MicroRNAs miR-21 and miR-217 are Important in the Spread of Cellular Senescence via Cell Signaling
This study was devised to unravel the relative contribution of EVs released from senescent ECs in spreading pro-senescence signals to proliferating cells via their miRNA cargo. Based on the evidence that the in vitro replicative senescence of ECs substantially mimics the progressive age-related impairment of endothelial function described in vivo, we set out to identify the miRNAs that are differentially expressed in senescent and non-senescent human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and their EVs. MicroRNA profiling of small EVs (sEVs) and large EVs demonstrated that senescent cells release a significantly ...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 20, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Respirix for Non-Invasive Cardiopulmonary Monitoring: Interview with CEO Eric Kriegstein
For patients with cardiopulmonary illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or congestive heart failure (CHF), few technologies exist to effectively monitor and manage their conditions in a convenient way. Pulmonary artery catheters and implants, that can help with monitoring, have successfully reduced heart failure hospitalizations, but these implants are highly invasive and costly. Respirix is developing a non-invasive device that aims to detect CHF decompensation and COPD exacerbation before patients experience symptoms. Cardiospire works by mining non-invasive physiological data gathered from wh...
Source: Medgadget - March 17, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cici Zhou Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Humana's Launches New Venture: Medicare-Centric Primary Care Clinics
Humana is expanding its primary care presence (see:Humana's Broussard calls latest primary care venture an'expensive, complicated deal'). Below is an excerpt from this article describing this new initiative:Humana's recently announced joint venture to launch senior-centric primary care clinics was far from easy or cheap....The clinics will be payer agnostic and operated by Humana ’s primary care subsidiary,Partners in Primary Care....[The company CEO] was addressing a question about the acquisition as well as Humana's deal to acquire home health care providerKindred at Home in 2018. It&#...
Source: Lab Soft News - March 4, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Insurance Hospital Executive Management Population Health Public Health Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 110b | Maven, IntelyCare, and New Acquisitions!
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we resume our two-part series with part B and bring our promised special guest! Continuing from the first part of Episode 110, Jess and I discuss the women and family health startup Maven raising $45 million in its Series C round with celebrity investment. 1UpHealth, the MassChallenge HealthTech Finalist, raises $8 million; IntelyCare raises $45 million bringing the gig-economy approach to nurse staffing raises, and HealthJoy raises $30 million in Series C funding. The hospital owned ACO umbrella services company Caravan Health acquires Wellpepper, and Sharecare acquires Visualize Health; are...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: arham1023 Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Start-Ups 1UpHealth Acquisition Caravan Health HealthJoy IntelyCare mavenclinic ShareCare Startups Visualize Health Wellpepper Source Type: blogs

The Importance of Hearing Screening in Our Youngest and Most Senior Clients
In recognition of World Hearing Day today, I am sharing guidelines and insights—from nearly four decades as an audiologist—on providing hearing screening for clients and patients at critical junctures. Communication sciences and disorders professionals continue to learn more about the effects of hearing loss on speech, language development, and cognition. Obviously, audiologists conduct hearing screenings, but they often aren’t on treatment teams in many of these situations. Speech-language pathologists are on the front lines of communication services in rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health agenci...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Kathy Dowd Tags: Audiology Health Care Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Source Type: blogs

Antitrust Chapter in the Economic Report of the President
Ryan BourneThis year ’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Economic Report of the President (EROP) contains a very heartening chapter on antitrust policy and competition issues. It ’s clear the CEA doesn’t buy into the idea that the U.S. has a pervasive “monopoly problem” and is very aware of the danger of simplistic thinking around large digital platforms.The President ’s economic advisers echo much ofmy recent critique on the use of crude national industry concentration measures as proxies for the health of competition. They bring lots of theoretical arguments and empiri...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Behind the Big Deal: Teladoc Health ’ s Acquisition of InTouch Health | Joe DeVivo, InTouch Health
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH It was a seminal moment in virtual care as Teladoc Health acquired Intouch Health for $600 million, effectively taking its mostly direct-to-consumer telehealth platform directly into more than 2,500 care providers — or, as they say, “from hospital to home.” We caught up with InTouch Health’s CEO, Joe DeVivo, to hear his thoughts on the deal, including what it means for the further advancement of virtual care and for the digital health industry at-large. Filmed at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, January 2020 The post Behind the Big Deal:...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health digital health Hospitals InTouch Health Joe DeVivo JP Morgan 2020 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference JPM 2020 Teladoc Telehealth virtual care Source Type: blogs

