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Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]


The Physician/Patient Relationship Is Critical To Exceptional Healthcare

October 3, 2018

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

A lot of attention is being paid lately to the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. There is not question that artificial intelligence and related technologies will significantly benefit patients in many ways and transform aspects of medicine. That said, […]


Will Congress bring sky-high air ambulance bills down to earth?

September 28, 2018

Category: Opinions

Air ambulance rides are literal lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, Kaiser Health News and NPR received more than a dozen bills from people around the country on the hook […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Integrate or Die: Healthcare IT’s Costly Interoperability Problem

October 22, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

At times, it seems that healthcare is stuck in a time warp. At many hospitals, you’ll see doctors still using faxes while administrators input data into giant, blocky computers running on Windows XP. This is puzzling. After all, technology is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

October 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die as a result. These statistics have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deem drug […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data of 75,000 at risk after breach of federal insurance exchanges

October 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting unauthorized access to consumer data in systems that support federal insurance exchanges. The agency says the breach affects personal information of thousands of individuals who get their health insurance from Federally […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott obtains US regulatory approval for HeartMate 3 device

October 22, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The approval has labelled HeartMate 3 as a destination therapy for people who are not eligible for a transplant. LVADs are designed to pump blood through the body in order to significantly cut down the workload on a weakened heart. […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Some countries take more time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one […]


Wellness

Green leafy vegetables could help reduce macular degeneration risk

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than […]


EHR & EMR

Study: EMR Interventions Help in Providing High-Value Medical Care

October 19, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

By implementing electronic medical record (EMR)-based interventions, Boston Medical Center was able to reduce unnecessary diagnostic testing while increasing the use of postoperative order sets. These actions signal two markers of providing high-value medical care, according to hospital officials. Indeed, […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures

October 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from […]


EHR & EMR

For EHR Reporting Program, cost transparency is top of mind

October 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Electronic health record software costs hospitals and health systems millions and even billions, often eating into their bottoms lines. To give providers a better idea of how the software will affect them financially, vendors should be required to submit maintenance […]