Thursday, August 6, 2020

UW Medicine CIO’s advice: Prepping IT systems for COVID-19

UW Medicine was one of the first healthcare systems on the front line of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Its rapid response underscored the importance of preparing to address unique IT challenges associated with viral outbreaks.  Those challenges include the need to rapidly expand telemedicine capabilities, shifting a large portion of...

Leading Jersey Legal Practice Drives Document Innovation Through Zylpha

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Respected Jersey based specialist family law practice Claire Davies, Advocate has chosen electronic document bundling software from leading legal software innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com). The move has proved extremely timely as the island’s Royal Court (Family division) is now actively encouraging the use of electronic legal document bundles...

Inside Ochsner Health System’s partnership with Color to offer certain patients gene testing

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As more people dig into their family roots, seemingly, many are equally inclined to satiate their curiosity about their hereditary risks for conditions such as cancers, heart disease and diabetes. This consumer interest in one’s healthcare is aligning with health systems’ desire to lower costs through better population health management. New Orleans based Ochsner...

AstraZeneca reports promising lung cancer results from Phase III immunotherapy drug trial

A British drugmaker’s program to develop an immunotherapy combination for a type lung cancer that could compete with one of the more established drugs for the disease has partially paid off. London-based AstraZeneca reported positive progression-free survival (PFS) results Monday from its Phase III POSEIDON trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab), tremelimumab and chemotherapy in first-line...

What will it take to improve recruitment for clinical trials?

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As medicine becomes more precise, it means clinical trials often require recruiting from smaller, and more specific patient pools. While precision medicine can mean incredible advancement and efficacy of new therapies, it also increases the likelihood that travel will be involved. Travel can be a challenge for patients —often requiring car services, trains,...

British company launches multi-layer immune support formula

PRAVIRAL immune support
29 June 2020 - The last three months has seen an unprecedented surge in demand for products which support immune health with sales of vitamins and supplements soaring 19.5% in a four-week period alone . British all-natural nutraceutical brand, Works With Water, predicts this trend will not only intensify, but...

Oak Street Health files for IPO

Oak Street Health, which operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, is planning its public debut. The company filed preliminary IPO paperwork on Friday to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as OSH. Oak Street has not yet priced its offering. The Chicago-based company said it would seek up to $100 million,...

Diabetes, Deming’s perfect system and the value of home self-monitoring

Two articles published in December 2018 should attract the attention of physicians, policy makers and healthcare purchasers. These article in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine when taken together, are emblematic of our healthcare dysfunction. Cost-Related Insulin Underuse Among Patients With Diabetes. JAMA Internal Medicine.  Published online December 3, 2018 (abstract) Researchers...

Ransomware and medical devices: How behavior analytics can protect patients

From a cybersecurity perspective, I believe the healthcare industry is in a growing medical device crisis. The emerging trend of ransomware attacks on medical devices has created serious vulnerabilities in healthcare security. Ransomware threats, and their implications for medical devices, center around the wide adoption of easily compromised operating systems on these devices, creating...

Namaste, Halloween! Michaels Is Selling ‘Yoga Skeleton’ Figurines to Decorate for the Holiday

Namaste, Halloween! Michaels Is Selling 'Yoga Skeleton' Figurines to Decorate for the Holiday - Health ...
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