States Aren't Waiting for DC to Regulate Insulin Prices, They're Doing Themselves
Back in March 2018, I co-authored (along with Scott King, the former editor ofDiabetes Health magazine) an article (catch the article athttps://www.diabeteshealth.com/good-bad-diabetes-advocacy-world/ for reference) about some patient advocacy wins and challenges ahead. One of the challenges ahead was about runaway insulin prices.We started to see action on runaway insulin prices in state capitals happen a few years ago.Nevada got an early start in 2017, introducing a transparency bill that requires drugmakers who made insulin specifically to report pricing, costs, and rebates. It was signed into law by the state's Republi...
Source: Scott's Web Log - February 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2020 insulin insulin prices legislation state laws Source Type: blogs

States Aren't Waiting for DC to Regulate Insulin Prices, They're Doing It Themselves
Back in March 2018, I co-authored (along with Scott King, the former editor ofDiabetes Health magazine) an article (catch the article athttps://www.diabeteshealth.com/good-bad-diabetes-advocacy-world/ for reference) about some patient advocacy wins and challenges ahead. One of the challenges ahead was about runaway insulin prices.We started to see action on runaway insulin prices in state capitals happen a few years ago.Nevada got an early start in 2017, introducing a transparency bill that requires drugmakers who made insulin specifically to report pricing, costs, and rebates. It was signed into law by the state's Republi...
Source: Scott's Web Log - February 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2020 insulin insulin prices legislation state laws Source Type: blogs

Spiritual People Don ’ t Charge for Their Work 
Have you heard anyone proclaim that truly spiritual people don’t charge for their work? Apparently if you create something and charge money for it, the nonzero price alters the nature of the work, rendering it non-spiritual. Is that actually true? Of course it’s true. This rule is written into the Laws of Spirituality, not to be confused with the Laws of Acquisition. 😉 Okay, from one perspective it makes some sense, but only if you regard money as non-spiritual. Is money actually non-spiritual though? Which way you lean depends on how you define spirituality and how you perceive the role of money. W...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Values Source Type: blogs

Spiritual People Don ’ t Charge for Their Work 
Have you heard anyone proclaim that truly spiritual people don’t charge for their work? Apparently if you create something and charge money for it, the nonzero price alters the nature of the work, rendering it non-spiritual. Is that actually true? Of course it’s true. This rule is written into the Laws of Spirituality, not to be confused with the Laws of Acquisition. 😉 Okay, from one perspective it makes some sense, but only if you regard money as non-spiritual. Is money actually non-spiritual though? Which way you lean depends on how you define spirituality and how you perceive the role of money. W...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Values Source Type: blogs

AMN Healthcare to Acquire Stratus Video for $475 Million
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the nation’s leading innovator in healthcare talent solutions and staffing services, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Stratus Video for a purchase price of $475 million. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to AMN’s adjusted earnings per share. Stratus Video, based in Clearwater, Florida, is the leading provider […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT AMN AMN Healthcare Evercore® Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Remote Interpretation JP Morgan NYSE: AMN Sheppard Mullin Stratus Video Susan R. S Source Type: blogs

Digital mental health taking off in Europe
___ These 10 European tech startups want to help you improve your mental fitness (Silicon Canals): “According to a report by WHO Euro (World Health Organisation Europe), in many western countries, mental health disorders are the major cause of disability, accounting for 30% to 40% of chronic sick leaves, and costing nearly 3% of GDP. In addition to this, the Health at a Glance: Europe report states that mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and drug use disorders affect over one in six people across the European Union. Recent years have seen increased interest in the use of artificial intelligence and oth...
Source: SharpBrains - January 31, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Ahum anxiety artificial intelligence depression disability disorders drug use disorders Flow Neuroscience Healios Humanoo Medigold Health mental health mental health disorde Source Type: blogs

