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EHR & EMR

DoD to increase Leidos contract for Cerner EHR by nearly $1.2B

July 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Defense is increasing the ceiling for its electronic health record modernization contract with prime contractor Leidos by nearly $1.2 billion. The additional funds are meant to accommodate additional services and capabilities necessary to maintain a standard EHR […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Stroke imaging technology could reduce brain damage risk

July 24, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A study presented at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting has found that a new stroke imaging technology called cone beam imaging could decrease delays in patient care by up to an hour, giving patients a better […]


Biomarker, Innovation

‘Financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment not adequately addressed by doctors, reveals study

July 23, 2018

Via: Medical News

In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such ‘financial toxicity’ is not adequately addressed by […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study: Many patients concerned about financial impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment

July 23, 2018

Via: Medical News

As treatment for early stage breast cancer becomes less extensive and more precise, a new concern is surfacing: Cancer takes an enormous toll financially on many people. A new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers investigate recessive genetic disorder that leads to childhood blindness

July 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Our genome is made up of 20,000 genes, all of which may cause disease. At present, 4,141 genes have been identified as being responsible for genetic abnormalities, leaving around 16,000 genes with unknown implication in disease. Researchers from the University […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Single genetic change in gut bacteria can lead to obesity

July 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that deleting a single gene in a certain strain of intestinal bacteria caused metabolic changes and reduced weight gain in mice. Researchers are already aware of the influence […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers

July 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers. The new molecule successfully targets a protein that plays a major role in the growth of most cancers. This protein target is […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Embleema Launches Blockchain-Powered Personal Health Record Platform

July 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Embleema comes out of stealth to connect patients, life sciences, and regulators through its healthcare blockchain-enabled personal health record (PHR) platform. Embleema, a NYC-based patient-focused healthcare blockchain network, today emerged from stealth after one year of R&D, to launch the […]


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, […]