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Health Care Workers Push for Their Own Confidential Mental Health Treatment

February 22, 2024

Via: Kaiser Health News

States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses. Too often, health care workers wait to seek counseling or addiction treatment, causing their work and patient care to suffer, […]


EHR & EMR

US digital therapeutics market to grow at 25% CAGR from 2022 to 2030

February 21, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The digital therapeutics (DTx) market in the US is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report. GlobalData’s DTx in Medical report notes that the growing sector […]


Innovation, Research

FDA approves allergy drug to lessen severity of reactions to peanuts, dairy, other foods

February 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

Food allergy sufferers have a new weapon in their fight against severe symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the injectable Xolair (omalizumab) the green light for use in decreasing the risk of life-threatening reactions to certain […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Highmark Grants Commercial Coverage to Theranica’s Wearable for Migraine Treatment

February 20, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Migraine affects over 1 billion people worldwide, including 10% of children and adolescents. It’s a debilitating neurological condition that can significantly impact daily life. Traditional treatment options often involve medication with potential side effects or limitations. Theranica’s Nerivio REN wearable […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

X-trodes’ Smart Skin Earns FDA Clearance for Home-Based Electrophysiological Monitoring

February 20, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Historically, electrophysiological monitoring confined patients to clinical settings with cumbersome equipment. X-trodes’ Smart Skin disrupts this paradigm by transforming an entire monitoring lab into a discreet, flexible, and entirely wireless patch. This empowers users with continuous, medical-grade monitoring in their […]


Innovation, Research

Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters

February 20, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

The study was the first to identify earlier patterns of adrenal puberty as a result of prenatal stress. Adrenal puberty is marked by changes like the growth of body hair, pimples and aspects of cognitive maturation, but does not include […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Unlocking Medical Device Potential: Data Integration Drives Better Patient Outcomes

February 19, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The types of medical devices available and their use in patient care continue to accelerate. The medical devices market is anticipated to surpass $656B by 2032, and it is poised to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.0% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Sharps Technology to partner for drug delivery systems

February 19, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Medical device company Sharps Technology is set to enhance its global distribution and sales network for drug delivery systems through new North American third-party logistics (3PL) partnerships and a strategic alliance with Roncadelle Operations. This collaboration aims to leverage the […]


News

Modern Convenience, or Invasion of Privacy?

February 15, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Like most people, I am signed up for a savings card from my grocery store. After all, who doesn’t want to save a few dollars on their already-expensive groceries each week, just by scanning your card at checkout? Years ago, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How Open-Source Technologies Will Transform Digital Clinical Trials

February 14, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Although the traditional nearly decade-long clinical trial timelines completely collapsed during COVID, this truncating was not necessarily novel. Precedent exists for accelerating approval timelines during health emergencies such as the AIDs/HIV epidemic, where Compound S, a re-make of AZT, or […]


Regulatory

Washington state bill seeks to regulate hospital mergers, care access

February 14, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Software engineer Alexander Surkov recently proposed a new addition to the Chromium source code, the layout engine on which many modern browsers are based. The programmer aims to implement the Web Monetization specifications, providing Chrome and many other free browsers […]


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In Fight Over Medicare Payments, the Hospital Lobby Shows Its Strength

February 13, 2024

Via: Kaiser Health News

In the battle to control health care costs, hospitals are deploying their political power to protect their bottom lines. The point of contention: For decades, Medicare has paid hospitals — including hospital-owned physician practices that may not be physically located […]


News

California schools now allow kids to attend with cough and cold symptoms, health department says

February 13, 2024

Via: Fox News

A growing number of schools are relaxing their restrictions and opening their doors to kids with coughs, sore throats and other symptoms. This is a marked difference from the strict guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic — when parents were advised […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medicare Expands Coverage for Eversense E3 CGM System, Offering More Options for Diabetes Management

February 12, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Previously, only people with diabetes who required multiple daily insulin injections were eligible for Medicare coverage of implantable CGMs. This new policy removes that restriction, making the Eversense E3 accessible to all insulin users as well as non-insulin users with […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Biotronik launches Micro Rx catheter in US

February 9, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Biotronik has launched the Micro Rx catheter, a new device for enhancing guidewire support during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), in the US. The rapid exchange microcatheter is produced by Interventional Medical Device Solutions (IMDS) and exclusively distributed by Biotronik. The […]


News

How are prescription drugs named? A drug development expert shares the process

February 9, 2024

Via: Fox News

Some drugs may seem like they were named by throwing darts at the alphabet – but the process of drug naming is actually very intentional. In an interview with Fox News Digital, Dr. Dave Latshaw, CEO of the AI health […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare app regulators are adapting to increased activity

February 8, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Two very distinct types of apps focus on healthcare: the nebulous wellness category and regulated digital therapeutics. This divide is due to national regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that oversee the approval of apps […]


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HHS settles cybersecurity investigation with Montefiore Medical Center

February 7, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The settlement comes as regulators have been sounding the alarm about cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. More than 134 million people were affected by large breaches reported to the OCR last year, compared with just 55 million in 2022, according […]


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Talent Tuesday: The Healthcare Workforce

February 6, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Taking a break from who is hiring and who was hired, we rounded up some reading on the state of the healthcare workforce. Like many things in our lives for the past three years the pandemic has taken a toll […]