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Does The ADHA, With 300 Or So Staff, Really Need a Week To Respond To WannaCry?

This appeared last Friday. - mitigation adviceCreated on Friday, 19 May 2017Ransomware is an increasingly prevalent threat, with a rising number of variants designed to target our computer networks. Show More Summary

Kantar Health and Nokia Partner on Biomatric and Longitudinal Data Diabetes Study

Kantar Health, a global healthcare consulting firm is teaming up with Nokia on a comprehensive longitudinal cohort study to better understand the impact of “Lifestyle Therapy” on diabetes treatment and patient outcomes. The study will...Show More Summary

Rush Health Launches Health Information Exchange for Clinicians

  Rush Health, a Chicago-based leading clinically-integrated network of physicians and hospitals has successfully launched the first phase of their new health information exchange powered by InterSystems Healthcare. The HIE named Rush...Show More Summary

Senate Estimates Covering The ADHA Happening Next Monday 29 May 2017

Here is the plan: GROUP B: Committees in this group will hold public hearings on estimates from Monday, 29 May to Friday, 2 June 2017Community Affairs (PDF 96KB) Health and Aged Care: Monday, 29 May and Tuesday, 30 May 2017 Social Services:...Show More Summary

Intermountain Healthcare Goes Live on the American Well’s Telehealth Exchange Marketplace

American Well, today announced that its award-winning online care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare already serves its existing patients and communities through Intermountain Connect Care for on-demand telehealth visits 24/7/365. Show More Summary

How the $8 bottle of water in Las Vegas is a health care issue

I recently attended the annual Society of Hospital Medicine conference in Las Vegas. As a proud hospital medicine doctor, this organization has grown exponentially over the last decade, and thousands of hospital physicians from across the nation descended on the city for a few days of great learning and networking opportunities. However, away from the […]

EduExo Educational Exoskeleton Robotics Kit Now on Kickstarter

10 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Exoskeletons are an emerging field of engineering that is already allowing thousands of disabled people to regain arm movement and even paralyzed people to walk upright. To help promote the development of new devices and get people excited about exoskeletons, an educational kit is being promoted through a Kickstart funding campaign. The EduExo kit consists […]

On Teaching Hospitals & Conflict of Interest

By ASHISH JHA, MD How much does it matter which hospital you go to? Of course, it matters a lot – hospitals vary enormously on quality of care, and choosing the right hospital can mean the difference between life and death. The problem is that it’s hard for most people to know how to choose.

Apple, Nokia to Explore Digital Health Initiatives After Settling Patent Dispute

Apple and Nokia are exploring future collaboration in digital health initiatives after settling a 5 month patent dispute. Details of the patent agreement remain confidential; however, Nokia will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple, with additional revenues during the term of the agreement. Show More Summary

Evidence-Based Policy Making? - Dumb Things Politicians Say About Health Care Policy

There have been multiple legislative attempts at major health care reform in the US. Typically, such attempts feature considerable public debate, including speechs, congressional committee hearings, sometimes progressing to debates by the House and Senate. Show More Summary

Northwell Health Makes Strategic Move Into Medical Grade Wearables to Improve Patient Experience

Northwell Health, one of New York State’s largest health care providers has announced a partnership with Peerbridge Health Inc., a Health IT and wearable technology company to help bring the future of remote heart monitors to life. Founded...Show More Summary

House v. Price and the CSR Payments Paradox

By STEVEN FINDLAY Many countries in the world have dysfunctional governments. Some have corrupt and devious ones, or even deadly ones. We’ve lived with serious dysfunction in Washington for two decades. Now we join the ranks of countries with a corrupt and devious government, one without a moral compass. And I’m not just talking about

Laser-Induced Graphene Showing Promise as Implant Material

12 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Scientists from Rice University and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have identified that laser-induced graphene, a material designed on purpose to have imperfections, both prevents the buildup of organic materials on its surface and can be used to electrically kill bacteria that comes in contact with it. While typical graphene is simply a flat sheet […]

IontoDC Uses DC Electricity to Deliver Drugs Through Skin

12 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Soterix Medical, a company based in New York City, won clearance from the FDA to introduce its IontoDC iontophoresis medication delivery system. Mostly meant for introducing soluble salt ions, but also fentanyl for pain control, into the body, the device relies on battery power to generate low current (up to 2 milliamperes) electricity that with […]

The Hands of Time Don’t Stop for Physicians Either

I would love to rewind the clock and work a bit less, skip a few more meetings, and grab an afternoon nap as often as possible. I'd like to think I would ignore the lure of a nice bonus check and take an extra vacation with the kids....Show More Summary

MIT Scientists Develop Microfluidic Device to Screen Biologics for Quality During Production

12 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Biologics, which are drugs made of biochemical compounds produced by living organisms, are becoming more common to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis, and breast cancer. They’re usually...Show More Summary

Hill-Rom’s New Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed Promises Gentle Contact and Air Circulation

12 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Hill-Rom is releasing a new hospital bed designed for patients with serious wounds. The Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed pumps air from below a mattress-like layer of silicone beads, helping to make sure that even the tissue that is contact with the bed receives air circulation while helping to distribute pressure evenly. The company says that […]

VitalConnect Lands $33M to Commercialize Medical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform

VitalConnect, a San Jose, CA-based provider of medical-grade wearable biosensor systems has raised $33 million in Series C funding led by new investors MVM Life Science Partners and Baxter Ventures, the venture arm of Baxter International. The company plans to utilize the funding to commercialize the VitalConnect Platform and make significant strides in changing the... Read More

Harbin Clinic Taps PrecisionBI to Integrate Analytics Engine With EHR Data

Harbin Clinic, a Rome, GA-based medical group has selected PrecisionBI to provide enterprise healthcare analytics. PrecisionBI will integrate its analytics engine with Harbin Clinic’s Athena practice management and EHR data to deliver...Show More Summary

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