committees were established by the National Association of Physicians for the Environment to investigate and report on various topics at the National Leadership Conference on Biomedical Research and the Environment held at the 1--2 November 1999 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This is the report of the Committee on Minimization and Management of Wastes from Biomedical Research. Biomedical research facilities contribute a small fraction of the total amount of wastes generated in the United States, and the rate of generation appears to be decreasing. Significant reductions in generation of hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes have recently been reported, even at facilities with rapidly expanding research programs. Changes in the focus of research, improvements in laboratory techniques, and greater emphasis on waste minimization (volume and toxicity reduction) explain the declining trend in generation. The potential for uncontrolled releases of wastes from biomedical research facilities and adverse impacts on the general environment from these wastes appears to be low. Wastes are subject to numerous regulatory requirements and are contained and managed in a manner protective of the environment. Most biohazardous agents, chemicals, and radionuclides that find significant use in research are not likely to be persistent, bioaccumulative, or toxic if they are released. Today, the primary motivations for the ongoing efforts by facilities to improve minimization and management of wastes are regulatory compliance and avoidance of the high disposal costs and liabilities associated with generation of regulated wastes. The committee concluded that there was no evidence suggesting that the anticipated increases in biomedical research will significantly increase generation of hazardous wastes or have adverse impacts on the general environment. This conclusion assumes the positive, countervailing trends of enhanced pollution prevention efforts by facilities and reductions in waste generation resulting from improvements in research methods will continue.  (+info)

Biomedical research leaders: report on needs, opportunities, difficulties, education and training, and evaluation. (8/300)

The National Association of Physicians for the Environment (NAPE) has assumed a leadership role in protecting environmental health in recent years. The Committee of Biomedical Research Leaders was convened at the recent NAPE Leadership Conference: Biomedical Research and the Environment held on 1--2 November 1999, at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. This report summarizes the discussion of the committee and its recommendations. The charge to the committee was to raise and address issues that will promote and sustain environmental health, safety, and energy efficiency within the biomedical community. Leaders from every important research sector (industry laboratories, academic health centers and institutes, hospitals and care facilities, Federal laboratories, and community-based research facilities) were gathered in this committee to discuss issues relevant to promoting environmental health. The conference and this report focus on the themes of environmental stewardship, sustainable development and "best greening practices." Environmental stewardship, an emerging theme within and outside the biomedical community, symbolizes the effort to provide an integrated, synthesized, and concerted effort to protect the health of the environment in both the present and the future. The primary goal established by the committee is to promote environmentally responsible leadership in the biomedical research community. Key outcomes of the committee's discussion and deliberation were a) the need for a central organization to evaluate, promote, and oversee efforts in environmental stewardship; and b) immediate need to facilitate efficient information transfer relevant to protecting the global environment through a database/clearinghouse. Means to fulfill these needs are discussed in this report.  (+info)

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*Princess Mabereng Seeiso of Lesotho

She attended: Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Biomedical Technology Degree (1997-2000). University of Stellenbosch. ...

*Judith Vaitukaitis

... expanded support of advanced biomedical technologies; and established NIH's Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program, ... state-of-the-art technologies, and important biological models of human disease. With her guidance, NCRR helped to expand ... which broadened the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. In March 2005, Vaitukaitis ... opportunities for physician-scientists and patient-oriented researchers and broadened the range of services and technologies ...

*Homeopathy in New Zealand

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*Homeopathy

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*Crohn's disease

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*Central Council of Homoeopathy

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*Regulation and prevalence of homeopathy

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*Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

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*Acupuncture

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*Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century. Springer. pp. 19-57. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8541-4_2. ISBN 978-1-4614 ... Daiva Majiene, university's professor in medical technology, actively promotes homeopathy with various publications and claims ... Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Animal Husbandry Technology Students' Union, KIMSU, Ave vita, SOA, SMD, Choir of LUHS ...

*Traditional Chinese medicine

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*University of Chieti-Pescara

... the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB); the Center for Continuing Education (CEDUC); the "G. d'Annunzio" ... A University with a high scientific-technological profile despite its young history.[citation needed] Leading the way with ...

*Nick Delgado

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*Piet Bergveld

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*Steven G Arless

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*University of Ioannina

BRI has three research directions: Molecular Medicine, Biomedical Technology, and Molecular Epidemiology. In order to fulfill ... and its new name is Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas/Biomedical Research Institute. ... The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) was founded in 1998. It operated as an autonomous institute until 2001, under the name ... "CWTS Leiden Ranking - University of Ioannina". Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University. Retrieved 2017- ...

*Cristina Garmendia

Today Genetrix is involved in the development of biomedical technology and drugs. Genetrix was the first private firm that ... Garmendia creating a pool of Biotech firm in the Technological Park of San Sebastian and her work in the field of innovation. ... Another program passed during her time in office was the Law for Science, Technology and innovation which for the first time ... In addition, Cristina Garmendia has taken up her interest in promoting the creation of new base technology firms. Therefore, in ...

*Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

In 1987, the Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Technology Research Center was established. By 1988, a group of professors whose ... In 1993, the Whitaker Foundation awarded one of five Biomedical Engineering Development Awards to Georgia Tech, largely in ... "About IBB". Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2013-08-24. "History". Georgia Tech Parker H. Petit Institute for ... The IBB building is a three-story, 150,000 square-foot facility located on the north side of the Georgia Tech campus. It is ...

*Margaret Jane Radin

"Reflections on Objectification (Symposium on Biomedical Technology and Healthcare: Social and Conceptual Transformations)." S. ... Tech. L. Rev. (1999): 2-60. Co-author. "The Myth of Private Ordering: Rediscovering Legal Realism in Cyberspace." R. P. Wagner ... "Regime Change in Intellectual Property - Superseding the Law of the State with the "Law" of the Firm." U. Ottawa L. & Tech. J. ... She founded and was the inaugural director of Stanford's Program in Law, Science & Technology, and was the inaugural Microsoft ...

*Wolfgang Fink

Fink has joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Systems & ... He was also a Visiting Associate in Physics at the California Institute of Technology (2001 - 2016), where he founded Caltech's ... biomedical engineering for healthcare, human/brain-machine interfaces, and smart service systems. In particular, his research ... biomedical devices, MEMS fabrication, data fusion and analysis, and multi-dimensional optimization. "Wolfgang Fink". scholar. ...
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ORLANDO, FLA. - Healthcare used to be called the slowest industry to adopt new technologies, espe- cially those of the electronic variety. Now, however, the sector is something of a Speedy Gonzalez, and is racing ahead of others - thanks to venture capitalists and invest- ment bankers, the folks who are financing many
Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates (RRIA) physicians are widely recognized clinical quality leaders and healthcare technology innovators by the radiology industry including national trade publications like the Radiology Business Journal, Imaging Economics, ImagingBiz, and HealthcareCXO. RRIA physicians have received numerous awards including the ColumbusCEO "Healthcare Executive of the Year", the Ohio State Medical Association "Physician Innovator of the Year", and numerous Columbus Business First "Healthcare Heroes" recognitions.. Ongoing technological advancements are an integral part of the radiology industry, but it takes visionary leaders like the physicians at RRIA to apply this technology to deliver breakthrough products and services to enhance the delivery of patient care.. ...
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LifeWallet, a Miami-based healthcare technology innovator building modern, digital solutions to promote health, wellness and healthier lifestyles, has become recognized for its work with diabetes prevention programs on a local and national level.. One such program is the Sugar Smart for Life program, a collaborative effort among the GE HealthyCities Leadership Academy, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Healthy West Kendall and LifeWallet. The Miami-based West Kendall Baptist Hospital/LifeWallet team is one of nine cities nationwide participating in the HealthyCities Leadership Academy Open Invitation Challenge, a program designed to help develop population health improvements through partnerships with private and public entities.. Sugar Smart for Life aims to enhance the role of the Healthy Hub, a free, one stop screening and referral-to-care kiosk located at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The Hub uses the American Health Associations Lifes Simple 7 assessment to generate a health score using ...
Life sciences companies are placing bets on healthcare technology that helps them reshape product portfolios to focus on patient outcomes. Read the report.
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The National Institutes of Health revealed its roster of ambitious goals for the next five years and many of them are either focused on reliant upon technologies.
The Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies (Fenin) represents more than 500 manufacturing and distribution companies in Spain, accounting for more than 80% of the total turnover. Spain, Germany, the UK, France and Italy are the five countries which represent 75% of the European market. Also, the healthcare technology sector has been identified by the Ministry of Science and Innovation as a strategic agent in the healthcare field, and one of the priority markets within the State Innovation Strategy ...
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San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 -- The global market for home healthcare is expected to reach USD 355.3 billion by 2020, growing at an
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BACKGROUND: The design of health technologies relies on assumptions that affect how they will be implemented, such as intended use, complexity, impact on user autonomy, and appropriateness. Those who design and implement technologies make several ethical and social assumptions on behalf of users and society more broadly, but there are very few tools to examine prospectively whether such assumptions are warranted and how the public define and appraise the desirability of health innovations. This study protocol describes a three-year study that relies on a multimedia-based prospective method to support public deliberations that will enable a critical examination of the social and ethical issues of health technology design. METHODS: The first two steps of our mixed-method study were completed: relying on a literature review and the support of our multidisciplinary expert committee, we developed scenarios depicting social and technical changes that could unfold in three thematic areas within a ...
Sexual health technologies in context Dr Mark Davis School of Political and Social Inquiry School of Population Health Seminar The University of Queensland Tuesday 9 July 2013. Overview. More on sexual health technologies Social, economic and technological factors Slideshow 3359227 by parker
Here are five innovative healthcare technologies addressing Africas healthcare challenges.We are seeing a boom in local health technologies tailored to fit
