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Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors' notes
(Reuters Health) - In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could directly contribute to their own electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health
Canada and China are partnering on a five-year project to enhance mental health treatment through the use of smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Marshall Medical invests $20 million in new electronic medical records system
Late last week, Placerville-based Marshall Medical Center launched its new electronic medical records system after investing $20 million in the initiative. The new system, which uses a medical record software called Epic, will create a central database for the health system’s hospital, clinical and home health divisions. Previously, these three divisions had separate electronic medical records systems. The new records system will also allow Marsh all Medical to exchange records and information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence: Friend Or Foe?
It is safe to say that popular fiction has not been too kind to artificial intelligence. Its origins can be seen in Mary Shelley ’s time-honoured parable about the creator who is destroyed by his creation.Countless sci-fi depictions suggest AI has become the modern-day iteration, the ultimate metaphor for mankind ’s self-destructive power (think Skynet’s killing machines). These depictions may capture our imagination, but do they match reality? Is AI technology maligned and misunderstood?  The Oxford Dictionary defines artificial intelligence as: “The theory and development of computer sys...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Most patients aren't thrilled about their doctor using a computer during office visits, University of Texas researchers report. As electronic medical records become more common, it's not unusual for doctors to enter data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma and Geisinger launch wearable tech study of chronic pain patients
Purdue Pharma and integrated health company Geisinger Health Systems said today they launched a joint study looking to evaluate the effect of wearable health tech on treating patients with chronic pain. Through the study, the companies hope to explore the use of wearable health tech by chronic pain patients at a specialty clinic and evaluate how the tech improves patient and healthcare outcomes, Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma said. The prospective, non-randomized, non-blinded 12-month trial aims to enroll 240 multidisciplinary pain-program patients being treated by Geisinger and includes a wearable device designed to ...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials mHealth (Mobile Health) Pain Management Patient Monitoring Geisinger Health System purduepharma Source Type: news

Few U.S. Hospitals Can Fully Share Electronic Medical Records Few U.S. Hospitals Can Fully Share Electronic Medical Records
Less than one in three U.S. hospitals can find, send, and receive electronic medical records for patients who receive care somewhere else, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

E-records still not widely available for most patients, researchers say
Doctors at many U.S. hospitals still don't have access to patients' electronic medical records from outside health care providers, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few U.S. hospitals can fully share electronic medical records
(Reuters Health) - Less than one in three U.S. hospitals can find, send, and receive electronic medical records for patients who receive care somewhere else, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Patients' E-Records Still Not Widely Available
MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 -- Doctors at many U.S. hospitals still don't have access to patients'electronic medical records from outside health care providers, a new study finds. An analysis of 2015 data from thousands of hospitals nationwide found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Applying deep neural networks to unstructured text notes in electronic medical records for phenotyping youth depression
Conclusion Our efforts are meant to demonstrate the potential for this type of approach for patient recruitment purposes but it should be noted that a larger sample size is required to build a truly reliable recommendation system.Clinical implications Future efforts will employ alternate neural network algorithms available and other machine learning methods (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improve Radiology Departments by Adopting EMRs
In his 2004 State of the Union address, then-President George W. Bush advocated for electronic medical records (EMRs), proclaiming, “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.” The Bush Administration pushed EMRs to the tune of billions of dollars in grants and other incentives. The trend was continued throughout the Obama Administration as well. Now, after more than a decade with EMRs as a public policy priority, EMRs have been adopted by many hospitals as primary methods of managing patient information. Almost every department shares patient infor...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zach Parker Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

UW digital health care spinout gets new CEO
TransformativeMed spun out of the University of Washington in 2011 and works with hospitals around the country to make electronic medical records more user friendly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

UW digital health care spinout gets new CEO
TransformativeMed spun out of the University of Washington in 2011 and works with hospitals around the country to make electronic medical records more user friendly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Lovelace adopts new tech, slashing previous amount of needed systems
Lovelace Health System has adopted new technology across its six facilities and its medical group that it says will make access to patient records easier for physicians as well as the people they're treating. The health care provider, which includes New Mexico's fourth-largest hospital with 263 licensed beds, recently implemented an electronic medical records system called Epic. Lovelace said in a statement the new technology has replaced 80 software systems it previously used. The Epic system… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss acquires cataract surgery planning software dev Veracity Innovations
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it is acquiring cloud-based ophthalmological tech developer Veracity Innovations for an undisclosed amount. Veracity Innovations developed and produces a cloud-based surgical planning platform for cataract surgeries, covering initial planning, management and analysis of the procedures. The system is designed to interface directly with multiple electronic medical records and diagnostic devices, covering patients from initial consultation through post-operation, Carl Zeiss said. “Digital technology is fundamentally changing our world and has a major impact in healthcare. Eff...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Software / IT Carl Zeiss Meditec veracityinnovations Source Type: news

