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The Push To Exploiting Health Information Seems To Be Building A Head Of Steam. It Is Not All Good News.

This appeared last week:ChanticleerUpdated Oct 21 2016 at 8:58 AM Top scientist wants to bring big data analysis to healthcare by Tony Boyd A day after winning the Prime Minister's Innovation Prize, Mike Aitken, was busy pressuring federal...Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why The Clinical Trial Recruitment Model is Broken

Today’s clinical trial recruitment model efforts are missing the mark. Here’s how pharma can fix it, ePatientFinder’s Tom Dorsett explains. Drug development is risky business. It takes years and billions of dollars to jump through the phases of development before a physician gets to scribble down a script for a patient. That’s if the drug... Read More

Michelle Longmire, CEO Medable

By MATTHEW HOLT I never ceased to be amazed by how smart young clinicians solve problems that they see. Michelle Longmire was in residency at Stanford working with colleagues building point solutions when she realized that what they needed was an easy platform on which to develop medical grade apps. Her company Medable was the

Physicians need to take a broader approach in their first job search

Four years ago, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. We had graduated residency the same year and our careers had taken us to different parts of the country. It was ACEP 2012. We’d been mingling with old friends and current colleagues, and the conversation turned to kids. I told him my […]

Be Prepared Mentally, Physically, and Socially for Residency

Nothing compares to the apprehension of starting residency. Okay – that’s not true, but it’s really high up there on nerve-wracking firsts. I remember my first day as a resident. In a matter of a few hours, I went from […]

What’s the big rule that medical professionals don’t follow?

What is one of the rules that medical people comply with the least? My vote goes to “translation.” The rule is that you must use a qualified medical interpreter for any interview or discussion with a patient who does not understand English. How is “lack of understanding” defined? It is usually fairly obvious. If you […]

Proscia Pathology Cloud Now with New Cancer Image Analysis Tools

14 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Proscia, a digital pathology cloud system provider based in Baltimore, Maryland, is now offering a new set of cancer research tools on its platform. The Proscia Pathology Cloud allows users to harness the power of parallel computing to process large amounts of tissue samples in a browser-based interface that’s easy to login to and use. Show More Summary

As Chinese Incomes Rise, So Does Pollution

Over the last 40 years, hundreds of millions of people in China have escaped poverty as this enormous nation urbanized and became a manufacturing powerhouse fueled by cheap coal and cheap labor. But this development strategy has imposed enormous environmental costs on the Chinese people. Show More Summary

Duke Clinic, PatientsLikeMe Launches Virtual Clinical Trial for ALS Patients

Today, PatientsLikeMe has launched a virtual clinical trial with The Duke ALS Clinic that evaluates the potential of Lunasin, a soy peptide, to reverse symptoms in ALS patients. The Lunasin Virtual Trial is the first study of the supplement...Show More Summary

Colorado Therapeutics Xenograft Comes Dry for Immediate Implantation; Now FDA Cleared

15 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Colorado Therapeutics, a company out of Broomfield, CO, won FDA clearance to introduce its xenogenic biologic tissue matrix. The xenograft implant can be used to surgically reinforce soft tissues and to repair soft tissue membranes that have been compromised. Show More Summary

Google Acquires Eye Tracking Startup Eyefluence for VR/AR Focus

Google has acquired Eyefluence, an eye-interaction technology for AR, VR, and MR devices which transforms intent into action through the eyes. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. To date, the company has raised $21.6...Show More Summary

Will Mushy Moderates Cost the Democrats a Senate Majority?

Shortly after 6 p.m. on the third and final night of the Democratic National Convention, Katie McGinty strode on stage at the Wells Fargo Center, clasping her hands in an odd victory salute and waving gleefully at the crowd. It wasn’t...Show More Summary

Middleware Shows Potential for Solving Health IT Interoperability Issues

One of the standards for meaningful use of electronic health data is the interoperability of that data; in other words, can the data be accessed and used by providers in any location, as long as they have the proper clearance. This interoperability was the cornerstone of the push for electronic health records, yet it’s proven... Read More

Fujifilm Debuts ELUXEO Endoscopic System that Enhances Imaging with 4-LED Multi Light Technology

17 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Fujifilm officially presented their new ELUXEO endoscopic system at the 24th United European Gastroenterology Week that was held last week in Vienna, Austria. ELUXEO is an innovative endoscopic system that it is equipped with 4-LED Multi Light Technology, a proprietary Fujifilm capability. Show More Summary

Are Hospitals Hurting Their Physicians?

17 hours agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

It's becoming a near daily event for my email in-basket: receipt of another real-life story describing how the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and US hospitals are joining forces against capable doctors: I am trying to find...Show More Summary

Premier Eye Care Solves Data Storage Inefficiencies with NetApp SolidFire

Premier Eye Care had a problem with data, specifically a problem with the exponential growth in the amount of data they needed to store. They searched for a company that could help them and found NappApp. “We had three major issues to...Show More Summary

One device slows down health care. Get rid of it.

The mouse is a piece of technology that we’ve all got very used to working with over the last couple of decades. They actually go back longer than we might expect — the British Royal Navy first used a version of the mouse in the 1940s. With the personal computing revolution of the 1990s, they […]

Walgreens Plays to Win: Our Exclusive Analysis of 2017's Part D Preferred Pharmacy Networks

In a previous exclusive analysis (Preferred Pharmacy Networks Are Back in 85% of the 2017 Medicare Part D Plans), I highlighted how preferred pharmacy networks will dominate next year’s Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP). Today, I examine pharmacy participation in the 2017 Part D preferred networks. Show More Summary

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