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Melomind Headphones with Integrated EEG to Help You Relax

Consumer electroencephalography (EEG) has been entering the non-clinical space for a few years now, with few actual useful applications to show for itself. A nifty new product hopes to read your brainwaves and generate soundscapes that help you relax and calm down. Show More Summary

Boston Sci’s ImageReady MRI-Safe Pacemakers and Leads FDA Approved

Boston Scientific landed FDA approval for its ImageReady pacing system that includes the ACCOLADE MRI AND ESSENTIO MRI pacemakers and the INGEVITY MRI leads. As the names imply, the devices are safe for use within an MRI scanner (up to 1.5 Tesla) as long as certain precautions are taken. Show More Summary

Replacing Meaningful Use, Advancing Care Information

By ANDY SLAVITT and KAREN DE SALVO, MD Seven years ago, Congress passed a law to spur the country to digitize the health care experience for Americans and connect doctors’ practices and hospitals, thereby modernizing patient care through the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs, also known as “Meaningful Use.” Before this shift began, many

The World in 2016: MACRA, a New Era For Meaningful Use and (Yet More) Political Change to come

BY THE EDITORS THCB is pleased to introduce the 2016 Healthcare Town Hall, a special online feature brought to you in partnership with Health Catalyst. This is an experiment. The idea is to open up an ongoing dialogue around the issues that are transforming healthcare in the second decade of the 21st Century.   We’re kicking

Surgical residency hurt the people that mean the most to me

Three weekday call shifts left and two more weekends. The light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright, and I am relieved to be walking towards it. The only question that remains is what will I have left of myself and my life when I get there? I started residency with a husband […]

Why Leapfrog stands behind Harlem Hospital

Despite the opinions expressed in column, “Here’s why you can’t believe ‘top hospitals’ lists,” Harlem Hospital richly deserved the 2015 Top Hospital distinction it earned from our nonprofit, The Leapfrog Group. Our Top Hospitals committee sets the bar high, selecting only hospitals that perform at or above the level we would want for ourselves and our […]

You will always be our second child: A physician’s take on miscarriage

It’s only been a week since we lost you, and I already miss you so very much. There are days when I feel like I’m OK, but there are nights I cry myself to sleep thinking of what life could have been for my second son or daughter. Miscarriage: Losing a baby before reaching full […]

The 3 D's of Digital Pharma Marketing: Discover, Design, Deliver

The Wharton School, Google and McKinsey & Company have teamed up to write a new e-book entitled Pharma 3D: Rewriting the script for marketing in the digital age, which you can download here. The book notes that while the world has experienced...Show More Summary

Being a Cancer Treatment Partner

Recently my wife was asked to advise one of our friends about the process of cancer treatment. As I wrote in my 2011 post about our family's experience with cancer, the treatment involves everyone close to the patient. Here are Kathy's...Show More Summary

Grierson & Leitch Episode 14: Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and More

When two of the most famous men in the world meet under the strangest of circumstances, what else is there to do but make a movie about them? On this episode of the podcast, film critics Tim Grierson and Will Leitch watch and discuss...Show More Summary

I Have Seen Some Spin In My Time But This Takes The Biscuit! NEHTA Was An Obstacle to Not A Supporter of Progress In Australian E-Health.

This release appeared late last week:NEHTA Board welcomes the Australian Digital Health Agency and pays tribute to its outgoing CEO Mr Peter Fleming Created on Thursday, 21 April 2016 The Chair of the Board of the National E-Health Transition...Show More Summary

Verisk Analytics Unloads Healthcare Services Business for $820M

Verisk Analytics , a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management and private equity firm Veritas Capital has signed an definitive agreement to acquire Verisk`s healthcare services business for $820M. Show More Summary

100k Sign Up for Geisinger’s Genomic Biobank

Geisinger Health System, an integrated health system announced that 100k recruits have signed up for the provider’s biobank & DNA sequencing study known as the MyCode Community Health Initiative. Launched in January 2014 in collaboration...Show More Summary

Fearing Exodus: American Board of Medical Specialties Issues Statement on Oklahoma

5 days agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Fearing a mass exodus of physicians from the lucrative ACGME-mandated Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, two member organizations of the ACGME, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association...Show More Summary

Vaccinations are more about trust than science

I am going to confess that I am my children’s pediatrician.  I have given them every vaccination they have ever had and probably would not trust another provider to do it.   I endorse the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; I believe it is safe and prevents disease.  I completed medical school […]

Are new, small NICUs convenient or risky?

Five months in the NICU made the daily 20-mile drive to see our son at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle quite tiresome. He was born prematurely at 22 weeks and 6 days of gestation, and we felt uprooted, wondering if we would ever get him home.  Then we met some Alaskans in the waiting room, […]

Intuity Medical’s All-In-One Glucometer FDA Cleared

Intuity Medical, a company based in Sunnyvale, California, won FDA clearance to introduce its POGO Automatic glucose monitoring system in the U.S. This is really the first all-in-one system that unites finger pricking, blood collection, and testing into a single device. Show More Summary

Provider-Led Care Management: Trends and Opportunities in a Growing Market

Join us this today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT for a special, free webinar sponsored by HIStalk. Matt Guldin, lead analyst on our recent Care Management Market Trends report, will be presenting some of the key findings of this … Read more ›

Academic medical centers balance dollars with resident education

Medicine has a fraught relationship with money. Dealing as they do with matters of life and death, doctors are loath to assign a dollar value to human life, preferring to avoid the subject altogether and instead provide the care that they deem appropriate no matter the cost. Insurance companies, on the other hand, make their […]

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