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video projector have shown the potential for holographic streaming of targeted
“In principle, this will have major implications for how surgical procedures are
planned and conducted, as well as offering a completely new field for diagnosis
using holographic technology,” says Stephen Holloway, associate director of
Medical Device & Healthcare IT Research at IHS Technology.
“Moreover, it also serves as an important reminder for the cost-focused healthcare industry of the importance of investing and collaborating with new technology start-ups,” Holloway adds.
According to IHS, medical imaging is forecasted to see a three to five percent
growth in annual revenue in the next five years, as it receives increasing demand
from emerging, cost-sensitive
markets. Though holographic
imaging techniques are still
in their infancy, they have
the potential to impact the
market in the long run. In
order to prove this, “vendors
will need to adapt to the new
paradigm shift in healthcare
provision and focus on three
key questions all health providers will ask — Will it improve clinical outcomes
and patient care? Will it improve procedural efficiency and save money in the
long-run? How much does it cost?” says Holloway.
Devices used in diagnostic testing may fulfil the need for technological accuracy,
but human error often stands in the way of absolute accuracy overall. With the
chance of reader error and unreliable records risking damaging consequences,
devices are challenged to meet accuracy needs beyond the level of diagnosis.
Keeping track of a patient’s accurate diagnosis has not always been so foolproof,
as patient mix-ups in diagnosis has been known to occur, sometimes resulting in
The know error system from Strand Diagnostics adds extra insurance in
avoiding as many chances of human error as possible. The system makes use of
patient-specific bar coding and DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment (DSPA)
testing to identify errors before any treatment methods are performed.
The DSPA test verifies diagnosis with the patient’s identity through the
comparison of the patient’s DNA reference sample with the patient’s biopsied
tissue. Through the system’s integrated forensic principles, doctors can be assured of utmost accuracy in diagnosis, thereby being free to move forward with
“The know error system and DSPA testing will enable physicians to further
safeguard their patients from occult medical errors and ensure the best treatment
plan is put in place,” says Ted Schenberg, CEO of Strand Diagnostics, LLC.
The diagnostic device industry is on the cusp of significant change occurring in
the medical field. In order to keep abreast of the shifting boundaries happening
at the POC and imaging levels, cost-efficiency, versatility, and accuracy must
be seriously addressed. Device engineers are persistently walking the fine line
of balancing cost with innovation, but the new year is sure to see exciting new
implementations take shape. MDT