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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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Giving Voice to Patients through Technology: An Interview with Cathleen McBurney, Patient Advocate and Cancer Survivor

What are electronic patient reported outcomes? Electronic patient reported outcomes, or ePROs, is a mouthful of buzz words that simply refer to the questionnaires that patients are asked to fill out by their doctors related to their disease, treatments, and symptoms. The questions themselves can document a patient’s experience with physical, mental, and social well-being. […]

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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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Mobile Game-based Learning and its Impact on Medical Education

A conversation with Sam Glassenberg, Founder & CEO of Level Ex We were honored to be joined by Level Ex CEO Sam Glassenberg, who heads this innovative company that creates industry-leading video games for physicians, for a discussion about the role of games for doctors in the future of medical education. The conversation lead us […]

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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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The Transition to Value-Based Healthcare in the US and the Role of Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes

An Interview with Mark McDonald, MD—Dr. McDonald discusses value-based healthcare in the US and the potential benefits it could deliver for both patients and providers.