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Pharma-Funded FDA Gets Drugs Out Faster, But Some Work Only ‘Marginally’ and Most Are Pricey

September 30, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Dr. Steven-Huy Han, a UCLA liver specialist, has prescribed Ocaliva to a handful of patients, although he’s not sure it helps. As advertised, the drug is lowering levels of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase in their blood, and that should […]


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Organizations Urge HHS to Postpone Blocking Deadlines

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME), along with nine (9) other healthcare provider organizations, sent a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, requesting that HHS offer providers an additional […]


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If You Just Had COVID, Here’s When To Get The New Booster Shot

September 26, 2022

Via: HuffPost

There’s a new COVID-19 booster shot available that provides better protection against the variants that are currently circulating. It’s a bivalent shot, meaning it targets both the original strain of the virus and the highly contagious omicron subvariants ― including […]


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Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

September 26, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” […]


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Artivion halts clinical trial with mechanical aortic valve

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Artivion has halted the PROACT Xa clinical trial, which was designed to assess if patients with an On-X mechanical aortic valve could be maintained safely and effectively on apixaban versus warfarin. The randomised, prospective trial enrolled subjects with an On-X […]


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American Diabetes Association Launches Amputation Prevention Alliance

September 23, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The American Diabetes Association announced a new initiative designed to address the urgent public health challenge of preventable amputation called the Amputation Prevention Alliance. Over 135,000 amputations occur every year in the United States, with the majority of those procedures […]


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Transparency Ecosystem in Healthcare

September 23, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Cost transparency is a driving force in the American market. Whether consumers are looking to purchase a latte, a plane ticket, or surgery, they increasingly expect to pay an “out-the-door” price– something that includes all labor and materials as well […]


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Health IT Business News – September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

FIGmd, an MRO Company, Provides APP Reporting with PerformancePathway for ACOs FIGmd, an MRO company (@MROCorp), announces the latest release of PerformancePathway for ACOs, an end-to-end technology and service solution that successfully provides Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) and MIPS […]


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Industrial automation hiring levels in the medical industry dropped in August 2022

September 21, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The proportion of medical companies hiring for industrial automation related positions kept relatively steady in August 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 77% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. […]


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Future of work hiring levels in the medical industry rose in August 2022

September 21, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The proportion of medical companies hiring for future of work related positions rose in August 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 70.6% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. This […]


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HHS ‘roadmap’ aims to tackle nation’s mental health crisis

September 21, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Biden identified the country’s worsening mental health crisis as a top national priority during his State of the Union address this year. Nearly 53 million Americans in 2020 were affected by mental illness, and substance use disorders affected 15% of […]


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Global colonoscopy market set to exceed $4.4bn by 2030

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Colorectal cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancerous deaths. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the estimated annual number of deaths due to colon cancer is projected to nearly double from […]


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North America is seeing a hiring jump in medical industry digital media roles

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

North America extended its dominance for digital media hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending July. The number of roles in North America made up 61.9% of total digital media jobs – up from 52% in the […]


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Health sector causes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, report finds

September 19, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Federal health agencies are beginning to focus on the effects of climate change on patients and hospitals and the role that healthcare facilities play in emitting greenhouse gases. The CMS prioritized healthcare equity and climate change last month in its […]


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Humana looks to buy clinics from PE partner for up to $550M

September 19, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Humana is accelerating into primary care by expanding its chain of clinics serving Medicare patients into more markets. The payer in May said it expected to operate about 250 clinics, under the CenterWell and Conviva Care Solutions brands, by the […]


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Diabetes affects millions of Americans and hits Hispanic, Latino adults especially hard, CDC says

September 16, 2022

Via: Fox News

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in the United States — and it may impact Hispanic or Latino adults in particular. U.S. adults overall have a 40% chance of developing the disease. That risk increases to […]


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Healthcare industry’s resiliency to surging inflation is poised to ebb

September 15, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

While the price of groceries, energy and other goods and services have surged alongside record-high inflation this year, the healthcare sector has been mostly immune to immediate price increases. That immunity is starting to wane, industry experts say. Overall U.S. […]


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Resident physicians report COVID-19 impacts

September 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many deleterious consequences for health care workers, including the challenges of caring for severely ill patients. Resident physicians, in particular, may have been affected by physical as well as psychological consequences of the pandemic. At […]


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5 Tips for Hiring and Retaining Medical Practice Staff

September 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Finding the right employees for your medical practice and keeping them happy can be challenging enough during normal times. Add in the realities related to the COVID pandemic, including staffing shortages and “the great resignation,” and busy physicians can be […]


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WHO director-general says ‘the end is in sight’ for COVID pandemic

September 15, 2022

Via: Fox News

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million […]