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Biomarker, Innovation

USC researchers find new blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

A research team from the University of Southern California (USC) has found that a blood test can detect nano-sized signs of early-stage breast cancer. Conducted in a small group of patients, the study showed that the liquid biopsy can determine […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $4.4bn globally in August 2022

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Total medical devices industry cross border deals worth $4.4bn were announced globally for August 2022, with the Bain Capital’s $3.12bn private equity deal with Evident being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Digital pathology picking up among US providers, vendors, report finds

September 29, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Digital pathology allows slides and data to be captured and interpreted digitally in high-resolution. Normally, glass slides are physically viewed under a microscope by a pathologist. The digital pivot is already a growing trend in Europe. But that trend is […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

NIH finds bionic pancreas device maintains blood glucose levels

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that in a new multicentre clinical trial a device known as iLet bionic pancreas was found to help type 1 diabetes patients better maintain their blood glucose (sugar) levels compared to standard […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Federated Learning Is Driving a New Approach to Health Care

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Following the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), patient privacy cemented itself among the foremost concerns of healthcare providers. This focus on patient privacy was only amplified after Europe passed its own, stronger set […]


News

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,” […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A Technology-Driven Take on Improving Clinical Trial Access and Outcomes

September 22, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Tasked with reimagining patient-centric cancer clinical trials, the Bloomberg New Economy International Coalition has identified eliminating patient identification and enrollment barriers as top priorities for accelerating the development of novel cancer treatments, screening, and prevention. The priorities outlined in the […]


Regulatory

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, 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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR

Digital Health Adoption Reaches New Heights Among Physicians

September 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The AMA is dedicated to shaping a future that ensures digital health solutions are an asset and not an additional burden for physicians and patients. Also, emerging digital tools must be designed with an equity lens so that they address […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Hospitals Use Data for Quality Improvement

September 15, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

How do we measure quality in healthcare? The question is forever top of mind in an industry where quality is expected yet is difficult to define and measure. The U.S. is an outlier in healthcare. We spend more on healthcare per […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Internet of things hiring levels in the medical industry dropped in August 2022

September 14, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The proportion of medical companies hiring for Internet of things-related positions kept relatively steady in August 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 27.8% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. […]