Why Don't Electronic Health Records Mandate Pregnancy History? Why Don't Electronic Health Records Mandate Pregnancy History?
New data showing adverse pregnancy outcomes occurred in roughly 1 in 3 women and confirming an association with late ASCVD begs the question of why EHRs don't mandate pregnancy history, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Change Healthcare launches new AI software for EHRs
Healthcare information systems vendor Change Healthcare announced new artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change Healthcare inks deal with Vizient Change Healthcare buys Prometheus Analytics Change Healthcare acquires Nucleus.io Change Healthcare reports Q1 revenue decrease Change launches digital EHR access platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 may have been in L.A. as early as last December, UCLA-led study suggests
This study was supported by the UCLA Department of Medicine. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 may have been in LA as early as last December, UCLA-led study suggests
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a 50% increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December 2019 and continuing into February, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the U.S. were identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Relative accuracy of social and medical determinants of suicide in electronic health records - Alemi F, Avramovic S, Renshaw KD, Kanchi R, Schwartz M.
OBJECTIVE: This paper compares the accuracy of predicting suicide from Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) or history of illness. POPULATION STUDIED: 5 313 965 Veterans who at least had two primary care visits between 2008 and 2016. STUDY DESIGN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Using the electronic health record to identify suicide risk factors in an Alaska Native Health System - Schaefer KR, Muller CJ, Smith JJ, Avey JP, Shaw JL.
Suicide rates are higher in some Alaska Native and American Indian communities than the general U.S. population. Screening for suicide risk typically requires self-report, but many people may not engage with conventional screening because of distrust or ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Billions in Hospital Virus Aid Rested on Compliance With Private Vendor
The Department of Health and Human Services told hospitals in April that reporting to the vendor, TeleTracking Technologies, was a “prerequisite to payment.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Electronic Health Records Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Hospitals Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Human Services Department TeleTracking Technologies Inc H.H.S. Protect Budgets and Budgeting Coronavirus Aid, Source Type: news

Predictive value of indicators for identifying child maltreatment and intimate partner violence in coded electronic health records: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Syed S, Ashwick R, Schlosser M, Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Li L, Gilbert R.
OBJECTIVE: Electronic health records (EHRs) are routinely used to identify family violence, yet reliable evidence of their validity remains limited. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the positive predictive values (PPVs) of cod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Seattle startup Xealth lands $6M investment
Xealth, a Seattle-based health tech startup, has landed a $6 million investment from Cerner Corp. and LRVHealth. Xealth, which spun out of Providence St. Joseph Health in 2017, is a digital health prescribing platform that allows doctors to find, order and monitor digital health tools for patients through their electronic health record system. Tools can include patient education, online third-party apps and programs, device monitoring and services such as food delivery. The goal is to help patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Puget Sound Business Journal Staff Source Type: news

Neighborhood violent crime and perceived stress in pregnancy - Shannon MM, Clougherty JE, McCarthy C, Elovitz MA, Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Melly SJ, Burris HH.
Stress has been shown to adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. Neighborhood crime rates may serve as one publicly available social determinant of health for pregnancy studies that use registry or electronic health record datasets in which individual-level s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying risk factors for suicidal ideation across a large community healthcare system - Schriver E, Lieblich S, AlRabiah R, Mowery DL, Brown LA.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Several studies have leveraged electronic health record (EHR) data to predict suicide risk in veteran and military samples; however, few studies have investigated suicide risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

How can referrals of obese patients to the local exercise referral scheme be increased? A UK based primary care quality improvement study, SFHFT
This organisation designed and implemented an alert on the electronic health records of patients who were obese, and sent them an electronic text message, inviting them to use the local exercise referral scheme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying and predicting intentional self-harm in electronic health record clinical notes: deep learning approach - Obeid JS, Dahne J, Christensen S, Howard S, Crawford T, Frey LJ, Stecker T, Bunnell BE.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is an important public health concern in the United States and around the world. There has been significant work examining machine learning approaches to identify and predict intentional self-harm and suicide using existing data sets. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient's Chart Kidney Stones: Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient's Chart
A machine-learning algorithm can use clinical data from a patient's electronic health record to arrive at a quality-of-life score, which can help determine whether or not to perform surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Medical visits from birth to 6 months predict child maltreatment diagnoses up to age 5 - Negriff S, DiGangi MJ, Sharp AL, Wu J.
Electronic health record data for pediatric members of Kaiser Permanente Southern California were used to identify key variables (ie, the number of emergency department visits and the number of providers) available in early infancy (0-6 months) placing chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Change launches digital EHR access platform
Change Healthcare has released a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change Healthcare wraps up split from McKesson Change Healthcare issues 2020 healthcare industry report Change Healthcare files to split from McKesson Change Healthcare adds partners, offers open access to CareSelect Change Healthcare adds AI to CareSelect Imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Catalonia Suicide Risk Code Epidemiology (CSRC-Epi) study: protocol for a population-representative nested case-control study of suicide attempts in Catalonia, Spain - Mortier P, Vilagut G, Pu értolas Gracia B, De Inés Trujillo A, Alayo Bueno I, Ballester Coma L, Blasco Cubedo MJ, Cardoner N, Colls C, Elices M, Garcia-Altes A, Gené Badia M, Gómez Sánchez J, Martín Sánchez M, Morros R, Prat Pubill B, Qin P, Mehlum L, Kessler RC, Palao D, Perez Sola V, Alonso J, CODIRISC Epidemiology Study Group.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide attempts represent an important public health burden. Centralised electronic health record (EHR) systems have high potential to provide suicide attempt surveillance, to inform public health action aimed at reducing risk for suicide at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Hale Health launches redesigned remote care platform
Hale Health today launched Hale 2.0, a redesigned version of its remote-care platform in response to the increased demand of telemedicine in the pandemic. The company rebuilt the platform in an effort to simplify the user experience for both providers and patients and increase flexibility for providers through new features and better pricing options. The updated platform will integrate with electronic health records, offer questionnaires for informed triage, include messaging between provider and patient and connect to remote monitoring devices. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bottleneck for U.S. Coronavirus Response: The Fax Machine
Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can ’t easily use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Contact Tracing (Public Health) Tests (Medical) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Electronic Health Records Computers and the Internet Medicine and Health Source Type: news

