Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation

An Interview with Maxwell Cohen, Winner of Market Disrupt 2019 at HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION (Healthcare Revolution), Founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, the Innovative Startup Revolutionizing the Medical Bedding Industry

Medical Tourism Magazine recently sat with Maxwell Cohen, Founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, to talk about his product, ‘peel-away’ bedsheets, and how it can revolutionize healthcare.

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February 16, 2019

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Hip Resurfacing - Solving the Arthritic Hip

Arthritis is a condition where the cartilage at the joint surface of the bone wears away. It is this cartilage which normally makes the bone ends slippery and helps the joint to move smoothly without friction.

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February 16, 2019

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Angioplasty ~ A Boon for Heart Attack Patients

Three decades ago, a patient who reached the hospital with a heart attack had as much as 25 per cent risk of dying. Now, thanks to several strategies that have evolved over the years, the risk in a tertiary care centre has come down to 3-5 per cent.

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February 16, 2019

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Laparoscopic Total Colectomy

The treatment of colorectal cancer with the laparoscopic approach is slowly gaining acceptance throughout the world. A newly published research paper on laparoscopic total colectomy for colorectal cancers in Surgical Endoscopy clearly establishes the benefits of this approach.

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February 16, 2019

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The Mystique of Stem Cells

There is a great deal of discussion these days regarding the use of stem cells. As with any scientific discussion that enters the public domain, mass misinformation and exaggeration of facts is occurring.

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February 16, 2019

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Two-in-One Surgery Wockhardt Hospitals Creating Medical History

It is a type of surgery that even hi-tech hospitals and experienced surgeons in the country are not confident of undertaking. But chief cardiac surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr. Vivek Jawali has created history of sorts by conducting such surgeries.

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February 16, 2019

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CARVAR ~ Innovative approach for Aortic Valve Repair

CARVAR was granted the official permit from Korea Government, and is currently working for permission from JAPAN, EUROPE and USA. Dr. Song’s team in Konkuk University Medical Center has performed the CARVAR procedure successfully over 100 times.

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February 16, 2019

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Anti-Aging Developments and Trends

Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs replaced open fire and the torch and soon a variety of fancy illuminating devices followed. Then a distinct category of artificial light, a.k.a. laser opened an era that uses light for a whole range of new purposes.

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February 16, 2019

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Growing Options for Losing Weight : Overseas Bariatric Surgery Solutions

Bariatric surgery surgical subspecialty encompasses several different procedures, targeted at an end point of weight loss. The procedures do this by reducing stomach capacity or they intentionally reduce absorption.

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February 16, 2019

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Robotic Prostatectomy: An Optimal Choice for the Medical Tourist

The treatment of prostate cancer with the laparoscopic approach, especially by means of robotic-assisted laparoscopy. Based on our experience, robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer is clearly the more beneficial approach.

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February 16, 2019

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Normal Disc Preservation and Transfusionless Spinal Treatment Techniques

There are various spinal diseases in the world and various therapeutic approaches to treat the diseases. Conservative therapies include handed down folk remedies, natural remedies, alternative medicines, oriental remedies, exercise rehabilitation.

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February 16, 2019

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Plastic surgery to change not only appearance but voice

People from different social and professional backgrounds choose voice surgery to enhance competitiveness. Voice surgery can resolve voice problems such as transsexual, rough, hoarse, trembling voice, and changed voice due to aging.

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February 16, 2019

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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

The number of people suffering from obesity has almost tripled during the last two decades. Since bariatric operations result in significant long-term weight loss, they are rapidly becoming among the most common procedures in North America.

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February 16, 2019

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Neurosurgery Update ~ Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Removal

In recent years, brain tumor removal through smaller and less invasive techniques has become possible. These newer “keyhole” approaches a majority of both benign and malignant brain tumors, including those that arise from the brain itself.

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February 16, 2019

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The Role of Telehealth in Medical Tourism

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the remote provision of health care services enabled by technology. Technology is used to improve access to health care services independent of geography.

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February 16, 2019

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Minimally Invasive Endonasal Surgery ~ Preferred Route for Pituitary Brain & Skull Base Tumors

The removal of pituitary tumors through Transsphenoidal Surgery was first described over a century ago. Since then, several developments have allowed this technique to be applied in the removal of pituitary adenomas.

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February 16, 2019

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Intracorneal Rings ~ A Transplant-Free Solution

Keratoconus is a rare eye condition in which the shape of the cornea is distorted. Its center becomes thinner and weakens slowly, taking the shape of a cone, producing a patchy image on the retina and, therefore, blurred vision.

