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Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities

Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities     What’s next—and what’s holding us back—on the road to a truly connected healthcare system? On March 14-15, leaders in digital health will come together at the ConnectedCare Summit East in Washington, DC, to look at best practices, pitfalls and what we’ve learned so far on the road …

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Instilling Trust in AI

Instilling Trust in AI     Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most exciting and promising technologies in health care and MedTech, thanks to its ability to shift through huge volumes of data and quickly detect patterns. As commercial applications for AI continue to expand, questions have been raised regarding privacy, bias and even …

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How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired

How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired     Hearing loss, both mild and severe, affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that around 2.5 billion people—or one in four—will live with some degree of hearing loss by 2050. With the help of technological innovations, medical professionals can now provide more people …

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Laying the Groundwork for an AI Breakthrough

Laying the Groundwork for an AI Breakthrough     Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have been billed as “the next big thing” for more than a decade. Theoretically, these approaches present R&D groups in the medical device industry with enormous prospects. Realistically, many organizations have trouble realizing their full potential. Some businesses have resisted or …

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From Art to Science:  How Machine Learning Is Changing the Surgical Landscape

From Art to Science:  How Machine Learning Is Changing the Surgical Landscape     Robotic surgery has already proven its value in improving surgical outcomes. The next frontier is using data collection and artificial intelligence to help guide surgeons in the OR and develop surgical simulators that can expand and enhance training opportunities. We spoke with …

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Preparing for a Data-first Regulatory World

Preparing for a Data-first Regulatory World     Even in today’s eCTD world, most life sciences regulatory teams still think and work in terms of documents, paragraphs and sentences when putting together collateral for marketing authorization and variations submissions. Yet it is data, rather than pre-prepared dossiers, that are moving into central focus now. Stakeholders across …

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Bridging the Design Development and Quality Management Chasm

Bridging the Design Development and Quality Management Chasm     Catching potential quality and supply chain issues early in the medical device development process can save organizations significant amounts of money. However, current protocols and systems can inhibit sharing of information between departments at the earliest stages of development. We spoke with Tim Brown, Vice President …

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White Houses Releases AI Bill of Rights Blueprint

White Houses Releases AI Bill of Rights Blueprint     Against a backdrop of growing concern surrounding biased data and rights to privacy and informed consent, the White House has released the “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights” that lays out five principles and associated practices to protect the American public against potential harm. “Among …

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A Single Source of Truth Helps Regulatory Teams

A Single Source of Truth Helps Regulatory Teams     Regulatory teams participate in every step of bringing a medical device or drug to market. Because of the essential role they play, these teams need advanced tools to keep pace with the latest regulatory bodies and standards. Legacy technology that siloes data across different pillars isn’t …

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The Perils of Biased Data

The Perils of Biased Data     Data is one of the most essential resources in health care. It informs and educates care providers so they can make effective, positive decisions that benefit their patients. But can healthcare data be biased? According to “Quick Safety 23: Implicit bias in health care”, published by the Joint Commission, …

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