This Seattle startup saves hospitals money by analyzing electronic health records
The artificial intelligence-driven technology company allowed Seattle Children's Bellevue surgery center to cut drug costs by 85%. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record (EHR) systems used in U.S. hospitals, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open. David C. Classen, M.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Pathway to Universal Healthcare in India
An infant in intensive care at the Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi. Credit: Holy Family Hospital.By Nachiket MorBANGALORE, India, Jul 5 2020 (IPS) Universal healthcare (UHC) is an important global goal because of its close links to poverty reduction and enhancement of the growth potential of countries. While several countries can now be said to be well on their way towards achieving this goal, several others, most notably large ones such as India and Nigeria, are decidedly not. Though there are a number of reasons for this, perhaps the most important one has been the position taken by the international development commun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nachiket Mor Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

The association between limited english proficiency and sepsis mortality
CONCLUSION(S): In a single-center study of patients hospitalized with sepsis, LEP was associated with mortality across nearly all races. This is a novel finding that will require further exploration into the causal nature of this association. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk After Sepsis: Understanding the Role of Statin Indications and the Impact of Clinical Inertia on Prescribing Patterns
Conclusion(s): There is a high risk of MACE after sepsis especially among those in statin indicated groups with significant clinical inertia in prescribing practices. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers receive American Cancer Society Flatiron Health Real-World Data Impact Awards
(American Cancer Society) Three American Cancer Society researchers will receive the Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research. The researchers, already funded by the ACS, will receive additional funding as well as access to Flatiron's national de-identified oncology datasets curated from electronic health records for research purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

App determines COVID-19 disease severity using artificial intelligence, biomarkers
COVID-19 severity score, built with data from china and new york city, can help clinicians identify the most at-risk patientsNew York UniversityA new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. Created by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess risk factors and key biomarkers from blood tests, producing a COVID-19 " severity score. "Current diagnostic tests for COVID-19 detect viral RNA to determine whether someone does or does not have the virus--but they do not provide clues as...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Association between dehydration and falls - Hamrick I, Norton D, Birstler J, Chen G, Cruz L, Hanrahan L.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between dehydration and falls in adults 65 years and older. Patients and Methods: We used University of Wisconsin Health electronic health records from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2015 to condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Information recorded over time in medical records tells more about diseases
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study describes an approach that uses machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to carefully track patients' medical records over time in EHRs to predict their likelihood of having or developing different diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Big Blue Cross Plan And Epic In Deal To Improve Doctor-Insurer Information Exchange
Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states, and electronic health record vendor Epic have signed an agreement that will “create a secure, interconnected and efficient health system and information exchange between insurers, providers, and patients.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 research initiatives
(NIH/All of Us Research Program) The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it is leveraging its significant and diverse participant base to seek new insights into COVID-19 -- through antibody testing, a survey on the pandemic's impacts and collection of electronic health record information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Did This Pass Peer Review? The COVID-19 Retractions How Did This Pass Peer Review? The COVID-19 Retractions
Two articles from a tiny company that claims to house data from the EHRs of hundreds of hospitals across six continents were retracted because it's unlikely that the'data'exist as advertised.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth, Mount Carmel hospitals reopen to limited visitors
Starting Tuesday, limited visitations will be allowed at OhioHealth and Mount Carmel hospitals and Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. All three had closed to visitors in mid-March during the opening weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic. At Ohio State, each patient can have one visitor per day, as identified the patient's electronic health record. Visitors must wear wristbands, masks and: Be at least 18 years old; Must be free of Co vid-19 symptoms and have no exposure history; Be limited… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Somerson Source Type: news

