The Importance of Copy Number Variants in Genetic Testing
Invitae just published a study that it says shows the necessity of looking for dupications and deletions when testing.
Cyberwarfare Concerns Yield Consequences for Russian Tech Companies
Suspected involvement in destabilization efforts, including the devastating NotPetya attack that rocked healthcare, brought sanctions and killed partnerships this week.
Concierge Key Expands Premium Specialist Access App to Android
“We wanted to ensure that our platform was accessible to that user base, too,” the company's founder and CEO said.
Beyeonics Raises $11.5M to Develop AR and VR for Eye Surgeons
Last summer, its parent company trademarked a wordmark that reads “The Future of Surgery.”
Will the Apple Watch Get a Blood Pressure Monitor?
The company has been flirting with the medical device field for longer than some may realize.
FDA Announces New Device Guidance, Enhanced Patient Input Program
Value-based care at the heart of new guidances, and, as usual, they came with Gottlieb tweets.
Video Counseling Can "Upskill" PCPs, Bringing Specialty Knowledge to Rural Patients
Not all telehealth is direct-to-patient. Video counseling for providers can be a force multiplier...and potentially, a life-saver.
An Algorithm to Detect Low Blood Pressure During Surgery
"It could lead to a whole new field of investigation in clinical and physiological sciences and reshape our understanding of human physiology."
AMA, AHIP, and Others Unite to Form Healthcare Transformation Organization
The new Partnership for America’s Health Care Future has enormous reach. But what it will do remains unknown.
Chinese Pharma, Tech Giant Throws Support Behind Insilico Medicine
The new partnership also calls for closer drug discovery collaboration between WuXi AppTec and Insilico Medicine.
WannaCry, NotPetya, and Cyberwarfare's Threat to Healthcare
One year after 2 devastating cyberattacks, healthcare is still grappling with a jarring new threat.
Negative Social Media Interactions Associated with Depressive Symptoms
It remains unknown whether the sour web experiences cause depressive symtpoms or are appealing to those already suffering them.
It Turns Out Clinical Trial Participants Aren't That Worried About Data Sharing
A new study out of Stanford found that patients might not have the concerns that experts think they do.
mHealth Apps: Trust the Studies, Not the Stars
A best-selling health app held a 4.8-star rating, but that meant nothing once researchers found its metrics to be highly inaccurate.
More Physicians Are Learning About Genetics, But That Doesn't Mean They're Confident
Genetic tests are booming, but can primary care providers keep up?
Penn Researchers Continue to Beat the Drum for Bundled Payments
Mandatory bundled payments, in particular—which they say hold greater potential for research and savings.
MyHeritage Data Breach: 4 Fast Facts
92 million accounts may have been exposed in a recent cybersecurity incident. Actually, 92,283,889, to be exact.
Teladoc Goes Global with Massive Advance Medical Purchase
The combined company will now offer services in more than 20 languages and reach well over half of the countries in the world.
How Apple's API Fits Into Its Burgeoning Healthcare Stack
One by one, the company has been adding pieces to what could be a very disruptive suite of healthcare technologies.
Parachute Health Raises Millions for Its Fight Against Fax Machines
The Epic-friendly startup wants to knock paper out of the DME prescribing chain.
GAO Report on VA Choice Program: Long Wait Times, Bad Data
The oversight agency found a slew of deficiencies as the temporary program is set to be replaced by a permanent incarnation.
Sangamo Gets Green Light for UK Clinical Trials
The burgeoning gen-editing giant will test its zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) editing technology against lysosomal storage disorders in children.
Docbot Rolls Out Integrated AI Tool for Colonoscopy Assistance, Documentation
The company plans to have a fully functional version commercialized in just a few months.
Hacker Accuses Michigan Ophthalmologists of Hiding His Attack for 2 Years
If there’s truth to the hacker’s claims, the situation could spell further trouble for Holland Eye Surgery and Laser Center.
May: Another Banner Month for OCR-Reported Data Breaches (In a Bad Way)
Data breach events reported last month may have impacted more than 800,000 patients.
Mount Sinai Announces Partnership to Launch Renal Disease-Fighting AI System
Additional major US-based healthcare systems are also expected to participate in the RenalytixAI collaboration.
Stanford Researchers Build Artificial Neuron in Effort to Mimic Skin
The concept might someday aid in the creation of more lifelike prosthetics (or robots).
Telehealth Might Democratize Genetic Counseling (and Testing)
When offered remote counseling, patients were far more likely to be tested...and to have their potentially-risky variants identified.
Forensic Genealogy Is Neat. Is It Ethical, Though?
After genealogy data was used to make an arrest in the Golden State Killer case, NIH bioethicist Benjamin Berkman had some questions.
Health Information Exchanges Improve Both Care and Costs, Review Finds
Just 3 years ago, the same authors found “little generalizable evidence” of HIE benefits.
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