Imprivata Acquires GroundControl to Expand its Mobile Solutions
Imprivata®, the leader in digital identity for healthcare, today announced the acquisition of GroundControl Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud-based automation software for provisioning shared mobile devices. The combination of Imprivata and GroundControl innovations will advance the proliferation of Digital Identity Authorization and Access Management solutions and services for mobile devices in healthcare. It will accelerate […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Dev Ops Aaron Freimark GroundControl Gus Malezis Health IT Acquisitions Imprivata MDM Mobile Device Management Source Type: blogs

Microbial Biofilms book available now
The new book on Microbial Biofilms edited by Arindam Mitra is available now read more ...Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Practical ImplicationsEdited by: Arindam MitraInformative and up-to-date, this book is an invaluable and timely review on current research in biofilms and is an essential acquisition for anyone involved in this area. read more ... (Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists.)
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - January 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Will Medicare Advantage (MA) Startup Plans Be The Future?
By ANDY MYCHKOVSKY Would it blow your mind if only five startup health plans interested in Medicare Advantage (MA) have collectively raised over $3.9 billion in private funding to-date? Well, readers, that is the reality. Now I know there are some skeptics out in the healthcare ecosystem, so I’m here to break down some of the investment thesis. Not going to necessarily defend, but explain some reasons why you should love and hate these investments. Let’s start with who raised these mind-boggling sums of money. The five startups are Oscar Health, Bright Health, Clover Health, Devoted Health, and Alignment Hea...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Medicare Alignment Healthcare Andy Mychkovsky Bright Health Clover Health devoted health Healthcare Pizza Medicare Advantage Oscar Oscar Health Source Type: blogs

Episode 61 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
A brief preview of the upcoming full episode, featuring upcoming topics —Wi-Fi effects, transplant genome issues,& course prerequisites — plus word dissections, a book club recommendation (To Sell Is Human), and more!00:20 | Topics02:02 | Sponsored by ADInstruments03:05 | Word Dissection11:58 | Sponsored by HAPS12:38 | Book Club16:39 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program17:17 | Survey Says...17:46 | Sponsored by AAA18:21 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio playerclick here. Please take the anonymous survey:theAPprofessor.org/survey Q...
Source: The A and P Professor - January 23, 2020 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Astrobiology book available now
The new book on Astrobiology edited by André Antunes is available now read more ...Astrobiology: Current, Evolving and Emerging PerspectivesEdited by: André AntunesThis informative and up-to-date book is an invaluable review on current research in astrobiology and is an essential acquisition for anyone involved in this cross-disciplinary field. read more ... (Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists.)
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - January 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

The birth of “everyday” brain-computer interfaces
___ Neurable Raises $6 Million Series A To Build An ‘Everyday’ Brain-Computer Interface (Forbes): “Neurable has announced a $6 million Series A round of funding to move beyond VR applications and develop the everyday brain-computer interface. These will take a headphones form factor and will target consumers. This marks an exciting advancement for brain-computer interfaces (BCI) … Neurable raised its initial $2 million investment to develop the software by putting an EEG headset on people’s heads, putting them in front of a computer screen and asking them to drive a remote controlled car arou...
Source: SharpBrains - January 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology affective computing BCI brain-computer interface EEG headset electrodes Innospark Ventures Loup Ventures M Ventures mental control Neurable Neurotechnology VR applications Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Might Look Good in Plaid
By KIM BELLARD I don’t really follow FinTech — I can’t even keep up with HealthTech! — but it caught my eye when Visa announced that it was acquiring FinTech company Plaid for $5.3b; a 2018 funding round valued the company at $2.65b.  A 100% increase in valuation within a year suggests that something important is going on, or at least that people think something is.   I suspect there may be some lessons for healthcare in there somewhere.   For those of you who are equally as unfamiliar with FinTech’s terrain, Plaid has been described as...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Data Health Tech Health Technology Start-Ups FinTech Health Data HealthTech Kim Bellard Plaid Visa Source Type: blogs

RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain)
RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in three main broad areas or research: (1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis ...
Source: Talking Brains - January 15, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Medsphere to Grow Interoperable Healthcare IT Platform with $40 Million Preferred Equity Investment from TPG Sixth Street Partners
Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of efficient and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) software solutions and services, today announced new $40 million funding to support organic growth and pursue opportunistic strategic acquisitions through a preferred equity investment by TPG Sixth Street Partners. “We are pleased to add a new partner to our software solutions-driven […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Funding Health IT Investment Irv Lichtenwald MedSphere Michael McGinn TPG Sixth Street Partners' Capital Solutions Source Type: blogs

Zones of Clarity
There are multiple zones of clarity. Let’s consider them. First, there’s clarity with yourself – clarity about who you are, what you are, and about your skills and capabilities. This zone of clarity could be called self knowledge, self awareness, and self understanding. Second, there’s clarity about this reality – about the world, the universe, and life in general. What is this place you find yourself in? What is its nature? What’s possible here? How does it work? What are its laws and rules? And third, there’s clarity about your relationship with this reality. How do you ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Relationships Source Type: blogs

MTBC Acquires CareCloud EHR Vendor
MTBC, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTBC) (NASDAQ: MTBCP), a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare IT and revenue cycle management solutions, today announced the closing of its acquisition of CareCloud Corporation, (“CareCloud”) which provides its proprietary, award-winning, enterprise cloud platform and business solutions to more than 7,000 healthcare providers nationwide. CareCloud is a healthcare technology company specializing in software and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT A. Hadi Chaudhry Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. CareCloud EHR Acquisitions EHR Consolidation Health IT Acquisitions MTBC Stephen Snyder Source Type: blogs

Episode 60 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
A brief preview of the upcoming full episode, featuring upcoming topics (advanced flashcards& Bruce McEwen tribute) —plus word dissections, a book club recommendation (The End of Stress As We Know It),& more!00:19 | Topics01:05 | Sponsored by ADInstruments02:59 | Word Dissection10:43 | Sponsored by HAPS11:18 | Book Club13:44 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program14:21 | Survey Says...15:04 | Sponsored by AAA15:36 | Staying ConnectedIf you cannot see or activate the audio playerclick here. Please take the anonymous survey:theAPprofessor.org/survey Questions& Fee...
Source: The A and P Professor - January 9, 2020 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

9 Healthcare Companies Who Changed the 2010s
By ANDY MYCHKOVSKY In order to celebrate the next decade (although the internet is confused whether its actually the end of the decade…), we’re taking a step back and listing our picks for the 9 most influential healthcare companies of the 2010s. If your company is left off, there’s always next decade… But honestly, we tried our best to compile a unique listing that spanned the gamut of redefining healthcare for a variety of good and bad reasons. Bon appétit! 1. Epic Systems Corporation The center of the U.S. electronic medical record (EMR) universe resides in Verona, Wisconsin. Po...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Start-Ups Andy Mychkovsky Healthcare Pizza Innovation Startups Source Type: blogs

Atrial Fibrillation Progression Correlates with Senescent Cell Burden
In this study, we investigated the link between AF and senescence markers through the assessment of protein expression in the tissue lysates of human appendages from patients in AF, including paroxysmal (PAF) or permanent AF (PmAF), and in sinus rhythm (SR). The major findings of the study indicated that the progression of AF is strongly related to the human atrial senescence burden as determined by p53 and p16 expression. The stepwise increase of senescence (p53, p16), prothrombotic (TF), and proremodeling (MMP-9) markers observed in the right atrial appendages of patients in SR, PAF, and PmAF points toward multiple inter...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 6, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Microbial Biofilms
Arindam Mitra presents a new book on Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Practical Implications This concise volume is written by highly qualified scientists working on various aspects of biofilms. Under the expert guidance of the editor, respected leaders in their fields present detailed reviews of various aspects of biofilms with a focus on mechanisms of biofilm formation, techniques to study microbial biofilms and applications of biofilms. The book is topical and up-to-date in terms of content and developments in the field. Topics of note include: formation and development of biofilms, novel techniques to study bio...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - January 2, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Illumina & PacBio Throw In The Towel
I had planned to post this morning a"preview of 2020" piece I had drafted in my head on the ski slopes the previous two days, but never got around to actually committing it to bits and bytes.  Today's announcementthat the Pacific Biosciences acquisition from Illumina is officially dead means the first item of that piece is mostly going uncaptured.Read more » (Source: Omics! Omics!)
Source: Omics! Omics! - January 2, 2020 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

