Medtech tops list of medical innovations

by Emma 12. October 2011 15:02


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

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical centre that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

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