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Clinical Research, Innovation

Paralysis breakthrough: Electrical implant helps man walk again

September 26, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Paraplegia is a condition wherein an individual’s lower body is paralyzed. A 29-year-old man left with the condition after a snowmobile accident in 2013 has recently been able to stand and walk with some assistance. This is all thanks to […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

September 25, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S. With annual […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Foundation Medicine launches new liquid biopsy test in US

September 25, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Cancer diagnostics firm Foundation Medicine, a member of the Roche Group, has introduced its new liquid biopsy test for solid tumours for commercial use in the US. The blood test, called FoundationOne Liquid, is a hybrid capture-based, sequencing in vitro […]


Opinions

Could Senolytic Therapies Cure Aging?

September 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Though the term “senolytic therapies” may be a bit foreign to the general public, the agents themselves are nothing new to scientists who have been looking to them to find treatments for a host of ailments that cause human beings […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

September 24, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to clearly see what the nutritional value is of any food product. The system allows people to make informed dietary […]


Regulatory

E-Cigarette Math And The FDA’s Regulatory Dilemma

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

The FDA has a regulatory dilemma on its hands with e-cigarettes. In one sense, the government might want to encourage e-cigarette use as a public health policy because if e-cigarettes replace regular cigarettes they would save lives and billions of […]


Opinions

Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Engagement: 9 Ways to Engage Patients on Their Own Terms

September 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Prioritizing measurable clinical outcomes, defining an evidence-based, codified patient journey, and incenting strict adherence to treatment plans have been the base for many patient engagement initiatives. These seem to be logical ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs and encourage patients […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


Opinions

Low Health Literacy Costs U.S. Employers $5 Billion A Year

September 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

The inability of U.S. consumers to navigate the healthcare system costs $4.8 billion annually in administrative expenses for employers and insurers picking up the tab for patient medical costs. New data from Accenture has found that half of U.S. consumers […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

AHA voices support for $100M FCC telehealth pilot program

September 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A national hospital organization has voiced its support for a new $100 million Federal Communications Commission pilot program meant to boost the use of telehealth for low-income and rural Americans. The American Hospital Association on Monday sent a comment letter […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers devise iPhone app to monitor blood pressure

September 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The app, which eliminates the need for special equipment to check blood pressure, leverages the optical and force sensors that are available in smartphones to enable ‘selfies’. Furthermore, the app utilises the ‘peek and pop’ feature of the iPhone to […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI algorithm predicts aneurysm risk from EHR, genetic data

September 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Stanford researchers are able to predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm by using an artificial intelligence algorithm that combines genome-sequence information and electronic health record data. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, published September 6 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood biomarkers offer hope for autism diagnosis in children

September 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A panel of blood biomarkers discovered by researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX could create a new test to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in certain children. As part of the Children’s Autism […]