Tag: innovation

Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018


A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]

Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

October 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable […]


People ordered into mental health care less likely to perceive it as helpful

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study, led by Alang, finds that people who independently seek mental health care are more likely to rate their treatment as effective, compared to people ordered into care. “Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness […]


The New ISO 45001 Standard Will Improve Occupational Health And Safety

October 15, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The adoption of the ISO 45001 standard is a watershed moment for operational health & safety (OH&S). With the new standard now published, it provides organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Novel technology enables detection of early-stage lung cancer when surgical cure still is possible

October 8, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Despite advances in chemotherapy, five-year survival for patients diagnosed with unresectable NSCLC is less than 10 percent. The ability to diagnose NSCLC in stages 1 and 2, when surgical resection and potential cure are still possible, could significantly reduce the […]

Biomarker, Innovation

New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“What is actually the most remarkable insight concerning the PeptiENV cancer vaccine platform is that we are able to envelop oncolytic viruses with the patient’s own cancer peptides, enabling tailored targeted treatment,” says Erkko Ylösmäki, an Academy of Finland post-doctoral […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Protein dynamics: Molecular machines at work

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A biological cell can be thought of as a hive, in which proteins play the role of the worker bees. However, proteins are far more versatile and can interact with each other to form molecular machines. In order to understand […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

The Changing Role of Healthcare IT and Why It Requires Automation

March 12, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

For healthcare providers, patient experience and satisfaction are becoming increasingly important as consumers shift their approach to seeking medical care. The recent adoption of value-based care models has led consumers to shop around in order to select those healthcare providers […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

January 26, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible […]


Study: Inaccuracies in EHR Problem Lists Pose Problems for Risk Adjustment

January 22, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Inaccuracies in EHR (electronic health record) problem list–based comorbidity data can lead to incorrect determinations of case mix, according to a study that took place at two southern California Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. For the study, researchers compared EHR […]


How to tweak federal funding strategies to better support healthcare innovation

January 2, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

As major payers tweak their reimbursement policies in search of higher-value care delivery, opportunities for transformative innovation get lost because clinical operations naturally resist change. An opinion piece in JAMA suggests that adjusting federal funding policies could help drive more […]


Limited investment hampers medical device growth and innovation

November 30, 2017


Following a boom in large, transformative medtech mega-mergers over the past few years, the landscape for medical device deals calmed down in 2017. Though the total number of deals in 2017 to date remains stagnant, totaling approximately 2,700 deals each […]

Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]