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The Private Sector Steps In to Protect Online Health Privacy, but Critics Say It Can’t Be Trusted

May 19, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Most people have at least a vague sense that someone somewhere is doing mischief with the data footprints created by their online activities: Maybe their use of an app is allowing that company to build a profile of their habits, […]


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

Scientists develop and monitor two approaches to fix blood vessel abnormalities that make tumors difficult to treat

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Tumors send out signals that impair normal blood flow, which makes them hard to treat with every type of cancer treatment, including radiation and chemo-, targeted and immunotherapy. Impaired blood supply creates an environment low in oxygen levels — hypoxia […]


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

HHS to Expand Telehealth Care in the Title X Family Planning Program

May 18, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) awarded $16.3 million in grant funding to support 31 grantees to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning clinics in 26 states, one U.S. territory, […]


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, […]


EHR & EMR

Osmind banks $40M to scale up EHR for mental health providers with a focus on psychedelic, ketamine therapies

May 16, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Osmind, a San Francisco-based startup that built electronic health record software for mental health providers, scored $40 million in a series B round to scale up its technology. The company’s EHR technology is directed towards novel interventions for mental health […]


Regulatory

New legislation calls on CMMI to create model based on health equity

May 13, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

New legislation in the House and Senate aims to increase the role of health equity in the development of value-based payment models, including a demand that the Biden administration create a model specifically on dual-eligible beneficiaries, behavioral health and maternal […]


Innovation, Research

Treatment minimizes infants’ opioid-related brain abnormalities

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during […]


Innovation, Research

Massive single-cell atlas across human tissues highlights cell types where disease genes are active

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Genetic studies have revealed many genes linked to both common and rare disease, but to understand how those genes bring about disease and use those insights to help develop therapies, scientists need to know where they are active 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, […]