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Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

July 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Covid-19 pandemic likely to accelerate the development of at-home healthcare technologies

July 28, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to consider using alternate methods to continue to treat populations that should currently avoid visiting clinics or hospitals. Devices that allow remote patient monitoring or at-home technologies and procedures may see rapid adoption […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 total $1.68bn globally

July 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.68bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 94.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.6% when compared with the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

In cell studies, seaweed extract outperforms remdesivir in blocking COVID-19 virus

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Published online today in Cell Discovery, the research is the latest example of a decoy strategy researchers from the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute are developing against viruses like the novel coronavirus that spawned […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

July 22, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight . The transition has been a big challenge […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

U.S. hospitals scramble to adopt new HHS coronavirus data system, some states see ‘data blackout’

July 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

Hospitals and states are scrambling to adopt a new national Covid-19 data reporting system hastily implemented by the Trump administration last week that has left some, mostly rural, states in the dark about the severity of their own coronavirus outbreaks. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott receives FDA approval for next-generation ICD and CRT devices

July 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

On 6 July, Abbott won FDA approval for its next-generation Gallant implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices, equipped with Bluetooth technology and accompanying smartphone app. The ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 has highlighted the advancement of healthcare, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 total $1.01bn globally

July 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 worth $1.01bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 38.4% over the previous month and a drop of 8.7% when compared with the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Study brings researchers one step closer to produce and blend medicines on a microscopic scale

July 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

For the first time, a single, twisted nanoparticle has been accurately measured and characterised in a lab, taking scientists one vital step closer to a time when medicines will be produced and blended on a microscopic scale. Physicists at the […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakthrough blood test detects positive COVID-19 result in 20 minutes

July 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a discovery that could advance the worldwide effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19 through robust contact tracing, researchers were able to identify recent COVID-19 cases using 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples. The research team, led […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Asynchronous Text Messaging – Telehealth Features Series

July 16, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

In this Teleahealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today. As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Caption Health raises $35m for ultrasound technology commercialisation

July 16, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network

Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Caption Health has raised $35m in a Series B financing round to develop and commercialise its Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, AI-guided ultrasound technology. Led by the company’s existing investor DCVC, the round was joined […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Presidio Medical raises $30m to develop neuromodulation platform

July 15, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical device company Presidio Medical has raised $30m in a funding round led by Invus Opportunities. The round was also joined by the company’s existing investor Action Potential Venture Capital. Presidio Medical plans to use the funds for the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]