Seven medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT have been named in Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012.
The list of medical devices and therapies was chosen by a panel of physicians and scientists at Cleveland Clinic, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by the US News & World Report survey.
The annual list recognises new techniques, therapies and approaches to treat medical conditions.
The selection criteria for qualifying in the Top 10 Medical Innovations required nominations to:
- Have significant potential for short-term clinical impact (either a major improvement in patient benefit or an improved function that enhances healthcare delivery)
- Have a high probability of success
- Be on the market or close to being introduced
- Have sufficient data available to support its nomination.
The Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012 are:
10. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Reduce Disease Threat
9. Novel Diabetes Therapy: SGLT2 Inhibitors
8. Harnessing Big Data to Improve Health Care – Health care data requires advanced technologies to efficiently process it. Analytics can be applied to better hospital operations and tracking outcomes for clinical and surgical procedures.
7. Active Bionic Prosthesis: Wearable Robotic Devices
6. Implantable Device to Treat Complex Brain Aneurysms
5. Increasing Discovery with Next-Generation Gene Sequencing
4. Medical Apps for Mobile Devices
3. Concussion Management System for Athletes – Patient management tools can instantly detect brain injuries at the moment of contact.
2. CT Scans for Early Detection of Lung Cancer
1. Catheter-Based Renal Denervation to Control Resistant Hypertension
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