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EHR & EMR

Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Algorithms recommend products while we shop online or suggest songs we might like as we listen to music on streaming apps. These algorithms work by using personal information like our past purchases and browsing history to generate tailored recommendations. The […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study reveals imaging approach with potential to detect lung cancer earlier, at the cellular level

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to identify lung cancer at the cellular level in real time during a biopsy, offering promise in the ability to detect the disease earlier and […]


Regulatory

24 states support federal government in 340B drugmaker lawsuit

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

A collection of 24 states is throwing its support to the federal government in a legal fight with several drugmakers over access to drugs discounted under the 340B program. The states and the District of Columbia announced in legal filings […]


News

UW Health invests $60M in new upright proton therapy technology, taking a new approach to treating cancer

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

UW Health plans to offer proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that more precisely targets tumors for patients with certain cancers, and will be the first location in the state of Wisconsin to provide the treatment. The University of […]


News

mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna fare better against COVID-19 variants of concern

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — perform better against the World Health Organization’s variants of concern (VOCs) than viral vector vaccines — AstraZeneca and J&J/Janssen. Although they all effectively […]


Innovation, Research

If you take several medications, ‘polypharmacy’ is a word to know

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Here’s a scenario so common that it applies to nearly 92 percent of older adults with cancer: An individual comes in for treatment and reports taking several medications that might include a drug for high blood pressure or heart disease, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New micro device injects a boost to IVF success

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A research team led by the University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts. The first-of-its-kind device will […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

May 12, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 […]


EHR & EMR

VA, EHR implementation facing patient data, access concerns, audit finds

May 12, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The purpose of the joint VA and DOD audit was to see how well implementing the common EHR is helping data exchange between the departments and healthcare providers. The DOD and VA acquired Cerner’s EHR in 2015 and 2018, respectively, […]


News

Experts Predict If And When COVID Will Become A Seasonal Illness

May 12, 2022

Via: HuffPost

The vast majority of respiratory viruses that spread within our population ebb and flow with the seasons. Influenza spikes in the winter months, as do infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses and other coronaviruses. Earlier this year, Rochelle […]


Innovation, Research

Gut microbiome composition predictive of patient response to statins

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

More than 40 million Americans take statins, the most common type of prescription drug. While statins have been shown to effectively lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risks of stroke and heart attack, they do not work the same for […]


News

UPMC Health Plan to distribute home drug disposal kits to Medicare members

May 11, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has launched a program to distribute medication disposal kits to Medicare Advantage members. More than 11,000 kits will be distributed in May, one per member. Additionally, any Medicare member can request […]


News

Rising Google searches for procedures suggest recovering demand, analysts say

May 11, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The most recent medtech industry earnings season was characterized by improving results. After struggling with the impact of omicron early in the year, many companies had a recovery in demand as the quarter progressed, leading some orthopaedic businesses to post […]


Innovation, Research

Cells take out the trash before they divide

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers […]