New VC Fund Angelini Ventures Launches to Find Next Big Digital Health & Biotech Disruptors
BY JESS DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH NEW VC Fund! Angelini Ventures just launched their $300 million dollar investment fund to support early-stage biotech and digital health startups in the US, Europe, and Israel. CEO & Managing Director Paolo Di Giorgio and Managing Director Elia Stupka explain the fund’s thesis which is different than the usual corporate investment funds because of its “very long-term” strategy and interest in supporting disruptive health innovation that doesn’t necessarily need to relate to the core businesses of its multi-national parent, Angelini Industries. Find out more – including details a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Angelini Ventures Big Digital Health Biotech Jessica DaMassa Source Type: blogs

Save The Nation!
The word " nation, " like many words, has multiple meanings. This inspires some people to make what they think are logical arguments based on insisting that only one selected meaning is valid. I believe I have given the example before of a guy who claimed that the entire concept of organic food is meaningless because " organic " means " carbon compounds " and all food consists of carbon compounds. Always stop and check yourself if you start making an argument based on the definition of a word. We ' ve had the same problem here with " socialism. " Somebody finds one or another dictionary definition and claims it has to mean...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 1, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Boredom unto death
The lists of priests and musicians at least gave us a chance to talk about the priesthood, and music, which are interesting subjects. Here we get lists of gatekeepers, accountants, and administrators. I really don ' t have anything to say about this other than once again to question why the hell anybody would be interested in these disembodied monikers. Don ' t worry, the author is running out of professions. Next chapter he ' ll do the military officers, and then we ' ll be back to a narrative, such as it is.26 The divisions of the gatekeepers:From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.2&nb...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 30, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

American Health Care Consumers Should Have Access to Drugs and Devices Benefitting People in Other Developed Countries
Jeffrey A. SingerSwiss Medtech, a trade association representing the medical technology industry, issued a press release on November 28 praising the Swiss Parliament for enacting legislation allowing Swiss health care providers and patients to access medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Until now, the Swiss government only permitted patients and doctors to access devices that have a CE Marking, which indicates the device meets European Union standards, and the E.U. approves it for marketing among member states. The Swiss Parliament ’s action should expand access and increase p...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 29, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

PayZen Raises $220 Million Growth Round for Personalized Healthcare Affordability
The round is comprised of a $200 million credit facility and $20 million equity raise PayZen, the fintech company tackling healthcare affordability with personalized, no-cost patient financing solutions, has raised a $220 million growth round to strengthen its leadership position as it pioneers the new category of Affordability Financing. The round is composed of $20 million in equity financing and a $200 million credit facility. The oversubscribed equity component was led by 7wireVentures, while Viola Credit provided a $200 million warehouse credit facility to support continued market expansion. This latest investment rou...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management 7wireVentures Affordability Financing AllScripts Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Healthcare Costs IPO Itzik Cohen Lee Shapiro Link Ventures Livo Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Hit the snooze button again
The Chronicler drones on with more meaningless drivel about the genealogy of the Levite priests, and how David assigned them to responsibilities regarding the future temple. Why anybody would be interested in these meaningless lists of names hundreds of years after this ostensibly happened I have no idea. But it does prompt me to reflect on the origins of the hereditary priesthood.If you ' ve been putting up with this for a while you know that Aaron was the brother of Moses, they were of the tribe of Levi, and in Exodus Yahweh gave responsibility for maintaining the tabernacle and the ark to the Levites and for the sacrifi...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 23, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Hit the snooze button again
Ch. 23 is just more of the Chronicler ' s obsession with lists of names, and religious orthodoxy. Specifically, he lists the Levites at the end of David ' s life, their ancestry and their duties. Why we should care about the names of these people who were long dead by the time Chronicles was compiled I have no idea.  What is noteworthy,, however, is that the Chronicler completely omits the very bloody history of the succession recounted in Samuel and Kings. In addition to Solomon, there was another pretender to the throne who was actually briefly anointed king, and a deadly civil conflict before Solomon finally t...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: All the gold in Fort Knox
Chapter 22 is not derived in any way from the Deuteronomic history -- which is now at the beginning of  the Book of Kings, in which David dies and Solomon becomes king. However, while in Kings David does designate Solomon to be us successor, there is none of this discussion about the Temple, or preparations for it. We only start to learn about the physical nature of the Temple when Solomon starts to build it, after David ' s death.  The idea that God doesn ' t want David to build the Temple because he has shed too much blood seems quite hypocritical since God for the most part told him to do it, and supporte...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 16, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Our Plants Should Be Plants
BY KIM BELLARD It seems like most of my healthcare Twitter buddies are enjoying themselves at HLTH2022, so I don’t suppose it much matters what I write about, because they’ll all be too busy to read it anyway.  That’s too bad, because I was sparked by an article on one of my favorite topics: synthetic biology.   Elliot Hershberg, a Ph.D. geneticist who describes his mission as “to accelerate the Century of Biology,” has a great article on his Substack: Atoms are local.  The key insight for me was his point that, while we’ve been recognizing the power of biology, we’ve been going about it ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health HLTH2022 Industrialization Kim Bellard synthetic biology Source Type: blogs

