Pedestrians distracted by their smartphone: are in-ground flashing lights catching their attention? A laboratory study - Larue GS, Watling CN, Black AA, Wood JM, Khakzar M.
Pedestrian distraction is a growing road safety concern worldwide. While there are currently no studies linking distraction and pedestrian crash risk, distraction has been shown to increase risky behaviours in pedestrians, for example, through reducing vis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Individual differences in human opioid abuse potential as observed in a human laboratory study - Dunn KE, Barrett FS, Brands B, Marsh DC, Bigelow GE.
BACKGROUND: Opioids have high abuse potential and pose a major public health concern. Yet, a large percentage of individuals exposed to opioids do not develop problematic use. Individual differences in opioid abuse potential are not well understood. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recently published White Paper provides laboratory professionals with indispensable insights regarding the challenges associated with installing, converting, and interfacing an LIS
Because all labs are now routinely being asked to do more with less, independent and hospital laboratories are urgently compelled to invest resources in a major laboratory information implementation or upgrade. A recent market report shows that this demand for a modern LIS is driven by a number of factors: acceleration of laboratory automation, the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Free LIS white paper laboratory information system integration white paper LIS integration Source Type: news

Effect of home and in-office bleaching systems on the nanomechanical properties of tooth enamel
The Saudi Dental JournalAvailable online 6 November 2019In Press, Uncorrected ProofAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this in vitro laboratory study was to gauge the nanomechanical properties of the tooth enamel surface using home and in-office bleaching products.MethodsThirty-six extracted lower lateral incisor teeth (sound and without caries, cracks or restorations) were selected. A silicone mould was used to affix the samples in resin after cutting away the roots. Next, the samples were indiscriminately divided into three treatment groups, i.e., 12 teeth in each study group (control, Opalescence Home, and Opalescence Boos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Uganda: Taso Employee Arrested Over Theft of HIV Testing Kits
[Monitor] Police in Mbale District have arrested a laboratory technician attached to The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), over theft of about 60 HIV testing kits worth Shs2.7 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Professions professor named an Academy Fellow of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Paul Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in the College of Health Professions, earns highest honor from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Health Professionals Academics Source Type: news

Are Recent Predictions Regarding the Future of Healthcare Positive or Negative for Clinical Laboratories?
Medical laboratories that develop appropriate clinical strategies may find opportunities to leverage several new technologies expected to have a big impact on providers Industry experts often speculate how developing technologies will impact healthcare. However, clinical laboratory leaders may be surprised by how much blockchain, medical malls, and Uber Health are expected to alter healthcare delivery […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 15, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Avita Health System blockchain Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nature ’s Rx Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Bullet 10 Male Enhancement Capsules due to an Undeclared PDE-5 Inhibitor Found in The Product
Nature ’s Rx is voluntarily recalling lot: 01251ZX1, Expiry Date: 11/2022 of Silver Bullet (10 Male Enhancement Capsules). This recall has been initiated after an FDA laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which is a PDE-5 inhibitor. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Postdoctoral Training Fellow in HPA function
Job title: Postdoctoral Training FellowLocation: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, LondonContract: Fixed-term, 4 yearsFull timeSalary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experienceVacancy ID:     012106 The closing date for applications is Sunday, 1st December at 23:30.Find out more and apply at www.crick.ac.uk/careers-study Role of median eminence glial cells for hypothalamo-pituitary axis functionality A postdoctoral research post funded by the MRC in the laboratory of Dr. Robin Lovell-Badge is now available. We are looking for...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers use ring-spinning technique to develop sustainable and durable yarn
(Natural News) A Swedish laboratory has brought together traditional spinning techniques, recycled textiles, and natural fibers to develop a yarn that displayed impressive durability, while the mix of recycled and renewable fibers made it a sustainable material. Developed in the University of Boras by Swedish and Dutch researchers, the yarn may help alleviate the harmful effects of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Republic of the Sudan
On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb ’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019. On 28 September 2019, a total of 14 samples were sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, and 5 tested positive for RVF by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Significance of CHEK2 Mutation in Breast Cancer Progression Significance of CHEK2 Mutation in Breast Cancer Progression
Might detection of mutations in CHEK2 be useful as a prognostic factor for patient response to treatment or potential for metastasis in breast cancer?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Preparing Clinical Laboratories for Invasive Federal Enforcement of Fraud and Abuse Laws, Increased Scrutiny by Private Payers, New Education Audits, and More
Medical laboratory leaders need to take opportunities to stay abreast of government and payer activity, particularly as payer audits become tougher, say legal experts Even compliant clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are reporting tougher audits and closer scrutiny of the medical lab test claims they submit for payment. This is an unwelcome development at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 13, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Anti-kickback Statute ce Source Type: news