Staff at Safety-Net Medical Clinics report increasing dissatisfaction with workplace
(RAND Corporation) Some studies have raised concern about burnout among health care workers as they grapple with changes such electronic medical records and medical homes. A new study finds that physicians, nurses and other staff members at medical clinics that care for people from lower-income communities are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, adding to evidence that the health care workforce is under stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community health centers form partnerships to increase capacity, improve service
Community health centers, the leading providers of primary health care to the nation ’s poor and uninsured populations, need strong partnerships and effective strategies to strengthen the current health care safety net, and to prepare for what may happen in the future, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The brief looks at a selection of Federally Qualified Health Centers, referred to as community health centers, in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York state that collaborate with other regional centers, local hospitals and health departments to improve an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Amazon developing stealthy healthcare development lab
Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) reportedly has a healthcare skunkworks lab working in areas including electronic medical records and telemedicine, dubbed 1492, according to a CNBC report. The team, headquartered in Seattle, is engaged in both hardware and software products, according to the report. Amazon’s secretive team is reportedly considering development in fields that would see them pushing and pulling data from electronic medical record systems, possibly angling to make that data available to both consumers and doctors. The team is also working to build a platform for telemedicine to create virtual-physician consultat...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Electronic Medical Records Research & Development Amazon Source Type: news

Jones Memorial Hospital to begin major IT upgrade
The Wellsville hospital will begin a major electronic medical records project to integrate the hospital into a Rochester-based health system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Time to Cut'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records? Time to Cut'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records?
Copying and pasting information can result in medical record mistakes. Here ’ s one doctor ’ s solution.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Roy Smythe ’ s plan to transform the physician workflow with technology
Dr. Roy Smythe’s transition from the operating room to chief medical officer of health informatics at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) wasn’t fueled by physician burnout. Rather, it was sparked by his attempt to transform healthcare from the inside out. “It’s hard to redesign the airplane while you’re flying it,” he told MassDevice.  At Philips, Smythe works to change the way clinicians deliver care. It’s no easy task, but Smythe thinks that if industry can figure out how to leverage technology and big data to boost physician workflow, all parties involved could reap the benefits...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Software / IT royalphilips Source Type: news

Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System partner to share patient records
Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System are joining forces to combine their patient medical records so that they can be accessed by providers at both health care systems. The partnership will better coordinate care for patients who visit providers at both Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare, according to the systems. The partnership is just the latest announcement that health care systems are seeking to better utilize electronic medical records to improve care for patients. Triad HealthCare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Integrated medical records can reduce disparities between blacks and whites in HIV care
This study was funded by grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration; the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging; NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse; NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research; and the UCLA California Center for Population Research through support from the Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baxter integrates DoseEdge with Epic ’ s Willow pharmacy system
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it will integrate its DoseEdge Pharmacy workflow manager with the Epic Willow Impatient Pharmacy system. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company said that the bi-directional integration between the dedicated intravenous workflow system and electronic medical records to help hospitals meet compliance requirements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other payors. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Baxter integrates DoseEdge with Epic’s Willow pharmacy system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Baxter Source Type: news

Report: Apple partners with Health Gorilla to integrate iPhone with hospital, lab data
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is working with medtech startup Health Gorilla to add more health info, including diagnostic lab data, to its iPhone as it continues its quest to make it a centralized location for medical data, according to a CNBC report. The tech giant is working with the startup to integrate information from hospitals, lab-testing companies and imaging centers into the device, according to the report. Health Gorilla, which rebranded from Informedika in 2014, has raised a total of $4.4 million to support its clinical network platform. The company’s platform is a closed, HIPAA-compliant system which allows doc...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Software / IT Apple healthgorilla Source Type: news

