Prescription Drug And Healthcare Costs Are Rising
Without sustainable and effective solutions, healthcare prices will only continue to rise, inevitably making it more difficult for communities and individuals to achieve long-term success in healthcare outcomes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sai Balasubramanian, J.D., Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Source Type: news

First World Evidence Based Healthcare Day to take place on 20 October 2020
Today Cochrane andsix global leaders in evidence-based healthcare, led byJBI, are launching a worldwide initiative to create awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally.The inaugural World Evidence-based Healthcare (EBHC) Day will be held on 20 October 2020 and spotlights the global impact of EBHC on health research, policy, practice and patient outcomes.In 2020, EBHC is a worldwide movement with hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of individuals working tirelessly towards improving the science and practice of E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Prediction of falls in acute care using the Morse Fall Risk Scale - Jewell VD, Capistran K, Flecky K, Qi Y, Fellman S.
The high number of patient falls occurring within acute care hospitals throughout the United States has led to increased patient impairment and contributed to rising healthcare costs. The Morse Fall Risk Scale is a commonly used assessment tool for predict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

CERENOVUS Launches New Suite of Technologies to Advance Stroke Treatment
IRVINE, CA – September 9, 2020 – CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* today announced that it has launched CERENOVUS Stroke Solutions™, which includes a suite of three devices designed to aid physicians in clot removal procedures. The announcement was made during the virtual European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).Strokes are the second leading cause of death globally, and account for an estimated 140,000 deaths in the United States each year.[i],[ii] Over half of stroke survivors become chronically disabled placing an estimated $34 billion econo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One in two Americans fear a major health event could lead to bankruptcy
(West Health Institute) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy, marking a 5% increase since 2019. The new research comes from the West Health-Gallup US Healthcare Study, an ongoing series of surveys on the impact of high healthcare costs on American lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: U.S. healthcare costs nearly double of other wealthy countries
Americans spend roughly twice as much annually on healthcare as those living in seven other high-income countries, according to an analysis published Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare costs increase after escalating HF symptoms
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Checkpoint inhibitor use increases healthcare costs in NSCLC
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Predictors of trauma high resource consumers in a mature trauma system - Morgan ME, Bradburn EH, Vernon TM, Gross B, Jammula S, Cook AD, Covaci A, Rogers FB.
BACKGROUND: Extended hospital length of stay (LOS) is widely associated with significant healthcare costs. Since LOS is a known surrogate for cost, we sought to evaluate outliers. We hypothesized that particular characteristics are likely predictive of tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health services utilization, healthcare costs, and diagnoses by mild traumatic brain injury exposure: a Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) study - Dismuke-Greer C, Hirsch S, Carlson K, Pogoda T, Nakase-Richardson R, Bhatnagar S, Eapen B, Troyanskaya M, Miles S, Nolen T, Walker WC.
OBJECTIVE: To compare Veterans Administration (VA) diagnoses, health services utilization and costs by mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) group (Blast-Related (BR) mTBI vs. non-Blast-Related (NBR) mTBI vs. no mTBI) among Operation Enduring Freedom(OEF)/Ope... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Healthcare costs high after bullying in children and adolescents
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Systemic lupus erythematosus incurs high healthcare costs in US
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Healthcare costs lower with durable versus disposable insulin pumps
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Home modifications to improve function and safety in the United States - Keglovits M, Stark S.
In the United States, the older adult population will reach over 70 million by 2030. Impaired function and falls from unsupportive housing result in high healthcare costs. Due to the state of housing, there is a need for home modifications to support older... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fitbit Continues its Race into Medtech with New EUA
Fitbit is continuing its rapid trajectory into the medtech industry with a new Emergency Use Authorization from FDA. The San Francisco, CA-based company said the EUA is for a low-cost emergency ventilator to help address patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said after seeing the need for ventilators, it applied its deep in-house expertise in advanced sensor development and hardware design to quickly create Fitbit Flow, an automatic resuscitator inspired by the MIT E-Vent Design Toolbox and based on specifications for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems. Fitbit said during develop...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news