11 Healthcare Innovation Trends To Watch In 2020
By ANDY MYCHKOVSKY As we near the end of the year, rather than reflect on fond memories of 2019 (for which I’m grateful for my family, friends, readers, and Twitter followers), I’ve already started thinking about 2020. If you ever wanted to get inside my brain for 5-10 minutes (scary proposition I know) related to healthcare startups and innovation, here are some areas or trends that I will be following in the new decade. 1. Medicare-For-All Will Be Everywhere As we move closer to the Democratic Presidential caucus, some of the top-polling candidates (Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sander...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology 2020 Andy Mychkovsky health innovation Healthcare Pizza Source Type: blogs

Merger Questions to Mull Over Your Cider
With thefull FTC complaint against the Illumina-PacBio merger now out in the open but the holiday break bearing down like a reindeer on steroids, I want to leave you with a few questions to ponder over your wassail.   Because what holiday gathering is not enlightened by discussion on the Herfindahl-Hirschmann Index (HHI)?Read more » (Source: Omics! Omics!)
Source: Omics! Omics! - December 23, 2019 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

Breaking News - ACHI And HISA Resolve To Merge
Here is the announcement e-mail. Vote passed! HISA and ACHI will unite in 2020 as the Australasian Institute of Digital Health Dear David, The digital health community is making history. The Board of HISA and the ACHI Council are pleased to advise you that the proposal to form a new organisation has been passed by a majority vote with more than 89% of members and Fellows voting for the merger. Planning is now underway for the transition to the new organisation, the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, with a launch date set for 24 February 2020. What happens now?We will keep you updated on transition arrangeme...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

FTC Slams Illumina-PacBio Merger, but Illumina Not Quitting Yet
Tonight I was intending to finally get out my summary of technical notes from the Oxford Nanopore Community Meeting, but yesterday the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a press release that they believe the proposed acquisition of Pacific Biosciences by Illumina would be grossly anticompetitive and cannot be approved in any form.   A more detailed report is promised but hasn't surfaced yet.   Curiously, not only did this ultimately move PacBio's stock very little, but today Illumina and Pacific Biosciences filed matchingSEC documents that Illumina will continue to infuse cash into PacBio through March ...
Source: Omics! Omics! - December 18, 2019 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

A Few Things to Like About the U.S.-China Trade Deal
Daniel J. IkensonMore clarity and more questions emerged over the weekend about the terms of the U.S.-China trade deal, which warrants an update tothis preliminary assessment published on Friday.The deal is pretty good for what is seems to accomplish. That may sound like fingernails on a chalkboard to those more interested in preventing Trump from gaining traction with claims that he won the trade war than they are interested in actually ending the trade war.The deal is pretty good because it reduces business uncertainty, confirms that the administration realizes its approach was unsustainable, and —by formalizing te...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel J. Ikenson Source Type: blogs

Nevada's T-Mobile Deal and the State of Antitrust Law
Walter OlsonT-Mobile and Sprint, the #3 and #4 wireless carriers, would like to combine so as to more effectively compete with Verizon and AT&T, the two dominant players in the cellular service market. Various states went to court against the merger,  arguing (dubiously) that the combination would harm consumers and drive up prices. And now, viaReuters, this:Also on Monday, Nevada said it would withdraw from the lawsuit in exchange for early deployment of the next generation of wireless in the state, creation of 450 jobs for six years and a $30 million donation to be distributed by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Fo...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

