HHS settles cybersecurity investigation with Montefiore Medical Center

February 7, 2024

Category: News

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 […]

Swift Medical Secures $8M to Power AI-Driven Wound Care

January 30, 2024

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

Swift Medical boasts a proven track record, serving as the trusted wound care partner for over 4,000 healthcare facilities across North America. Their platform empowers over 20,000 clinical users to deliver standardized, accessible, and equitable care to patients through: Advanced, […]

Senators reintroduce bill to boost telemental healthcare

January 25, 2024

Category: Regulatory

The Telemental Health Care Access Act comes as a number of Medicare telehealth flexibilities that first went into effect during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to expire at the end of the year without congressional action. Lawmakers have previously shown […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Only 37% of Medical Practices Receive Value-Based Care Payments, Black Book Survey Reveals

February 23, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The survey also highlights the increasing demand for VBC consulting services. Two-thirds of providers venturing into VBC rely on advisors to navigate the complexities of: Care delivery challenges: Optimizing workflows and implementing evidence-based practices. Data analytics: Utilizing data to drive […]


Reprieve Cardiovascular Nabs $42M to Expand Intelligent Fluid Management for Heart Failure

February 22, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Over 6.7 million Americans suffer from heart failure, with ADHF exacerbations leading to over a million hospital admissions annually. Frequent readmissions and prolonged hospital stays pose significant burdens on patients, healthcare systems, and costs. Reprieve’s intelligent fluid management system aims […]

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, 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 […]