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Journal Articles on Your Smartphone with The Case App: Interview with Co-Founder Eric Kowalcyk

Keeping up to date on the latest academic journal articles and publications can be challenging for researchers focused on bringing their own innovations and projects to life. With many different journals publishing articles daily, research article aggregators like PubMed have become the go-to solution. Show More Summary

Stick-On Flexible Electronics to Track Stroke Recovery

Electronics that keep working even when repeatedly stretched and flexed have improved significantly in the last few years to the point that now they’re finally being introduced into real wearable medical devices. At Northwestern University,...Show More Summary

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. One with many disagreements arising from the fact that there is no clear and universally acceptable solution to our problems. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own […]

As a Physician These are the Qualities I Value in a Recruiter

When answers are needed or clarification required, the kind of recruiter I like to work with digs in and finds the honest answers. Fostering a long-term relationship over the quick win is a recipe for mutually beneficial collaborati...

Knitted Fabric Delivers Laser Light to Treat Skin Conditions

A number of diseases are treated using light therapy. These include acne, actinic keratosis, jaundice, Paget’s disease, and psoriasis. Modern light blankets use arrays of LEDs to produce illumination, but light emitted by LEDs can be quite weak compared to light produced by a laser. Photodynamic therapy light lamps, on the other hand, can create painful […]

Google’s Deep Learning Software Analyzes Retinal Images for Signs of Cardiovascular Risk

Google has been tinkering in the field of medicine over the last few years, including developing a prototype electronic contact lens. The company’s latest health project involves detecting cardiovascular conditions by analyzing the vasculature of the retina. Show More Summary

Am I properly trained for grief?

It’s 2:02 p.m. when my pager beeps. I pull it out and read: “Juan may have just passed. Going in now.” As a social worker in the region’s only cancer specialty hospital, I provide emotional support for patients and their families — including talking about their wishes for end-of-life care. Juan is a sixty-five-year-old Ecuadorian […]

A Health Tech’s Secret Weapon: The People Under The Hood

By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD The recently-announced acquisition of the oncology data company Flatiron Health by Roche for $2.1B represents a robust validation of the much-discussed but infrequently-realized hypothesis that technology entrepreneurs who can turn health data into actionable insights can capture significant value for this accomplishment. Show More Summary

CMS Quietly Launches an Offensive Against Direct Primary Care

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Our healthcare system is self-destructing, a fact made more obvious every single day.  A few years ago, a number of brave physicians who were fed up with administrative burden, burnout, and obstacles to providing care for patients started a movement –known as Direct Primary Care (DPC.)  This is an innovative practice

Hitch Health, Lyft Partner to Provide Non-Emergency Medical Transportation to Patients

Hitch Health, a Minneapolis, MN-based healthcare technology company focused on innovative ways to improve patient health, today announced the launch of their partnership with ridesharing company Lyft. The announcement comes off the heels...Show More Summary

Boston Children’s, TriNetX Bring Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Research

Boston Children’s Hospital has joined the TriNetX global health research network to further its efforts at bringing a more data-driven approach to clinical research. The trend in the healthcare industry is to gain access to a wider pool of patient data in an effort to accelerate the study start-up process and identification of patients for... Read More

On-Skin Flexible Screen for Displaying Live Health Information

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed an elastic display that can be affixed to the skin to display the waveform of an electrocardiogram, or other health parameters, detected by a skin sensor. When combined with a communication module, the system can transmit the data to a smartphone and the cloud, allowing doctors to […]

Join Me at Asembia’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2018

Asembia’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2018April 29 to May 2, 2018 | Las Vegaswww.asembiasummit.com Please join me at Asembia's Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2018, which will take place from April 29 to May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas.This is a must-attend event for anyone connected to specialty pharmacy. Show More Summary

Teladoc Provides Over 300k Patient Visits to Support Flu Outbreak

Teladoc, a provider of virtual care delivery services, today announced that amid the most severe flu outbreak in a decade, the company has provided a record number of visits as telehealth emerges as a trusted clinical solution to provide relief for an overburdened health system. Having provided more than 300,000 total patient visits in the... Read More

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Solera Health Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Health Coaching

Solera Health, today announced its partnership with U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM) to deliver its comprehensive health coaching and nurse based chronic condition care management services within the framework of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for Solera clients. Show More Summary

The miscalculated fear of an opioid crisis in Haiti

Opioids are an essential class of drugs used in pain management. In recent years, complex mechanisms pertaining to their abusive use have prompted a deadly crisis which is unfolding in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 91 Americans lose their lives daily due to an overdose of opioid […]

EMS Handwashing Policy – Updated

Wash your hands We really mean it, wash your hands Wash your hands more often than you are. Don’t know if you should wash your hands right now? That means you should stop what you are doing right now and wash your hands. Thanks. Keep reading Wash your hands after every patient contact, assessment or […]

Concept Idea for a New da Vinci Surgical System

The da Vinci surgical robotic systems from Intuitive Surgical have become extremely popular among physicians and patients, though there are some controversies surrounding costs of procedures and complications. The system is so inspiring that Amin Akhshi, an industrial product designer, has imagined a future da Vinci system. Show More Summary

Arterys FDA Clearance for Liver AI and Lung AI Lesion Spotting Software

Arterys, a San Francisco, California firm, won FDA clearance for its Arterys Oncology AI suite. The cleared software aids in finding lesions within CT images of the lungs (Lung AI) and in both CT and MRI when assessing the liver (Liver AI). It uses artificial intelligence methods to segment lesions and nodules, and in evaluations […]

Physicians: Don’t buy things you can’t afford

If you haven’t noticed, Americans love debt.  The average household has around $130,000 in total debt, including $50,000 in student loan debt, nearly $30,000 in auto loans, and $16,000 in credit card debt. With an average credit card interest rate of 15%, that would be $2,400 in interest per year. With a student loan interest rate of 6.8%, that […]

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