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Accenture Launches Intelligent Patient Service Exchange for Life Sciences Companies

Today at HIMSS17, Accenture has launched the Intelligent Patient Service Exchange, a digital marketplace of third-party technology solutions available to life sciences companies to enhance patient support and improve the overall patient treatment experience. Show More Summary

What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Fifth Week.

“Only what we have not accomplished and what we could not accomplish matters to us, so that what remains of a whole life is only what it will not have been,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in Anathemas and Admirations, one of his later works. Show More Summary

Get Out: Menace to Society

Of the many magic tricks that Get Out pulls off, the most impressive one is how it turns the smiling face of a friendly white person—who’s just here to help, who happily voted for Barack Obama twice—into a rictus grin as terrifying as a Michael Myers mask. Show More Summary

The EpiPen debacle may be the shot heard around the world

The Mylan EpiPen debacle may have inadvertently weakened the grip of big pharma on U.S. lawmakers.  Recently, a bill proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders was narrowly rejected by a vote of 52 to 46.  Unexpectedly, 12 Republicans and 1 Independent voted with Senator Sanders in favor of allowing pharmacists and distributors to import cheaper prescription […]

Nuance Shows Off Florence Voice-Driven Virtual Assistant for Physicians

The Amazon Alexa and Google Home virtual voice assistants have become suddenly popular among consumers wishing to know the weather, to set cooking timers, and to ask facts about the world. In medicine this capability may be more than...Show More Summary

Conservatives Are So Confused About the Alt-Right

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference began in earnest Thursday with a baffling speech by Dan Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union, who denounced the alt-right as “a sinister organization that...Show More Summary

Point of care echo and diastolic dysfunction

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The importance of being present

An excerpt from Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity. Sometimes a simple gesture and a few well-placed words can signal presence. One day on rounds in the hospital, as we walked into the room, Laura Hogan, a nurse-practitioner on our palliative care team, said three words to the patient: “What beautiful flowers.” The patient looked at the […]

Is DRexit Next?

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Sean MacStiofain said “most revolutions are caused… by the stupidity and brutality of governments.” Regulation without legitimacy, predictability and fairness always leads to backlash instead of compliance. Here’s a prediction for you: If something is not done to stop MACRA implementation, more physicians will opt-out of Medicare and Medicaid than is

This Is A Very Useful And Thoughtful Article On Clinical EHR Useability. Worth A Browse.

This appeared last week.Can EHRs evolve from minimally usable to delightfully indispensable?Now that all certified EHRs share minimum functionality and can exchange information with each other, the time has come to refocus on improving...Show More Summary

How journaling can help physician wellness

Health behavior was my emphasis in my MPH. Add a faculty development fellowship, time as residency faculty, work in a private practice, and increasing interaction with medical students now as faculty at a medical school; the outcome is not just an emphasis, but a mindset. A mindset of health behavior that is not just for […]

Evidation Health, Shepherd Center Partner to Measure Real-Life Experiences of People with Neurological Conditions

Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury has announced a collaboration with Evidation Health. The collaboration...Show More Summary

Why I Chose Emergency Medicine

There is a definite finality to the decision of which specialty a physician pursues. The reasons are as vast as they are individual. Hopefully, the med student has done due diligence and has a solid grasp on what their future […]

Launch of Azurion: Philips’ Next Generation Image-guided Platform

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

The Azurion system builds on Philips’ many decades of imaging expertise combined with a growing integrated therapy portfolio, enhanced by the 2015 acquisition of Volcano. It is is expected to form the core of Philips’ integrated image-guided systems including vascular surgery, cardiology, oncology, and neuroradiology. Show More Summary

How to ease your transition home from the hospital

A hospital stay is a right of passage for any patient, but the road to health is often a marathon and not a sprint. Discharge is an essential step in the patient journey, but it can be as exciting for a family as it is daunting. Families can prepare ahead and put all the right […]

Vortex Unveils VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System for Easy Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Vortex Biosciences of Menlo Park, California just launched its VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System, a device that automates the extraction of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood. The filter-free technology is based on microfluidic chips with a series of connected boxes linked by narrow channels. Show More Summary

New Technique for Cheaper, More Efficient Single Cell Sequencing

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Single-cell sequencing has shown a lot of promise in identifying genetic differences between cells in a given tissue sample. It is particularly useful for understanding heterogeneity and evolution in resected tumors, and is increasingly used for improving precision medicine approaches. Show More Summary

Nano Thread Enables Scientists to Extend Length of Brain Implant Efficacy

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researcher Dr. Luan and his interdisciplinary team from the University of Texas at Austin have developed an ultra flexible nanoelectronic thread (NET) that has the potential to offer a new type of the long-term neural implants. Neural probes are used to directly measure or even stimulate electrical activity in specific regions of the brain. Show More Summary

Population Health: A New Frontier

In a recent article by Fred Bazzoli in Health Data Management, “Care delivery—and particularly, bringing health to populations—requires a combination of technology and new thinking that the industry is only beginning to grasp. The good...Show More Summary

FlexDex Minimally Invasive Surgical System Used in Real Operations (video)

FlexDex, a new minimally invasive surgical tool system that we’ve grown quite fond of, has now been used for the first time in a number of operations at Michigan Medicine. We tried the FlexDex ourselves during a visit to the company’s...Show More Summary

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