Why Apple Won't Buy Epic, Contrary to the Recommendation of Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer, the financial analyst, recently suggested that Apple should buy Epic (see:Jim Cramer: Why Apple should buy Epic). Below is an excerpt from the article: The most obvious acquisition in the [healthcare] space, Mr. Cramer said, is of EHR provider Epic.He noted that Epic and its competitors often engage in information blocking, or the refusal to share data between networks, which can lead to issues with patients' and providers' ability to access health records.However, Mr. Cramer notes that Apple launched its Health Records service last year, which allows iPhone users to access their own medical r...
Source: Lab Soft News - December 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Diagnostics Electronic Health Record (EHR) Health Wearable Healthcare Information Technology Point-of-Care Testing Predictive Analytics Quality of Care Test Kits and Home Testing Source Type: blogs

Making an Offer South Korea Can't Accept
Eric GomezLast year, the United States asked South Korea for a hefty, 50 percent increase in financial support to cover some of the costs of basing 28,000 troops on South Korean territory. American and Korean negotiators eventually settled on a $925 million, one-year deal that marked an 8.2 percent increase from the previous year. President Trump, evidently dissatisfied by this sum, upped the ante this year and is demanding$5 billion, a 500 percent increase, in the current round of cost-sharing talks.What makes Trump ’s $5 billion shakedown especially vexing is the fact that South Korea has been a very good ally when...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Gomez Source Type: blogs

Canon Unveils Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition Spectral CT Scanner
At the RSNA 2019 conference in Chicago, Canon Medical showed off its brand new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition spectral CT scanner, a system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence technologies. The device relies on Canon’s Advanced intelligent Clear IQ Engine (AiCE) along with its Deep Learning Spectral Reconstruction imaging algorithms to improve capabilities when scanning patients using both conventional and spectral computed tomography. AiCE is yet to be FDA cleared, but it’s a system that uses deep learning to identify true signals from the noise, resulting in clearer, sharper images. The techn...
Source: Medgadget - December 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Diagnostics Emergency Medicine Neurology Ob/Gyn Oncology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Waystar Acquires Recondo Technology, Gains Best in KLAS Patient Access and Business Office Technology
Waystar, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology, today announced the acquisition of Recondo Technology, a pioneer of innovative revenue cycle automation solutions powered by advanced robotic process automation (RPA) and other artificial intelligence technology allowing providers to be paid more, faster and at lower cost. Waystar’s cloud-based technology simplifies and unifies the revenue cycle so that providers […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare RPA Jay Deady Matt Hawkins Recondo Technology Robotic Process Automation Waystar Source Type: blogs

Dedalus Holding S.p.A. Enters Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Agfa HealthCare
As announced on May 14, 2019, the Board of Directors decided to investigate the sale of a part of Agfa HealthCare in the framework of the Agfa-Gevaert Group’s transformation process. Today, the Agfa-Gevaert Group announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding S.p.A. to sell a part of its HealthCare IT business […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Agfa Agfa Healthcare Dedalus Holding S.p.A. Health IT Acquisitions Italian Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Applications for GuideWell ’s Scale Up Accelerator Closing Soon!
SPONSORED POST By CATALYST @ HEALTH 2.0 There are only a few days remaining to apply for GuideWell’s 2020 Accelerator: Aging in Place! The program is seeking innovative, easy-to-use solutions that enable seniors to improve overall physical and emotional wellness, connect seniors to their communities, and increase the affordability and accessibility of health care for seniors that are economically challenged or cared for by a working family member. 10 health technology companies or innovators will have the incredible opportunity to participate in an eight week accelerator program that consists of a two-...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Catalyst @ Health 2.0 Health Tech Health Technology Aging in Place GuideWell Innovation Scale Up Accelerator Source Type: blogs

Elsevier Acquires 3D4Medical, Creator of World-leading 3D Anatomy Technology
Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical created Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform, revolutionizing how students, educators, health professionals and patients understand and interact with anatomy. With outstanding technology and design […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT 3D Anatomy 3D4Medical Elsevier Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Education Healthcare Training Jan Herzhoff John Moore RELX Source Type: blogs

