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Innovation, Patient Experience

New recommendations for stroke systems of care to improve patient outcomes

May 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The policy statement, released during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, comes as stroke systems of care have seen vast improvements in availability of endovascular therapy, neurocritical care and stroke center certification over the past decade. In addition, innovations such […]


Wellness

25% of those who meditate report negative experiences

May 20, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The research, which features in PLOS ONE, revealed that more than a quarter of people who meditate sometimes come away having had an adverse experience. Researchers at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Witten/Herdecke University in Germany, and […]


Opinions

This app has saved Americans $10 billion on prescriptions so far

May 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

Back in 2010 Doug Hirsch, a techie who has worked at Facebook and Yahoo, had a frustrating experience trying to pick up a prescription. He went to a big chain pharmacy in Los Angeles and was told — to his […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new device to detect irregular heartbeats

May 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Confirm Rx holds US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and the European CE-Mark. The paperclip-sized, next-generation insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) features smartphone connectivity and continuous, remote monitoring of irregular heartbeats to enable quick diagnosis. Arrhythmia is characterised by abnormal […]


Regulatory

The money and politics of prescription drugs: What you need to know

May 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic and Republican ideas abound in Congress, where lawmakers have put […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

May 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the most common health conditions that doctors diagnose. People with diabetes tend to have a higher risk of developing certain additional […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Analytics touted as solution for achieving value-based care

May 6, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Three healthcare organizations and a consultancy have teamed to offer a platform designed to help providers better understand how they are performing against their care delivery and cost goals. The Analytics for Risk Contracting (ARC) software, which leverages proprietary algorithms […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Using coal as a potent antioxidant

May 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the world’s second biggest killer. All of these conditions involve oxidative stress, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

May 1, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), almost half of the people living in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease. In fact, according to 2016 figures, 121.5 million U.S. adults, or 48 percent […]


Opinions

Three major pharmaceutical companies just reported earnings — here’s how they did

April 30, 2019

Via: CNBC

Shares of pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck both rose by about 1% Tuesday after reporting first-quarter financial results that beat Wall Street’s expectations. However, shares of drug giant Eli Lilly dropped more than 3% after releasing first-quarter earnings that topped […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop diagnostic test for chronic fatigue

April 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

CFS sufferers can often have their symptoms written off as malingering, because the diagnostic test results for organ function and blood and immune cell counts all are normal in these patients. The new test is based on how a person’s […]