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Regulatory

As Tax Reform Looms, Hospitals Defend U.S. Exemptions

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

As the Republican-led Congress moves from its failed health reform effort to an attempt to restructure the U.S. tax code, the nation’s hospital industry is out with a new report defending its federal tax exemption. The American Hospital Association says […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Healthcare stakeholders weigh value of claims and clinical data

October 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In healthcare, claims data is often described as a river that is a mile wide but only an inch deep, while clinical data—the analogy goes—is a mile deep and an inch wide. Yet, with the widespread adoption of electronic health […]


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

Are expensive cancer drugs being approved without enough proof that they work?

October 6, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Recent research indicates that only half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) showed benefit in patients. Since most cancer drugs cost about $100,000 per patient per year, it is not surprising that cancer is one […]


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 […]


Data Security, Information Management

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

September 26, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovation, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a […]


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

ICR develops new blood test to detect residual head and neck tumours

September 25, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK have developed a new blood test to detect the presence of any residual tumours after chemotherapy and radiotherapy in locally advanced (non-metastatic) head and neck cancer patients. The HPV16-detect […]


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 […]


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 […]


Opinions, Wellness

Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic

September 19, 2017

Via: Mercola

It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters.1 Greenland sharks and seabirds living […]


Regulatory

How Predictive Analytics Brings Operational Clarity to Healthcare

September 18, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

Editor’s Note: Rich Krueger is the CEO at Hospital IQ, a provider of analytic services and hospital management solutions. Prior to joining Hospital IQ, Rich was the founder and CEO of DynamicOps, a cloud automation software company that was acquired […]