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Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy

December 14, 2017

Category: Opinions

When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. The declaration allows for doctors to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever […]


Why The Future Of High-Quality Primary Care Is Concierge Medicine

November 27, 2017

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

For the vast majority of people, their health and the health of their loved ones are their most precious assets. Unfortunately, in life – at some point – ill health is almost inevitable. When necessary, who would not want the […]


Annual influenza vaccination does not prevent natural immunity

November 13, 2017

Earlier studies have suggested that having repeated annual influenza vaccination can prevent natural immunity to the virus, and potentially increase the susceptibility to influenza illness in the event of a pandemic, or when the vaccine does not “match” the virus […]


Regulatory

Rather Than Repeal, Medical Device Tax May Be Suspended Again

December 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

A controversial tax on medical device sales under the Affordable Care Act could be suspended again rather than disappear permanently under new legislation emerging in the Republican-led Congress. The 2.3% tax on medical device sales that is part of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers take step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds to fight cancer

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers – which were first introduced in the 1980s – may be used to […]


Opinions

Consumers who froze their credit reports could hit a glitch enrolling in insurance

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Some Americans who froze their credit reports following the big data breach this year at the credit-rating firm Equifax may be in for a surprise if they try to purchase insurance on the federal health law’s marketplaces. That freeze could […]


Data Security, Information Management

BD begins new programme for cybersecurity of medical technology

December 13, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton Dickinson (BD) has initiated the Product Security Partnership Programme to encourage alliances in the healthcare industry for improving the cyber security of medical technology and devices. The programme seeks partnership with government agencies, industry associations, and security researchers. BD […]


Data Analytics, Data Security, Information Management

How to overcome digital documentation challenges in health care

December 12, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The mobile health industry is exploding, and it’s not just because more Americans than ever own smart devices. Providers and patients alike are realizing real value in mobile health technology as advancements ease the path to greater efficiency and lower […]


Regulatory

HHS announces winners of its Opioid Code-a-Thon

December 12, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the winners of its first-ever Opioid Code-a-Thon to help harness data into solutions to combat the nation’s epidemic of drug overdoses. The code-a-thon took place on December 6 and 7 at […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

US FDA approves Boston Scientific’s brain stimulation device

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. A DBS system is designed to trigger a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US research group measures CTC to predict breast cancer relapse

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in the US has demonstrated a new method of measuring circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood for predicting high or low risk of a breast cancer relapse. In a proof-of-concept study, the researchers analysed […]