AFL method results in significant decrease in number of caesarean sections

Approximately twenty percent of women experience delayed parturition during the delivery phase of their pregnancy. This situation frequently results in an extremely long delivery process and the related complications. It is a huge burden on the mother and the foetus, but delayed parturition also has an effect on the obstetrics department.

Thirty percent decrease in number of caesarean sections

Recent research conducted by the Centre for Medical Technology Assessment’ of the Linköping University in Sweden has shown that the AFL method reduces the number of emergency caesarean sections during a stagnating delivery by thirty percent. What’s more, applying the method results in an average reduction of four percent of the cost per delivery as compared to deliveries during which the AFL method is not applied.

AFL monitor

ICT Healthcare Technology Solutions provides a sophisticated product portfolio aimed at assisting mother and child during a pregnancy. One of the products is the AFL monitoring system, developed by the Swedish company Obstecare. The system measures the lactate concentration in amniotic fluid. The entire monitoring system consists of two parts: a sensor and a monitor. The combination of these two parts is also called the AFL-test. The test is extremely simple to perform, and provides a scientifically substantiated instrument for assisting the clinical decision-making process related to delayed parturition.

Read the entire research report: CMTreport Obstecare or read more about the AFL method on our website. Would you like to discuss the AFL method or receive additional information. Please contact Ms. Nelleke Hamaker via nelleke.hamaker@ict.eu, or +31 (0)625034402.

Corporate Magazine: Issue 1 – 2019

We have launched a new edition of our Corporate Magazine: Issue 1 – 2019. We are thrilled to share stories that show our dedication to make the world a little smarter every day.

Every Corporate Magazine has a theme. Issue 1 – 2019 is all about Developing the Future. That is our ambition and we aim to achieve this by connecting people, technologies and ideas. You can read about several projects, our CoLab initiative, OrangeNXT, our expansion to Sweden and more. Just see for yourself.

READ OUR CORPORATE MAGAZINE: ISSUE 1 – 2019!

ICT Healthcare participates in first edition of BigData4Imaging

December 9th till Wednesday, December 12th, ICT’s Healthcare unit will participate in the first edition of the course BigData4Imaging.

About the course
This course on Big Data for Imaging is a unique opportunity to join a community of leading edge practitioners in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging. During this 4-days immersive course, participants will be able to attend lectures and workshops from world-class experts in Radiomics, Deep Learning and Distributed Learning. There will be ample opportunity to network with faculty members, other participants and companies.

Sponsorship
ICT Healthcare is proud to be a sponsor of the first edition of the course. We are present with a stand. Artificial Intelligence solutions in healthcare are the new medical devices. Our knowledge about imaging, medical software development (CE/FDA) and RT domain knowledge combined, makes us an interesting partner for many startups.

More information about BigData4Imaging can be found via this link: https://bigdata4imaging.info/

Product information CorTx-RT available

During ESTRO 37, ICT Group introduced a novel radiotherapy solution, CorTx-RT. CorTx-RT is a radiotherapy data- and workflow management solution, taking care of all the data hand-overs during the course of treatment. With the goal to improve patient safety, treatment quality and gain drastic reductions in treatment delays, while increasing workflow efficiency.

Product information

More information about ICT’s radiotherapy solution is available now! You can download the product reference via a special page.
Click here for more information.

Market introduction at ESTRO 37: CorTx-RT, ICT’s radiotherapy solution

During ESTRO 37, ICT Group will introduce  a novel radiotherapy solution, CorTx-RT. The event will take place 20-24 April 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

CorTx-RT: Simplifies Radiation Oncology Complexity
CorTx-RT is a radiotherapy data- and workflow management solution, taking care of all the data hand-overs during the course of treatment. With the goal to improve patient safety, treatment quality and gain drastic reductions in treatment delays, while increasing workflow efficiency.

Are you curious about our radiotherapy solution? Watch the animation below!

Product information CorTx-RT
Our product information is available now! You can download the information via a special page.

Radiation Oncology is an innovative discipline which is rapidly evolving, we remain conscious of the fact that the strive for better and more accurate and precise treatments should go hand in hand with the effort to provide optimal care to radiation and oncology patients in general.

Besides the introduction of CorTx-RT, ICT Group will also inform you about the project in cooperation with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH):  ‘A “big-data” platform, managing the clinical data & workflows and facilitating clinical research’ and a project in cooperation with Smart Scientific Solutions BV regarding a small animal application: ‘Optimizing preclinical research by using a data management platform’.

About ESTRO
ESTRO is a society focusing on interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity, giving radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiobiologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists (RTTs) the opportunity to engage with other oncology organizations with the collective aim of improving cancer treatment. This conference will convey the theme ‘Innovation for Value and Access’.

Innovations in radiation oncology do not only have a positive impact on the value of our treatments, but we can also use the technological (e.g. automation, efficiency) and radiobiological (e.g. hypofractionation) advances to serve an ever growing subset of patients.

Location:
CCIB
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
08019 Barcelona
Spain

Healthcare at TiiM Conference 2018

This edition of the TiiM Conference the theme is Care to Create Opportunities. There are countless possibilities for improving patient care. Which ideas and technologies are being developed and how do you create opportunities to implement these innovations in healthcare? How can you bring these innovations to the market? Is the market open to innovations? Are we innovating to innovate or to improve individual patient care?

ICT Group will be able to indicate with countless customer cases that innovating in healthcare is possible thanks to excellent knowledge and experience in the Healthcare domain and good partnership with customers and technology partners.

Read more.

Demolab Event: Lifesaving software, breathtaking careers!

During the Demolab Event you can view software solutions and products that in many cases save or greatly improve the life of patients. Software solutions that will amaze you and are of great importance for society.

ICT Healthcare likes to invite you to this innovative and educational event on Thursday, November 16th at the Gasfabriek in Deventer.
We will show you this evening demonstrations of:
– Clinical Decision Support Systems;
– Workflow and data management systems for hospitals;
– Transplantation system for organs;
– Systems for the treatment of rheumatic diseases;
– Diagnostic systems.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Sense4Baby: home-monitoring of medical pregnancies

Monitoring the pregnancies of women with health issues is vital to prevent child mortality. But this form of healthcare is also very expensive. Telenatal and BMA, ICT Groups’ IT healthcare specialists, have developed a way to improve monitoring and make it less expensive.

In the NOS journal of Saturday, September 16th you can see a good example of the use of Sense4Baby by a pregnant mother who did her own monitoring, without any help from a nurse or midwife. Specialists at the hospital can check the readings via a web portal. The CTG readings can also be added to the patient’s records in the hospital system via a seperate interface. The Mosos system of BMA.

Please take a look at the website of the NOS journal and watch the item about Sense4Baby.