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Google begins to stake out its place in healthcare

January 23, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

It’s no secret that Alphabet is knee deep in healthcare projects. Through acquisitions, new hires, partnerships and research efforts, Alphabet, parent company of Google, is using its expertise to organize and analyze enormous volumes of healthcare data. In mid-November, DeepMind—a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

January 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their impact on our health. Recently, emulsifiers have been drawing fire. Manufacturers use these chemicals to alter food’s texture […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Providers begin using AI to improve clinical decision making

January 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations across the country are beginning to cash in on early efforts in artificial intelligence and data visualization. First reports on initial efforts to use these advanced technologies show tantalizing potential. At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an […]


Opinions

As Shutdown Enters Second Month, Public Health Risks Rise

January 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The government shutdown is threatening the health of millions of Americans, increasing the risk for harm as the partial closure of key agencies enters its second month, say public health, medical and food safety groups. Hundreds of organizations representing doctors, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s

January 21, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia, the main type of which is Alzheimer’s disease, affects about 50 million people worldwide. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to reach 14 million […]


Wellness

7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes

January 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can change to improve their heart health. Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7,” these risk factors are: “smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol, and […]


Regulatory

Walmart pharmacies likely to leave CVS network because of pricing dispute

January 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

Walmart pharmacies are expected to leave the drugstore networks offered by CVS because of an ongoing pricing dispute. Anyone with CVS-administered drug benefits and Medicaid enrollees with CVS drug coverage will be affected if the split happens, CVS said Tuesday. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Abbott’s heart defect treatment device for babies gets FDA approval

January 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

PDA is a common congenital cardiac defect that is characterised by an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart, resulting in difficulty in breathing. Of the 60,000 premature babies born each year in the US, approximately 12,000 have […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

January 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and the Sheppard Pratt Health System in […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting

January 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

With influenza cases elevated nationally and widespread throughout the country, researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital contend that machine learning can produce highly accurate local flu surveillance. In fact, they say that combining two forecasting methods with artificial intelligence produces […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Rush working with AT&T to be the first 5G-enabled U.S. hospital

January 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

One of Chicago’s major academic medical centers is poised to be the first standards-based, 5G-enabled hospital in the United States. On Tuesday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, AT&T announced a collaboration with Rush University Medical Center and the Rush […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study shows safety of flu vaccination for hospitalized patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study also showed that vaccinating […]


Regulatory

FDA Commissioner Outlines Next Steps for Pre-Cert Digital Health Pilot Program

January 8, 2019

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drafted a regulatory framework to test new approaches for the review of digital health device applications. In 2017, the FDA released its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, while also unveiling a new […]


Data Security, Information Management

HHS cybersecurity guidance ramps up pressure to protect data

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

New cybersecurity best practices from the Department of Health and Human Services are more than helpful suggestions for provider organizations—they set security practices that are likely to become the de facto standard industry wide. The new guidance, available here, should […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine improves patient postoperative care

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Patients recovering from vascular surgery say that telemedicine has improved their satisfaction with postoperative care as well as their quality of life. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery. The study compared outcomes […]