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Regenerative medicine breakthrough: Can a small chip ‘heal’ entire organs?

August 8, 2017

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

What was once the stuff of science fiction is now becoming a reality: entire organs may soon be “healed” by simply touching a small chip. A team of researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s […]


Hospital Impact—How to lead teams with purpose

July 27, 2017

Category: Opinions

Karen DeViller had a challenge. A site director at the Edmonton, Alberta-based East Edmonton Health Centre, she had been asked to lead a team that would launch a decentralized refugee health program to meet the needs of a complex population. […]


Mobile technology: A blessing or a curse for doctors?

July 3, 2017

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

It is the double-edged sword of the modern era: the mobile technology available to healthcare providers today can help them to swiftly slash through many of their daily tasks, from documentation to direct patient care. For that reason, smartphones now […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Novel approach to track HIV infection

August 21, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions — infectious particles — to be connected to infectivity. The findings could help lead to the development of novel therapies for HIV […]


Data Security, Information Management

New approach needed to protect health data

August 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

HIPAA regulations—and the mindset they have inspired for information security—can no longer be the standard on which a healthcare information security program is built. The philosophy spawned from the compliance mentality toward information security, in too many instances, has resulted […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine as effective as in-person care for Parkinson’s disease

August 18, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson’s disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can successfully deliver quality care. The study, which appears today in the journal Neurology, points to a new way to […]


Opinions

Employers Accelerate Move To Value-Based Care In 2018

August 18, 2017

Via: Forbes

The nation’s largest employers are moving quickly toward value-based approaches to contain health costs and improve quality, employers and health benefits firms say. With the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) reporting that almost two in five – nearly 40% – of employers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Few hospitals meet consumer expectations, report finds 

August 18, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Despite an industrywide push to improve the patient experience, a new study found that hospitals and healthcare systems often fail to meet rapidly changing consumer demands. The report by Kaufman, Hall & Associates shows that only 8% of the 125 healthcare organizations surveyed […]


Opinions

Government-Run Healthcare? Be Careful What You Wish For

August 18, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Hello Dr. Payne, thanks for calling back, there’s a consult I’d like you to see.” “What’s going on?” “Well, there’s a patient up on 7 East who …” “Wait a minute. 7 East … isn’t there some other specialist covering […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New Optical Tool to Spot Nerves During Surgery

August 17, 2017

Via: Medgadget

A team of medical researchers has come up with a way to optically spot nerves within tissue, which should prevent nerve injuries that can happen during surgeries of the hand and other sensitive and delicate parts of the body. The […]


Regulatory

How Will ACA-Repeal Legislation Impact The Medicaid Population?

August 17, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

The expansion of Medicaid and insurance subsidies through the ACA meant 20.4 million more people had health insurance in 2016 than in 2010. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, somewhere just north of 20 million Americans would lose health insurance in the […]