Healthcare costs differ for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

POCUS helps docs make timely decisions
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may help physicians make timely and accurate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS provides unique advantages for COVID-19 imaging Italian team recommends ultrasound for kids with COVID-19 Doctors in Italy, Spain using ultrasound for COVID-19 POCUS in the ED translates to lower healthcare costs Handheld ultrasound market poised for next wave of growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The cost of hospitalized ocular injuries in Texas, 2013-2014 - Nelson PC, Mulla ZD.
PURPOSE: Healthcare costs are a continual concern. To improve our cost-efficiency we must identify the direct costs of ocular injuries requiring hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the direct costs of hospitalized ocular injuries i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluating trauma care, outcomes and costs in a system in crisis: the necessity of a Greek National Trauma Database - Prionas A, Tsoulfas G, Tooulias A, Papakoulas A, Piachas A, Papadopoulos V.
The objective of this study was to record and evaluate trauma management at our university hospital and to measure the associated healthcare costs, while ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Millions of Americans to lose insurance as jobless rate soars
Trump administration under pressure to cover healthcare costs as unemployment rises to postwar high (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Geriatrics experts award high honor to visionary organization: West Health
(American Geriatrics Society) For only the second time in its near 80-year history, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will award one of its highest honors typically reserved for individuals to West Health, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to enable older adults to successfully age in place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Coronavirus Is Helping to Fix China ’s Broken Healthcare System
When Dai Yufan began developing a fever and painful cyst, her first thought was to see a doctor. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting her local hospital seemed scarier than her symptoms. “So I tried an online health service,” says Dai, 27, an office worker in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. “I asked about my condition via an app and [a doctor online] suggested some medicine and other treatments.” While the coronavirus has stretched medical services around the world to breaking point, the virus has also fostered a boom in online medical services, known as telehealth. The industry is pred...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Generic Imatinib Cuts Costs Without Affecting CML Outcomes Generic Imatinib Cuts Costs Without Affecting CML Outcomes
Clinicians and their chronic myeloid leukaemia patients looking to switch to generic imatinib will see no change in outcomes or safety, while markedly reducing healthcare costs, say UK researchers.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fall/fracture-related healthcare costs and their association with cumulative anticholinergic burden in people with overactive bladder - Lozano-Ortega G, Schermer CR, Walker DR, Szabo SM, Rogula B, Deighton AM, Gooch KL, Campbell NL.
BACKGROUND: Falls/fractures are major causes of morbidity and mortality among older adults and the resulting health consequences generate a substantial economic burden. Risk factors are numerous and include overactive bladder (OAB) and anticholinergic use.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Effect of a Lumbar Dural Tear on Complications and Cost The Effect of a Lumbar Dural Tear on Complications and Cost
Do lumbar dural tears during spine surgery increase the risk for postoperative complications? How do these events impact healthcare costs?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

48% of Americans worried about paying for COVID-19 care, survey finds
Nearly half of all Americans say they are worried about meeting healthcare costs incurred because of the expanding new coronavirus outbreak, a new survey by Healthcare.com has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcoholics Anonymous and clinically led 12-step programmes work
And they have the potential to save substantial healthcare costs, conclude Cochrane review authors Related items fromOnMedica Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths Child mental health linked to families who struggle Government lops £85 million off public health grant for next year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review finds Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve-Step Facilitation programs help people to recover from alcohol problems
Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they consume.Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a prevalent, world-wide problem, and in some countries it is accelerating. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ (or AA for short) has been a popular treatment for alcohol use disorder for decades, but much debate has persisted on whether AA &ndash...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review finds Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step Facilitation programs help people to recover from alcohol problems
Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they consume.Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a prevalent, world-wide problem, and in some countries it is accelerating. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ (or AA for short) has been a popular treatment for alcohol use disorder for decades, but much debate has persisted on whether AA &ndash...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Care Coordination: Roles of RNs Across the Care Continuum Care Coordination: Roles of RNs Across the Care Continuum
Find out how RN-led care coordination can help improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs.Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Music shows promise in decreasing delirium in critically ill patients
(Regenstrief Institute) Mechanically ventilated ICU patients -- more than a million adults annually in the US -- are at increased risk for delirium, which is associated with prolonged ICU stays, higher healthcare costs and increased mortality. A study from Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute researchers reports that music appears to decrease delirium in ICU patients on mechanical ventilators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extended-release drugs could be costing U.S. healthcare system billions
(Reuters Health) - If doctors prescribed short-acting medications that must be taken twice a day instead of once-a-day extended-release versions, billions in healthcare costs could be saved, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How AI Can Live Up To Its Hype In The Healthcare Industry
Because tech companies too often fail to prioritize human needs over business interests, medicine ’s most-hyped AI applications have failed, repeatedly, to move the needle on public health, patient safety or healthcare costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Epidemiology of tendon and ligament injuries in Aotearoa/New Zealand between 2010 and 2016 - Clark ST, Zhu M, Gamble GD, Naot D, Paine SJ, Dalbeth N, Cornish J, Musson DS.
BACKGROUND: Injuries to tendons and ligaments make up a large portion of musculoskeletal injuries, and contribute to significant morbidity and healthcare costs. However, there is currently a poor understanding of the burden of these injuries at a populatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

