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Digital experiences have improved standard of care from clinicians

October 9, 2019

The Customer Experience and Connectivity Chasm (CECC) report highlights how digital experiences and personal health data from wearable tech and health apps are impacting healthcare providers’ standards. A grand total of 9,030 adults were surveyed from across Europe, Asia and […]


Trump to issue executive order ‘protecting’ Americans from Democrats’ ‘Medicare for All’ plans

October 3, 2019

Via: CNBC
Category: Regulatory

President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday making changes to the Medicare program to “protect” Americans from Democratic health-care proposals senior administration officials say would “destroy” coverage for seniors. The executive order, which he is scheduled […]


US medical devices industry sees a drop of 19.7% in deal activity in August 2019

September 23, 2019

A total of 61 deals worth $2.02bn were announced in August 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 76 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 47 deals which accounted for 77.05% […]


Regulatory

California’s new transparency law reveals steep rise in wholesale drug prices

October 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Drugmakers fought hard against California’s groundbreaking drug price transparency law, passed in 2017. Now, state health officials have released their first report on the price hikes those drug companies sought to shield. Pharmaceutical companies raised the “wholesale acquisition cost” of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

October 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her. “She said, ‘Do […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers develop microfluidic test to detect Lyme disease

October 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a diagnostic test that leverages a microfluidic approach to detect Lyme disease within 15 minutes. Existing tests involve running of two assays, ELISA and western blot, to identify antibodies against the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New study challenges nerve damage hypothesis in traumatic brain injury

October 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Post-mortem scans of injured brains are causing researchers to question the hypothesis that blunt force trauma from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) causes nerve damage. The scans, conducted by a team including researchers at the New York-based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases

October 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A team led by a scientist at Scripps Research has invented a new genomics technique for tracking down the causes of rare genetic diseases. The technique, which the researchers report in Science, makes use of the fact that people inherit […]


Wellness

Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

October 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

Cases of burnout have been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years among millennials and Gen Zers. It’s a growing problem in today’s workplace because of trends like rising workloads, limited staff and resources and long hours. It’s no […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Jumping genes can cause rare developmental disorders in children

October 11, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Reported today (11th October) in Nature Communications, the study is a step towards providing explanations for additional families with children with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders. Every year in the UK, thousands of babies are born with errors in their DNA that […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Penn researchers to develop tool to diagnose Parkinson’s

October 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Penn Medicine researchers will work with scientists from the Washington University-St Louis, the Universities of Pittsburgh and California-San Francisco and Yale University. The alliance, Center Without Walls, secured a $20m National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grant to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

Precision Medicine Gets A Boost From Congress

October 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

Of the approximately 7,000 rare diseases 80% are genetic. And, more than half of rare diseases affect children. For patients and their caregivers, one of the more frustrating aspects of rare diseases is the length of time from symptom onset […]