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ALKU Acquires Health IT Consulting Firm Holland Square Group

Specialized staffing firm ALKU has acquired Holland Square Group, a Nashville, TN-based provider of health IT consulting and staffing solutions to providers, payers, and suppliers of healthcare technology and services. The acquisiton...Show More Summary

Job Ad: CEO for Soleforce

Soleforce, Inc., a new digital health startup based in New York City and incubated out of the Hospital For Special Surgery (HSS), is looking for an energetic and resourceful Chief Executive Officer (or CEO) to join its founding team. Soleforce, Inc. markets the SOLEFORCE™, a patented device that helps patients successfully recover from lower limb

QGenda Acquires ED Physician Scheduling Vendor Tangier

QGenda, a cloud-based automated physician scheduling software has acquired Tangier, a provider of of emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and urgent care scheduling software. With the acquisition of Tangier, QGenda extends its leadership...Show More Summary

TriNetX Launches NLP Service to Extract Clinical Facts From Physician Notes & Clinical Reports

TriNetX, a global health research network for healthcare organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, and Contract Research Organizations (CROs), today announced the general availability of its Natural Language Processing (NLP) service. Show More Summary

Firelands Regional Medical Center Goes Live on MEDITECH Web EHR

Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, Ohio), has gone LIVE with MEDITECH’s Web Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The contemporary EHR spans across the entire continuum, including clinical, ancillary, billing, patient portal, and more. Show More Summary

What’s in a woman physician’s last name? A lot.

A recent post about a physician using her maiden name professionally generated major controversy on a physicians’ group. Hundreds of comments later, it became evident that female physicians who chose to use their maiden names are subjected to negative judgment. I am a physician married to a supportive man who understands my choice to keep […]

3 ways tech innovation can fight physician burnout

According to published reports, over 50 percent of doctors are burned out. The reason? They are overwhelmed by payment and quality rules as well as poor information technology. It’s no secret that physicians spend long hours seeing patients. But as financial pressures have mounted within hospitals, doctors are forced to perform more administrative tasks. In […]

This Startup Has a New CRISPR Enzyme – And Says It Will Give It Away For Free

“This is a true gift we’re giving to the community because I truly believe this technology is so important that holding it or restricting it is not the company that Inscripta wants to be,” says Kevin Ness, the chief executive of the company, Inscripta.

The association between aortic stenosis and ventricular conduction disturbances

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } The more severe the AS the wider the QRS (roughly) and the more likely the patient is to have RBBB or LBBB. This paper looks at the clinical implications.

Physicians: Understand the the cash flow quadrant

I owe a lot to Robert Kiyosaki. His book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, actually helped start me on my path to financial freedom, and his other writings have all taught me very valuable lessons. While I don’t agree with everything, he says in every book, one thing that really cemented the idea of passive income in […]

Social media: The ultimate tool for women in medicine

There is a movement afoot. I can feel it. I can see it. Women in medicine are no longer going to tolerate the subtle and not so subtle discrimination that has stymied their career growth. They are not going to be complacent while their male colleagues are paid higher salaries, offered speaking engagements and research […]

Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.

I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator. I expect to turn around from my screen someday, and Arnold will lift me by my throat saying, “You haff not been doing yuh meaningful use.” We practice in a time when EHR confounds us by freezing, crashing and chaining us […]

5 Self Care Tips to Save Your Healthcare Career and Your Sanity

You work hard. Day and night, evenings and weekends, holidays and celebrations. You work, giving your time and energy to take care of everybody else. But who takes care of you? Who takes care of the healthcare provider? You’re tired...

Think the world is in chaos? Focus on mental health.

About a year ago, I did away with TV. It was an overwhelming expense with little personal utilization. I thought to myself while struggling with the decision to cut the cable, “What will I be missing?” I may no longer be “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” but I do keep a regular eye on my […]

Is there a future for robot-assisted surgery?

Recently, there was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal regarding robot-assisted surgery. It reported the results of two articles published in JAMA that demonstrated that robotic-assisted surgery cost more and took longer without achieving superior results to laparoscopic surgery on average. With this, my LinkedIn account lit up. Here are several of the […]

Partners Connected Health to Develop AI Tool to Predict Risk of Hospital Readmissions

Partners Connected Health and Hitachi, Ltd., today announced a collaboration to develop a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict with high accuracy, the risk of hospital readmissions within 30 days for patients with heart failure. Show More Summary

Survey: 4 in 5 Physicians Experienced Cyberattacks In Their Clinical Practices

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to new research released today by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA). The key findings reveal physicians see need for the healthcare industry to increase cybersecurity support for medical practices in their communities. More than half... Read More

It Really Looks Like Prescription Monitoring Can Make At Least A Significant Difference!

This appeared last week:8 December 2017Where are we at with real-time monitoring?Posted by Julie Lambert GPs will play a central role in the first serious attempt to stop doctor shopping and illicit use of pharmaceutical drugs on the...Show More Summary

It Looks Like Telstra Health Might Be Out The Door!

This appeared a few days ago:Telstra turmoil as another exec exitsThe Australian12:00AM December 9, 2017Supratim AdhikariTelstra has lost another senior executive, with the telco’s group executive for new business, Cynthia Whelan, taking...Show More Summary

GO2SLEEP Wearable Sleep Tracker Capable of Detecting Sleep Apnea

A new startup company called SLEEPON has recently launched their crowdfunding campaign for their first product, GO2SLEEP, “the world’s smallest sleep apnea detection ring.” Sleep apnea is a condition where an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, and this can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, and morning headaches. Show More Summary

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