Bonus Features, HLTH Edition – November 15, 2022 – News from Amwell, Epic, Google, MEDITECH, Microsoft, and more, plus the dates for HLTH Europe
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. This edition is a special dispatch from HLTH 2022. There have been a lot of new research reports, new products, and news partnerships announced at the event. We wanted to try and cover as many announcements for the Healthcare IT...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Accolade AMA Amwell ApoWiser Bamboo Health Bayer BioT Medical Capital Rx Carenostics Commure Consensus Cloud Solutions COTA e-Psychiatry Ellisis Source Type: blogs

5 Big Trauma Scene Mistakes You Can Avoid
We all have our good calls and our bad calls. Don’t we? Sometimes things just flow. Sometimes the patient, the bystanders, the crew members, everyone just clicks. And it’s beautiful. It’s like that perfect drive off the tee box that keeps you coming back for another round. The three point jumper that makes you wonder if you should have tried to play college ball. Unfortunately (perhaps) it is the rare scene that runs flawlessly. More often than not we look back on our calls and think about the things we could have, and should have done better. Of course, that’s how it should be. Without those moments we don’t ...
Source: The EMT Spot - November 14, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Whitehead Tags: EMT Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Explain it to me because I don't get it
Chapter 21 repeats the story of 2 Samuel 24 -- the last chapter of Samuel -- but does try to fix one obvious problem. In Samuel, God tells David to take the census, and then gets mad at him for doing it. That doesn ' t seem to make any sense, so the Chronicler has Satan tell David to take the census. There are several other discrepancies as far as the census numbers, and the number of people God kills because David took the census. (Might have been 70,000, might have been 200,00) Either way, the census numbers are ridiculous. In Samuel, there are 1.3 million soldiers in Israel and Judah, while in Chronicles there are 1.5 m...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Monitoring Congestive Heart Failure Through Speech: Interview with Tamir Tal, CEO of Cordio Medical
Cordio Medical, a medtech company based in Israel, has developed HearO, an app that can assist in monitoring congestive heart failure. The technology is based on the phenomenon whereby congestive heart failure patients demonstrate changes in their voice as their disease progresses or in advance of disease exacerbation. This includes lung sounds, such as wheezing and crackling. Indeed, some cardiologists report that they can hear changes in their patient’s voice, but that this typically occurs relatively late during disease exacerbation, making it less useful. This phenomenon inspired Cordio Medical to develop an AI-po...
Source: Medgadget - November 11, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Exclusive CHF Congestive Heart Failure Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Major ommission
As I ' ve said, the Chronicler wants to clean up David ' s image, and there ' s no doubt about it here. Ch. 20 knits together the beginning of Samuel 11 and the end of Samuel 12. Guess what was in between? The rape of Bathsheba and the murder of Uriah. Yeah well, that was a minor incident. I guess I should also mention that the crown David steals weighs 75 pounds. I guess he had a strong neck. There ' s also a bit of torture and slavery in here, which is does not reflect badly on David as he ' s doing it to conquered people, which is perfectly okay. There are also some giant relatives of Goliath. 20 In the spring...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 9, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Mass Casualty Incident Reality
I’ve been to a few mass casualty incidents over the years. They have ranged in severity and acuity from a large group of bored teenagers with chemical eye irritation to an active shooter in a crowded school. One lesson I’ve learned is that the real events never look or feel anything like the mock training scenarios that we often create for training purposes. Real disasters tend to present challenges that we just can’t account for in mock scenarios. This makes the lessons learned at real MCI scenes incredibly valuable. Recently, I was able to listen to Dr. Jonathan Apfelbaum MD, one of our local ER physicians, t...
Source: The EMT Spot - November 7, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Whitehead Tags: EMT Source Type: blogs