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Opinions

Reversing an overdose isn’t complicated, but getting the antidote can be

May 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A few months ago, Kourtnaye Sturgeon helped save someone’s life. She was driving in downtown Indianapolis when she saw people gathered around a car on the side of the road. Sturgeon pulled over, and a man told her there was […]


Opinions

Opioid pharmaceutical marketing influences physicians’ opioid prescribing rates

May 15, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study shows the significant impact that even a meal or two paid for by a pharmaceutical company can have on prescribing rates, despite a national decline of opioid prescribing rates. Researchers from Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for […]


Opinions

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb: US could see lower drug prices if Europe pays more of its fair share

May 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. allies’ drug pricing strategies are not sustainable for long-term success, and that’s adversely leading to higher prescription costs at home and abroad, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Tuesday. Europeans “do underpay relative to us for branded […]


Opinions

How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Medical Adherence

May 14, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Every day, doctors and medical researchers are challenged to find new, improved drugs and courses of treatment for chronic disease. But, what if the answer to improving health outcomes for many patients was simpler than developing new drugs? What if […]


Regulatory

VA telehealth rule allows providers to treat patients across state lines

May 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule allowing telehealth providers to administer care to veterans across state lines and outside of a federal facility. Previously, VA physicians could only waive state licensing requirements and provide telehealth treatment across […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Enhanced imaging could cut errors in robot-aided surgeries

May 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Adding photoacoustic imaging to some robotic surgery procedures may reduce the number of injuries that inadvertently occur, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Imaging. The research specifically looked at hysterectomies and potential damage to the ureter […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test identifies chronic pain instantly

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test, called painHS, which instantly identifies the severity of chronic pain by using colour biomarkers. The research was led by Mark Hutchinson who is a neuroscientist and the director of the Australian Research […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New liver transplantation technology being used in hospitals

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for end-stage-liver failure and is the last option for the patient. One of the biggest challenges in the transplantation field is the availability of organs, as the number of people that need a transplant […]


EHR & EMR

How EHRs Give Time Back to Nurses

May 7, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

It goes without saying that nurses are busy. Caring for patients and keeping up with documentation (amidst their many other clinical responsibilities) takes up the majority of their time and resources. However, there are tools that nurses should add to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Statistical analysis can help reduce needless breast biopsies

May 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Imaging studies that identify suspicious lesions in women’s breasts often lead to biopsies, even in cases that are only minimally suspicious. These tests to rule out false positives can cause needless anxiety and risks to their health. But combining the […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Curiosity Killed the Healthcare Organization

May 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Study Shows that Healthcare’s Internal Security Breaches Exceed External Ones Was that Lady Gaga in the emergency room? What kind of procedure is my ex having? If you’re a healthcare organization, curiosity is one reason why your employees are a […]


Opinions

Text messaging service could help reduce opioid relapses

May 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine and Epharmix, a St. Louis-based digital health vendor, have developed an automated text messaging service that they believe can reduce opioid abuse and decrease the chances of patient relapse. Using the service […]


Opinions

Riding The Disruption Wave In Healthcare

May 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to innovation, healthcare presents a paradox. It is both a hare and a tortoise. While life-altering breakthroughs in medical treatments can come at a rapid pace, improvements to the way healthcare is actually delivered often happen very […]


Innovation, Med Tech

High-charge electron beams may provide safer alternative to x-rays

April 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Terahertz (THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths are in the range of 0.03 mm to 3 mm. It has frequencies are higher than those of radio waves and microwaves, but lower than those of infrared light. THz radiation thus […]