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Data Security, Information Management

How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

July 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A new study in mice finds that the ketogenic, or keto, diet helps to eliminate the side effects of a new generation of cancer drugs. In recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Machine learning predicts 1-year mortality using EHR data

July 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm using electronic health record data to improve care delivery for seriously ill patients by accurately predicting the risk of 1-year mortality. The random forest (RF) model, which estimates the risk […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys

July 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than three decades after the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), scientists are still working to develop a preventative vaccine that could finally put an end to the epidemic for which there are nearly two million new infections […]


Regulatory

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

July 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Affordable Care Act insurers are facing a fresh round of uncertainty that could drive up premiums or push companies to stop offering coverage through the law, after the Trump administration’s latest move to cut off subsidies meant to help stabilize […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop needle simulator for medical training

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US have created a low-cost needle simulator to train doctors to perform complex and delicate medical procedures. The handheld simulator is intended to provide an alternative for existing training approaches such as mannequins, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New biomarkers to help detect hypervirulent K. pneumonia

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of Buffalo researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately detect a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria (K. pneumonia), which leads to sudden life-threatening complications. Based on the theory that hypervirulence of the bacteria is due to genes […]


Regulatory

Walgreens Completes Investment In Chinese Pharmacy Chain

July 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance now has a 40% stake in Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores Co. Ltd., which has a franchise of retail pharmacies across China. The $416 million investment in Sinopharm Guoda will help provided a needed boost to Walgreens international […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Oxygen therapy could help prevent dementia in people with breathing difficulties

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. These findings could have implications for future research aiming to […]


Opinions

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American struggle to curb opioid addiction could become collateral damage in President Donald Trump’s showdown on trade. Trade tensions with allies were heightened by the White House announcement in March of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Now, another […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced. Cleveland Clinic patients can also access their health data through the MyChart […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How to safely stop antidepressants

July 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can cause. We also cover which antidepressants are harder to stop taking, how to relieve symptoms, and tips for stopping […]


Innovation, Med Tech

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments

July 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Organ-on-a-chip systems are emerging rapidly: they will be capable of mimicking the functionality of an entire organ, by using just a tiny part of it on a microchip with fluid channels. Researchers of the University of Twente already booked good […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

NHS will be first health service to offer routine DNA tests

July 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

NHS England will be the first health service in the world to routinely offer genomic medicine from 1 October 2018, enabling the analysis of patient DNA to help diagnose rare diseases, match patients to the most effective treatments, and reduce […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

About 1.1 million people dropped 2018 Obamacare coverage

July 3, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

More health insurance exchange members paid their first-month premiums in 2018 than in 2017, despite fewer sign-ups during open enrollment, according to CMS data released Monday. Of the nearly 11.8 million people who signed up for 2018 coverage through the […]