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Application of Augmented Reality in Percutaneous Procedures
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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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.

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The Dance of Mixed Reality and the Human Touch of MedTech

A conversation with Surgeon and Digital Health Expert Rafael Grossmann, MD We were honored to be joined by Dr. Rafael Grossmann for an interview spanning a range of fascinating digital health topics, from mixed reality, telehealth and artificial intelligence to maintaining the human touch of medicine in an increasingly technology focused world. Watch the full […]

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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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A Step-by-Step Guide to Image Registration for Spine Surgery

Image registration is an important step in completing a procedure with a surgical navigation system. Also sometimes known as patient registration, image registration is a process used to correlate digital patient images on a surgical navigation screen with the exact, actual position of the patient on the table. There are various processes and devices that […]