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Ohio and the Embarrassment of MOC

3 days agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Today Ohio legislators will be introduced to the concept of "Maintenance of Certification" or "MOC" when House Bill 273 is introduced by Representative Theresa Gavarone (R) to the Ohio Health Committee. Most of the Committee membersShow More Summary

How Consumers Are Shaping the Next Gen Wellbeing Experience

BY MADHAVI VEMIREDDY, MD            SPONSORED CONTENT Our day-to-day interactions with technology are changing expectations and aspirations for almost every touch point in modern life. We want instant feedback and action at the push of a button, from the digital shopping cart to the doctor’s office. That is part of why there is a constant stream

Caring for your own wounds: Lessons from the burn unit

“Someone call for a body bag.” These were words that I didn’t expect to hear on my final day of burn surgery at large metropolitan hospital. We had just planned on a routine burn excision and skin grafting. Our patient, Faith, was a seven-year-old girl with third-degree burns to 85 percent of her body from […]

The key to financial freedom: Live and work like a resident

That first paycheck as a new attending means so much more than what is direct-deposited into the bank account. The emotions of finishing medical school and training to finally seeing the fruits of your labor positively affect the bank account is something to be proud of. As a medical student (like myself) and resident, it […]

EMRs slow physicians down and distract from real clinical care

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The Privacy Foundation Highlights The Risks Of Having A Vast Centralised Collection Of Health Records.

In the last week or so possibly the largest information leak of detailed personal information occurred. Full personal details of approximately 143 million people were exposed.Here is a report:September 14, 2017 / 2:04 PM / 2 days agoEquifax says web server vulnerability led to hackReuters StaffFILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. Show More Summary

Infographic: 10 Things You Should Know About BYOD in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations around the U.S. continue to wrestle with whether staff are allowed to use their personal mobile devices for work. Spok, a provider of clinical communications solutions recently surveyed more than 350 healthcare leaders to understand more about ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policies and assess the current trends. Show More Summary

A Long Article Suggesting The Future For Telstra Health is Pretty Uncertain At Present.

The following very detailed article appeared last week.Updated Sep 11 2017 at 1:47 PM Trying to prove it's nimble and smart, Telstra stumblesby Aaron Patrick Under chief executive David Thodey, Telstra thought electronic health services...Show More Summary

What your mother didn’t eat may determine your cause of death

With the attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it is a good time to educate our leaders on an opportunity to significantly reduce the incidence of the most expensive and common preventable, pre-existing condition: What your mother did or didn’t eat when she was pregnant with you. Yes, it is a pre-existing […]

Medtronic Unveils Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System for Peripheral Vasculature

At the ongoing Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System. The device, which is now available to physicians in the U.S. and Europe, is intended to be used for embolizations in the peripheral arteries and veins. The device folds into a […]

Exercise, a purpose statement

Regular readers know of my exercise addiction.  As a 68-year-old man, what drives me to improve my cardiovascular and strength conditioning?  An interesting running podcast, Rogue Running, poses a challenge for runners that they train.  Write down your statement of purpose for running.  The trainers argue that until you commit to your purpose, then your […]

Mayo Clinic Teams Up with NDSC to Develop CareSelect Lab for EHR-Integrated Guidelines

Mayo Clinic has announced a new partnership with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop CareSelect Lab, a real-time decision support tool to provide real-time medical guidance when ordering laboratory tests. The tool addresses...Show More Summary

Dayton Children’s Hospital Deploys Vocera Secure Text & Hands Free Technology

Dayton Children’s Hospital, a 155-bed multi-specialty pediatric hospital has deployed Vocera’s hands-free communication badges and a secure texting app throughout its new 260,000-square-foot patient tower. During the move to the newShow More Summary

Forget Trump. The 2020 Election Will Be About Single Payer.

By PAUL KECKLEY Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wrapped up hearings focused on stabilizing the individual insurance market leaving unresolved an issue that separates Dem’s and Rep’s on the committee: just how much freedom states should have in managing their insurance markets. At issue are the Section 1332 waivers which

Pentax Unveils Easier to Clean Duodenoscopes Thanks to Disposable Business End

Endoscopes in general can be tricky to clean, a serious problem in the industry, but duodenoscopes have something called an elevator that makes them particularly challenging to disinfect. The elevator is a moving component at the business end of the duodenoscope. PENTAX Medical, a part of HOYA Group, has announced receiving CE Mark clearance for its […]

How Hurricane Harvey changed this medical student

When Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas, devastating millions of people, I was lucky to be in an area of Houston where the flooding did nothing more than confine me to my apartment for a few days. It hurt to see so many people suffering after reading the news and social media posts about people losing […]

Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Accelerator Unveils Third Class of 10 Digital Health Startups

Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, today announced the 10 digital health startups selected to participate in its third class. From artificial intelligence to new devices and disruptive services, these...Show More Summary

Diversity in Health Tech: A Non-Negotiable

By ALYX STERNLICHT The tech industry is notoriously lacking diversity. Health tech, that needs to be representative of all individuals, also lacks diversity in both the innovators creating technology and the technology targeting diverse users. There have been article after article citing the problem, but what really, can be done to close the diversity gap? Last Fall,

This October, share the message of early breast cancer detection

I love breast cancer awareness month. As a breast medical oncologist, it gives me an opportunity to spread the message of how important early detection is for improving the success of breast cancer treatment. I am surprised regularly at the number of women who either are not doing mammography at all or who do it […]

Innovaccer Launches Care Intelligence System to Deliver Value-based Care

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare platform company, today announced the launch of Care Intelligence System to become the bedrock of value-based care. The new platform is designed for care teams to streamline their workflows, reduce IT dependency and yet reach more of their at-risk patients. Innovaccer realized the need for a new value-based care... Read More

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