AI for plant breeding in an ever-changing climate
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Dan Jacobson is currently working on numerous projects that form an integrated roadmap for the future of AI in plant breeding and bioenergy. The team's work was featured in Trends in Biotechnology in October. In this Q&A, Jacobson talks about his team's work on a genomic selection algorithm, his vision for the future of environmental genomics, and the space where simulation meets AI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new parallel strategy for tackling turbulence on Summit
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A Georgia Tech team developed an algorithm for simulating turbulence on Summit, the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer. The team distributed the problem in such a way that the algorithm reached a performance of less than 15 seconds of wall-clock time per time step for more than 6 trillion grid points--a new world record surpassing the prior state of the art in the field for the size of the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Modeling every building in America starts with Chattanooga
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility's Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer to model every building serviced by the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga--all 178,368 of them--and discovered through more than 2 million simulations that EPB could potentially save $11-$35 million per year by adjusting electricity usage during peak critical times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity to Apply for Available Slots
Notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for the 2020 calendar year and update associated quality reporting requirements. Establishes a process and requirements for prior authorization for certain covered outpatient department services and revises conditions for coverage of organ procurement organizations, among other things. Also announces the closure of two teaching hospitals and the opportunity to apply for indirect medical education...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New SLAS Technology auto-commentary released
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) November's SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary, " On the Way to Efficient Analytical Measurements: The Future of Robot-Based Measurements, " highlights potentially suitable replacement measurement systems and processes as outlined in the book, Automation Solutions for Analytical Measurements: Concepts and Applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Delivering large genes to the retina is problematic
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that a commonly used vector for large gene transfer can success-fully deliver genes to retinal cells in the laboratory, but when injected subretinally into rats it provokes a robust and acute inflammatory response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Accuracy of Intra-Oral Scans Compared to Conventional Impression in Vitro.
CONCLUSIONS:At the preparation margin, Trios 3 performed significantly better than conventional impression and the other intra oral scanners. LAVA TDS, CEREC Omnicam and CS3600 showed similar accuracy at the margin, yet better than conventional impression and GC Aadva. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Pitch: Mendo wants to change how we study DNA
Mendo has been working on putting the power of a laboratory in your hands with a portable DNA sequencer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Hitachi and Centre Leon Berard Cancer Center in Lyon to Launch a Research Collaboration in the Fight Against Cancer with AI
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Centre Leon Berard (CLB), a leading French Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lyon-France, announced that they have entered into an agreement to jointly promote research and development aimed at improving the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment of cancer and established a new research laboratory called Hitachi Lyon Lab on the CLB site, starting November 5th. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Novel Treatment of Vaccinia From an Occupational Needlestick Novel Treatment of Vaccinia From an Occupational Needlestick
What was the post-exposure procedure for this case of a laboratory worker with a needlestick exposure to vaccinia virus?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Upgrading the level of diagnosis towards a more targeted treatment. A six year period of laboratory monitoring in a Paediatric Haematoloy-Oncology Unit.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prospective comparison of colometric and turbidimetric assays for diagnosing invasive fungal infection in a routine laboratory
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Science Saturday: A 'gut-feeling' for high-risk, high-reward research
Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D., runs a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic focused on examining the molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction in diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. His goal is to discover better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions, including individualized treatment options. Using the patch-clamp technique to study the mechanical and electrical properties of sensory cells. "These [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

