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Regulatory

Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ health care

October 13, 2017

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to “call me to fix” America’s health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers. In a pre-dawn post on his Twitter account Friday, the president reiterated […]


Regulatory

Trump appoints Hargan as acting HHS secretary

October 11, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Eric Hargan as his new acting HHS secretary.Hargan was confirmed as the deputy HHS secretary recently and was sworn in last week. He will take agency veteran Don Wright’s place as acting secretary 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 […]


Opinions

Why Concierge Medicine Is Going To Boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Forbes

In the United States, the healthcare system is in need of significant repairs. The likelihood of these repairs happening in today’s politically charged environment is pretty low. At the same time, the healthcare systems in other countries are also broken […]


Opinions

Working Nights May Pose Special Risk for Abdominal Obesity

October 4, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Those who work night shifts may be at an increased risk for abdominal obesity, researchers reported. In a meta-analysis, there was a higher frequency of abdominal obesity reported among workers who were scheduled on night shifts versus other types of […]


Regulatory

NYU Langone Health wins HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award

October 3, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

NYU Langone Health has been selected as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award recipient for its excellence in implementing healthcare information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. The New York City-based academic medical center installed a […]


Opinions

How Can We Encourage More Organ Donations?

September 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

Now that the malevolent Graham-Cassidy bill has died, my focus is returning to helping people in more positive ways. One is to come together and help each other through organ donation. The wait list for organs has been growing much […]


Opinions

Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather

September 26, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Could decreases in temperature cause heart failure and death? An increase in hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure could be associated with changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, according to a new study in Environment International. The […]


Regulatory

In A First, Pfizer Spins Out Biotech Firm With $103 Million In Funding

September 25, 2017

Via: Forbes

Pfizer is announcing today that it is spinning out a new company, SpringWorks Therapeutics, to develop several drugs for rare diseases that the drug giant did not want to move forward internally. The new firm will be funded with $103 […]


Opinions

Knowledge about risk of meningitis among teens remains worryingly low, survey reveals

September 25, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Just one in ten parents and young people aged 14-18 are aware that teenagers are among the most at-risk for contracting meningitis, according to new research from GSK. As part of GSK’s Tackle Meningitis campaign, in partnership with former England […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Penn Medicine treats patient with next-generation radiation technology

September 25, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Penn Medicine is the first healthcare provider in the world to treat a cancer patient with next-generation radiation technology that delivers therapies in record time. According to Penn, the Halcyon radiotherapy system from Varian Medical Systems has the ability to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer

September 22, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations — those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father — in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumours and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary […]


EHR & EMR

Is Your EMR Too Nerdified?

September 22, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

A common complaint about EMRs is that while they might have technical capability, they might not have real world usability, or be “user friendly”. Thus, you might be able to enter A, B and C; but finding the previous values […]


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 […]