Bjorn Christ, President - HemoCue AB and Deepak Sharma, Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific, HemoCue, in conversation with Ekta Srivastava, Health technology talks about on how to Screen and Treat Anemia and the potentiality of technology in eradicating anemia. Current state of anemia in India and how it needs to be tackled. Affecting over half of all Indian women, a fourth of all men, 79% of children aged 6-59 months and causing 20 per cent maternal deaths, anemia presents a formidable public health challenge. Seeing the magnitude of the problem, there is a dire need to take urgent steps to ensure anemia is diagnosed in time and treatment measures instituted promptly.. Emphasis on anemia in pregnant women and issues related. With formidable statistics in women and pregnant women, anemia and its related complications can have very serious implications on the health of this and coming generations. An anaemic mother will give birth to a weak child who will be more susceptible to diseases. Hence, ...
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Following the initial outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US, most of the publics attention was focused on finding hand sanitizer, toilet paper and face masks. While these resources are imperative to help prevent the spread of the virus, there is a dire need for more healthcare technology that will directly impact the treatment of patients who contract the virus and become seriously ill.
Healthcare computer security and other administrative management drive up the costs of new healthcare system deployments, according to a new healthcare technology study from Harvard University. Healthcare IT security is an important issue, says the reports lead author.
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A curse or a blessing? What should we make of the increasing digitization of healthcare? In his keynote speech at the HEALTH IT FORUM, Professor Andreas Pinkwart addressed new trends and their potential. In this interview with MEDICA-tradefair.com, he also focuses on this subject and talks about the perils new healthcare technologies could entail.
Lets take a step back from heroic, end-of-life treatment, and look at treatment of chronic conditions. The line between what is a killer condition, and a treatable, chronic condition, moves whenever there is an advance in healthcare technology. 50 years ago, if you had cardiac disease that lead to a heart attack, there was very little could be done for you. You would be told to rest, and shortly thereafter, you would die. If you have a heart attack today, doctors will insert a stent and put you on a barrage of medication that will significantly increase the quality of your life, if not the quantity. You will still die eventually, of course, but maybe of something else, and maybe not for many years. But shifting people from the "dead" category to the "alive, but needing constant care" category can only drive up costs. (This is not a bad thing. Health is a much better use of money than plasma TVs). Moving people from "dead" to "alive but needing constant care" is how medicine works. There is no ...
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Healthcare technology is making the lives of millions of people more manageable. As a health care professional, or if youre just interested in health, there
May is Lupus Awareness Month and online I am known as L.A. Lupus Lady, so I am honored that the MedicAlert Foundation has asked me to share a bit to celebrate World Lupus Day. As a woman who has lived with Lupus for over three decades, I am an advocate who is passionate about a variety of healthcare issues. I am personally very concerned that despite advances in healthcare technology I am fighting for access to a comprehensive EMR (Electronic Medical Record) where my team of doctors are connected and that contains all my lab results and medication. ...
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They are tricorders in only the most limited sense, and should not be confused with the so-called "Tricorder phone," from SCiO. That one includes a molecular scanner for identifying everything from the medicine in pills to the freshness of tomatoes. That device is more akin to the Tricorder Star Treks chief science officer Mr. Spock carried.. What the XPRIZEs tricorder-like devices can do, however, is help average consumers diagnose themselves for a variety of conditions.. Final Frontier and its co-finalist Dynamical Biomarkers emerged out of a field of approximately 40 other contenders. All were competing to develop the first commercial medical tricorders, and all are at least inspired by Star Trek medical officer Dr. McCoys favorite tool.. Competition sponsor Qualcomm Foundation first whittled that list down to 10 companies that would develop prototypes and test them at University of California, San Diego. That work has been going on for about a year.. "Based on initial performance, only ...
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J. Ure, Proctor, R., Martone, M., Porteous, D., Lloyd, S., Lawrie, S., Job, D., Baldock, R., Philp, A., Liewald, D., Rakebrand, F., Blaikie, A., McKay, C., Anderson, S., Ainsworth, J., van Hemert, J., Blanquer, I., and Sinno, "Data Integration in eHealth: A Domain/Disease Specific Roadmap", in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2007, vol. 126, p. 144--153. ...
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Sales, means the sales volume of Medical Milling Machine Revenue, means the sales value of Medical Milling Machine This report studies sales (consumption) of Medical Milling Machine in United States market, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player, covering Diasu Health Technologies Willemin-Macodel SA Vorum AMVmedical Sensor Medi
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Chapter 1 Introduction. 1.1 Report Description. 1.2 Market Segmentation. 1.3 Research Methodology. 1.3.1 Sources. 1.4 Assumptions. Chapter 2 Executive Summary. 2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Preventive Healthcare Technologies and Services Market (2012 & 2019). 2.2 Global Preventive Healthcare Technologies and Services Market, by Segments, 2012 (USD Million). 2.3 Comparative Analysis: Global Preventive Healthcare Technologies and Services Market, By Geography, 2013 & 2020 (Value %). Chapter 3 Global Preventive Healthcare Technologies and Services Market Overview. 3.1 Introduction and Market Definition. 3.2 Market Dynamics. 3.2.1 Drivers. 3.2.1.1 Constructive government policies for development of healthcare information technology market. 3.2.1.2 Increasing public awareness about prophylaxis or vaccination with support of government and non-government organizations. 3.2.1.3 Technological up gradation with respect to information technology would aid to reduce healthcare cost burden. 3.2.1.4 Patients ...
