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Innovation, Medical Devices

Advancing minimally invasive medical devices with medical-grade silicone

September 30, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

It is amazing to think how medical care has advanced over the years. One way to observe this is in the decreasing size of many implantable devices. The world’s first implantable pacemaker, for example, weighed in at around 180g, whereas […]


Innovation, Research

Can You Mix And Match For The COVID Bivalent Booster Shot?

September 30, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Pfizer and Moderna now both have new bivalent COVID booster shots that not only target the original strain of coronavirus, but also the highly contagious omicron subvariants that are dominant throughout the country. These booster shots are readily available at […]


News

Pharma-Funded FDA Gets Drugs Out Faster, But Some Work Only ‘Marginally’ and Most Are Pricey

September 30, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Dr. Steven-Huy Han, a UCLA liver specialist, has prescribed Ocaliva to a handful of patients, although he’s not sure it helps. As advertised, the drug is lowering levels of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase in their blood, and that should […]


Biomarker, Innovation

USC researchers find new blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

A research team from the University of Southern California (USC) has found that a blood test can detect nano-sized signs of early-stage breast cancer. Conducted in a small group of patients, the study showed that the liquid biopsy can determine […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $4.4bn globally in August 2022

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Total medical devices industry cross border deals worth $4.4bn were announced globally for August 2022, with the Bain Capital’s $3.12bn private equity deal with Evident being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Federated Learning Is Driving a New Approach to Health Care

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Following the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), patient privacy cemented itself among the foremost concerns of healthcare providers. This focus on patient privacy was only amplified after Europe passed its own, stronger set […]


News

Organizations Urge HHS to Postpone Blocking Deadlines

September 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME), along with nine (9) other healthcare provider organizations, sent a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, requesting that HHS offer providers an additional […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Youth mental health: can digital tools contain the crisis?

September 27, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Two and a half years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still dealing with the fallout – not least the effect on youth mental health. For many children and young people, the repeated lockdowns, social isolation, and […]


EHR & EMR

Healthcare app regulators are missing the middle

September 27, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

When it comes to healthcare apps, there is a very clear divide between the nebulous wellness category and regulated digital therapeutics. This divide is due to national regulatory bodies like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversee the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Leading capital equipment servicing companies in the medical devices sector

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The increasing investment in medical technology and the rising number of surgical and diagnostic procedures are driving the demand for advanced medical equipment globally. Unlike disposable and small medical devices, standalone capital medical equipment that involves high investment is larger […]


Regulatory

NYT investigation finds Providence pressured poor patients to pay

September 26, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

A New York Times investigation found that Providence, one of the nation’s largest health systems, pressured patients into paying their medical bills — even those who were eligible for financial assistance. Instead, the system devised a business strategy to get […]


News

If You Just Had COVID, Here’s When To Get The New Booster Shot

September 26, 2022

Via: HuffPost

There’s a new COVID-19 booster shot available that provides better protection against the variants that are currently circulating. It’s a bivalent shot, meaning it targets both the original strain of the virus and the highly contagious omicron subvariants ― including […]


News

Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

September 26, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” […]


News

Artivion halts clinical trial with mechanical aortic valve

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Artivion has halted the PROACT Xa clinical trial, which was designed to assess if patients with an On-X mechanical aortic valve could be maintained safely and effectively on apixaban versus warfarin. The randomised, prospective trial enrolled subjects with an On-X […]


News

American Diabetes Association Launches Amputation Prevention Alliance

September 23, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The American Diabetes Association announced a new initiative designed to address the urgent public health challenge of preventable amputation called the Amputation Prevention Alliance. Over 135,000 amputations occur every year in the United States, with the majority of those procedures […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Competitive dynamics in the orthopaedic robotics market

September 23, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Orthopaedic robotic surgical systems are specialised to improve surgical outcomes for orthopaedic surgeries. They aid in various procedures such as partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement, to ultimately help surgeons perform procedures more consistently and accurately […]


Regulatory

Texas Medical Association files another lawsuit over surprise billing ban

September 23, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The NSA, which went into effect in January, aims to protect patients from unexpected and costly medical bills when they unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network provider. Instead of seeking payment from the patient, providers and payers can go through […]


News

Transparency Ecosystem in Healthcare

September 23, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Cost transparency is a driving force in the American market. Whether consumers are looking to purchase a latte, a plane ticket, or surgery, they increasingly expect to pay an “out-the-door” price– something that includes all labor and materials as well […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A Technology-Driven Take on Improving Clinical Trial Access and Outcomes

September 22, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Tasked with reimagining patient-centric cancer clinical trials, the Bloomberg New Economy International Coalition has identified eliminating patient identification and enrollment barriers as top priorities for accelerating the development of novel cancer treatments, screening, and prevention. The priorities outlined in the […]


News

Health IT Business News – September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

FIGmd, an MRO Company, Provides APP Reporting with PerformancePathway for ACOs FIGmd, an MRO company (@MROCorp), announces the latest release of PerformancePathway for ACOs, an end-to-end technology and service solution that successfully provides Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) and MIPS […]