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Innovation, Med Tech

3D modeling of drug resistance could lead to more effective cancer treatment

July 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the research of a University of Akron (UA) scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment. Dr. Hossein Tavana and students in his Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies lab recently developed and patented […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA, Congress create panels to oversee Cerner EHR implementation

July 16, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With the recent award to Cerner of a $10 billion electronic health record modernization contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, both the VA and Congress are taking steps to ensure that the implementation of the EHR system receives sufficient […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New algorithm uses brain scans to tell how smart you are

July 3, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Forget about controversial, old-fashioned IQ tests as a measure of intelligence. A new machine-learning algorithm, which was developed by scientists at Caltech, can predict a person’s intellectual ability with unprecedented accuracy. Scientists led by Ralph Adolphs — a professor of […]


Data Security, Information Management

Humana web sites hit by sophisticated data attack

July 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurer Humana has notified an undisclosed number of members about a data breach after it uncovered a sophisticated cyber spoofing attack on the Humana.com web site and its Go365.com wellness site. The attack, discovered on June 3, apparently came […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

You can have a VIP emergency room doctor on call, for a price

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

The promise of concierge medical practices is to provide round-the-clock access to doctors when patients need it. For New York start-up Priority Private Care, that means going to where their members are this summer — the Hamptons. “We have an […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

July 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In Austria, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal transition is diagnosed in about 500 people every year. At the same time, this is the type of tumor with by far the highest increase. Sebastian Schoppmann, Department of Surgery (Head M. Gnant) of […]


Opinions

Patient balances after care continue steady rise

July 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The amounts that patients pay for healthcare services, after insurers settle with providers, continues to march upward, in part leading healthcare organizations to improve capabilities to handle new pressures on revenue cycle management. A recent study of patient balances after […]


Opinions

The problem with high drug prices isn’t ‘foreign freeloading,’ it’s the patent system

June 27, 2018

Via: CNBC

Americans continue to suffer the highest prescription drug costs of anyone in the world. One in four are unable to fill prescriptions due to high prices, according to a recent poll. And even though drug prices tripled over the last […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears AI technology that evaluates echocardiograms

June 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A medical technology company specializing in applying artificial intelligence to cardiovascular imaging has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its fully automated video clip selection and calculation of left ventricular ejection fraction. The software from San Francisco-based […]