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Yet another study on rapid response systems

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } The evidence in support of RRS is mixed. The RRS is favored in some before and after studies but not RCTs. This study, published in Resuscitation, is another before and after study but it does have some strengths compared to he older ones. From the paper: Methods For the period 2002–2009, we compared a teaching hospital with a

Will this or that technology revolutionize education?

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Throughout the history of education one innovation after another has failed to live up to the hype. Electronic media developed in recent years are no exceptions. It's really all about what happens in the mind of the learner and the social interaction with the teacher as explained in this video. (HT to Life in the Fast Lane). Individual

Medicare is paying for chronic care management! Here’s what you need to know.

The Medscape Physician Compensation Report puts primary care physicians at the bottom of the heap, with a median earning of less than $200,000 per year in 2014. What if the largest insurer of older Americans took those numbers to heart and decided to give primary care a pay raise of 25 percent, in recognition of […]

Health 2.0 Quarterly: What’s New in Q2?

By KIM KRUEGER Every quarter, Health 2.0 releases a summary set of data that explains where industry funding is going, which product segments are growing fastest, and where new company formation is happening. Health 2.0’s precision and clarity when it comes to market segmentation and product information make this quarterly release the cream of the

Allscripts Makes $200M Equity Investment in NantHealth, IPO Imminent

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong Ambulatory EHR leader Allscripts and NantHealth has purchased a 10% equity stake in  NantHealth for $200 million and NantCapital, LLC, the personal investment vehicle of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of NantHealth, has made a $100 million investment into Allscripts. Show More Summary

CorGENIX ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit approved by WHO for emergencies

For the past year and a half, the Ebola virus has affected thousands, claiming over 11,000 lives to date. The disease is now considered contained, and Liberia has been free of cases for seven weeks, until a new case emerged this morning. Show More Summary

Hotel Workers Want to End Pharma Support of Continuing Medical Ed

A union that represents hotel workers has started a campaign to end pharmaceutical industry funding of continuing medical education.

UAB Medicine Selects athenahealth to Advance Care Coordination

UAB Medicine, the third largest academic medical center in the nation is implementing athenaCoordinator Enterprise patient access services to improve care coordination in the ambulatory space. The implementation will  streamline care...Show More Summary

Can a surgeon operate while sitting down?

A loyal reader alerted me to news of a lawsuit brought by an obstetrician in South Carolina who is suing a hospital for suspending his privileges. He had performed a cesarean section while sitting on a stool because he had a foot fracture secondary to diabetes. Several witnesses said that the doctor “had been unable […]

Florida’s PremierMD ACO Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

Florida’s PremierMD ACO LLC (Premier), an ACO participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, has chosen the eClinicalWorks CCMR population health platform to advance its ACO objectives, coordinate care across the continuum as well as evaluate population health and quality improvement activities. Show More Summary

How Much?! Feds Wants Novartis to pay $3.35B For Kickback Schemes

The U.S. Department of Justice says that Novartis should pay up to $3.35 billion in damages and civil fines for using kickbacks to boost sales of two drugs that caused federal health care programs to overpay for medicines.

Microrobots to Drill Through Blocked Arteries (VIDEO)

Researchers at Drexel University have developed microscopic “swimmers” that may one day be used to break up blood vessel occlusions. Currently, such treatments are done within cath labs, but there’s only a limited number of places in the body that a catheter can be pushed into. Show More Summary

Medical Board Re-Certification and the ABIM Financial Cover-up

4 days agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ? Walter Scott, Marmion Integrity and trust in medicine are vital. What other profession is granted the awesome responsibility of caring for a fellow human's life?...Show More Summary

A psychiatrist is burnt out and depressed. Here’s what she did about it.

I noticed that my writing and conversations with others convey far less emotion than usual.  My reserve for tolerating stress had reached maximum capacity, which I realized upon my first day back at work from vacation three weeks ago as exhaustion immediately erased any sense of relaxation from my trip.  Perhaps I should have requested two weeks […]

To be Prescribed Soon: Implantable Drug Releasing Microchips

Over the past few years we’ve covered Microchips Biotech, an MIT spin-out company that’s developed an implantable technology to release drugs inside the body in a controlled manner. It’s been almost a decade since the technology has had initial development, but now it may finally see clinical light of day. Show More Summary

Telehealth App Approved By NHS to Deliver Prescriptions to UK Patients

Dr Now, a telehealth app that dispenses and deliver prescriptions directly to patients’ home or office has been approved by NHS England to handle NHS prescriptions using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. Now available for Apple...Show More Summary

3D Printed Heart Model Made from CT Scans and 3D TEEs

The 3D printing of model hearts based on anatomical patient scans can provide surgeons with an intuitive way of studying and planning for an operation. Recently these models have been created using CT scans that can capture the structure...Show More Summary

Pathogen Killing Light Fixture Kills Bugs on Surfaces and in Air

A pathogen-killing light fixture developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland has now been made into a product and is being introduced in hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.The Indigo-Clean, made by Kenall Manufacturing...Show More Summary

How to Improve Obamacare

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell last week preserved the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for all enrollees, and Chief Justice John Roberts’s vehement dismissal of the plaintiffs’ arguments

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