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Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Keys to avoid repetitive lab testing in your hospital

November 9, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

New research from doctors at Johns Hopkins University and other organizations reveals repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients is costly and unnecessary. Constant blood draws can also lead to hospital-acquired anemia and a variety of complications. A paper published last […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

October 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers how the brain reactivates networks of interrelated memories during sleep

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study led by the University of Barcelona has identified the process in the brain which strengthens or weakens memories of our daily events while we sleep. According to the study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience […]


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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug protects heart from cardiac rupture after myocardial infarction

October 2, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

There are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by US guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic heart failure. LCZ696 is better than conventional drugs at reducing cardiac death and […]


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, 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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

People with schizophrenia are dying younger

September 18, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new Ontario study by researchers at the Centre […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers create chimera virus that allows study of molecules to treat cancers

September 18, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpesvirus infection in mice models of disease. There are several types of herpesvirus able to […]


Opinions

Medical News Today: Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

September 18, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers suggest that sodium – which we commonly ingest through salt, or sodium chloride – could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Diabetes is a common condition that affects more than 29 million […]


Opinions

Medical News Today: How binge drinking alters brain activity

September 15, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Earlier studies showed that alcoholic people have measurable changes in their resting brain activity. And now, for the first time, researchers find similar changes in the brains of non-alcoholic students who binge drink. Alcoholic beverages are enjoyed worldwide, and, if […]