OBJECTIVE: The series of papers in this issue was developed to examine the use of health technology assessment in policies toward prevention-specifically toward mass screening-in European countries. The papers actually examined three screening strategies: mammography screening for breast cancer, prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer, and routine ultrasound in normal pregnancy. METHODS: Papers were sought from the member states of the European Union, plus Switzerland. Ultimately, nine acceptable papers were received, and were reviewed, revised, and edited. RESULTS: Screening is an accepted strategy in many countries for reducing the burden of disease through early detection and intervention. In part, this is because of successful screening programs that have been evaluated and implemented in many countries. At the same time, unevaluated and even useless and harmful screening programs-unjustified medically or economically-are widespread. Health technology assessment could help ...
Health care policy-makers throughout Europe seek to improve the health status of their citizens through the delivery of health services. Health policy thus aims at improving the performance and health outcomes within sustainable health systems.. Health technology assessment (HTA) contributes to the formulation of such health policy by providing evidence-based information to those who make policies and decide on the coverage and usage of health technologies. However, establishing links between HTA and policy-making poses challenges to both producers and users of HTA - and there is a potential to improve the responsiveness of HTA to the needs of policy-makers to achieve the desired goal for HTA of a larger policy input role.. This book gives an overview of the relationship between HTA and health policy in Europe by:. ...
While the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) community has acknowledged the importance of public and consumer involvement in the HTA process, very few studies have examined how technology-related findings may be reported by the media to the broader public. This paper compares the content of press articles with the content of three Canadian HTA reports that respectively assess electroconvulsive therapy, first-trimester prenatal screening for Down syndrome, and prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. We qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed 186 press articles addressing the same technologies. Our results show that beyond stylistic emphasis, there is an important overlap between media coverage of these technologies and the content of HTA reports. Findings also highlight shared interests on which both researchers and journalists could build to enhance the communication of health information to the public ...
The Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) conduct systematic reviews on health and interventions and produce guidelines to provide a rational basis for health care decision-making.
We review the various aspects of health technology assessment in osteoporosis, including epidemiology and burden of disease, and assessment of the cost-effectiveness of recent advances in the treatmen
The Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility II (BRF2) building, which opened in 2014 on the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine campus, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Health Technology Assessment 2005; Vol. 9: No. 17 Immediate angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction Feedback The HTA Programme and the authors would like to know your views about this report. The Correspondence Page on the HTA website (http://www.ncchta.org) is a convenient way to publish your comments. If you prefer, you can send your comments to the address below, telling us whether you would like us to transfer them to the website. We look forward to hearing from you. Health Technology Assessment 2005; Vol. 9: No. 17 Clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness of immediate angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: systematic review and economic evaluation D Hartwell, J Colquitt, E Loveman, AJ Clegg, H Brodin, N Waugh, P Royle, P Davidson, L Vale and L MacKenzie May 2005 The National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment, Mailpoint 728, Boldrewood, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 7PX, UK. Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 5639 Email: [email protected] ...
Introduction: As the pace of health technology innovations increases greater pressure is placed on HTA agencies to review and make recommendations promptly. One response to this pressure is the use of Rapid Reviews (RRs). As part of the HTA system RRs can support decision making in an environment with increasing competing demands by synthesising evidence to support informed decisions in a timely manner, without sacrificing scientific rigor. Since 2009 all new drugs in Ireland are first subject to a RR. After which a full HTA may or may not be required. The objective of this study is to examine what factors determine the outcome of a rapid review, i.e. if a full HTA is recommended or not. Methods: Data on drug evaluations from 2009 to 2016 were extracted from the NCPE websites. A logit regression was employed to determine the factors influencing the outcome of the rapid review, i.e. the recommendation for a full HTA. Results: All drugs for which a RR only was required were recommended for ...
It must be emphasised that the output from NICE and HTBS will be advice on clinical- and cost-effectiveness and not on need, budgetary priority or affordability. Assessments will certainly inform the process of rational and equitable distribution of resources, but they are not about what a health care provider should afford or can afford, nor are they about assessing population needs or prioritising these against available resources. However, regardless of questions of priority and affordability, any reasonable person would surely not condone the provision of treatments that were either only equivocally beneficial or where the benefit per £ (sterling), or per hour of clinical time taken from some other activity, was less than an alternative. Advising on the degree of real benefit and value for money should, therefore, be seen as an aid to the evidence-based, equitable distribution of limited resources but should not be seen as stumbling into rationing (Smith, 2000).. Health technology ...
