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Innovation, Research

Study Confirms mRNA Vaccines Protect Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

September 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

77% of Healthcare Apps Contain Vulnerabilities, Report Reveals

September 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Veracode, a global provider of application security testing solutions, today revealed that the healthcare sector takes first place for the proportion of software security flaws that are fixed, at 27 percent. The sector overtook financial services as the top-performing industry, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Advancing minimally invasive medical devices with medical-grade silicone

September 30, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

It is amazing to think how medical care has advanced over the years. One way to observe this is in the decreasing size of many implantable devices. The world’s first implantable pacemaker, for example, weighed in at around 180g, whereas […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Checkpoint Surgical introduces bipolar nerve stimulator

September 30, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

US-based medical device company Checkpoint Surgical has introduced Checkpoint Gemini, a bipolar nerve stimulator intended to provide precise stimulation. The single-use, sterile device is designed for providing electrical stimulation of exposed motor nerves or muscle tissue for locating and identifying […]


Innovation, Research

Can You Mix And Match For The COVID Bivalent Booster Shot?

September 30, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Pfizer and Moderna now both have new bivalent COVID booster shots that not only target the original strain of coronavirus, but also the highly contagious omicron subvariants that are dominant throughout the country. These booster shots are readily available at […]


News

Pharma-Funded FDA Gets Drugs Out Faster, But Some Work Only ‘Marginally’ and Most Are Pricey

September 30, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Dr. Steven-Huy Han, a UCLA liver specialist, has prescribed Ocaliva to a handful of patients, although he’s not sure it helps. As advertised, the drug is lowering levels of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase in their blood, and that should […]


Biomarker, Innovation

USC researchers find new blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

A research team from the University of Southern California (USC) has found that a blood test can detect nano-sized signs of early-stage breast cancer. Conducted in a small group of patients, the study showed that the liquid biopsy can determine […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Digital pathology picking up among US providers, vendors, report finds

September 29, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Digital pathology allows slides and data to be captured and interpreted digitally in high-resolution. Normally, glass slides are physically viewed under a microscope by a pathologist. The digital pivot is already a growing trend in Europe. But that trend is […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

NIH finds bionic pancreas device maintains blood glucose levels

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that in a new multicentre clinical trial a device known as iLet bionic pancreas was found to help type 1 diabetes patients better maintain their blood glucose (sugar) levels compared to standard […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Federated Learning Is Driving a New Approach to Health Care

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Following the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), patient privacy cemented itself among the foremost concerns of healthcare providers. This focus on patient privacy was only amplified after Europe passed its own, stronger set […]


News

Organizations Urge HHS to Postpone Blocking Deadlines

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME), along with nine (9) other healthcare provider organizations, sent a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, requesting that HHS offer providers an additional […]


EHR & EMR

Future-proofing medical device innovation: the benefits of 5G for remote monitoring

September 27, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The use of remote monitoring devices and telemedicine was always predicted to grow, but it saw exponential growth even beyond this forecast during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to GlobalData analysis, the global market value for remote patient monitoring is now […]


EHR & EMR

Healthcare app regulators are missing the middle

September 27, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

When it comes to healthcare apps, there is a very clear divide between the nebulous wellness category and regulated digital therapeutics. This divide is due to national regulatory bodies like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversee the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Leading capital equipment servicing companies in the medical devices sector

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The increasing investment in medical technology and the rising number of surgical and diagnostic procedures are driving the demand for advanced medical equipment globally. Unlike disposable and small medical devices, standalone capital medical equipment that involves high investment is larger […]


EHR & EMR

Physicians Propelling Health Care’s Digital Transformation

September 26, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Physicians are increasingly seeing the advantages of digital health solutions since 2016 when the American Medical Association (AMA) (@AmerMedicalAssn) first investigated the motivations, requirements, and uses of digital health technology among physicians. New AMA digital health research released shows increased […]


News

If You Just Had COVID, Here’s When To Get The New Booster Shot

September 26, 2022

Via: HuffPost

There’s a new COVID-19 booster shot available that provides better protection against the variants that are currently circulating. It’s a bivalent shot, meaning it targets both the original strain of the virus and the highly contagious omicron subvariants ― including […]


News

Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

September 26, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” […]


News

Artivion halts clinical trial with mechanical aortic valve

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Artivion has halted the PROACT Xa clinical trial, which was designed to assess if patients with an On-X mechanical aortic valve could be maintained safely and effectively on apixaban versus warfarin. The randomised, prospective trial enrolled subjects with an On-X […]


News

American Diabetes Association Launches Amputation Prevention Alliance

September 23, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The American Diabetes Association announced a new initiative designed to address the urgent public health challenge of preventable amputation called the Amputation Prevention Alliance. Over 135,000 amputations occur every year in the United States, with the majority of those procedures […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Competitive dynamics in the orthopaedic robotics market

September 23, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Orthopaedic robotic surgical systems are specialised to improve surgical outcomes for orthopaedic surgeries. They aid in various procedures such as partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement, to ultimately help surgeons perform procedures more consistently and accurately […]