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Innovation, Patient Experience

Therapeutic effects of gardening for psychiatric patients

May 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at UCLA’s Steward and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools. But, with careful planning by a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

May 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. With its creamy green flesh, it adorns dishes of all varieties and features in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The fruit contains a rare combination of healthful fats and fiber and is associated […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment

May 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a […]


Wellness

Study reveals health benefits of exercising into old age

May 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The study has now been published in the Wiener klinische Wochenschrift [Vienna Clinical Weekly] and presented to mark European Public Health Week, which runs from now until 17 May, in which the Austrian Society of Public Health (ÖGPH), of which […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

May 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The nutritional facts and ingredients that appear on a product’s packaging aim to reveal what consumers want to know about a food. A consumer might choose to look at a product’s calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, or mineral content. Those […]


Wellness

Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests

May 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The scientists, at Pennsylvania State University in State College, explain that their study is one of the first to investigate how the properties of walnuts may affect heart health. The results of the research, which the California Walnut Commission part […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

12 ways AI will revolutionize healthcare in the next year

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Expectations are high for the impact that artificial intelligence can play in healthcare, but most experts admit that the industry is still early in the process of researching one-off uses for AI in healthcare settings. Still, many predict that many […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Health plan members want better apps, more telehealth

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Other findings from the large national study show that respondents believe insurers should widen the availability of telehealth […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life

May 10, 2019

Via: Time Health

Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep […]


Regulatory

HHS To Implement Pay-For-Performance Models For Primary Care Practices Serving Medicare

May 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two weeks ago, the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) unveiled the “Primary Cares Initiative,” a program that aims to “reduce administrative burdens” and enable primary care physicians to earn “performance-based payments” if they deliver care to Medicare patients […]


Regulatory

Drugmaker Gilead reaches agreement with White House to donate HIV prevention med

May 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has agreed to donate drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year, the Trump administration says. The agreement between Gilead and the Trump administration will last until at least […]


Biomarker, Innovation

IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

May 10, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.3% of adults in the United States have IBD. Types of IBD […]


Featured

8 Reasons Why You Need HR Management

May 10, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

Human Resources (HR) Management is a significant aspect of any organization in a myriad of business areas, from strategic planning to compliance and company image. Putting together an efficient HR department can give your organization the ability to meet business […]


Regulatory

Trump administration wants to shame Big Pharma into lowering drug prices

May 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration wants to shame pharmaceutical companies into lowering prescription drug prices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC in an interview Thursday. Pharmaceutical companies will be required to disclose the list price of their prescription medicines […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey reports large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of cardiac implantable electronic devices

May 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The study reviewed patients’ overall knowledge of data from their devices as well as their perceptions on […]