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February 16, 2019

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Stem Cells Technologies in Medicine of the 21st Century

Stem cell research offers potential for major advances in clinical therapy and could be used to replace missing or damaged cells. Stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat life-threatening diseases.

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February 16, 2019

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy ~ The Future is Now

Stem cell therapy is based on the idea that the body possesses specialized cells whose function is to heal damage that has occurred in the body. This is accelerated by stressors on the body such as smoking, exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment and various chronic illnesses.

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February 16, 2019

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The In Vitro Diagnostics Market and the Fight Against Heart Problems

Reducing the time required to diagnose a cardiac event is a key factor in saving the lives of patients with acute heart problems. Recent significant growth in the In Vitro Diagnostics market promises a new generation of technological advances.

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February 16, 2019

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Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Treatment at Fortis Healthcare

The basic concept of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency marks the start of a new era in understanding and treating MS. The main theory underlying MS in the past had been that this disease was an autoimmune disorder.

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February 16, 2019

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TeleHealth-Way of the Future

Despite a competitive global marketplace, telehealth fosters cooperation and medical codependency for patient-centered programming. Due to its flexible nature, thousands of disciplines and therapies will soon be applying telehealth methods to their curricula.

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February 16, 2019

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Technology Improves Cancer Cure Rate on a Global Basis

When a cancer patient come to a hospital for radiation treatment, physicians would use sometimes week old scans of the tumor. In the past doctors didn’t know if the tumor had shifted or grown because they didn’t have the ability to X-ray the tumor.

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February 16, 2019

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Electronic Health Records Survey Synopsis

The adoption of electronic health records has grown in recent years as the U.S. government’s incentive plans and the benefits of these systems are realized by more and more office-based physicians.

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February 16, 2019

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Current Trends in Esthetic Surgery

Esthetic surgery such as plastic surgery has evolved in the last decade regarding surgical techniques and new technologies. Due to the rise in number of non-invasive and mini-invasive procedures, patients now demand optimal results.

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February 16, 2019

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Asian Medical Tourism Promotion with Mobile Apps

After the first smartphone in 1992 by IBM, several companies have jumped onto the app bandwagon, and now there are over 500,000 apps on the Apple App Store alone. Three mobile apps are currently available with the expressed purpose of promoting medical tourism.

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February 16, 2019

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Restricting Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies - The Persisting Battle

As scientists continue to develop stem cell therapies, governments are setting their own rules about the use and abuse. With few tested and approved therapies available, especially in the U.S., people are turning to clinics abroad for a miracle cure.

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February 16, 2019

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Novalis Radiosurgery Guided TRUEBEAM STx: New Technology for Better Treatment

Radiation oncology is an important part of the standard care, recent technological advances have enhanced our targeting accuracy. One of the latest technologies available is Novalis radiosurgery guided TrueBeam STx which allows us to perform IMRT, SRS, and IGRT.

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February 16, 2019

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The Problems Oncology Clinical Trials are Facing

One of the hardest things for any patient to face is being told by their doctor that they have cancer. They are faced with a tough challenge ahead of them: chemotherapy, or radiation, or even a combination of the two.

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February 16, 2019

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Defying Age in Sports Medicine Orthopedics

As technologies become more advanced, we are able to “bend the aging curve” and a healthier, longer life, for active lifestyle. While the cosmetic surgeon’s goal is to make you look beautiful, sports medicine is “living young” and pushing the body harder.

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February 16, 2019

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Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Reducing Risk of Post-Operative Neurologic Deficits

IONM is the real-time monitoring of the integrity of the nervous system during any surgery that could place operation at risk. Continuous testing and evaluation of the function of the peripheral and central nervous system are performed.

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February 16, 2019

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Technology Solutions for the Medical Tourism Industry

The international patient departments, facilitators, and referrers contribute greatly, still operate on excel spreadsheets. Primary interactions that international patient departments or facilitators have with a lead/patient occur before or after the procedure.

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February 16, 2019

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Traveling for Spinal Fusion: Just the Facts

Spinal fusion is a procedure to treat different spine conditions like spinal stenosis, where spinal canal puts pressure on the spinal cord. Another condition that may need spinal fusion is spondylolisthesis, where a vertebra slips on to the vertebra below it.

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February 25, 2019

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Telehealth: Implications for Medical Tourism

The worldwide telehealth market is worth $6.5 billion and it is making a shift in the provision of traditional healthcare services. The telehealth industry uses information and technology to deliver healthcare services from a distance.

