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Innovation, Patient Experience

The Impact of Digitization on Patient Experience is Here

September 18, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Hospitals, and medical clinics in general, have complex and ever-changing environments. However, one thing that never changes is the overall commitment to put patients first and ensure that they’re provided with the best possible experience. First and foremost, that experience […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Wellness

Want To Live Longer? Take Up Tennis.

September 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Tennis might just be the best thing you can do to extend your life. A new study from Denmark, published just last week by Peter Schnohr and colleagues, shows that playing tennis may extend your life by nearly 10 years. […]


Regulatory

Medicare Advantage Plan Proposed Use Of Step Therapy For Part B Drugs

September 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Payers must balance patient access to biopharmaceuticals and cost containment. A public payer such as Medicare and its contractors is no different in this regard. Yet, payers may in some cases be constrained in the kinds of methods they can […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Engagement: 9 Ways to Engage Patients on Their Own Terms

September 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Prioritizing measurable clinical outcomes, defining an evidence-based, codified patient journey, and incenting strict adherence to treatment plans have been the base for many patient engagement initiatives. These seem to be logical ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs and encourage patients […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA comes under fire for rapid Apple Watch approvals

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s quick approval of new mobile medical apps designed for the Apple Watch is raising eyebrows among FDA observers who say the tech behemoth got preferential treatment. Last week, the FDA granted—in two separate letters dated […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Using the immune system to combat addiction

September 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In 2011, at least 20 million people in the United States had an addiction, excluding tobacco. An estimated 100 people per day die from drug overdose, a figure that has tripled in the past 2 decades. Addiction is a complex […]


EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities. That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability […]


Regulatory

HHS issues HIPAA waiver for covered hospitals in wake of Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With Hurricane Florence making landfall, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has waived sanctions and penalties under certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. While the HIPAA Privacy Rule is not suspended during a public health or other emergency, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

September 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices. The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a […]


Opinions

Can A Cancer Drug Originated In China Be A Success In The U.S.?

September 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

While China has prospered in a variety of technologies over the last decade, one area where growth has been slow has been in innovative drug R&D. This is not surprising. Going from an idea to a marketed product can take […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

September 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Our circadian rhythm, or body clock, regulates key aspects of our health and daily lives. Our body clock controls sleep-wake cycles, digestion, and body temperature, among several other functions. Scientists have tied disruption to one’s circadian rhythm to a range […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Cancer to kill nearly 10 million this year says WHO report

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

According to a report released by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency this week, 9.6 million people would lose their lives to cancer this year. This translates as one in eight of all deaths and one in eleven of […]


Opinions

Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection that develops quickly and can cause multiple organ failure and death. It arises when the body’s immune response to an infection starts to damage its own tissues and organs. Symptoms of sepsis […]