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EHR & EMR

Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Algorithms recommend products while we shop online or suggest songs we might like as we listen to music on streaming apps. These algorithms work by using personal information like our past purchases and browsing history to generate tailored recommendations. The […]


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 […]


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

May 12, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 […]


EHR & EMR

VA, EHR implementation facing patient data, access concerns, audit finds

May 12, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The purpose of the joint VA and DOD audit was to see how well implementing the common EHR is helping data exchange between the departments and healthcare providers. The DOD and VA acquired Cerner’s EHR in 2015 and 2018, respectively, […]


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

Exploring dynamics of blood flow in vascular, atherosclerotic diseases

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Medical interventions, such as improving diet, lowering blood lipids, or controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, can only do so much when it comes to treating atherosclerotic disease. Is it possible to make earlier predictions for risk factors for plaque […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR

Osmind Secures $40M to Expand Mental Health EHR Platform

May 10, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Osmind helps the medical community administer, track, and study the efficacy of interventions such as ketamine, SPRAVATO, and transcranial magnetic stimulation for the 14 million U.S. patients living with moderate and serious mental illness. Osmind is applying its funding to […]


Innovation, Research

Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with […]


Innovation, Research

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps us understand how the process could go wrong. Their study of enzymes revealed the presence […]


EHR & EMR

Medicare patients in poor neighborhoods benefited most from CMS telehealth expansion, study finds

May 6, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Expanding Medicare coverage of telemedicine during the pandemic increased odds of use among minority populations and patients in metropolitan areas, a new study found. The study, overseen by Johns Hopkins University, was published in Health Affairs and looked at 30 […]


Regulatory

FDA places stricter limits on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine after review of rare side effect

May 6, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Once viewed as a convenient, one-dose alternative to the multi-shot regimens from Pfizer and Moderna, J&J’s shot has instead been marred by safety concerns that have curtailed its use in the U.S. and elsewhere. Even before the vaccine was launched […]