The facility in which the Faculty of Health Technology is located today was founded in 1984 as the Dr. Salvador Allende Polytechnic Health Institute. In 2002, it became the Training School for Emerging Health Technicians and in 2003 it became the Faculty of Health Technology. As such, it was part of the network of Havana Universitys Medical Sciences educational centers and was also a Methodological Center for the training of pre and postgraduate professionals and technicians linked to health technologies.
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On October, 24 2014 the annual poster presentations were organized following the MSc course Clinical Efficacy & Health Technology Assessment. Twelve different groups presented the results of their investigation into the effectiveness and efficiency of selected healthcare technologies.
Curated from the sessions and show floor of the largest global healthcare technology show, the HIMSS17 In Focus series is a collection of the most compelling highlights from this years HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.. This 11-volume series aggregates coverage in all key healthcare technology sectors in an interactive e-book format. Whether you were unable to attend the annual conference or were an attendee unable to visit many of the sessions, the In Focus series will provide the professional insights necessary for success in our very dynamic industry. We hope you enjoy the series.. ...
Mark identified an opportunity for a more convenient, less-stigmatising reliever inhaler to provide just enough medication in a compact, intuitive and attractive package. Respiratory clinicians and other people living with asthma have advocated the dry powder device designed in response to this 18-month project. In partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, Mark has filed a UK patent application to protect his novel drug delivery method and we are encouraged to have received the initial examination report with minimal citations. We are currently discussing the concept with various medical product manufacturers, hoping to negotiate a licensing deal to make the product a commercial reality.. The device is a compact and easily transportable breath-actuated DPI, which is simple to use, delivering a pre-metered dose of powdered medication. The inhaler contains five shots stored in the sealed unit and is automatically recharged after each use. This, combined with breath actuation, simplifies the ...
On March 28, 2017, CADTH published the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies: Canada, which set out the best practices for determining the economic value of health technologies. Canada Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh 1 Jun 2017
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Title: Surface/Specialty Coil Devices and Gating Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.. Agency: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research/Center for Health Care Technology (Formerly, the Office of Health Technology Assessment).. Contact: Martin Erlichman, M.S., Senior Health Science Analyst.. Status: Technology Assessment: Published, 1990.. Language: English.. Primary Objective: Scientific evaluation of the safety and clinical effectiveness of surface and other specialty coil devices and gating techniques in conjunction with MRI procedures.. Methods Used: Synthesis of published literature and information solicited from Public Health Service agencies and professional societies and organizations.. Data Identification: English language journal articles and textbooks published between 1980 and 1988 available through the search capabilities of the National Library of Medicine. Key Words: "MRI," "Surface Coils," "Gating," "Respiratory Gating.". Study Selection: 19 studies contained information ...
Better Health Technologies is dedicated to new technology in the Behavioral and Bio-Energetic field. Dr. Herman L. Cox is a doctor of both Engineering Science and also of Behavioral Psychology. He has developed the Hypersonic U-76 Sphere System, which was designed to help control the environment the patient is being tested in. With over 40 years of research and experience in the Environmental Control Systems Science Field; a very important accomplishment was made. Frequency applications cannot be controlled due to the surrounding environment and the offset of neutrinos bombarding the subject matter. Continuous research in the frequency healing fields have mostly proven that direct contact or close tolerance treatments have an effective result. The Better Health Science and Research reflects a different option; the control of the environment and subjected matter requires shielding of outside interference and the tranquility of the matter to be tested and treated. The other factors are many and ...
February 19, 2010 - The use of medical technology in the United States increased dramatically between 1996 and 2006, according to "Health, United States, 2009," the federal governments 33rd annual report to the president and Congress on the health of all Americans.. The report was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Center for Health Statistics from data gathered by state and federal health agencies and through ongoing national surveys.. This years edition features a special section on medical technology, and finds that the rate of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed and positron emission tomography (CT and PET) scans ordered or provided, tripled between 1996 and 2007.. Highlights of the special section include:. • The rate of adults ages 45 and older discharged from the hospital after receiving at least one knee replacement procedure increased 70 percent from 1996 to 2006 (26.5 per 10,000 population in 1996 to 45.2 per 10,000 in 2006).. • From ...
Diagnosis and Screening: Planning, operation and evaluation of screening programmes Planning screening programmes In the UK, the National Screening Committee (www.nsc.nhs.uk) advises the Government about the introduction and planning for new screening programmes. The NSC works closely with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme to review and commission research about screening effectiveness.
Our Areas of Expertise The IHE can carry out projects in any of our areas of expertise for public and private funders and partners. Please contact us to see if we can help with any project in support of evidence-informed health care policy and practice at [email protected] Health Technology Assessment The IHEs HTA Unit conducts a comprehensive range of high-quality, relevant, and timely…. ...
