Tag: healthcare


2020 Healthcare Forecast: What You Need to Know

January 10, 2020

Via: Kelly Redmond

A better future requires new strategic objectives for the healthcare system. This means that future policies may need to address problems such as pricing and inequality in medical care, and also provide patients with better choices and innovations in prevention […]

Innovation, Med Tech

A reality check on artificial intelligence: Are health care claims overblown?

December 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make […]


Electronic health records creating a ‘new era’ of health care fraud, officials say

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that […]


Why Big Tech Companies Won’t Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

December 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

With a combined market cap of more than $2 trillion, technology giants Google and Apple are placing big bets on disrupting the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry. Earlier in the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook repeated a claim that “there will […]


Poor Quality Care and Medical Debt. Things of the Past?

December 11, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

It comes as a surprise that the prime cause of death for ill people in developing countries is not the lack of access to medical care. According to a paper published by The Lancet Global Health Commission, more people die […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA approves Aptar’s acute repetitive seizures treatment device

December 10, 2019


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aptar Group’s Unidose Liquid System to treat acute repetitive seizures in those with epilepsy. Claimed to be the first and only nasal rescue treatment for seizures, Aptar’s Unidose Liquid System is […]

Regulatory, Wellness

Flu Season Is Off to an Earlier-than-Normal Start, Raising Fears of a Severe Year

December 9, 2019

Via: Time Health

Flu season in the U.S. is off to an early start—which means a virulent winter may be impending. Influenza activity has been higher than normal for four weeks in a row, which many experts consider the official mark of flu […]

Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Even light to moderate alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to […]


Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve others like arterial […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

As Healthcare Goes Digital, Social Care Lags Behind

December 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

Since 2009, federal legislation has awarded billions of dollars to physicians and hospitals that make health information technology part of their practice. While many highlighted the downsides of digitization, the providers who unlock its full potential know very well that […]


The Future of Healthcare: 3 Predictions for the Next Five Years

December 2, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Medical science was taking great strides around the turn of the 20th century. An Austrian biologist had learned that humans have different blood types, researchers were discovering the existence of vitamins and a Dutch physician invented electrocardiography. The landscape looks […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019


Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


The startlingly high cost of the ‘free’ flu shot

November 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn’t expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system’s lack of transparency can lead to disparate costs. The Affordable Care Act requires health […]


Use of AI on the Rise in Sports and Healthcare

November 10, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Trust in artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining ground in more than one sector. After healthcare and prevention, it started spreading to tennis courts. Novac Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world, but it definitely took some […]

Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]