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Advances in technology have improved healthcare providers' ability to rapidly diagnose patients at the point of care, screen for common conditions, and provide a variety of effective treatment options. Providers need to be aware of what innovations are available - or will become available in the near future. It is the purpose of Medgizmos to educate and inform healthcare providers regarding the latest and greatest technologies.

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Connected Technology

ScopeAround Wifi Otoscope, new inexpensive digital otoscope!

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Masimo Sleep
device and application!

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Scoliometer application quantifies scoliosis via a smartphone!

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Update

April 20, 2022:  MDMtool.org online! Vision Screening Webinar online!   Masimo Sleep Review online.

Connected Tech

SoftSpot Application

SoftSpot Application

SoftSpot Application https://vimeo.com/661773329 Most pediatricians are aware that plagiocephaly (asymmetric head shape), and brachycephaly (wide head shape), occur frequently in young infants, with some estimates placing the incidence as high as 19 to 40%....

ScopeAround WiFi Otoscope

ScopeAround WiFi Otoscope

ScopeAround WiFi Otoscope https://vimeo.com/606723682 Physicians usually pay top dollar for medical equipment, so I was quite surprised when I acquired the Scope Around Wifi Otoscope from Amazon for $35 dollars. A patient sent an image of a child’s TM using this...

HD Steth Digital Stethoscope

HD Steth Digital Stethoscope

HD Steth Digital Stethoscope https://vimeo.com/592220034 I’ve been using digital stethoscopes for decades and have been very pleased that new devices are being introduced with regularity. There is a lot to like about the HD Steth from HD Medical group. It features a...

Canid Vaccine Management System

Canid Vaccine Management System

Canid Vaccine Management System https://vimeo.com/552513268 There are now 63 state, regional, and city-based vaccine registries, called Immunization Information Systems (IISs), each operating independently under its respective local and state policies. It is the...

Jared Pelo MD, DAX Interview

Jared Pelo MD, DAX Interview

https://vimeo.com/543136029 Jared Pelo MD, DAX Interview Nuance Communications, the company that pioneered voice detection software for medical practices, partnered with Microsoft in 2019 to develop an “ambient clinical intelligence” system, called the “Dragon Ambient...

Remmie Health Otoscope

Remmie Health Otoscope

https://vimeo.com/534569305 The Covid-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the engineers at Remmie Health to develop and begin distribution of an inexpensive ($150) otoscope that can be used to capture images of the tympanic membranes and throat of an ill child...

VitalFlo Respiratory Monitor

VitalFlo Respiratory Monitor

Vitalflo Respiratory Monitor https://vimeo.com/524882998 As a pediatrician I routinely care for children with asthma. As we all know families of asthmatic are frequently non-compliant with our recommendations – and many children do not take their medications as...

GoCheck Kids

GoCheck Kids

https://vimeo.com/245551085 GoCheck Kids is upgrading their mobile vision screening application to the iPhone platform this year and I’ve been fortunate to have a sneak peek. Rather than buy a photoscreener that costs upwards of 6 thousand dollars and may be obsolete...

EkoCore

EkoCore

I’ve long been a fan of digital stethoscopes, in part because they improve my ability to auscultate lung and heart sounds, but also because they advance the iconic device that has been associated with medical practice for centuries.

The Mightier Program

The Mightier Program

An alternative to medication management of ADHD has always involved occupational therapy as well as behavioral therapy, in addition to modification of the school and home environments to better accommodate the needs of the child.