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Who gets the Covid vaccine first? A CDC panel will decide that today

December 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is set to vote Tuesday on who will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine. The meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an outside group of medical experts […]


Opinions

How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The rapid spread of COVID-19 overwhelmed hospitals that were unable to contend with the increasing number of patients, many requiring ventilators and other critical care. Such conditions can put medical workers at risk. Now researchers are studying methods to increase […]


Opinions

Effective Listening Programs Are Critical For Healthcare Organizations During COVID-19

November 19, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Over the past six months, Perceptyx has compiled the responses of nearly 750,000 healthcare employees, who answered a series of COVID-19 specific surveys and broader employee experience surveys. The results are illuminating, underscoring the need for effective listening programs. An […]


Opinions

Researcher examines benefits of supportive communities for older adults

November 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The number of Americans age 65 and older continues to increase as the baby boom generation ages and people are living longer. At the same time, many seniors plan to “age in place,” or continue living in their current homes, […]


Regulatory

AMA Announces Vaccine-Specific CPT Codes for Coronavirus Immunizations

November 13, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The American Medical Association (AMA) (@AmerMedicalAssn) published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]


Opinions

U.S. Covid-19 Hospitalizations Soar To Record High [Infographic]

November 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

Coronavirus cases have been skyrocketing across the United States in recent weeks and the number of new infections surpassed 140,000 on Wednesday, an all-time high. The spread of the virus is putting increasing pressure on the U.S. healthcare system and […]


Regulatory

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

November 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Abortion opponents were among those most excited by the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And they had good reason to be. As a law professor and circuit court judge, Barrett made it clear she is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists take major step toward Angelman Syndrome gene therapy

October 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A gene will develop Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder with no cure and limited treatments. Now, for the first time, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine show that gene […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows how cancer cells gain access to nerve signal to enter the bloodstream

October 1, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Tumors come in many shapes and forms–curable or deadly, solid or liquid, lodged inside the brain, bone, or other tissues. One thing they all have in common, however, is a knack for molecular deceit. It is often by posing as […]


Regulatory

Trump’s executive order on preexisting conditions lacks teeth, experts say

September 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Protecting people with preexisting medical conditions is an issue that has followed President Donald Trump his entire first term. Now, Trump has signed an executive order that he says locks in coverage regardless of anyone’s health history. “Any health care […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Ischemic stroke market will likely experience limited impact despite second wave

September 24, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted markets across the medical devices industry. However, the stroke market has been showing some stability and will likely experience a slight uptick in the near future as a result of Covid-19. A recent […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Illumina in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail

September 17, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

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 […]