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Innovation, Med Tech

6 Ways AI is Reshaping Healthcare Diagnostics & Treatment

June 21, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Of the many industries witnessing AI-led transformation, healthcare happens to be one. Today, AI’s promise in healthcare extends beyond automation-led operational and administrative efficiencies. It’s beginning to show a measurable impact directly on patient care and diagnosis. The AI in […]


Innovation, Research

In Alzheimer’s breakthrough, researchers identify ‘protective gene’ that delays disease in high-risk family

June 20, 2024

Via: Fox News

A significant Alzheimer’s study is shedding new light on a protective gene that appears to delay the disease in those destined to develop it. Researchers from two Mass General Brigham hospitals — Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Reveal Genomics launches HER2+ breast cancer diagnostics trial

June 19, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Spanish biotech start-up, Reveal Genomics, has announced the launch of a trial evaluating the clinical feasibility of its HER2DX genomic test designed for the diagnosis of HER2+ early-stage breast cancer. The Barcelona-based firm announced the prospective trial (NCT06446882) in collaboration […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s on the Horizon: ALZpath Licenses pTau217 Antibody to Roche

June 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

pTau217 is a protein biomarker crucial for detecting and tracking Alzheimer’s progression in a simple blood test. This offers a significant advantage over traditional methods like PET scans or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing, which are expensive, invasive, and less accessible. […]


Innovation, Research

Securing the Drug Supply Chain: How Simulation Tech is Aiding Electronic Drug Tracing in the US

May 31, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The United States drug supply chain is a complex and decentralized system that involves multiple entities. This includes suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), dispensers, and medical facilities such as hospitals and retail stores. To protect […]


News

Tenet, HCA shareholders reject calls to report risks from providing abortion services

May 31, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Shareholder activists argued HCA and Tenet should proactively clarify their policies so patients understand what services are available to them and providers know whether they will be protected for providing care in states that severely restrict or criminalize abortion. The […]


EHR & EMR

How Connected Healthcare Operations Helps Health Systems Work Smarter, Not Harder

May 30, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

When it comes to healthcare, efficiency isn’t just a goal—it’s a lifeline. With a growing and aging patient population and widespread workforce shortages, hospitals and health systems must find ways to increase efficiencies and do more with less, while providing […]


Innovation, Research

FDA Promotes Clinical Trial Innovation

May 30, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Breakthroughs in science and technology are advancing innovation in more areas of medicine, providing novel treatment options for patients. The scientific community has a deepening understanding of disease and human biology, and of the enormous potential afforded through new technologies. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3 Steps to Unlock the True Potential of AI for Health Leaders

May 29, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The AI buzz is not subsiding, making headlines across industries. In his summary article about the 2024 HIMSS conference, Chilmark Research’s John Moore III noted, “Good luck trying to get noticed for anything other than AI or cybersecurity (in the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA’s call for innovation: AI-driven solutions for Parkinson’s freezing of gait detection and prediction

May 28, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

As digital health technologies proliferate, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking a closer look at how they can capture information about a person’s health outside of a clinical setting. For Parkinson’s disease, a handful of wearable technologies […]


News

Second American contracts bird flu tied to dairy cows as CDC says risk of infection still low

May 22, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a second H5N1 bird flu case has been identified by officials. A 55-year-old Michigan dairy worker became ill after working with H5N1-infected cattle, the CDC said in a press […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Why an Enterprise Master Person Index is Foundational for Health Tech Innovation

May 17, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Healthcare is poised to become the world’s fastest-growing source of data in the next year (RBC Capital Markets), accumulating from sources that are as varied as they are numerous, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, retail clinics, and wearable devices. While this […]


Innovation, Research

Accenture Backs Turbine’s AI-Powered Platform to Accelerate Drug Discovery

May 16, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Turbine’s core technology, the Simulated Cell platform, leverages machine learning to decipher human cell decision-making processes. By intricately modeling molecular interactions within and around cells, the platform facilitates virtual experiments on a massive scale, exceeding the capabilities of the physical […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Radiomics research identifies new imaging markers in laryngeal cancer

May 16, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Aresearch team at Newcastle University in the UK and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will initiate a 250-patient study after research showed how AI can improve the treatment and outcomes of laryngeal cancer. Amar Rajgor and his team […]


News

Revolutionizing Mental Health

May 15, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

In recent years, the discourse surrounding mental health has garnered significant attention, highlighting the importance of proactive approaches to emotional well-being. As society grapples with the complexities of modern life, technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), emerges as a transformative force […]


Innovation, Research

Dementia Action Week 2024: the future of Alzheimer’s diagnostics  

May 13, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Dementia Action Week 2024, which starts today, shines a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. The approval of several drugs for Alzheimer’s such as Eisai’s Leqembi (lecanemab) and Biogen’s Adhuelm (aducanumab), which was later withdrawn, in […]


News

Neuronoff completes first-in-human trial for Injectrode to treat chronic pain

April 24, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Neuronoff, a medical device company developing minimally invasive neuromodulation solutions, has announced the completion of a first-in-human clinical trial for its Injectrode device, aimed at providing treatment for chronic pain. The trial, known as the Lumbar Injectrode Feasibility Evaluation (LIFE) […]


News

New Report Reveals Biggest Reason Why Nurses Are Quitting

April 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Nurse managers play a critical role in any healthcare setting, leading clinical and operational functions that directly impact patient care. This report highlights the importance of ensuring nurse managers have the time, resources, and support they need to be effective. […]


News

Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Small Organizations: Lessons from the Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack

March 26, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Here we go again. The US health system is in a desperate cybersecurity state of affairs. Another healthcare cyberattack has made the news and it’s a big one. UnitedHealth Group’s technology unit, Change Healthcare, is currently facing an ongoing ransomware […]


Innovation, Research

COVID pandemic led to thousands of missed prostate cancer cases, new study finds

March 22, 2024

Via: Fox News

Tens of thousands of prostate cancer cases were missed during the disruption of the COVID pandemic. Those are the findings of a new study published in BJU International last month. Researchers from the University of Oxford and other U.K. universities […]