Our Areas of Expertise The IHE can carry out projects in any of our areas of expertise for public and private funders and partners. Please contact us to see if we can help with any project in support of evidence-informed health care policy and practice at [email protected] Health Technology Assessment The IHEs HTA Unit conducts a comprehensive range of high-quality, relevant, and timely…. ...
Review methods. MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessments, and Web sites (1991 to Oct 2007) were searched for good-quality systematic reviews; 1 was selected. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2002 to Feb 2010) were searched for English-language, randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published after the selected systematic review and reporting intervention efficacy. MEDLINE and CINAHL (1992 to Feb 2010) were searched for trials reporting harms. 54 RCTs (n = 26 102) met the selection criteria: 19 (n = 7099) assessed multifactorial assessment and management programs, 18 (n = 3986) assessed exercise or physical therapy, 9 (n = 5809) evaluated vitamin D (daily oral dose range, 10 IU to 1000 IU; median, 800 IU), 4 (n = 1437) assessed vision correction procedures, 3 (n = 2348) assessed home-hazard modification, and 1 each assessed medication ...
ClinicoEconomics & Outcomes Research is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal focusing on Health Technology Assessment, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in the areas of diagnosis, medical devices, and clinical, surgical and pharmacological intervention. The economic impact of health policy and health systems organization also constitute important areas of coverage.
ClinicoEconomics & Outcomes Research is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal focusing on Health Technology Assessment, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in the areas of diagnosis, medical devices, and clinical, surgical and pharmacological intervention. The economic impact of health policy and health systems organization also constitute important areas of coverage.
Medical Device TechVision Opportunity Engine is Frost & Sullivans latest technology subscription, which leverages the companys historically strong competencies in medical/healthcare technology and market research. This essentially is a bi-weekly global subscription with content focused on the dynamic North American, European, and Asia-Pacific regions.
PubMed Health. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.. Thompson M, Van den Bruel A, Verbakel J, et al. Systematic Review and Validation of Prediction Rules for Identifying Children with Serious Infections in Emergency Departments and Urgent-Access Primary Care. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2012 Mar. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.15.) ...
The development of a technique which can be used to categorize and select industries for the NIOSH Control Technology Assessment effort is discussed. The development of a technique utilizing data from government and business publications is described. The two methodologies that could be employed to modify an initial industry classification and priority based on government and business publications
CMS, A list of Technology Assessments that are used by CMS to inform its national coverage decisions for the Medicare program and provide information to Medicare carriers
The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has selected four out of 31 themes for the future health technology assessments, which were proposed by the citizens at the web-site of ThemenCheck Medizin service and will presumably be published at the beginning of 2019. The next process of topics selection will start in August of 2018. Read more ...
Pickard, R., Chadwick, T., Oluboyede, Y., Brennand, C., von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, A., McClurg, D., Wilkinson, J., Ternent, L., Fisher, H., Walton, K., McColl, E., Vale, L., Wood, R., Abdel-Fattah, M., Hilton, P., Fader, M., Harrison, S., Larcombe, J., Little, P., Timoney, A. & 5 others, NDow, J., Armstrong, H., Morris, N., Walker, K. & Thiruchelvam, N., 31 May 2018, In : Health Technology Assessment. 22, 24, p. 1-102 102 p.. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article ...
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Covalon Technologies Ltd (Covalon) is a researcher, developer and commercialization of medical devices and healthcare technologies. The company offers
Yesterday, Royal Philips announced the results of their latest healthcare leadership survey. The survey of 121 healthcare IT leaders, conducted by HIMSS Media, focused on how leaders are prioritizing their future healthcare technology investments. The results suggest that leaders are focused on direct patient care and supporting collaboration across the care continuum, with an emphasis on enhanced electronic medical record (EMR) functionality and clinical/operation improvements. "The role of health IT is shifting from simply meeting compliance requirements, to extending the reach of care to where the patient is," said Dr. Joseph Frassica, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips. "This data reinforces the feedback we get from our customers and partners every day, and it will further drive our innovation strategy to design products and solutions that meet evolving health IT needs and make care delivery truly patient-centric.". Some key ...
Contemporary healthcare facilities are filled with technology systems increasingly sophisticated and complex. Properly planned and managed, these systems offer enormous benefit to patients, clinicians and support staff. Unfortunately, these systems are often disparate and unable to share data between systems, resulting in inefficiencies, lost opportunities and cost over-runs. As patient satisfaction, clinician need, compliance issues and regulatory demands are driving the unique application of technology to Healthcare, institutions increasingly prefer a comprehensive approach, unifying infrastructure, middleware and disparate systems into a common topology. Strategically-planned Healthcare Technology Systems improve patient outcomes and reduce costs by integrating clinical devices to the Electronic Health Record (EHR), managing assets, reducing errors, managing alerts, improving communications, tracking patient / clinician location, improving clinician efficiency, speeding bed-ready systems, and ...
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) (R44) PA-12-196. NCI
