The EHR Strikes Back!

June 20, 2018

Category: EHR & EMR

The last few years have been challenging for the electronic health record (EHR). While the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act succeeded in transitioning the US healthcare system mostly away from paper¹, the resulting electronic systems […]

AMA: Medical students, residents receive insufficient EHR training

June 14, 2018

Category: EHR & EMR

Medical students and residents are not effectively using electronic health records because they continue to receive insufficient training on the systems as part of their formal professional education. That’s the contention of the American Medical Association, whose policymaking body—AMA’s House […]

White House: Trump’s drug pricing plan will make rest of the world pay its fair share

June 6, 2018

Category: Regulatory

Drug affordability is rightly a top concern for Americans. President Trump recently launched an unprecedented effort to fix this problem with a proposal to tackle excessively high drug prices while still preserving incentives for medical innovation, which ensures better future […]


11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

June 19, 2018

Via: Time Health

Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means […]


Walgreens Partners With Humana On Primary Care For Seniors

June 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Humana say they are partnering to operate “senior-focused primary care clinics” inside drugstores. The deal announced Tuesday involves two Walgreens stores in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The clinics, which will open this fall, will complement […]


Health execs not ready for societal, liability issues from AI

June 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare organizations lack the capabilities needed to ensure that their artificial intelligence systems act accurately, responsibly and transparently, finds a new survey by consulting and professional services firm Accenture. AI has the potential to be a […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk

June 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This is the first time a study has demonstrated the potential of combining stem cell-based disease modeling with CRISPR/Cas 9-mediated genome editing, to determine the pathogenic ability of an undescribed genetic variant known of as “variant of uncertain significance” (VUS). […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

June 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The question of whether physical activity can prevent dementia and if so, how, is a research question of particular interest. “Today we know that being in good physical condition also ensures a healthy brain. In addition, observational studies suggest that […]


Cigarettes Have to Be Labeled ‘Deadly’ Now. Here’s Why

June 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new rule requiring tobacco companies to describe their products as “deadly” and “addictive” on their websites went into effect Monday — and more regulations are coming. Tobacco companies including Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA were […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 ‘new genetic markers’

June 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A 6-year research project identifies 63 gene changes that could help to indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer in certain men. The study was conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and the results […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Telemedicine is a vastly growing and increasingly important element of today’s healthcare system. Real-time care through audio, video, and digital messaging allows for medical professionals to accurately and effectively diagnose symptoms, treat illness or disease, and monitor a patient’s progress […]