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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, […]


Innovation, Research

Scientist uncovers clues to aging in mitochondria

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for […]


Regulatory

HHS to Expand Telehealth Care in the Title X Family Planning Program

May 18, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) awarded $16.3 million in grant funding to support 31 grantees to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning clinics in 26 states, one U.S. territory, […]


Regulatory

24 states support federal government in 340B drugmaker lawsuit

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

A collection of 24 states is throwing its support to the federal government in a legal fight with several drugmakers over access to drugs discounted under the 340B program. The states and the District of Columbia announced in legal filings […]


News

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 […]


News

Dartmouth Health, GraniteOne call off merger after regulatory objection

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Following opposition from New Hampshire’s attorney general, Dartmouth Health and GraniteOne Health have officially called off plans to merge, a representative of the former confirmed. The two organizations had signed a letter of intent back in January 2019 to form […]


Innovation, Research

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought. A team of Georgia State University researchers led by Regents’ Professor […]


Innovation, Research

Ethical challenges in microbiome research

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New micro device injects a boost to IVF success

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A research team led by the University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts. The first-of-its-kind device will […]


EHR & EMR

Osmind banks $40M to scale up EHR for mental health providers with a focus on psychedelic, ketamine therapies

May 16, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Osmind, a San Francisco-based startup that built electronic health record software for mental health providers, scored $40 million in a series B round to scale up its technology. The company’s EHR technology is directed towards novel interventions for mental health […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Regulatory

New legislation calls on CMMI to create model based on health equity

May 13, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

New legislation in the House and Senate aims to increase the role of health equity in the development of value-based payment models, including a demand that the Biden administration create a model specifically on dual-eligible beneficiaries, behavioral health and maternal […]


News

UPMC Health Plan to distribute home drug disposal kits to Medicare members

May 11, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has launched a program to distribute medication disposal kits to Medicare Advantage members. More than 11,000 kits will be distributed in May, one per member. Additionally, any Medicare member can request […]


News

Rising Google searches for procedures suggest recovering demand, analysts say

May 11, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The most recent medtech industry earnings season was characterized by improving results. After struggling with the impact of omicron early in the year, many companies had a recovery in demand as the quarter progressed, leading some orthopaedic businesses to post […]


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 […]