Apple looks to make the iPhone a health databank, rumored to be eyeing Athenahealth buy
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is looking to make more waves in healthcare by turning its iPhone into a databank of medical data as it eyes a possible acquisition of Athenahealth, according to 2 CNBC reports. The tech-sector giant has reportedly been in talks with players in the healthcare industry and developers to try and bring clinical data, including lab results, allergies, prescriptions and other information, to the iPhone. Users with data on their phone would be able to share it with 3rd parties, including hospitals and health developers, according to CNBC. Apple is reportedly looking at cloud hosting start-ups for potential...
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technology Apple Athenahealth Inc. newtag Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Leveraging Electronic Medical Records for Psychiatric Genetic Research
The purpose of this initiative is to support projects that implement creative and robust molecular epidemiologic approaches that leverage existing electronic medical records (EMR) from large, population-based cohorts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Concept Clearance - Leveraging Electronic Medical Records for Psychiatric Genetic Research
The purpose of this initiative is to support projects that implement creative and robust molecular epidemiologic approaches that leverage existing electronic medical records (EMR) from large, population-based cohorts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Local health care executive tapped for federal advisory committee
A local health care executive has been named to serve on a White House advisory committee. U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell named Steve Ready, system vice president and chief information officer of Norton Healthcare Inc., to serve a three-year term on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, according to a news release. The committee was formed to help develop re gulations surrounding electronic medical records and other health information technologies. The committee was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Masimo launches Early Warning Score for Root systems
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it launched the Early Warning Score system for the Root patient monitoring and connectivity hub. The EWS system is designed to aggregate information from multiple vital signs and clinical observations to determine the potential degree of patient deterioration, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “Root, from its versatile connectivity options to its advanced patient monitoring, from rainbow SpHb to SET SpO2, helps hospitals improve patient care. We hope the addition of Early Warning Score to Root will help automate a potentially valuable calculation a...
Source: Mass Device - May 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Patient Monitoring Masimo Source Type: news

Siemens, Relaymed ink deal to automate POC test result delivery to EHRs
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a deal with Relaymed to provide cloud-based connectivity for Siemens DCA Vantage analyzer and Clinitec Status point-of-care instruments. Relaymed integration will allow patients test results to be automatically sent from the point-of-care instruments to electronic health records in the physician’s office, which the companies claim will reduce errors by eliminating a manual input step. “Our exclusive agreement with Relaymed means an extension of our connectivity offerings for Siemens Healthineers point-of-care instruments to meet the needs of healthcare fac...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Software / IT relaymed Siemens Source Type: news

ECMC exec on ransomware attack: "This is a form of terrorism"
Erie County Medical Center officials confirmed this week that a cyber attack last month did indeed involve a ransom demand of thousands of dollars from an international source. But the hospital refused to pay. The Level I trauma hospital in Buffalo has still not recovered fully from the attack, which led to a shut-down of all internal computer systems and email, including electronic medical records and billing systems. “We did not pay anything to anybody,” said Tom Quatroche Jr., hospital president /CEO.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

ECMC exec on ransomware attack: "This is a form of terrorism"
Erie County Medical Center officials confirmed this week that a cyber attack last month did indeed involve a ransom demand of thousands of dollars from an international source. But the hospital refused to pay. The Level I trauma hospital in Buffalo has still not recovered fully from the attack, which led to a shut-down of all internal computer systems and email, including electronic medical records and billing systems. “We did not pay anything to anybody,” said Tom Quatroche Jr., hospital president /CEO.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The doctor says: Analytics improve treatment
In the early part of his career, it was typical for Dr. John Notaro to identify a patient with an abdominal aneurysm or lung cancer only after symptoms had begun. But the use of data analytics and electronic medical records introduced new methods to earlier identify patients at risk of developing significant health conditions. That has led to early detection, fewer emergency situations and reduced costs for treatment. Notaro, associate medical director of Buffalo Medical Group, said data analytics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The doctor says: Analytics improve treatment
In the early part of his career, it was typical for Dr. John Notaro to identify a patient with an abdominal aneurysm or lung cancer only after symptoms had begun. But the use of data analytics and electronic medical records introduced new methods to earlier identify patients at risk of developing significant health conditions. That has led to early detection, fewer emergency situations and reduced costs for treatment. Notaro, associate medical director of Buffalo Medical Group, said data analytics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Journeys to excellence: Stories of three award-winning nurses
Cassandra Fleurentin Every year, the New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA) recognizes nurses for their outstanding commitment to their profession and for going above and beyond in their designated specialty area. Read the stories of the three Boston Children’s Hospital nurses honored with this year’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. Cassandra Fleurentin: BSN, staff nurse I, 9 South Growing up, Cassandra’s mother had a chronic illness. Sitting by her bedside day in and day out and spending much of her childhood in hospitals and emergency rooms motivated Cassandra to become a nurse. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Vega Tags: Caregivers nursing Source Type: news

OnceLogix Found A Niche In Online Mental-Health Records Software. Now It Expects $5M Revenue.
OnceLogix founders ignored the big electronic medical records companies'warnings that they'd fail. Now they expect $5 million in revenue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amy Feldman, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Oncology's Incessant Grip
Over the past couple of years, much has been made of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing tools applied to healthcare diagnosis and treatment selection. These technologies have very different functions; AI goes beyond traditional hypothesis-driven approaches to find patterns in the data, while cognitive computing is trained to see the significance of patterns and relationships.These tools can integrate disparate sources of data – from electronic medical records (EMR), family histories, imaging studies, genetic studies, molecular diagnostic testing, among many such sources – to support clinical d...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Elton Source Type: news

