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Bipartisan Senate bill aims to boost mental health access, improve worker shortages

September 22, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday released a bipartisan-supported discussion draft bill that aims to increase mental health access and improve mental health workforce shortages. The draft bill proposes to fill the gap in mental healthcare worker shortages by funding […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

US task force recommends anxiety and depression screenings for adults

September 22, 2022

Via: Fox News

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended anxiety and depression screenings for adults as mental health concerns among Americans rise. The task force recommends that adults below the age of 65 undergo screenings for anxiety. Meanwhile, the policy for depression […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual Reality Therapy May Serve as Effective Adjunct To Anesthesia For Surgical Procedures

September 21, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

XRHealth is revolutionizing healthcare, bringing patient care into the Metaverse. The company operates state-of-the-art therapeutic care Virtual Clinics, utilizing proprietary FDA and CE registered medical Extended Reality (XR) technology (virtual and augmented reality). XRHealth integrates immersive XR technology, licensed clinicians, […]


News

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. […]


News

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 […]


EHR & EMR

Telemedicine September 2022

September 21, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

New Study in JAMA Shows Telehealth Slowed Opioid Overdoses During Pandemic The American Telemedicine Association (@AmericanTelemed) and ATA Action issued the following statement in response to today’s publication of a study authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthtech innovation among medical industry companies has dropped off in the last three months

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Research and innovation in healthtech in the medical sector has declined in the last year. The most recent figures show that the number of healthtech related patent applications in the industry stood at 1592 in the three months ending July […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Single-use flexible bronchoscopes to significantly drive bronchoscopes market growth

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Bronchoscopes are used in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including the detection of lung tumours, lung infections and airway blockages. Certain respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, sarcoidosis and tracheoesophageal fistula are also detected with the help of […]


News

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 […]


Regulatory

Judge denies DOJ’s move to block $13B UnitedHealth, Change deal

September 20, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

A federal judge denied the Department of Justice’s attempt to block UnitedHealth Group’s $13 billion purchase of Change Healthcare, delivering a win on Monday to the healthcare giant as its reach continues to expand. Judge Carl Nichols’ ruling follows an […]


News

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 […]


Wellness

Nearly one in 10 in the US reports having depression

September 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. In 2020, past 12?month depression was prevalent among nearly 1 in 10 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA approves clinical trials of Abiomed’s Impella heart pumps

September 19, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted two approvals related to the clinical research of Abiomed’s Impella heart pumps. The regulator has approved the on-label RECOVER IV randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Impella heart pumps in acute myocardial […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott reports late-breaking data supporting use of structural heart devices

September 19, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Abbott has reported data from five late-breaking presentations demonstrating the advantages of its minimally invasive devices that are designed to treat people with various structural heart diseases. The new data of the company’s minimally invasive structural heart technologies were presented […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Boston Scientific reports data from Cerebral Protection System trial

September 19, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Boston Scientific has reported data from the PROTECTED TAVR clinical trial of the SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System. The SENTINEL device has been designed for capturing and removing the embolic debris stemming from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) before it reaches […]


Regulatory

Doctors Rush to Use Supreme Court Ruling to Escape Opioid Charges

September 19, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Dr. Nelson Onaro conceded last summer that he’d written illegal prescriptions, although he said he was thinking only of his patients. From a tiny, brick clinic in Oklahoma, he doled out hundreds of opioid pills and dozens of fentanyl patches […]


Innovation, Med Tech

4 Factors Driving Healthcare Transformation in 2022 to Watch

September 19, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

As the healthcare industry becomes more interconnected in response to a wide range of economic and societal factors, the landscape is changing for all parties involved, including payers, providers, and patients. In a dynamic time for the industry, here are […]