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The Private Sector Steps In to Protect Online Health Privacy, but Critics Say It Can’t Be Trusted

May 19, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Most people have at least a vague sense that someone somewhere is doing mischief with the data footprints created by their online activities: Maybe their use of an app is allowing that company to build a profile of their habits, […]


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UW Health invests $60M in new upright proton therapy technology, taking a new approach to treating cancer

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

UW Health plans to offer proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that more precisely targets tumors for patients with certain cancers, and will be the first location in the state of Wisconsin to provide the treatment. The University of […]


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mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna fare better against COVID-19 variants of concern

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — perform better against the World Health Organization’s variants of concern (VOCs) than viral vector vaccines — AstraZeneca and J&J/Janssen. Although they all effectively […]


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Dartmouth Health, GraniteOne call off merger after regulatory objection

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Following opposition from New Hampshire’s attorney general, Dartmouth Health and GraniteOne Health have officially called off plans to merge, a representative of the former confirmed. The two organizations had signed a letter of intent back in January 2019 to form […]


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Experts Predict If And When COVID Will Become A Seasonal Illness

May 12, 2022

Via: HuffPost

The vast majority of respiratory viruses that spread within our population ebb and flow with the seasons. Influenza spikes in the winter months, as do infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses and other coronaviruses. Earlier this year, Rochelle […]


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UPMC Health Plan to distribute home drug disposal kits to Medicare members

May 11, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has launched a program to distribute medication disposal kits to Medicare Advantage members. More than 11,000 kits will be distributed in May, one per member. Additionally, any Medicare member can request […]


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Rising Google searches for procedures suggest recovering demand, analysts say

May 11, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The most recent medtech industry earnings season was characterized by improving results. After struggling with the impact of omicron early in the year, many companies had a recovery in demand as the quarter progressed, leading some orthopaedic businesses to post […]


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Moderna vaccine sales surpass expectations as company looks to fall boosters

May 5, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Both Moderna and Pfizer maintained their financial forecasts for COVID-19 vaccine sales this year, estimating product revenue that between them totals more than $50 billion. Yet the trajectory of those sales has become harder for analysts to predict amid questions […]


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Health tech company in talks with FDA about device that may have caused injury, death

April 29, 2022

Via: Fox News

Medical technology company Avanos has issued a voluntary field correction for a vital hospital tool that may have led to injury or even death. Avanos initially told Fox News Digital that the company is in an “ongoing dialogue” with the […]


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3 Predictions for Post-COVID Clinical Trial Decentralization

April 27, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Prior to COVID, major technological transformation initiatives were already underway at many clinical trial sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs.) But the move to decentralized trials accelerated dramatically in 2020 and 2021–and it’s not slowing down. Survey data from […]


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Biofourmis banks $300M megaround to fuel its growth in remote care, potential M&A deals

April 26, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Three years ago, technology startup Biofourmis had raised $10 million in total funding. This week, the virtual care and digital medicine-focused company announced a massive $300 million cash injection to fuel its growth. The funding round has boosted Biofourmis’ valuation […]


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UnitedHealth plans to sell Change’s claims editing unit for $2.2B to aid merger

April 26, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth has maintained that joining Optum and Change, two of the biggest providers of health IT services like revenue cycle management in the U.S., will result in a more connected administrative and payment ecosystem across healthcare. But after the deal […]


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Nominations for Fierce Healthcare’s 2022 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare

April 25, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Study after study has shown the importance of the contributions of individuals from different races and ethnicities for the delivery of healthcare and the innovation that changes patients’ lives. As a powerful force in the healthcare industry, the American Medical […]


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HHS calls on hospitals to make voluntary pledge to cut emissions to zero by 2050

April 22, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pressing for hospitals, health systems and other industry stakeholders to take a voluntary pledge to reduce emissions by half by 2030 and reach zero emissions by 2050. HHS said in an announcement […]


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IT hiring in global medical industry drops 1.6% in March 2022

April 21, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The global medical industry noticed a 1.6% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 6.35% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database. The medical industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.08% when compared […]