Tag: hospitals

Biomarker, Innovation

Illumina in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail

September 17, 2020


US-based biotechnology company Illumina is in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail. Illumina is likely to pay more than $8bn for Grail, which is valued at approximately $6bn from its previous fundraisings, Bloomberg reported. According to the regulatory […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

September 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

It was previously understood that the brain’s circadian clock, otherwise known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), depends on multiple mechanisms to ensure rhythmic electrical activity that varies between day and night. Yet, this research has clarified that TRESK plays a […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Why More Healthcare Providers are Moving to Public Cloud

September 9, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

Resilience is the buzzword of the day. Actually, it’s a current business requirement. In the wake of COVID-19, every company wants to have it, build it and sustain it. Healthcare providers are no exception. Urgently moving to scale to meet […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Dozens of U.S. hospitals poised to defy FDA’s directive on COVID plasma

September 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dozens of major hospitals across the U.S. are grappling with whether to ignore a federal decision allowing broader emergency use of blood plasma from recovered COVID patients to treat the disease in favor of dedicating their resources to a gold-standard […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Sustainable Telehealth: HIPAA

August 18, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The national Emergency Declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic came suddenly and without warning. Healthcare providers found it necessary to acquire, implement, and begin using telehealth technology in a matter of weeks. Workflows that typically take years to develop were […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Tumor gene test could help to predict ovarian cancer prognosis

August 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research paper led by UNSW Medicine — involving 125 authors across 86 organisations, including University of Southern California (USC), University of Cambridge, University of British Columbia, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne — […]


Echoes Of The Past: Can We Apply Lessons Of The Polio Era To The Coronavirus Pandemic?

August 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

When I first visited India in 2005, the country still had 66 cases of polio. But when I flew to India this past January, I landed in a country that had been polio-free for nearly six years. India achieved its […]


Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

August 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The time has come for routine health care visits to include some form of dietary assessment and counseling, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart […]


Using personalized precision medicine to treat cognitive decline

July 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Latest research from Affirmativ Health succeeds in treating cognitive decline using personalized, precision medicine. Affirmativ Health sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in […]

Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

July 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 total $1.68bn globally

July 27, 2020


Total medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.68bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 94.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.6% when compared with the […]


The U.S. Now Has 4 Million COVID-19 Cases, With No End in Sight

July 23, 2020

Via: Time Health

The virus that some once thought might vanish when the weather warmed up has instead proliferated despite the rising temperatures across the U.S., with the COVID-19 case-count rolling past the 4 million mark, according to Johns Hopkins University, with more […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

U.S. hospitals scramble to adopt new HHS coronavirus data system, some states see ‘data blackout’

July 22, 2020


Hospitals and states are scrambling to adopt a new national Covid-19 data reporting system hastily implemented by the Trump administration last week that has left some, mostly rural, states in the dark about the severity of their own coronavirus outbreaks. […]

Clinical Research, Innovation, Patient Experience

Traditional PTSD therapy doesn’t trigger drug relapse

July 20, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Johns Hopkins researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session. […]

Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]