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Opinions

Should We All Be Taking Statins?

October 19, 2017

Via: Forbes

Back in 2011, I asked whether we should all be on statins. At the time, it was clear that statins offered benefits for people who had already suffered heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular problems. But for the rest of […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Here’s how to snag the best Medicare Advantage Plan

October 18, 2017

Via: CNBC

Medicare open enrollment is underway, which means you have until Dec. 7 to sign up for an Advantage Plan or to make changes to the one you already have. If you’re uncertain whether one of these plans is right for […]


Regulatory

Republicans face a new moment of truth on Obamacare

October 18, 2017

Via: CNBC

Republicans in Washington have reached a new moment of truth on Obamacare — and not about whether they can repeal it. This time, it’s about whether an all-Republican government can accept political limits, allow bipartisan compromise and protect citizens from […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antibiotic resistance genes found

October 16, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery

October 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in […]


Opinions

If you miss this Medicare deadline, it could hurt your health

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC

It’s likely you’ve started hearing chatter about Medicare’s open enrollment period, which begins Sunday and runs through early December. If you’re like many older Americans, the question is whether you need to do anything. Put simply, it depends. “A lot […]


Featured

Why More Sleep Equals More Money

September 29, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

Who would have thought that more sleep could lead to bigger incomes? Time Use and Productivity: The Wage Returns to Sleep is a research conducted by economists Matthew Gibson and Jeffrey Shrader investigating the impact of sleep on productivity and […]


Featured

Sleeping 101: How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need

September 21, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

How often do you blame yourself for not getting eight hours of sleep every night? You know it’s detrimental to your health, at least that’s what countless doctors and physicians claim, but you simply do not have the luxury to […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New Tests Hope To Diagnose Bacterial Infections More Quickly

September 8, 2017

Via: Forbes

The inability to tell whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or virus is a huge problem, driving a lot of antibiotic overuse by physicians. Another, which I see almost every time I work in the hospital, is a […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Allscripts picks Vidyo to add telehealth features to patient portal

August 31, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

EHR vendor Allscripts has selected the Vidyo.io platform from Vidyo to power virtual consultations directly embedded into the Allscripts FollowMyHealth patient portal. On-demand video visits can be launched directly from the patient portal workflow, with the aim of simplifying remote […]


Data Security, Information Management

Healthcare Orgs May Be Ramping Up Cybersecurity Efforts

August 21, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

As I’ve noted (too) many times in the past, healthcare organizations don’t have a great track record when it comes to cybersecurity. Compared to other industries, healthcare organizations spend relatively little on IT security overall, and despite harangues from people […]


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 […]