RF Surgical Systems, which works to prevent and detect retained surgical sponges, announced data recently showing that radio frequency technology used to identify retained surgical items in all patient types is 100% effective in patients of varying body size, including morbidly obese patients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed the Innovation Pathway, a priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices. The first submission to the project is a brain-controlled, upper-extremity prosthetic that will serve as a pilot for the program.
Apello Technologies, a doctor-created technology company focused on developing tools to help physicians collaborate, recently launched its Apello Physicians Network. Available as an App through the iTunes Store or through the company's website as a desktop tool, the Apello Physicians Network aims to improve patient care by helping doctors share information in an instant, reducing pages, phone calls, dictation and other messages.
MedAssurant, a provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, said it has implemented its Quality Spectrum Cluster Logic (QSCL) technology, a proprietary analytical data structure designed to enable acceleration of complex healthcare data analyses.