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What if we treated physicians in training the way we want to be treated?

What if each doctor in contact with medical students and residents acknowledge that they are a diverse group with their own inherent strengths and weaknesses? Some residents will have mastered the knowledge within the pages of the textbook and can easily recite it during attending rounds.  Others will have a natural bedside manner making patients […]

Cota Lands $40M to Accelerate Value-based Precision Medicine

Cota, a NYC-based healthcare data and analytics company bridging precision medicine to population health has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by QVIA and was contributed to by EW Healthcare Partners. Memorial Sloan Kettering...Show More Summary

Fear and Loathing in Pay-For-Performance Land

KIP SULLIVAN & STEPHEN SOUMERAI Pay for performance, the catchall term for policies that purport to pay doctors and hospitals based on quality and cost measures, has been taking a bashing. Last November, University of Pittsburgh and Harvard researchers published a major study in Annals of Internal Medicine showing that a Medicare pay-for-performance program did not

Cerner Integrates Surescripts Prescription Price Transparency Functionality With EHR

Cerner has announced a collaboration with Surescripts to integrate their Real-Time Prescription Benefit functionality into the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR). Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit will integrate directly into the physician’s workflow to provide patient-specific prescription information at the point of care. Show More Summary

The CVS-Aetna merger is still the one to watch in 2018

Lots of mergers have been announced lately, but there’s still one transformative merger that will define and reshape the U.S. health care market in 2018: the CVS/Aetna $69 billion deal announced last December. CVS is best known for its 9700 retail pharmacies and 1100 walk-in clinics, but its most significant profit driver is its pharmacy […]

Drug Channels News Roundup, February 2018: Walgreens Boots Alliance + AmerisourceBergen, Copay Coupons, and Amazon

Winter—or at least February—is almost over! Bid farewell to the shortest month of the year with this curated selection of noteworthy news. In this issue: A few thoughts on a Walgreens Boots Alliance-AmerisourceBergen deal Watch a fun...Show More Summary

We are a product of our upbringing: a tale of 2 cities

We are a product of our upbringing.  For many of us, this means we develop values and beliefs about money and work from our parents.  Our communities, however, also play a role.  It is in these communities that we learn a joint value system, a blueprint for how to approach and interact with the world. […]

Babesiosis review

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Here is a free full ext review on the topic. Points of interest: The main species causing human disease are Babesia microti, Babesia divergens and Babesia venatorum. It is transmitted to humans from rodents via the tick Ixodes scapularis which is the same vector that transmits anaplasmosis and Lyme

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.

February 22, 2018 Edition.In Trump world the big news is that the Special Prosecutor has indited 13 Russians with systematic interference with the US Election. Heaven knows where this goes from here but I suspect it won't end well for...Show More Summary

It Looks Like The Telstra Health Developed National Cancer Registry Is Almost There!

This popped up a few days ago: Major component of Australia's cancer register still without go-live By Justin Hendry on Feb 14, 2018 1:37PM Planning will recommence after delivery of first phase.The replacement of Australia’s outdated...Show More Summary

Influencing your resident evaluations for success

Performance appraisals are an integral part of an organization’s assessment of employee and trainee standing. Management and human resource literature is full of analysis and debate regarding how to best rate subordinates. Regardless...Show More Summary

SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion Donor Heart Transport Coolers Cleared in Europe

19 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Paragonix Technologies, based in Braintree, Massachusetts, won European approval to introduce its SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion cardiac transport systems. The devices are intended for maintaining hearts while they’re being transported from harvest in preparation for transplantation. Show More Summary

Device Measures Stiffness of Tens of Thousands of Cells to Screen Drugs for Safety (Video)

20 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Force cytometry, or measurement of strength of cells, can be a useful indicator for assessing how specific drugs affect cell function. Rapidly performing thousands of force cytometry tests can help speed up drug testing, particularly for compounds intended to treat blood pressure, stroke, muscular dystrophy, and asthma. Scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have now […]

Tales from the DOG Patch: Numero Deux

A tip of the hat to Dr. Roy Poses, who did a nice job summarizing the first blast from the DOG Patch. (For those who missed it, it's a distillate of all the dander we've mustered in recent health policy debates as they veer more and more toward the utterly surreal.) Dander omnium gatherum, hurled willy-nilly at the gentle readers of HCRenewal. Show More Summary

A doctor to a patient: Please call me when you get home

It is 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, and I am bringing my last patient out of the operating room. Everyone is in great spirits: a smooth case and an early finish at our surgical center. The patient has already awakened, stretching his arms, and clearly comfortable. “Everything went alright, doc?” I smile, knowing that I […]

3D Printed Clip Turns Smartphone into Powerful Microscope

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Modern smartphones feature incredible image sensors that are much better than professional equipment from only a few years ago. They’re great for microscopy and simple attachments in front of the lens can give great views of blood, cells, and other specimens. The only problem is that the sample has to be illuminated and having LEDs […]

Brain Organoids Show Formation of Brain Wrinkles

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Our regular readers might have noted that the development of organ-on-a-chip devices has become a popular research trend. Tiny living parts of real human organs can be sustained for long periods of time inside of specially designed chambers that feed the organoids and provide researchers a window to examine them under a microscope. All sorts […]

Placenta-on-a-Chip to Screen for Drug Safety During Pregnancy

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a microfluidic chip that mimics the placental barrier. Their device paves the way for drug screening to determine which drugs can cross the placental barrier, allowing researchers to assess drug safety for pregnant women. Pharmacological treatment for pregnant women can be risky, as some drugs can cross […]

18 Chilmark-Recommended Sessions for HIMSS’18

For those of you who are overwhelmed by looking through the HIMSS18 session schedule (and those of you who have […] The post 18 Chilmark-Recommended Sessions for HIMSS’18 appeared first on Chilmark Research.

There’s no easy way out of the opioid epidemic

Across the United States at least forty people die each day from overdosing on opioids like Vicodin, codeine, heroin, and oxycontin. Seven percent of drivers who died in car crashes last year were found to have prescription opioids in their systems — seven times more than in 1995. Considering these alarming rates of overdosing and […]

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