NCS partners some of the best healthcare technology providers to deliver seamless and quality care at the community, secondary, and tertiary levels. We provide solutions that support a dynamic, patient-centric environment that keeps up with rapid changes in healthcare needs and policies.. NCS healthcare consultants are well-versed in clinical vocabularies, terminologies, and classification systems related to disease reporting, tests, adverse drug reactions, quality of life, and case mix acuity. We also have extensive experience in the development, implementation, variance analysis, and reporting of clinical indicators and clinical pathways (protocols) for each disease and procedural group.. NCS improves processes and implements modules that deliver efficient operations at healthcare institutions. This also leads to better management of healthcare costs. Our solutions include:. ...
Discover Centricity Imaging Analytics from GE Healthcare IT. GE is committed to healthcare technology with our health imaging and health informatics solutions.
Healthcare Technology Management (sometimes referred to as clinical engineering, clinical engineering management, clinical technology management, healthcare technology management, medical equipment management, biomedical maintenance, biomedical equipment management, and biomedical engineering) is a term for the professionals who manage operations, analyze and improve utilization and safety, and support servicing healthcare technology. These healthcare technology managers are, much like other healthcare professionals referred to by various specialty or organizational hierarchy names. Some of the titles of healthcare technology management professionals are biomed, biomedical equipment technician, biomedical engineering technician, biomedical engineer, BMET, biomedical equipment management, biomedical equipment services, imaging service engineer, imaging specialist, clinical engineer technician, clinical engineering equipment technician, field service engineer, field clinical engineer, clinical ...
Scientific Conference Calendar of Meetings/Workshops on Applied Physics: Biophysics, Medical Physics and Healthcare Technologies in Austria
Technological innovation is increasingly recognised as one of the most important sources of sustainable competitive advantage for businesses around the world. However, building an organization which can successfully and repeatedly create technological innovation for markets is a daunting managerial challenge, with many businesses failing to deliver. This module looks at the practices and processes of successful technological innovation management. This module will be of interest to students seeking to develop their own business, or who plan on working in dynamic, technology-driven businesses. Over the duration of the module, five main aspects will be covered: the general aspects of technological innovation, the process of diffusion of innovation, strategies to effectively protect technological innovations, barriers to innovation activity and innovation failure. The focus will be on new and established companies, in addition to firms that have been successful and unsuccessful in the introduction ...
The quality of life is normally taken to mean the general well being of people and the environment in which they live in. it is undeniable that recent scientific and technological innovations have enhanced the quality of life for many. However, the developments of today that promise us a better quality of life are also the ones that can worsen the quality of life. Science and technology give their creators and inventors ever-greater supremacy and control, for good or otherwise, over the physical universe. Indeed, the possible dire consequences and impact of misused and misapplied innovations can affect the quality of life drastically. Technological innovations have resulted in an improved and well-established system of telecommunications and satellites. This leads to ease in access of communication system globally. International calls can now be made so readily that two people at separate ends of the world can now stay instantly in contact with a touch of the dial. But, with the onslaught of the ...
The UK TAVI Group comprises four subgroups (online appendix 1): the Steering Group, the Data Management Group (DMG), the Clinical Research Group and the Dataset Group. The Steering Group provides overarching intellectual and professional leadership, and oversight of the developing UK TAVI programme. The DMG acts as custodians of the data, with responsibility for planning analyses and helping in the development of scientific manuscripts. The DMG also acts as a review panel for initial screening of academic requests for access to the TAVI dataset. The role of the Clinical Research Group is to develop and encourage academic analysis of the TAVI database, with plans to develop risk modelling specific to this new intervention. A grant from the Health Technology Assessment programme of the National Institute for Health Research was awarded in 2012 to fund a randomised UK trial assessing the clinical effectiveness and cost utility of TAVI. The Dataset Group devised the original TAVI dataset and is ...
1Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T., Austria, 2Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 3RTI Health Solutions, RTI International, Durham, NC, USA, 4UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T., Austria. Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA ...
Since Professor Hampton announced the death of clinical freedom in 1983, the increasing influence of Evidence-based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment has contributed to augment the feeling that clinicians have a secondary role in the therapeutic decision-making process. This article constitutes a reflection on how clinicians may use the results of economic evaluations in their daily clinical practice, making decisions about cost-effectiveness on a case by case basis, and addressing both the patients and societys needs. To that end, some illustrating examples are taken from the literature to show there are factors with great impact on cost-effectiveness results that can be easily identified and modified by clinicians. The evolution of the discipline and the trend towards a tailored therapy suggest that health economics is not the end of clinical freedom but the start of it.
NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research. We support the work of some of the nations foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces. Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide. ...

