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Aetion Raises $11.2M for Real-World Evidence Data Analytics Platform

Aetion, a NYC-based healthcare technology company that delivers the real-world analytics and evidence needed for value-based healthcare has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners and joined by Lakestar. Show More Summary

I am grateful to Doctor Barbie

Doctor Barbie has a laptop. She comes with other accessories, like a white lab coat and stethoscope of course, but one of her largest and most prominent medical tools is her laptop. As a pediatrician’s daughter, my child selected doctor Barbie from the aisle of infinite Barbie options because she knew I was most likely […]

The Law of Diminishing Returns of Ethics

SAURABH JHA MD   Some allege that the FIRST trial, which randomized surgical residencies to strict versus flexible adherence to duty hour restrictions, was unethical because patients weren’t consented for the trial and, as this was an experiment, in the true sense of the word, consent was mandatory. The objection is best summarized by an

Medicine is stuck in the dark ages. Here’s why.

Technology has been moving at a lightning pace the past two decades. Technological advancements have crept into every facet of life, from HD screens that now blare ads at us at gas station pumps to disruptive start-ups like Netflix, Airbnb, and Uber, which have rocked entire industries, the air of change is inescapable. The medical […]

Personalized Cancer Services are Needed: GuideWell is Calling on You

By CHELSEA POLANIECKI The moment you are diagnosed with cancer, you become a survivor. You now live with a daunting illness. Your everyday monotonous activities turn into new challenges, flooding your thoughts with countless questions and new struggles. In the 2006 National Survey of U.S. Households Affected by Cancer, 15% of respondents said they had

Trump’s travel ban affects doctors too

“Do you know the visa process in the U.K.?” Yousef asks me nervously in the physician work room at our hospital in Florida. “I’ve spent the last two weeks looking up the different countries where I might be able to work — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.” Yousef goes on to list the […]

How Many Adverse Event Reports Are Submitted to the FDA? The Answer: Whatever It Is, It's at an All-Time High!

I've been tracking the number of adverse event reports (AERs) submitted to the FDA over the years based on data supplied by the FDA here. The latest update of that data was made in November 2015 showing the number of AERs FDA received...Show More Summary

Who Benefits? - From the Mayo Clinic Explicitly Putting Commercially Insured Patients Ahead of Some Government Insured Patients?

Amidst all the chaotic noise emanating from Washington, DC, little snippets of news keep slipping out reminding us that the US health care system remains monumentally dysfunctional, and that the dysfunction serves the interests of the...Show More Summary

Driving Policy Without Healthcare Organizations: A Fool’s Errand

Healthcare in the United States faces many problems, but one of the bigger ones is bringing the right stakeholders to the table when it’s time to try to solve a problem. Often, the empty chair should be occupied by an … Read more ›

Why the American Health Care Act takes us in the wrong direction

As a doctor, I am guided by the code of medical ethics. The code is made of up of four principles: autonomy, justice, do good and do no harm. These principles guide me and my colleagues, including the fifteen doctors in Congress, as we care for others. In the debate over the fate of the […]

Does Judge Gorsuch Believe in Liberty and Equality for All?

Conservatives have championed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as an originalist in the mold of his mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch is a longstanding proponent of the view that the Constitution must be interpreted...Show More Summary

The Coming DRexit

BRIAN JOONDEPH, MD Brexit was a British version of “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” a famous line from the film “Network.” Brits were fed up with intrusive and nonsensical regulations from the European Union, including whether eggs could be sold by the dozen — really important stuff affecting

Sex talks with 60 year olds

As a gynecologist, I not only witness new love but have to regularly ask about it because it can impact my patient’s health. They may need birth control, STI screening and counseling, or pre-conceptual counseling. Then there is one of my favorite group of patients: those that are “older” and entering into new relationships either […]

Esperion Therapeutics Says FDA Has Lowered The Bar For Its Heart Drug

Esperion Therapeutics says the Food and Drug Administration has agreed that the company's medicine, bempadoic acid, could be approved based on blood test results, before a larger study proving it prevents heart attacks, strokes, heart procedures or deaths has been completed.

CBI’s Real-Time Benefit Check and ePrior Authorization Summit

CBI’s Real-Time Benefit Check and ePrior Authorization SummitMay 23-24, 2017 | Philadelphia,'s Real-Time Benefit Check & ePrior Authorization Summit is headed back to the East Coast this May.Mark your...Show More Summary

Therapeutic hypothermia after in hospital cardiac arrest

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I was done being a doctor at the end of fellowship

I burned out early. I was done being a doctor at the end of fellowship. Although I took a job as a critical care physician, I desperately sought to alter my career somehow. I looked into website development, something I had been good at in high school. I took a few refresher classes on my days […]

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 20th March, 2017.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

4 Improvements Data Analytics Will Bring to the Senior Care Space in 2017 & Beyond

Editor’s Note: Al Baker is the co-founder and CEO of Reemo, a health technology platform designed to empower caregivers with actionable insights to improve the quality of life for seniors. Also features insights from Teradata Vice President, Strategic Ventures Peter Obringer and Vice President of Technology for New Business Development Jose Basa. We exist in a... Read More

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