Canon ’s New High-End PET/CT Scanner Unveiled
Canon Medical is releasing a new high-end digital PET/CT scanner at the upcoming RSNA conference in Chicago. The Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT combines Canon’s Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner and the SiPM (silicon photomultiplier) PET detector, providing high resolution imaging and easy operator control, according to the company. So far, it is known that the device has an impressively fast time-of-flight resolution of less than 280 picoseconds, a 27 cm axial field of view, and one-to-one SiPM to crystal coupling of the PET detector. The system is also air cooled rather than relying on water, which may help to reduce...
Source: Medgadget - November 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Here Is A Really Sensible Article On AI In The Healthcare Domain.
This report from The Brookings Institution ’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative is part of “AI Governance,” a series that identifies key governance and norm issues related to AI and proposes policy remedies to address the complex challenges associated with emerging technologies.IntroductionArtificial int elligence (AI) is rapidly entering health care and serving major roles, from automating drudgery and routine tasks in medical practice to managing patients and medical resources. As developers create AI systems to take on these tasks, several risks and challenges emerge, in...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Statement to the Randolph County (NC) Commissioners Regarding a Taxpayer " Bail-Out " of Randolph Hospital
You get tired of playing the game - or banging your head against stone walls.  For weeks, I have been resolved to appear at tonight'sPublic Hearing at the old Asheboro Courthouse - in which Randolph County Commissioners will take up the matter of going into massive debt (by applying for a loan from the state) to keep Randolph Health from closing its doors in late January or February.But I cannot . . . and will not even try to . . . cram 22 years into 3 minutes.  I can actually make the statement in 8 or 9 minutes, but not 3.  The hospital has pontificated from its various soapboxes and manipulated the m...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - November 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

ACHI / HISA Merger Special General Meeting Announced - For Information.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING Dear Member / Fellow, The Council of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and the Board of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) are pleased to invite you to vote on the proposal to combine our two organisations and form a new peak body for digital health and health informatics.  A Special General Meeting for ACHI Fellows and members will be held on:  Monday 16 December at 6:00pm at the Australian Digital Health Agency,L25, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney.    The agenda and meeting ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Should Patent Pool Save the ILMN-PACB Merger? ONT Doesn't Think So
Last week theUK ’s CMApublisheda proposal submitted by Illumina and PacBioto save their merger. This was thenpublished in a revised, seemingly more generous form on Wednesday.   Most strikingly, the proposal tackles head-on an elephant long in the room: is the CMA playing hardball because the biggest competitor in this space is not named Oslo Nanopore Technologies.Read more » (Source: Omics! Omics!)
Source: Omics! Omics! - November 21, 2019 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

Livongo ’ s Post-IPO Plans? | Glen Tullman, Livongo
By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH What’s next for digital health’s premier IPO, Livongo? Executive Chairman Glen Tullman says “the best day of going public is the day you go public,” but there’s got to be more to it than that right?! We get inquisitive about acquisitions, keeping the market happy, and how his applied health signals company is blurring the lines between tech and healthcare. Is Livongo a tech company or a healthcare company? What does that AI-plus-AI really add up to? Filmed at the HIMSS Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA in September 2019. The post Livongo&rsquo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa Start-Ups WTF Health applied health signals Glen Tullman IPO Livongo silence noisy healthcare Source Type: blogs

Government Tries to Regulate Drug Prices by Violating the First Amendment
Ilya Shapiro andDennis GarciaPharmaceutical companies rely on direct-to-consumer advertisements to reach potential customers and extol  the benefits of their medications. This type of “commercial speech” enjoys protection under the First Amendment, though not to the same degree as other forms of expression.Merck v. HHS tests the limits of the federal government ’s ability to control and compel commercial speech.Several drug manufacturers and a professional organization of advertisers, whose businesses are affected by a Department of Health and Human Services rule requiring direct-to-consumer televisi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro, Dennis Garcia Source Type: blogs

Penn Medicine's tips for managing and integrating technology after healthcare acquisitions
Underestimating the impact of organizational culture on your technology plans can lead to costly delays and unplanned outages, says John Donohue, Penn Medicine's associate VP for enterprise infrastructure services. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Mergers & amp; Acquisitions Network Infrastructure Workforce Source Type: blogs