17 Former Employees Accuse Orig3n of Clinical Laboratory Test Inaccuracies, Contamination, and Fabricated Test Results
This is not the first time genetic-testing company Orig3n has been scrutinized by state and federal investigators over its business practices It’s not often that multiple employees of a clinical laboratory company go public with criticism about the quality of their lab company’s tests. But that is what is happening at Orig3n. Problems at the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Bloomberg clinica Source Type: news

Indonesia suspects outbreak of African swine fever
An outbreak of African swine fever in Indonesia's North Sumatra province has been detected by laboratory tests carried out after the deaths of thousands of pigs in the area this week, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

China's tobacco monopoly means big risks for e-cigarette startups
In a glass-walled laboratory, chemists puff on vaping devices as they test liquid nicotine flavors. Nearby, staffers with cartons of instant noodles on their desks tap away at laptops, messaging suppliers and customers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For first time, potential treatment path becomes clear for subtype of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
(Scripps Research Institute) An unexpected finding from the Scripps Research laboratory of Xiang-Lei Yang, PhD, has illuminated a potential strategy for treating the inherited neurological disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth, for which there is no approved medicine today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

LabCorp Diagnostics CEO resigns less than month after being named to role
John Ratliff resigned as chief executive officer of LabCorp Diagnostics (NYSE: LH) on Nov. 1, the company announced Wednesday. Ratliff ’s new role had been announced less than a month earlier and was set to take effect the day he stepped down. Before being named CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics last month, Ratliff was CEO of Covance. Both companies are owned by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, which is based in Burlingto n. Ratliff was promoted as part of a restructuring of leadership roles… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Maeve Sheehey Source Type: news

LabCorp Diagnostics CEO resigns less than month after being named to role
John Ratliff resigned as chief executive officer of LabCorp Diagnostics (NYSE: LH) on Nov. 1, the company announced Wednesday. Ratliff ’s new role had been announced less than a month earlier and was set to take effect the day he stepped down. Before being named CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics last month, Ratliff was CEO of Covance. Both companies are owned by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, which is based in Burlingto n. Ratliff was promoted as part of a restructuring of leadership roles… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maeve Sheehey Source Type: news

Research and Education Marginal fit of CAD-CAM monolithic zirconia crowns fabricated by using cone beam computed tomography scans
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 23 October 2019AbstractStatement of problemInformation regarding the precision of monolithic zirconia crowns fabricated by using a standard computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) workflow is available. However, information on the effect of a modified workflow using 3D laboratory scanning and/or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for monolithic zirconia crown fabrication is lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of different scans on the marginal fit of CAD-CAM monolithic zirconia crowns fabricated by 3...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Daniel Lobb obituary
My brother Dan Lobb, who has died aged 80, was a designer of optical instruments for spacecraft, working at the Scientific Instrument Research Association (Sira) in Chislehurst, Kent, from the 1960s onwards.Early on in his career, he became a designer of laser projector-based flight simulators, and spent a year in the US working at theNaval Research Laboratory, in Washington. Then, in the 80s Sira began developing optical instruments for space satellites, mainly for theEuropean Space Agency (ESA). As an inventor of uniquely clever designs, a driver of computer analyses to optimise the shapes of the lenses and mirrors, and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Lobb Tags: Space Science Satellites Technology Kent Environment Source Type: news

Medical Tourism Lowers Healthcare Costs for Companies and Their Employees, But Is It Good Medicine for Patients and Can Clinical Laboratories Participate?
Some companies save so much in healthcare cost they pay their employees to participate in medical tourism programs Medical tourism is not new, but it’s changing, and clinical laboratories have a role to play in the models employers use to save money on their employees’ health coverage costs. Employers that manage the entire process—from securing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AMA American Journal of Medicine american medical association AMJMED anatomic pathology Ashley Furniture Industr Source Type: news

