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Innovation, Med Tech

Enhancing Physical Therapy With Artificial Intelligence

January 31, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

In 2014, Stephen Hawking cautioned that “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate..” Artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly in […]


News

Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could hamper hospitals, payers

January 26, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could further complicate healthcare operating environments, as hospitals and payers continue to face pandemic-driven challenges nearly three years into COVID-19, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Services. Medicaid enrollment rose substantially through the pandemic, growing […]


Innovation, Research

Boosting Clinical Trial Recruitment Requires Humanity – and Technology

January 24, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Clinical trials should be a time of promise for better patient outcomes, as they explore new ways to potentially help patients suffering from a variety of conditions. Instead, this phase of treatment development is often met with exasperation as patients, […]


Innovation, Research

When chronic stress activates these neurons, behavioral problems like loss of pleasure, depression result

January 24, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Now scientists have evidence that a group of neurons in a bow-shaped portion of the brain become hyperactive after chronic exposure to stress. When these POMC neurons become super active, these sort of behavioral problems result and when scientists reduce […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Cancer blood test using DNA fragments brings hope for earlier detection, say researchers

January 20, 2023

Via: Fox News

Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model to detect cancers that are in their early stages of disease by examining DNA fragments from cancer cells in the blood. A University of Wisconsin­–Madison research team was able to detect cancer in […]


News

Hospitals Need New Approaches for Attracting Cost-Conscious Consumers Starting with Payment

January 18, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

For one out of three consumers, inflation is the top reason they fear being unable to pay for an unexpected medical expense. Yet consumers want to prioritize health and fitness spending in the year ahead, an Accenture survey found. In […]


Innovation, Research

If you retire early, you could be harming your health: new study

January 18, 2023

Via: Fox News

As they grow older, many Americans begin to think about the best time to retire. Yet a new study throws some warning signs around that decision — as retiring early could actually worsen people’s health. A recent paper published in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How technology will shape healthcare in 2023

January 17, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic kickstarted a rapid increase in adoption of healthcare technology, reshaping the bedrock of American medical operations and delivery. But as 2022 drew to a close, several factors suggested that technology adoption was slowing down, including a cooled […]


EHR & EMR

Monogram Health Secures $375M to Expand In-Home Kidney Care

January 9, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Monogram is focused exclusively on managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) at home. The company partners with health plans to provide their members with an evidence-based renal care model of clinical managed services, including complex case […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Why ML Monitoring is Essential to AI Success in Healthcare

January 9, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the healthcare sector has grown significantly over the last decade, with no signs of slowing down. According to a 2021 report from HIMSS, 62% of clinicians are interested in using AI/ML tools. From front-line workers […]


News

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug from Eisai, Biogen in closely watched decision

January 6, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Food and Drug Administration has, for the second time, approved a medicine meant to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In granting a so-called accelerated approval, the agency on Friday cleared the way to a new and sought-after option […]


Wellness

Honey as an alternative to sugar? New study indicates the health benefits

January 6, 2023

Via: Fox News

Consuming raw honey from a single floral source may improve blood sugar control and lower cholesterol levels when taken within the context of a healthy diet, according to a recent study published in Nutrition Reviews. “These results are surprising because […]


Innovation, Research

Parkinson’s disease afflicts thousands more Americans than previous estimates: new study

December 29, 2022

Via: Fox News

Some 90,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States each year — which is roughly a 50% increase from previous estimated incidence rates, according to a recent 2022 Parkinson’s Foundation-backed study. “The soaring numbers of Parkinson’s […]


Innovation, Research

CDC says respiratory viruses may continue to spread for weeks, ‘possibly even months’: report

December 20, 2022

Via: Fox News

As respiratory viruses continue to spread, the “tripledemic” is causing infections to spike across the country and putting strain on the nation’s health workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning Americans that the high level of […]


News

Anumana & Pfizer Partner on Amyloidosis AI-ECG Algorithm Development

December 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Cardiac amyloidosis is a serious, progressive, and underdiagnosed rare disease that leads to heart failure. In patients with cardiac amyloidosis, the heart walls become stiff, making it impossible for the left ventricle to properly relax and fill with blood, while […]


Innovation, Research

New support for a serotonin deficit in depression

December 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Since the 1960s, researchers have postulated that major depression stems from disruptions in the serotonin neurotransmitter system, but the evidence for that idea, though plentiful, was indirect. In fact, a recent comprehensive analysis of existing studies concluded that there was […]


Innovation, Research

Patients with treatment resistant depression at higher risk of early death

December 14, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients with treatment resistant depression have a 23 per cent higher risk of death than other depressed patients. They also have twice as much outpatient care and spend three times the number of days in inpatient care. These are findings […]


News

62% of Americans Don’t Trust Their Health Plan to Provide Accurate Care Options

December 13, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The American healthcare system has a long history of patient dissatisfaction. One major pain point lies in care navigation, as more than half of provider listings have at least one inaccuracy, leaving people with incomplete information and burdening their access […]


Innovation, Research

Modernizing Clinical Trials in 2023 with Patient Centricity

December 13, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Patients suffering from chronic illness are often eager to participate in clinical trials with the hopes of finding a more effective treatment for themselves and others with their condition. This is especially true in the case of rare diseases, as […]


Editorial

Why Preventing Chronic Diseases Is Now More Important Than Ever

December 9, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

Recent research indicates that there were more than 32.5 million deaths worldwide in 2019 due to selected types of chronic diseases. Cardiovascular diseases alone accounted for 17.9 million deaths, while cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes made up the rest. However, […]