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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 […]


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

Medical News Today: Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

September 13, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

A study analyzing the medical data of more than 133,000 people shows that those with diabetes and a medical history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Recent data suggest that non-alcoholic […]


EHR & EMR

AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them ‘poorly designed and implemented’

September 12, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association. Researchers gleaned their findings from […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA.1 U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours […]


Innovation, Med Tech

This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds

September 7, 2017

Via: Time Health

When it comes to treating cancer, surgeons want to get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during tumor removal. Now a new technology—the size of a pen—is attempting to make that easier by distinguishing between tumors and healthy […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

SmartTouch for Symbicort Smart Inhaler Cleared by FDA

September 6, 2017

Via: Medgadget

Adherium, a company out of Auckland, New Zealand, won FDA clearance to introduce its SmartTouch for Symbicort device that monitors and promotes prescribed inhaler usage. Symbicort is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD. The device […]


Opinions

Does your hospital’s website need a facelift?

September 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

People who come to your hospital’s website are typically in a hurry and may not be in the best mood. Since this is your chance to make a great first impression, you don’t want to screw it up. And if […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Schizophrenia, memory deficits: Solving the mystery behind a most stubborn symptom

September 5, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of Columbia scientists has found that disruptions to the brain’s center for spatial navigation — its internal GPS — result in some of the severe memory deficits seen in schizophrenia. The new study in mouse models of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers perform first-ever clinical trial involving genetic screening for Parkinson’s disease

September 1, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In the first ever clinical investigation involving genetic screening for Parkinson’s disease, researchers are testing whether the presence of a specific genetic mutation identifies which patients are the best candidates for deep brain stimulation surgery, and whether neurologists should perform […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Thermo Fisher forms consortium to identify cancer immunotherapy biomarkers

September 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific has formed the Immuno-Oncology Consortium to enhance immunotherapy cancer research across Europe with next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels. The consortium, which includes a group of clinical researchers from various European institutions, intends to adopt highly sensitive NGS for […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Nanomachines to Drill Through Cell Membranes

September 1, 2017

Via: Medgadget

An international team of scientists has developed tiny motorized molecules that can drill holes in cells membranes when stimulated by light. The nanomachines could be useful for drug delivery or directly killing cancer cells. The nanomotors are paddle-like chains of […]


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 […]