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Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $14.71bn globally

July 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked an increase of 78.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 72.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $8.54bn. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

July 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s to diabetes and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. For instance, early last month, Medical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Study finds hearing aids may protect against dementia

July 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Called PROTECT, the study builds on recent findings by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, which indicated that hearing loss is a key risk factor for dementia. According to the latest research, which involved 25,000 people aged […]


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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

July 10, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Despite scientific advancements in breast cancer research, this type continues to be the leading cancer among women in the United States and the second deadliest after lung cancer. Many breast cancer survivors live with a continual worry that the condition […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Structure of brain networks can change in fundamental and recurring ways over time

July 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The shape and connectivity of brain networks — discrete areas of the brain that work together to perform complex cognitive tasks — can change in fundamental and recurring ways over time, according to a study led by Georgia State University. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

July 9, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Common knowledge has it that diet and lifestyle play an important role in supporting a person’s physical health and overall well-being. That is why doctors may advise their patients to modify their diets and lifestyle habits by making them more […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

When Your Primary Care Physician Breaks Up With You

July 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

My primary care physician announced that he will be changing to a “concierge” practice, requiring my wife and me to pay $2,000 each per year in exchange for his caring for fewer patients and, therefore, being more available to us. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Brain structure may play key role in psychosis

July 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Variations in the structure of the choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), could play a key role in psychosis. A team that Dr. Paulo Lizano — of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA — led has […]


Opinions

Study estimates health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. over next 20 years

July 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the United States are estimated to total $300 billion over the next twenty years, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows

July 2, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to data that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have cited, in the United States, more than one in three adults are overweight. The same is true for obesity — more than one in three […]


Data Security, Information Management

8 steps to recover quickly (and well) from a data breach

July 2, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

8 steps for a successful recovery from a data breach Despite best efforts to protect the organization’s health information, a hacker has breached the walls and now client files are encrypted, ransom demands have been made to restore health records […]


Regulatory

Walgreens Isn’t Done Closing Drugstores In U.S. Or Abroad

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance is closing 200 Boots drugstores in the United Kingdom as part of a global “transformation cost management program” launched earlier this year that has figured in store closures in the U.S. The plan disclosed late last week […]


EHR & EMR

12 patient safety risks linked to EHR usability

July 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Digital records systems have created unforeseen safety risks, sometimes contributing to serious mistakes in treatment, and that’s particularly true for pediatric patients, contends researchers for the Pew Charitable Trusts. These unintended consequences can be devastating for young patients, especially when […]