Recently there have been some big movements amongst tech companies attempting to steer their way into the massively lucrative healthcare industry. Exemplified by Apple’s latest extension to their healthcare strategy and Nokia’s purchase of the French company Withings (a design innovator in healthcare technology), it seems that there is a new drive towards making digital healthcare a mainstream reality.
Traditionally, this has been an area of slow growth due to the amount of administration it would take for healthcare professionals to update all medical records to digital, Cloud based systems. Not to mention the security and privacy challenges associated with moving our health records onto the Cloud.
With this in mind, we have taken a look at what new attempts are being made to move healthcare in a digital direction, and what challenges come with it.
Item: Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) Analyser
As a customer of Hursley EMC for nearly 20 years, Marchbanks Medical Systems came to us to test a system they had been working on for a few years.
After discovering that there is a fluid link between the brain and ear, Marchbanks Medical Systems developed a device that enables doctors to detect life-threatening head injuries and infections without the need for surgery or spinal procedures.