FDA Gives Nod for Breakthrough HIV Test
Vela Diagnostics will go down in history as bringing to market the first test capable of detecting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Type-1 drug resistance mutations using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The Fairfield, NJ-based company submitted the Sentosa SQ HIV Genotyping Assay for FDA market authorization in March. It is the first FDA-authorized HIV drug resistance assay that uses NGS technology. “The ability to rationally select treatments for patients about to start or already taking antiviral therapy provides another tool in our ongoing ...
Source: MDDI - November 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Beatrice and the Power of Uganda's Community Health Champions
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news

Beatrice and the Power of Community Health Champions
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news

New VeriDose CYP2D6 CNV Panel Designed to Provide PGx Testing Programs
Accurate and efficient way to analyze CYP2D6 copy number RUO panel quantifies CYP2D6 copy number, even in the presence of CYP2D6/CYP2D7 hybrid alleles which cannot be detected by commonly used PGx technologies Can run alongside PGx genotyping panels, alleviating a common laboratory bottleneckThis story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Biomedical& Biomechanical Testers (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Value of Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship: An Asia-Pacific Outlook
Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy [University of Minnesota] (CIDRAP). Published: 11/5/2019. This one-hour, 12-minute video provides information for physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals about antibiotic selection using evidence-based clinical and laboratory considerations. Speakers discuss the benefits of de-escalation, including route and duration, as well as selecting and interpreting diagnostic tests that include traditional and rapid diagnostic assays. A comparison of diagnostic stewardship and antimicrobial stewardship is reviewed regarding how it leads to improved patien...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two New Definitive Healthcare Surveys Show Use of Inpatient Telehealth is Outpacing Outpatient Telehealth Services
Medical laboratories may find opportunities guiding hospital telehealth service physicians in how clinical lab tests are ordered and how the test results are used to select the best therapies Telehealth is usually thought of as a way for patients in remote settings to access physicians and other caregivers. But now comes a pair of studies […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 4, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services clinical laboratory CMS concierge services Dark Daily dark intelligence group Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity to Apply for Available Slots
Pre-publication notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for the 2020 calendar year and update associated quality reporting requirements. Establishes a process and requirements for prior authorization for certain covered outpatient department services and revises conditions for coverage of organ procurement organizations, among other things. Also announces the closure of two teaching hospitals and the opportunity to apply for indirect m...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 4, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

One Person Has Died and Eight Are Hospitalized Due to Salmonella Linked to Ground Beef
One person has died and eight people have been hospitalized due to salmonella linked to ground beef, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement Friday afternoon. The statement said that the CDC, the United States Department of Agriculture, and state-level public health and regulatory officials are looking into the outbreak of Salmonella Dublin in six states. Salmonella Dublin is a strain of bacteria often found in cattle, but can also infect humans and cause bloodstream infections. As of Friday, there have been ten reported cases of the infection linked to ground beef: eight people have gone to the hospital a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime public health Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Clinical Laboratory Information System Implementation Brief: What You Need to Know About LIS Installations, Conversions, and Interface Projects
A recent LIS market report shows that demand for a modern LIS is driven by a number of factors: acceleration of laboratory automation, the need for improved lab efficiency, advances in integrated functionality, importance of compliance with regulatory requirements, and the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Indeed, because all laboratories are now routinely being asked to do more with less, these and numerous other urgent reasons are compelling independent and hospital laboratories to invest resources in a major laboratory information implementation or upgrade. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers Bryan Firestone clinical laboratory converting an LIS hospital laboratory independent laboratory laboratory business strategy laboratory information system laboratory quality issues laboratory streamli Source Type: news

SP Acquires Spain Based i-Dositecno
SP Industries, Inc. ("SP"), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical fill-finish manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

These Researchers Are Using AI Drones to More Safely Track Wildlife
In the late ’90s, wildlife conservationists Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai were grappling with a troubling realization. The pair had been studying black rhino populations in Zimbabwe, and they spent a good deal of their time shooting the animals with tranquilizer darts and affixing radio collars around their necks. But after years of work, the researchers realized there was a major problem: Their technique, commonly used by all manner of wildlife scientists, seemed to be causing female rhinos to have fewer offspring. The researchers published their findings in 2001, igniting a controversy in the conservation world. The ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized innovations MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news