One In Four Cancer Survivors Can ’t Afford Their Medical Care–And We’re Blaming The Wrong People
One in four cancer survivors struggle to pay their medical bills. An even higher number worry about whether they ’ll be able to scrounge up the money to pay off their out-of-pocket healthcare costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

How runaway healthcare costs are a threat to older adults and what to do about it
(West Health Institute) Empowering Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based care, using philanthropy as a catalyst for reform and expanding senior-specific models of care are among recommendations for reducing healthcare costs published in a new special report and supplement to the Winter 2019-20 edition of Generations, the journal of the American Society of Aging (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abuse-deterrent formulation of morphine saves healthcare costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HIV outcomes improved by state-purchased insurance plans, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) Increasing enrollment in the plans could save millions in healthcare costs and even reduce HIV transmission, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Major Financial Impact, Disability Tied to Post-TBI Epilepsy Major Financial Impact, Disability Tied to Post-TBI Epilepsy
Epilepsy that develops following traumatic brain injury (TBI) significantly increases the risk for disability and boosts healthcare costs, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and risk of traumatic brain injury and associated mortality and healthcare costs: a population-based cohort study - Lin SY, Chen W, Harnod T, Lin CL, Hsu WH, Lin CC, Chang YL, Wang IK, Kao CH.
The objective of this study was aimed to investigate whether sleep apnea patients had a higher risk of traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Data were collected from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database during the period of 2000... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

California eyes selling its own brand of generic prescription drugs to battle high costs
Gov. Gavin Newsom's new state budget will call for California to produce its own brand of generic prescription drugs to drive down healthcare costs. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Gutierrez Source Type: news

Focus Needed Not Just On Drugs But Hospital Expenses To Impact Healthcare Costs
Despite the fact that hospital costs are the biggest part of our health care system and that such costs are growing more rapidly than other health care segments, politicians find it easier to go after biopharma companies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Source Type: news

More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy
(Reuters Health) - U.S. insurers and providers spent more than $800 billion in 2017 on administration, or nearly $2,500 per person - more than four times the per-capita administrative costs in Canada's single-payer system, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

CCG warns of large financial gap
A large clinical commissioning group has admitted it will miss its financial plan by around £13m, due to higher than expected spending on continuing healthcare costs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

eyeforpharma Awards: Recognizing and celebrating innovation
At the eyeforpharma Awards we strive to reward, support and incentivise innovation, especially when it comes to the value pharma offers patients and customers. We only recognize meaningful innovation which takes our industry, our reputation and our impact forward and the entries are measured objectively by external judges.  I was amazed by the quality of entries this year. With 500 nominations, our judges – a mixture of patients and health professionals – deliberated hard for many hours, finally settling on just 16 winners, each exemplifying the very best work in pharma.   By ‘best’...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

eyeforpharma Awards: Recognizing and celebrating innovation
At the eyeforpharma Awards we strive to reward, support and incentivise innovation, especially when it comes to the value pharma offers patients and customers. We only recognize meaningful innovation which takes our industry, our reputation and our impact forward and the entries are measured objectively by external judges.  I was amazed by the quality of entries this year. With 500 nominations, our judges – a mixture of patients and health professionals – deliberated hard for many hours, finally settling on just 16 winners, each exemplifying the very best work in pharma.   By ‘best’...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

U.S. healthcare spending rose slightly in 2018
Total healthcare spending in the U.S. increased 4.6% to reach $3.649 trillion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts future healthcare costs using chest x-rays How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists JAMA: 25% of U.S. healthcare spending is waste High prices drive healthcare spending in the U.S. U.S. healthcare spending growth slows in 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Infant morbidity decreases with incentive-based prenatal tobacco interventions
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A new study in Colorado reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado saved over 4 million dollars in healthcare costs by providing these programs and has an opportunity to save 16 million. The issue is critical because smoking in the third trimester of pregnancy is three to four times higher among women who live in poverty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news