A research team at University of Sydney's Save Sight Institute in Australia was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant for a biopen that treats eye wounds. 
Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefits management company in the United States with annual revenue of $100 billion, looks like it’s trying to diversify its business offerings. In an interview with Reuters, Steve Miller, chief medical officer of Express Scripts, confirmed the organization is in negotiations with biotechnology companies to exclusively distribute hemophilia therapies.
Researchers at TU Wien—a university in Vienna, Austria—have created an artificial placenta by using a 3D-printing process, according to a recent study.
Garmin wearable devices are now compatible with the Cardiogram heart health app. 
For about a decade, scientists have struggled to find an inexpensive, practical alternative to microfluidic probes. Following an experiment by a New York University research team, a new avenue may available to researchers.
Some scientists are showing concern after an experiment used a gene-editing tool to fix a potentially fatal heart condition in a human embryo, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
The use of animations and graphics—instead of the traditional self-reporting and numerical scales—is a faster, more effective method for pain assessments in patients.
New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests a physician's intuition—or, in other words, gut feeling—about a patient’s condition significantly influences the amount of diagnostic imaging, which is well above the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).
Advanced imaging techniques have shown great potential in improving diagnosis and treatment of various conditions. But a recent study of patients undergoing breast augmentation surgery showed 3D image simulation did not improve satisfaction post-procedure, though most patients preferred the use of the imaging technique.
As the saying goes, You can’t always believe what you hear. But when it comes to patients self-reporting health care utilization, just how accurate can people be? A study, published July 30 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, examined patients’ abilities to recall complications in the 90 days after orthopedic procedures through an automated online patient engagement survey.
Memories aren’t the perfect carbon copies of reality many people believe them to be. One person’s interpretation of an event could be quite different from another participant. Researchers hoped to limit communication breakdowns between nurses and physicians by recording video of interactions, so the participants could review and critique them.
The FDA approved the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system, which works for up to 14 days at a time, according to an announcement from device maker Abbott.
A blood test administered within 12 hours of a suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI) could help clinicians identify injuries like hemorrhage and contusion before having to resort to CT imaging, according to the preliminary results of a study published this week in the Lancet Neurology.
Former CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, MD, will be an executive advisor to Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax that was implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act. The House voted 283 to 132, with 57 Democrats joining Republicans.
Jul 24, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
HIPAA—passed 22 years ago to improve information security, control costs and reduce administrative burdens—faces daily challenges with increasing cybersecurity attacks and data breaches. But what about personal information that is not covered by this law? A physician can’t tell an advertiser about someone’s diabetes, for example—but what about social media posts, credit card purchases and publicly available information?
Analytics & Quality, Mobile & Telehealth
Jul 19, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A new healthcare application tailored specifically for National Health Service (NHS) patients in the United Kingdom will provide safe, secure access to general practice (GP) records. The free application will be available to everyone in the U.K. in December.
Clinical Practice, Analytics & Quality
Jul 19, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A group of Australian researchers have developed a blood test that can accurately detect melanoma with 79 percent accuracy in its earliest stages. Results of their study were published on July 17 in Onocotarget.
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Jul 19, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Considering healthcare is often, literally, a matter of life and death, disagreements between patient and physician can escalate. A recent feature in USA Today looked at one case to explore the blurred line between consumer advocacy and online harassment.
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Jul 16, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Foxconn made headlines when it announced plans to build a $10 billion plant in Racine County, Wisconsin. Now, the Taiwanese tech giant has sights set on improving healthcare for the 13,000 employees who will work at the facility.
Analytics & Quality
Jul 16, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Unstructured clinical nursing notes, including sentiments of clinicians, can help predict patient outcomes in the ICU, according to a study published in PLOS One.
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