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Opinions

A Nod To The Past Can Help Define Healthcare’s Future

March 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

In 1970, healthcare spending represented 6.9% of U.S. GDP. Last year, findings from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services showed healthcare spending in the U.S. was expected to reach $3.8 trillion, representing 17.8% of GDP. It’s a sobering figure, and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Six Healthcare Trends To Watch For 2020

March 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

As we begin the new decade, I’d like to talk about six major healthcare industry trends that I’m most excited about in 2020. 1. AI-Powered Tools To Increase Efficiency AI tools are being developed that can help providers make clinical […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New standards for advancing AI capabilities in healthcare released

February 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the global healthcare industry is growing as the technology is increasingly able to tackle complex problems across diverse areas of the industry. For example, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed an AI capable of […]


Editorial

Coronavirus Is Causing Panic Despite Low Fatality Rate

February 10, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

As the new coronavirus outbreak spreads across China and several other countries around the world, fear, rumors, and speculations follow. However, the current scientific data does not support the alternative theories disseminated online. Even though this virus is new, event […]


Opinions

Medicare Pays More Money To Doctors Taking Care Of Rich Patients. Here’s Why.

February 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

It has always been financially rewarding for doctors to take care of rich patients. People with more money…well, they have more money to spend on healthcare. But shouldn’t this more money/higher payment relationship go away in Medicare? It doesn’t, and […]


Opinions

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get

February 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from […]


Patient Experience

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and […]


Innovation

New step toward understanding cancer prevention in evolutionary terms

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new Scientific Reports paper puts an evolutionary twist on a classic question. Instead of asking why we get cancer, Leonardo Oña of Osnabrück University and Michael Lachmann of the Santa Fe Institute use signaling theory to explore how our […]


Opinions

No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

February 4, 2020

Via: CNBC healthcare

Some of the World Health Organization’s recent Twitter posts may seem like obvious statements, but amid rapidly spreading misinformation about the new coronavirus, thousands if not millions of people are being exposed to false health warnings and quack treatment methods. […]


Innovation

Doctors in China Are Starting Human Trials for a Coronavirus Treatment

February 3, 2020

Via: Time Health

China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug by Gilead Sciences […]


Opinions

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar – a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming […]


Clinical Research

Researchers reveal mutation’s role in blood cancers

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A genetic mutation that disrupts how DNA sends messages to the rest of a cell has been linked to a large number of blood cancers. Thanks to a collaboration between biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and an oncologist […]


Innovation

Yale researchers take important step toward curbing the threat posed by tsetse fly

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

When an infected tsetse fly bites humans or other mammals to feed on their blood, microscopic parasites (African trypanosomes) in the fly’s saliva are transferred. The unfortunate recipient of the bite, once infected, often faces severe health consequences, even death. […]


Opinions

Thinking Beyond The Rebate Debate: Strategies To Bring Value To Healthcare

January 31, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may have dropped the drug rebate rule last year, but the American people haven’t given up their search for security. Healthcare is a $3.5 trillion industry projected to balloon even more in the next decade and consumers […]


Editorial

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 […]