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  • Writer's pictureOzzie Paez

Adding credibility to innovation through supporting research and publishing

Innovative medical technologies often face tough barriers before they are broadly accepted. It’s nothing new, as Dr. Stanley Shaw explained during our 2022 cohort on Digital Health. He used X-Rays as an example of an innovative technology that languished for 20 years after its invention by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. As late as 1912, preop X-Rays for broken bones were still not part of clinical decision-making and workflows.

Published papers and supporting research can add indispensable credibility to innovative technologies, particularly in conservative fields like medicine.

One way to accelerate acceptance and promote the deployment of innovative new medical technologies is through supporting papers and reports published in respected industry and medical journals. Some may focus on the technologies and potential benefits while others review specific products and services on issues like performance, costs, and efficacy. Unfortunately, papers require data and experiential insights that only emerge after providers and clinicians gain experience with these technologies. In this context, my colleagues and I waited for nearly two years after Biobeat introduced its remarkable cuffless blood pressure-cardiovascular sensors for published papers to appear.

Then, as early adopters including providers, clinicians, and researchers gained experience, the number of reports and papers grew. They broadly validated our initial assessment of these innovative technologies and shed light on specific applications in environments that included hospitals during the pandemic and field hospitals helping refugees escaping the war in Ukraine. Links to some of these reports, papers, and relevant studies are shown below.

List of Reports and Papers

• Maya Dagan, Yotam Kolben, Nir Goldstein, Arik Ben Ishay, Meir Fons, Roei Merin, Airk Eisenkraft, Rabea Asleh, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Offer Amir, Dean Nachman, Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring Allows Recognition of Early Response Patterns to Diuresis in Congestive Heart Failure Patients, December 21, 2022, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Volume 12, Issue 1,

• Valerio Pecchioli, Nazzareno Lomartire, Lucia Valente, Maria Paola Gemmiti, Maria Pia Corsi, Arik Eisenkraft, Lorenzo Pecchioli, and Francesco Fedele, Abstract P121: Sensitivity And Specificity of the Biobeat Watch In Monitoring Covid19 Patients: Preliminary Data, September 7, 2022, Hypertension,

• Yftach Gepner1,7, Merav Mofaz2, Shay Oved2, Matan Yechezkel2, Keren Constantini1, Nir Goldstein1, Arik Eisenkraft3,4, Erez Shmueli 2,5,7 & Dan Yamin 2,6,7, Utilizing wearable sensors for continuous and highly-sensitive monitoring of reactions to BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, 2022,

• Ana M. Cabanas, Macarena Fuentes-Guajardo, Katina Latorre, Dayneri León, and Pilar Martín-Escudero, Systematic review: Skin Pigmentation Influence on Pulse Oximetry Accuracy: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis, 2022, MDPI,

• Ozzie Paez, Remote Patient Monitoring in War Zones, July 5, 2022, Ozzie Paez Research,

• Elhanan Bar-On, Gad Segal, Gili Regev-Yochay, Galia Barkai, Asaf Biber , Avinoah Irony, Assaf Luttinger, Hindy Englard, Amir Grinberg, Eldad Katorza, Galia Rahav, Arnon Afek, Yitshak Kreiss, Establishing a COVID-19 treatment center in Israel at the initial stage of the outbreak: challenges, responses, and lessons learned, BMJ, 2021 May;38(5):373-378.

• Arik Eisenkraft, Yasmin Maor, Keren Constantini, Nir Goldstein, Dean Nachman, Ran Levy, Michael Halberthal, Netanel A. Horowitz, Ron Golan, Elli Rosenberg, Eitan Lavon, Ornit Cohen, Guy Shapira, Noam Shomron, Arik Ben Ishay, Efrat Sand, Roei Merin, Meir Fons, Romi Littman, and Yftach Gepner 6, Continuous Remote Patient Monitoring Shows Early Cardiovascular Changes in COVID-19 Patients, September 17, 2021, Journal of Clinical Medicine,

• Michael Halberthal, MD, MHA; Dean Nachman, MD; Arik Eisenkraft, MD, MPH; Eli Jaffe, PhD, Hospital and home remote patient monitoring during the COVID-19 outbreak: A novel concept implemented, 2020, American Journal of Disaster Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 2.

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