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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, […]


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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 […]


Innovation, Research

Cells take out the trash before they divide

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers […]


Innovation, Research

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps us understand how the process could go wrong. Their study of enzymes revealed the presence […]


Innovation, Research

AI-enabled ECGs may identify patients at greater risk of stroke, cognitive decline

May 2, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac rhythm abnormality, has been linked to one-third of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke. But atrial fibrillation is underdiagnosed, partly because many patients are asymptomatic. Artificial intelligence-enabled electrocardiography (ECG) was recently shown […]


EHR & EMR

As Teladoc shares tumbled after dismal Q1 earnings, analysts question telehealth giant’s long-term growth strategy

April 29, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Shares of Teladoc plunged more than 45% Thursday after the telehealth giant reported disappointing first-quarter results. The company reported earnings in Q1 that missed on both the top and bottom line. Teladoc’s revenues grew 25% year over year to $565.4 […]


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Health tech company in talks with FDA about device that may have caused injury, death

April 29, 2022

Via: Fox News

Medical technology company Avanos has issued a voluntary field correction for a vital hospital tool that may have led to injury or even death. Avanos initially told Fox News Digital that the company is in an “ongoing dialogue” with the […]


Innovation, Research

A new polymer system to revolutionize the delivery of therapeutics

April 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have engineered a new class of material, called a “polyzwitterionic complex,” or “pZC,” which is able to both withstand the harsh acidic conditions of the stomach and then dissolve […]


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3 Predictions for Post-COVID Clinical Trial Decentralization

April 27, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Prior to COVID, major technological transformation initiatives were already underway at many clinical trial sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs.) But the move to decentralized trials accelerated dramatically in 2020 and 2021–and it’s not slowing down. Survey data from […]


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IT hiring in global medical industry drops 1.6% in March 2022

April 21, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The global medical industry noticed a 1.6% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 6.35% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database. The medical industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.08% when compared […]


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Physician salaries rebounded in 2021. Here are the specialties that earned the most

April 19, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

After stagnating during the height of the pandemic, physician salaries rebounded 7% towards the end of 2021, with increases seen in primary care and all other specialties. As medical practices reopened and patient volume returned to pre-pandemic levels, salaries also […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Sharing Health Data Update April 2022

April 18, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

This spring marks 18 years in our quest for healthcare interoperability. Under an executive order from president G W Bush, the ONC was established and Dr. David Brailer was dubbed “America’s first Health Information Czar.” The Meaningful Use program was […]


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Bright Health exits 6 states amid financial, operational woes

April 18, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Tech-focused insurance upstarts vying for a slice of the trillion-dollar, highly concentrated insurance market like Bright, Oscar Health and Clover Health struggled during the coronavirus with medical costs, more vulnerable to COVID-19 headwinds than their larger, more diversified peers. Following […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Therapeutic Alliance: Building Relationships With AI Therapy Chatbots

April 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The therapeutic alliance is widely considered one of the most robust mechanisms of change in psychotherapy interventions and is defined as a collaboration between the patient and therapist on the tasks and goals of treatment, along with an emotional bond. […]


Innovation, Research

Socioeconomic factors affect response to depression treatment

April 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients seeking treatment for depression who have lower income and education and those who are members of minority populations tend to have worse treatment outcomes even when receiving equal access to treatment, according to new research from the University of […]