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Innovation, Patient Experience

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment

July 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Three years ago, Corey Walsh, who was in a relationship with a man who was HIV-positive, got a prescription for Truvada, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent infection with the virus that causes AIDS. Walsh, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

July 15, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218 people, ages 21–50, without obesity. Dr. William E. Kraus — a cardiologist and distinguished professor of medicine at Duke University in Durham, […]


EHR & EMR

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs

July 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give to patients. Over time, functionality in the EHR and PPM systems can’t keep up with emerging demands, often […]


Opinions

Doctor Pay Hits $266K For Primary Care, $443K For Specialists

July 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Primary care physician compensation has surpassed $266,000 a year, continuing to increase at a faster rate over the last five years than specialist pay at $443,000 as more doctors are rewarded to keep patients healthy, satisfied and out of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

July 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New data from a two-year Duke Health trial suggests when it comes to cutting your risk for killer ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, there’s always room for improvement. In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

July 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used the compound — either chewing the leaves or making them into tea — to soothe aches […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Why An Aging Population Means Healthcare Customer Experience Must Adapt

July 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

America is getting older, and the healthcare system is buckling under the pressure. The double whammy of people generally living longer and the massive Baby Boomer generation creating the “largest-ever population of older adults in America” has necessitated a level […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

July 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

While genetics and other factors like age and sex contribute to each individual’s response to exercise, little is known about the biological mechanisms by which physical activity brings about beneficial changes to the body. In a recent study led by […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

July 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

July 11, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous studies have associated with sweetened drinks. Some studies […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers devise a more ‘child-friendly’ test for autism

July 11, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

“The current approaches to determining if someone has autism are not really child-friendly,” notes Mehrshad Sadria, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Sadria and colleagues have been busy looking for an alternative […]


Opinions

As Healthcare Goes Digital, Consumer Engagement And Experience Improve

July 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry in the United States has long been a dichotomy in its embrace of – and resistance to – technology. While some of the world’s finest technology is used to diagnose and treat all manner of illness, patients […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How to get a cheaper prescription before leaving the doctor’s office

July 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream. But Gilbert, 54, a nurse and health consultant, was shocked when her physician […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

‘Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?’ Patients in the UK are using Amazon’s tech for aches and pains

July 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) is working with tech giant Amazon to provide people with “reliable health information” via voice assisted technology. Authorities said Wednesday that the technology would enable patients to “get professional, NHS-verified health information in seconds” […]


Innovation, Med Tech

10 hot medical technologies in 2019

July 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Recent report outlines this year’s emerging medical tech trends Technological advances and improvements in medical care are nearly synonymous, and some of the latest trends in care this year appear to be coming of age. ProClinical, an international staffing firm […]