innovation and technology

State-of-the-art medical informatics and robotic technology

The installation of the Riedl robot in the pharmacy area of the Ramón Carrillo Hospital is a technological breakthrough that makes it the first fully digitalized hospital in Latin America. The pharmacy of the Ramón Carrillo Hospital is equipped with cutting-edge robotic technology provided by Fibonacci. Medical and non-medical systems work horizontally and cover every …

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September 29th: World Heart Day

This is a day to promote prevention strategies and raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases. World Heart Day also aims to promote healthy lifestyle habits from childhood, to prevent heart diseases during adulthood. In this sense, it is worth noting that cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including myocardial infarction and stroke, are among the leading causes of death …

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Dermatology, one of the most visual specialties

Dermatology is based on a visual assessment of the clinical condition presented by the patient. It is subject to a thorough clinical and microscopical examination. Dermoscopy is employed as an auxiliary tool in the examination of the skin. It is a non-invasive technique that improves the clinical diagnosis of skin lesions and makes it possible …

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Technology for early detection of lung diseases

Spirometry is essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases. According to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) around 235 million people suffer from symptoms associated with respiratory diseases. Many of them have not been officially diagnosed and almost 30 percent have probably been misdiagnosed. Awareness and education are the first crucial steps in the early diagnosis …

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Intelligent Operating Rooms: healthcare of the future, today

Modern operating rooms (ORs) are becoming more complex with the continuous development of technological devices. New technologies, increasingly present in society, offer valuable solutions for the healthcare sector. The deployment of technology and artificial intelligence gives way to digital transformation. The development of the advances has also reached the ORs. The concept of intelligent ORs has …

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EasyClean reusable laryngoscopes: more safety with better performance

Heine EasyClean laryngoscopes offer the most reliable view to intubate patients in a fast, safe and sustainable way.   Following proven Heine’s standards, this premium laryngoscope line is made from specially selected materials where everything from LED light intensity to reprocessing and sterilization is designed to meet the most demanding safety standards on the market.   This …

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AMSCO 7052 HP and 7053 HP invite you to migrate from manual washing to certified automation

Automation, standardization and maximum sterilization in less time Steris AMSCO® 7052HP washers have standardized and automated processes, which leads to shorter proceeding times.  Manual washing of instruments consists of 14 steps. AMSCO 7052 HP and 7053 HP thermal disinfectors save time, reducing the over 50 minutes of direct labor and the more than 90 minutes …

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Did you know that N95 masks can be reprocessed?

The V-Pro S2 and MAX 2 devices allow ten reprocessing cycles of up to 10 masks per cycle, extending their useful life.   N95 face masks are an essential piece of personal protective equipment. Healthcare workers use a large number of masks for protection, so decontamination and reutilization ensure continuous availability even at times of peak …

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Antibiotics save lives but they can lead to severe consequences when not used properly

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than half of all medicines are prescribed incorrectly. Overmedication and inappropriate use of antimicrobials are the most significant problems. The incorrect use of prescription medications can create a harmful scenario for both the health of patients and the reputation of healthcare professionals.  In addition, the abuse of …

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Nanotechnology will change the world as we know it

The matter at the atomic scale behaves differently from the atoms that compose it. With cutting-edge techniques, nanotechnology is revolutionizing the industry. It involves particles used to develop ambitious and innovative projects destined to improve the performance of everyday products. In modern science, researchers have observed that, on a very small scale, materials behave differently …

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