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Innovation, Med Tech

Using Artificial Intelligence To Fix Healthcare

November 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – fragmented or non-existent […]


Wellness

Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns Of Another E. Coli Outbreak

November 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

The bacteria Escherichia coli O157:H7 (short for E. coli O157:H7) is outbreaking our hearts of Romaine again. In fact, not just the hearts, but all of Romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a stern […]


Wellness

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging

October 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A new study, led by Heidi Lai from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA, investigates the link between high consumption of omega-3-rich seafood and healthy aging. Lai and colleagues define “healthy aging” […]


Regulatory

Drugmakers will soon talk about price in ads — but not as explicitly as Trump administration wants

October 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

Major drugmakers will soon include price information in television advertisements, conceding to the Trump administration but not as far as the administration may have hoped. Starting April 15, 2019, members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group […]


Regulatory

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. […]


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. […]


Regulatory

Time For Big Pharma Step Up Before The Drug Price Debate Rises Again

December 18, 2017

Via: Forbes

In today’s social and political climate, public opinion and public action can galvanize and turn on an issue in an instant. We’re seeing it right now as the personal misconduct of public figures eviscerates careers and upends personal lives. We […]


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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors Are Using Diseased Organs To Save Lives. Here’s How

October 26, 2017

Via: Time Health

For two long years, Tom Giangiulio jr., 58, was on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. He had cardiomyopathy, a condition that can weaken the heart muscle, and although he’d taken medication and had surgery to fix the […]


Regulatory

As Tax Reform Looms, Hospitals Defend U.S. Exemptions

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

As the Republican-led Congress moves from its failed health reform effort to an attempt to restructure the U.S. tax code, the nation’s hospital industry is out with a new report defending its federal tax exemption. The American Hospital Association says […]


Regulatory

Trump appoints Hargan as acting HHS secretary

October 11, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Eric Hargan as his new acting HHS secretary.Hargan was confirmed as the deputy HHS secretary recently and was sworn in last week. He will take agency veteran Don Wright’s place as acting secretary in […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

OIG: Medicare Fraud Prevention System needs improvement

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Analysts using a system leveraging predictive analytics to identify improper Medicare fee-for-service claims need to improve the process for refining and enhancing its models, according to an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. […]


Opinions

Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather

September 26, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Could decreases in temperature cause heart failure and death? An increase in hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure could be associated with changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, according to a new study in Environment International. The […]


Regulatory

In A First, Pfizer Spins Out Biotech Firm With $103 Million In Funding

September 25, 2017

Via: Forbes

Pfizer is announcing today that it is spinning out a new company, SpringWorks Therapeutics, to develop several drugs for rare diseases that the drug giant did not want to move forward internally. The new firm will be funded with $103 […]