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Dive into digital healthcare with helpful articles and expert insights about a range of topics relating to eHealth and advanced medical technology.

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The Future Impact of 5G in Healthcare

Recently, the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia created the ‘Competence Center 5G.NRW’ to help push the state into the lead market for 5G. This initiative aims to reduce technical entry barriers for companies, develops the economic potential for vertical markets – such as automotive and mobility, energy, food and agriculture, smart cities, healthcare and manufacturing […]

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The Types of Medical Robots in Use Today and in the Future

Much of the technology humans develop has been and will be created out of the desire to go beyond our natural abilities. Computers, for example, were developed to automate mathematical calculations at speeds that far exceeded that which even the brightest brains were capable. From this need to surpass what we were naturally born to […]

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Four Key Takeaways from a Fireside Chat with Stefan Vilsmeier & Sam Glassenberg

Brainlab President & CEO Stefan Vilsmeier and CEO and founder of Level Ex Sam Glassenberg recently discussed a variety of topics relating to the ever-evolving healthcare industry and the path forward for digital technologies in medicine. Throughout this 40 minute chat, they touched on a number of topics — from the effectiveness of games for […]

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Application of Augmented Reality in Percutaneous Procedures—Rhizotomy of the Gasserian Ganglion

Recently Alexander Rau, MD, Roland Roelz, MD, Horst Urbach, MD, Volker Arnd Coenen, MD, Theo Demerath, MD, Peter Christoph Reinacher, MD published a paper  in which they examined the use of augmented reality (AR) — the real-time integration of virtual data into the user’s environment — in rhizotomy of the Gasserian ganglion. This common but […]

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How the Data from Healthcare Registries Can Advance Treatments

What is a health registry? A health care registry is a collection of structured data used for a specific medical event, availability of resources or quality of treatment. Users, like researchers and clinicians, can access the data to gather information to help them in their understanding and decision-making. Healthcare registries can focus on data for […]

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Three Key Highlights from Brain Metastases: A Documentary

When it comes to brain metastases treatments, patients understandably have a lot of questions. The overarching question is often: What options do I have for my metastatic brain cancer treatment? In the following film “Brain Metastases: A Documentary”, developed in partnership with the American Brain Tumor Association, metastatic brain tumor specialists from across the United […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Past, Present and Future

Artificial intelligence is already being used in healthcare, for example, to make sense of large amounts of complex data and automate formerly manual processes. AI algorithms are and will be used to assist humans with diagnostics, the analysis of medical ...

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5 Central Levers of a Value Generation Model for Digitization in Hospitals

“How can a digital operating room bring value into the complex hospital setting?” That is the question posed in a whitepaper carried out in collaboration with SKC Consulting. This paper investigated how a digital O.R. could impact the economic and medical performance of hospitals’ operating rooms as well as which prerequisites and success factors enable […]

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How can doctors improve patient satisfaction?

More often than not, the determining factor in whether or not a physician is sued is the patient’s perception of whether or not the physician cared about them. Ways that doctors can make a patient feel cared for are offering good consultation, providing accurate information regarding the treatment that the patient is receiving for their […]

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Operating Room Trends 2021: Three Crucial Technologies for the Future of Surgery

When it comes to the future of surgery, those of us who work in the medical technology field often try to predict what’s to come to get ahead of the latest trends. Although medicine is highly regulated and therefore slower to adapt new technologies, in the last five to ten years we’ve seen an explosion […]

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Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R.: The Differences (and Similarities) of these Types of Operating Rooms

It seems that nowadays there are hundreds of buzz words to describe technologically advanced operating rooms but very few solid answers about what they all mean. Just talking about how we were going to write this post lead to a number of heated discussions within our team about the right way to define these terms!

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Mixed Reality vs. Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality: Their Differences and Use in Healthcare

Their Differences and Potential Impact on Healthcare An architect shows you what it will be like to stand in your new home before ground is even broken. A virtual character appears in front of you, turning the real world around you into a game space. You try on an outfit in a store without even […]

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5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization

In every area of business, digitalization has become an essential part of staying relevant. The same shift is happening in the healthcare industry, as we’ll be exploring through posts on this blog. Disruptive technologies will continue to push boundaries and change the way O.R. teams administer surgical care. A lot of trends are on the […]

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Application of Augmented Reality in Percutaneous Procedures—Rhizotomy of the Gasserian Ganglion

Recently Alexander Rau, MD, Roland Roelz, MD, Horst Urbach, MD, Volker Arnd Coenen, MD, Theo Demerath, MD, Peter Christoph Reinacher, MD published a paper  in which they examined the use of augmented reality (AR) — the real-time integration of virtual data into the user’s environment — in rhizotomy of the Gasserian ganglion. This common but […]

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The Future Impact of 5G in Healthcare

Recently, the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia created the ‘Competence Center 5G.NRW’ to help push the state into the lead market for 5G. This initiative aims to reduce technical entry barriers for companies, develops the economic potential for vertical markets – such as automotive and mobility, energy, food and agriculture, smart cities, healthcare and manufacturing […]