Mental health care utilization and psychiatric diagnoses in a sample of military suicide decedents and living matched controls - Ryan AT, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Wilcox HC, Umhau JC, Deuster PA.
This article examines mental health care utilization and psychiatric diagnoses among US military personnel who died by suicide. We employed an existing electronic health record dataset including 800 US military suicide decedents and 800 matched controls. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pre-term deliveries due to COVID-19 could be avoided by studying EHRs
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Using electronic health record (EHR) data to simulate drug trials for pregnant patients could one day offer a solution to the current practice of delivering babies pre-term if an expectant mother contracts COVID-19, according to a position paper published in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms
The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin and Ellen Gabler Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Hospitals Academic and Scientific Journals Electronic Health Records Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rumors and Misinformation Lancet, The (Journal) New England Journal of Medic Source Type: news

Consider the Promises and Challenges of Medical Image Analyses Using Machine Learning
Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
Source: MDDI - June 2, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Partha S. Anbil and Michael T. Ricci Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record
(American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics) In an effort to provide practical guidance and important considerations regarding how genomic information can be incorporated into electronic health records, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released, 'The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record: a points to consider statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital EHRs Miss Many Potential Medication Errors: Study Hospital EHRs Miss Many Potential Medication Errors: Study
Large study suggests hospital implementation and culture, not technology, are the main barriers to improved patient safetyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

33% of medication errors missed by electronic health records systems, study finds
Hospital electronic health records systems miss up to one-third of dangerous drug interactions and other errors in medication administration, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers examine data to identify optimal vasopressor treatment for rare type of stroke
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Results of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) study assessing the most commonly used medications for raising blood pressure in patients with nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a rare type of stroke, have been published in Neurosurgical Focus by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TransformativeMed kicks into overdrive to develop Covid-19 patient management software
Doug Cusick tried to relax and look professional as he closed his company ’s largest deal ever in late April. He sat on the couch with papers sprawled on either side of him, his computer on a lap desk, reflecting a new normal. Cusick is the CEO of TransformativeMed, which creates software that adapts electronic health records for particular diseases or specialties t o streamline patient care. After signing a six-year contract with a prominent Montana health system, Cusick and his team had much… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paxtyn Merten Source Type: news

Gathering big data to accelerate the COVID-19 fight
(Oregon Health& Science University) A nationwide collaboration of clinicians, informaticians and other biomedical researchers aims to turn data from hundreds of thousands of medical records from coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive analytical tools that could help lessen or end the global pandemic. The National COVID Cohort Collaborative will support the analysis of electronic health records on a new, secure database. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds
Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Race and Ethnicity Minorities Health Affairs (Journal) Deaths (Fatalities) Hispanic-Americans Electronic Health Records Obesity Diabetes Sutter Health California Black People Source Type: news

Allscripts U.K. Client Gloucestershire Hospitals Achieves Successful Go-Live with E-Observations Aolution Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, located in the United Kingdom, has successfully gone live with the latest addition to its Allscripts electronic health record, despite the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Allscripts U.K. Client Gloucestershire Hospitals Achieves Successful Go-Live with E-Observations Solution Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, located in the United Kingdom, has successfully gone live with the latest addition to its Allscripts electronic health record, despite the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

NorthShore provides real time genomic decision support to 10,000...
NorthShore University HealthSystem has completed a large scale genomics program, called DNA-10K, using ActX for electronic health record decision support(PRWeb May 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/northshore_provides_real_time_genomic_decision_support_to_10_000_patients_using_the_actx_service/prweb17128348.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

From screening to ascertainment of the primary outcome using electronic health records: challenges in the STRIDE trial - Esserman D.
Electronic health record data are a rich resource and can be utilized to answer a wealth of research questions. It is important when using electronic health record data in clinical trials that systems be put in place and vetted prior to enrollment to ensur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

FDA Partners with Aetion to Answer Urgent COVID-19 Research Questions
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire world to defeat a pandemic. That sentiment is becoming more evident every day as we see cross-industry collaborations and public-private partnerships evolving to combat COVID-19. Take, for example, a new agreement between FDA and Aetion, a venture-backed healthcare data analytics company based in New York, NY. The partnership aims to assess real-world data sets to generate clinical insights about the course and treatment of the novel coronavirus. "We believe that this work has the potential to contribute to the scientific evaluation of ...
Source: MDDI - May 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: COVID-19 Software Source Type: news

3 Roche Companies Hope to Make Clinical Trials More Efficient
Three companies under the Roche umbrella are looking to shake up the way clinical trials are conducted and better understand the patient journey during these studies. To this end, Flatiron Health, Foundation Medicine, and Genentech have launched the Prospective Clinico-Genomic (PCG) feasibility study. The trial will pilot the use of a technology-enabled prospective data collection platform to facilitate, streamline, and simplify the execution of clinical trials for patients living with advanced lung cancer. About 1,000 patients will be enrolled in PCG, which has a secondary aim to better understand how genomic changes in a...
Source: MDDI - May 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business IVD Source Type: news

Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news