Oncology's Incessant Grip
Over the past couple of years, much has been made of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing tools applied to healthcare diagnosis and treatment selection. These technologies have very different functions; AI goes beyond traditional hypothesis-driven approaches to find patterns in the data, while cognitive computing is trained to see the significance of patterns and relationships.These tools can integrate disparate sources of data – from electronic medical records (EMR), family histories, imaging studies, genetic studies, molecular diagnostic testing, among many such sources – to support clinical d...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Elton Source Type: news

Health informatics company Impathiq raises $350K to improve EMR, app interoperability
Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Impathiq, which makes a data informatics platform that allows hospitals and health systems to integrate new apps and programs into their electronic medical records in accordance with interoperability standards, has announced it raised $350,000 in seed funding and has saved hospitals over $3 million in the year since its launch.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dean of UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA discusses her top priorities
Dr. Kelsey Martin, the new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, didn ’t set out to become a physician. Driven by her interest in human behavior, she studied English and American language and literature as an undergraduate at Harvard. It wasn’t until she wasa Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africathat her passion for medicine was ignited. There, she organized an outreach program and wrote grants to fund measles vaccinations, which led to a dramatic reduction in the number of those sickened in the village where she worked. It was a profound turning point, one that led her to medical school, in a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health IT startup Sansoro lands $5.2M, will double staff
Health IT startup Sansoro Health plans to double its staff after closing on a $5.2 million round of funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. The Minneapolis-based company makes Emissary, a software application that integrates disparate electronic medical records systems and connects those systems with third-party apps, such as analytics tools. Customers can use the technology to view patient records contained in multiple systems on a s ingle display. Sansoro launched about two and a half years ago… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Sanofi boasts observational hypoglycemia rates for Toujeo insulin injection
Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) touted real-world clinical data for its Toujeo insulin glargine injection from a new observational study. The data from Deliver 2 showed that patients with Type II diabetes who switched to Toujeo from other basal insulins had significantly lower risk of hypoglycemia without compromising blood sugar control. The Deliver 2 study analyzed electronic medical records for 1,894 patients in 2 matched cohorts, comparing changes to average blood sugar levels, as well as the rate of hypoglycemia and hypoglycemic events related to inpatient or emergency department visits in patients using Toujeo compared to oth...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Sanofi-Aventis Source Type: news

Ohio State adjunct med school professor named health IT chief in Trump administration
Dr. Donald Rucker, an adjunct professor at Ohio State University, has been named to a federal post that oversees and encourages adoption of information technology throughout health care, such as electronic medical records. Rucker has been named chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reported trade journals Modern Healthcare and Fierce Healthcare. HHS has not posted an announcement. Formerly a 13-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ohio State adjunct med school professor named health IT chief in Trump administration
Dr. Donald Rucker, an adjunct professor at Ohio State University, has been named to a federal post that oversees and encourages adoption of information technology throughout health care, such as electronic medical records. Rucker has been named chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reported trade journals Modern Healthcare and Fierce Healthcare. HHS has not posted an announcement. Formerly a 13-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Veterans with Mesothelioma Benefit from Telephone Triage
U.S. military veterans with malignant pleural mesothelioma can rely on the VA Boston Healthcare System’s national phone triage for improved access to specialized surgical advice and better treatment recommendations, according to a retrospective study. Thoracic surgeons Drs. Abraham Lebenthal and Jeff Siegert helped establish the open access telephone triage in 2011, shortening the average time between a veteran’s initial phone screen and face-to-face surgical consultation to 14 days. Many veterans facing a potential diagnosis of mesothelioma must navigate the historically mismanaged federal agency to get the tr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Boston VA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Abraham Lebenthal Dr. Jeff Siegert malignant pleural mesothelioma military veterans mesothelioma Telephone triage VA benefits Source Type: news

Hair loss drugs linked with erectile dysfunction
This study aimed to see whether the duration of exposure has an effect, and whether it persists after stopping the drugs.   What did the research involve? The study included men from the Chicago region who had taken 5α-RIs. Electronic medical records were accessed to look at the drug, dose, and duration of use. Researchers searched the database for recorded side effects of impotence or erectile dysfunction. This was defined as the first recorded instance, which coincided with discontinuation of the 5α-RI and prescription of a phosphodiesterase -5 inhibitors (PDE5I), such as sildenafil to treat the problem....
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news