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  • Cao is working on this project with Ge Wang of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and formerly of Virginia Tech. Both Wang and Cao are developing new medical imaging technologies that hold promise for improved early disease screening, cancer staging, therapeutic assessment, and other aspects of personalized medicine. (innovations-report.com)
  • A Virginia Tech spinoff company formed to fight a deadly type of brain cancer is being recognized this week by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities. (vt.edu)
  • As such, this book gathers the latest point-of-care cancer diagnostic methods and protocols based on biomedical sensors, microfluidics, and integrated systems engineering. (springer.com)
  • These technologies include electrochemical sensors, paper-based microfluidics, and other kit-based diagnostic methods that can be adapted to bring cancer detection and diagnostics to more remote settings around the globe. (springer.com)
  • These dangerous blockages that can lead to heart attacks and strokes are not easily diagnosed due to "the lack of noninvasive imaging techniques to accurately model atherosclerotic plaques in vivo," said Guohua Cao (http://www.sbes.vt.edu/cao.php), assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech. (innovations-report.com)
  • The College of Engineering (http://www.eng.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. (innovations-report.com)
  • Samy Lamouille, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and chief executive officer of Acomhal Research Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia, will represent the company at the APLU's University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (vt.edu)
  • Areas of emphasis include computational infrastructure, molecular and cellular imaging and dynamics, and technologies to elucidate structural and functional biology. (nih.gov)
  • Usually inclusion of the term biomedical denotes a principal emphasis on problems related to human health and diseases, whereas terms like "biotechnology" can be medical, environmental, or agricultural in application. (wikipedia.org)
  • Incorporating the most recent changes in healthcare, regulations, Standards, and technology, coverage is expanded to include new chapters on device testing, with a particular emphasis on safety inspections, and the interface of medical technology with the electronic medical record. (cambridge.org)
  • New applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application in response to PAR-17-315 The pre-application process provides feedback on whether the proposed technology development is appropriate for the NIGMS BTRR program, and the potential competitiveness of a full application. (nih.gov)
  • Applicants to the B.S. in Biomedical Technology may be contacted for a personal interview. (liu.edu)
  • Students pursuing the Biomedical Technology degree learn basic and applied biomedical and advanced sciences which allow them to perform and evaluate test results in a research or pharmaceutical setting. (liu.edu)
  • The combination of fiber-reinforced technology and bionic structure design, allows the medical devices to contain similar mechanical properties to human bone. (globenewswire.com)
  • Additional documents and solutions to end-of-chapter questions accompany the book online, providing biomedical engineering technicians with the resources and tools they need to become knowledgeable and effective members of the patient care team. (cambridge.org)
  • The acquisition of BTI brings protein research and characterization, all types of profiling tools, and certain separation technologies and provides opportunities for Alfa Aesar to leverage BTI's manufacturing capabilities to enhance its overall product offering. (technologynetworks.com)
  • The common pencil squid ( Loliginidae ) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. (phys.org)
  • This fully updated second edition provides readers with all they need to understand the use of medical technology in patient care. (cambridge.org)
  • Barbara Christe has excelled at updating this text to keep pace with today's medical technology. (cambridge.org)
  • and the creation of innovative tools and new technologies for the study of macromolecular, cellular, and organelle processes and function. (nih.gov)
  • We apply robotics, wearable sensor technology and non-invasive neuroimaging to the exploration, assessment and restoration of sensorimotor function, with the goal of promoting recovery following neurological injury and developing assistive technologies for the compensation of remaining deficits. (uzh.ch)
  • The 'For Further Exploration' section in each chapter provides supplemental reference material and valuable links to the most up-to-date information, which transitions the text from an 'Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation' to a living document. (cambridge.org)
  • College of Biomedical Technology Niigata University (新潟大学医療技術短期大学部, Niigata Daigaku Iryō Gijutsu Tanki Daigakubu) is a National junior college in Niigata, Niigata, Japan. (wikipedia.org)
  • This machine is being sponsored by the University of Oxford and funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. (allaboutcircuits.com)
  • 2. Prof. Jose Manuel Fonseca from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Prof. Tuan D. Pham from Linkoping University, Sweden, Prof. Ralf Hofestadt from Bielefeld University, Germany, Assoc. Prof. Andre Ribeiro from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and Assoc. Prof. David E. Breen from Drexel University, USA will attend the conference as Speakers. (wikicfp.com)
  • Natural gelatin, extracted from the shiny skin of a seagoing fish called Alaskan pollock, may someday be put to intriguing new biomedical uses. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Problems concerning needs analysis, cost, value of the system and communication through computer technology are addressed. (liu.edu)
  • The Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. (marketpublishers.com)
  • For more information on applying to the B.S. in Biomedical Technology program, please contact Dr. Anthony Capetandes, Program Director, via email at [email protected] . (liu.edu)
  • The report contains detailed information about Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history. (marketpublishers.com)