HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL HEALTHCARE
Body Vision Medical | February 15, 2023
Body Vision Medical, a leading AI-driven, intraoperative CT imaging provider, and Xoran Technologies, an innovator in low-dose, point-of-care CT systems, recently announced the successful validation of Body Vision's LungVisionTM system with Xoran's TRONTM system.
The LungVisionTM system from Body Vision uses artificial intelligence (AI) to convert X-ray images from any C-arm into intraoperative, real-time CT scans. This enables bronchoscopists to obtain biopsies from smaller, harder-to-access lung lesions at an earlier stage, thereby improving lung cancer patients' chances of early diagnosis and survival.
TRONTM is a mobile, full-body fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) X-ray system created to provide safe, ultra-high-resolution, low-dose imaging directly in point-of-care settings, including the surgery center, operating room, and critical care units, thus avoiding risky patient transport to Radiology for CT imaging, and aiding minimally invasive procedures (MIS).
David Webster, CEO of Body Vision Medical, shared, "Body Vision's approach with LungVision™ is to ensure that it works with existing equipment so that we empower healthcare providers to better serve a growing population of lung patients without ballooning overall operating costs." He added, "While our rapidly growing installed base is real-world evidence that our technology integrates seamlessly with any 2D/3D X-ray imaging system, for customers seeking added assurance, this formal validation of Xoran TRON™ for use with LungVision™ is one of several steps we are proactively taking to ensure consistency in system performance regardless of setup."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Body Vision
Body Vision Medical is a commercial-stage medical device company founded in 2014 and based in Campbell, California. It specializes in real-time, intraoperative imaging powered by artificial intelligence. LungVisionTM, the company's first commercial product, addresses the unmet clinical requirement for early, definitive lung cancer diagnosis and, in the future, will enable minimally invasive treatment of lung lesions. In addition, the company continues to establish a new standard of care for lung diagnostics through the ongoing collaboration of physicians, clinical experts, and engineers with diverse backgrounds.
FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL DEVICES
UCM Digital Health | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, UCM Digital Health, a leader in the digital health industry, and MVP Health Care, a nationally renowned health plan, launched the Treatment in Place program. With the help of this new initiative, MVP members will have access to the proper care at the correct time, no matter where they are – at home, at work, or elsewhere.
When an MVP member dials 911, an EMS provider is sent to the member's location, activating the Treatment in Place program. The program gives EMTs and paramedics from partner organizations access to the UCM team, including their medical staff and care coordinators, to help treat patients more effectively right where they are. Using telemedicine, EMTs or paramedics collaborate with a doctor trained in emergency medicine at UCM to treat patients that have non-life-threatening conditions swiftly.
The patient is given appropriate, high-quality, and cost-effective care through a combination of hands-on and virtual care without the need to visit the emergency room. This program benefits the patient and lets EMS organizations save on the cost of transporting the patient to the emergency room. For instance, EMS professionals can quickly evaluate the patient's vital signs, conduct a physical examination, analyze social determinants of health, or run a diagnostic test inside the patient's home.
This program lets EMS organizations use their resources well, allowing them to treat more patients at their location so they can focus on true emergencies. This service is available to MVP members across 18 counties in New York through UCM's relationships with 911 centers and EMS organizations across the state. There are plans to expand the service throughout the state.
Furthermore, the Treatment in Place program helps lessen the burden on health systems as hospitals continue to experience capacity and staffing shortages. UCM Digital Health, a virtual care provider, enables MVP's Gia telemedicine platform.
About UCM Digital Health
Headquartered in Troy (New York), UCM Digital Health provides an end-to-end, digitally integrated health solution that enables patients to access care on their terms. UCM offers various patient services, including emergency and urgent care, behavioral health, primary and specialty care, and more. These services are delivered by leveraging a digital front door platform, a multidisciplinary team of providers, and a 24/7 telehealth treatment, triage, and navigation service.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL HEALTHCARE
Jefferson Healthcare | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Jefferson Healthcare informed that it has taken a futuristic step by purchasing a LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot, which quickly eliminates microscopic pathogens in difficult-to-clean places, at a time when healthcare facilities around the world are searching for effective ways to combat viruses and bacteria that can lurk on high-touch surfaces.
The hospital is the first on the peninsula to use a LightStrike robot, and the robot, which has been given the name ELISA, is now hard at work sanitizing patient rooms.
With the global emphasis on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the realization that superbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals, medicines, and even hand sanitizers, healthcare facilities are turning to new technology to improve cleaning practices. In healthcare institutions, high-touch surfaces frequently harbor microorganisms such as Clostridioides difficile (C.diff), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE).
LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots from Xenex Disinfection Services, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) disinfection for healthcare institutions, employ pulsed xenon to produce strong bursts of broad-spectrum UV light that kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces. The hospital can disinfect dozens of rooms daily using the UV disinfection robot, which requires no warm-up or cool-down time. Around 45 peer-reviewed studies have proven that LightStrike robot disinfection technology is quite effective. Not only this, but it also kills COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in just two minutes!
Most importantly, the robot is operated by facility maintenance personnel and will not displace valuable employees. In Jefferson Healthcare, LightStrike is utilized to disinfect a range of facilities, including patient rooms, isolation rooms, operating rooms, the emergency department, bathrooms, and radiology.
About Jefferson Healthcare
Jefferson Healthcare provides primary care to over 29,000 inhabitants of eastern Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula. The 25-bed critical access hospital in Port Townsend offers top-rated surgical services, a full-service orthopedic clinic, acute and emergency care, oncology and infusion services, advanced diagnostic imaging, a baby-friendly family birth center, physical therapy and rehabilitation, a Coumadin clinic, and sleep medicine. The company also has 8 primary care clinics in Port Ludlow and Quilcene, along with home health as well a hospice agency.