Each week, we highlight the news of the week in digital health. Find the titles that have made the buzz, the latest trends and innovations as well as the latest news in the field.
In the headlines: the most up-to-date news on medical devices and electronic patient record.
A new medical device has been deployed with the purpose of detecting potential irregularities during colon cancer screening and surveillance. The GI Genius is the first device that uses machine learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) to help clinicians detect lesions (such as suspected polyps or tumors) in the colon in real time during a colonoscopy.
In a completely different field, some 50 companies have obtained certification in Switzerland for their medical devices. Since May 26, the day the negotiations on the framework agreement broke down, the European Commission no longer recognizes this paper in retaliation.
Finally, doctors are at best skeptical, at worst really angry about the electronic patient record (EPR). Launched on May 31 in the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Valais and Vaud, this record has not only had a slow and very difficult birth, but also has some almost prohibitive flaws. Although patients can now take the necessary steps with the inter-cantonal association CARA to open their EPR, many doctors do not want it, for the moment.
>> Discover all the latest news on digital health by reading your weekly newsletter HERE
>> Subscribe HERE