Tag: Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) captures uncertainty in medical scans

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI) is a useful tool for helping clinicians to determine health problems from medical imaging, but AI often provides just one answer, when there may be a number of possible interpretations. Now, researchers from MIT, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital…

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By: Brita Belli
April 16, 2024
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Chilean surgeon performs first augmented reality abdominal procedure

Editor's Note A successful cholecystectomy March 11 in Santiago, Chile marked the first reported use of augmented reality (AR) technology for abdominal surgery, Fox News reported on April 12. Developed by Levita Magnetics, a medical equipment manufacturer in Silicon Valley, the MARS system paired with Meta’s Quest 3 XR headset…

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By: Matt Danford
April 16, 2024
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ChatGPT, Mixtral AI systems show promise in detecting healthcare-associated infections

Editor's Note Based on the performance of two specific systems in detecting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in a recent study, artificial intelligence (AI) could help providers enhance surveillance, streamline tasks, and free staff to focus on patient care. Published March 14 in The American Journal of Infection Control, the study assessed…

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By: Matt Danford
April 2, 2024
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Report illuminates how AI transforms hospitals, healthcare

Editor's Note A paper published March 29 in the journal Bioengineering examines the growing integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into hospital and healthcare systems and the way in which it is augmenting clinical decision-making, optimizing hospital operation and management, improving medical image analysis, and transforming patient care and monitoring through…

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By: Brita Belli
April 2, 2024
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AI’s pivotal role in transforming OR efficiency, now and in the future

Next-Gen Disruptors: Technologies Transforming the OR Installment #1, presented by LeanTaaS Surgical procedures are necessary steps in patient journeys—no one wants to have surgery, but most people will need it at some point for care continuity and better quality of life. To best support positive outcomes, optimal recovery periods, and…

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By: Elizabeth Stocum, BS, RN
March 22, 2024
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Editorial: OR Business Management Conference tackled financial challenges, technological innovations

This past February, the OR Business Management Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, brought together business managers of all walks of life. The intimate event was once again a symbiotic blend between financial- and business-centric education and high-quality networking. The education offered for seasoned and new business leaders alike, perhaps more…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 22, 2024
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Johnson & Johnson, NVIDIA promote artificial intelligence for the OR

Editor's Note Collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and Nvidia could soon enable surgeons to automate documentation by using artificial intelligence (AI) to scan video of procedures. CNBC reported the news March 18. Surgical video scans are just one possible application of the collaboration, with the report noting that “J&J’s MedTech…

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By: Matt Danford
March 21, 2024
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Augmented reality headset, AI software streamline spinal surgery

Editor's Note An augmented reality headset provided a scrub team with a detailed, mixed-reality view of a microsurgical spinal procedures to streamline surgery at Cromwell Hopsital in the UK, according to a March 14 report in Fox Business News. The headset, an Apple Vision Pro, was linked to eXeX, described…

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By: Matt Danford
March 20, 2024
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Ambient clinical documentation lets clinicians focus on patients

Editor's Note Ambient clinical documentation is making big inroads among physicians, according to a report on the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference published by CNBC on March 16. This year’s conference attracted more than 30,000 health and technology professionals to Orlando, Florida March 3-6. Highlights of…

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By: Brita Belli
March 18, 2024
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US well-represented in “World’s Best Hospital” rankings

Editor's Note American hospitals fared well in Newsweek’s 2024 "World's Best Hospital" list, Becker’s Hospital Review reported February 28, noting that 43 candidates from the United States made the list of 250. Four US hospitals ranked in the top 10, a group singled out specifically for innovative use of artificial…

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By: Matt Danford
March 1, 2024
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