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February 4, 2019

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Wellness Vacations: Healthy Investments in Travel are Well Worth a Trip

The concept of mixing business with pleasure toward the promotion of company objective in the name of good health has helped. The value of wellness vacations and hitting the reset button can manage both existing diseases and preventing chronic conditions.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Records are Vital to Accessing Healthcare Overseas

Medical records are sensitive data and sharing such information prior, during or after the treatment requires a level of security. Information should be easy to understand and accommodating to both the language of patient and doctor.

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February 4, 2019

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Stem Cells from Fat: New Model for Regenerative Medicine

Mainstream stem cell research reflects evidence-based medicine, other treatment offers therapies derived from adipose tissue. Many patients want access to regenerative therapies but cannot afford to travel overseas where such treatments are more widely available.

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February 4, 2019

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Grasping Dreams: Hand Transplants Greet Medical Tourism Markets

In case of a hand transplant, the problem is the rejection of transplant hand, if it's mild, it can be treated with medication. If the rejection is severe or if it happens repeatedly, then it becomes more and more difficult to treat.

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February 16, 2019

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Choosing the Right International Patient Management Platform

Many international patient departments and medical tourism facilitators use excel spreadsheets, email, and paper-pen to manage patients. Many Medical Tourism Association® members use the Global Patient Management SystemTM (GPMS) to manage their international patient.

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February 16, 2019

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NASA MEDICINE AND YOUR HEALTH : An Interview with Dr. James Polk

The biggest change will occur is that we will be moving to an individualized medicine profile, we focus on population health. We realized at NASA that individuals are very unique to the point where someone may be down in cholesterol in their arteries.

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February 16, 2019

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Wellness Tourism The Past The Present and The Future

Health resorts first came to the forefront as an option for travel, there were just a few dozen of Destination Spas. Destination spas were different than resort spas as they would truly have an educational component to the vacation.

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February 4, 2019

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What an NHL Player Taught the Medical Tourism Community about the Right to Try

Former Detroit Superstar Gordie Howe crossed the border into Mexico to receive a controversial stem-cell therapy treatment. The treatment became necessary after he suffered a series of strokes in the months prior that paralyzed his right side.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Crowdfunding: Raising Moneyand Ethical Concerns?

Medical crowdfunding websites are flourishing particularly in countries with limited or nonexistent universal healthcare systems. Crowdfunding websites allow individuals to post public requests for money for reasons such as travel plans educational cost.

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February 4, 2019

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And the Winner is Somatix!

Healthcare startups from across the world gathered in the Los Angeles Convention center for the employer healthcare and benefits. The competition brought together eleven startups from across the world to compete to possess the most disruptive products.

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February 16, 2019

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Breakthroughs in Medical Technology

As technology is witnessing transformation these days, medicine is not far behind from the revolution of adopting the technology. The US FDA approved the first artificial pancreas which works in the same way like monitoring blood sugar, supplying insulin.

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February 4, 2019

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Recent Advances in Cardiac Treatment to Watch in Coming Years

One in every three deaths in the U.S. is due to cardiovascular disease and one in every six dollars on healthcare is spent. Cardiovascular disease can be prevented in many cases as scientists and researchers have come up with cutting-edge technologies.

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February 4, 2019

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Unleashing the Full Potential of Your Medical Travel Program

Recently, the medical travel industry has become increasingly more competitive as healthcare consumers become more informed. To attract medical travelers Healthcare providers building a global brand must differentiate their services through care and excellence.

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February 16, 2019

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Cyber Attacks and Approaches to Protecting Health Data

Recently, advancement in technology has gained a massive entry into the healthcare scene with tech companies revolutionizing health. Healthcare is getting more investments as healthcare providers and insurers are using tech to make efficient healthcare delivery.

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February 16, 2019

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Trends in Healthcare Digital Revolution

Digital revolution is considered as the fourth industrial revolution and has seen increased investment over the last few years. With the current trend in connected healthcare, widespread use of technology-enabled healthcare will make this idea.

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February 16, 2019

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How Blockchain Technology Can Transform Healthcare

Healthcare sector has witnessed many technological phases like virtual reality, artificial intelligence-driven health solutions. Apart from that, it has recently met with a revolutionized technology known as blockchain, which is safe and secure.

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February 16, 2019

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Blockchain Technology: A Game Changer in Medical Tourism

The medical tourism industry is experiencing a revolution with the implementation of a novel concept called blockchain technology. Stakeholders have started investing in this innovative technology to achieve its vast potential.

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February 16, 2019

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