Applying Relative Risk to Cut Diabetes Care Costs
The investigators called over treatment “pervasive” and said it “leads to potential patient harms and excessive costs in health care.”
Using Big Data to Keep Cancer Patients Out of Emergency Departments
“Good doctoring is pattern recognition,” Tracey Evans says, “so to have all this data here and not use it is ridiculous."
GSK's Rob DiCicco Speaks on Mobile Arthritis Study
Mr. DiCicco of GlaxoSmithKline speaks about an iPhone-based rheumatoid arthritis study combining patient-response surveys with the device's motion sensor capabilities.
New Cardiac Mapping Vest Greenlighted by FDA
It isn't just a fashion statement: it might also be a breakthrough.
FDA Expands Clearances for NICO's Brain Surgery System
The company is confident in the system, with CEO Jim Pearson saying he believes that “it will revolutionize the intracranial neurosurgical market."
Fighting Diabetic Vision Loss with an LED Sleep Mask
Ultra-efficient, bright, and versatile, LEDs have changed various industries. A study recently deemed the promising new device "ready for large clinical trials."
Treating Asthma with Big Data
One of the most challenging aspects of treating asthma is identifying the endotypes that underlie the condition.
Smartphones Could Screen Millions for Atrial Fibrillation
A large trial from Hong Kong suggests that a combination of wireless electrocardiograms and common smartphones may be an effective, economical way to screen large populations for AF.
Courts Deliver Blow to Teva over Popular Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Patents had protected Teva's monopoly on 40mg glatiramer acetate injections until a court ruling yesterday seemingly left the market open for generic competition.
Telehealth Growing in Appeal, Survey Finds
More consumers seem comfortable with the idea of such services, and telehealth providers may have an advocate in the new administation.
OxyContin Maker to Bankroll Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring System Upgrade
With words like “crisis” and “epidemic” increasingly murmured after “opioid,” the maker of the famous, and perhaps notorious, opioid joins the effort to curb abuse.
Data Privacy Day: Four Essential Facts
Dan Konzen, campus chair for the College of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Phoenix speaks on four essential aspects of security to keep in mind.
Hepatitis C Market: New Drugs, Wild Hypotheticals
With waning domestic sales hurting producers and analysts proposing a government takeover hypothetical, two new treatments have been approved in Europe.
Apps May Help Independent Pharmacies Cultivate Business
Hope and Bust in ADHD Treatment Market
An old standby steps back to the plate as a new entry is abandoned amidst disappointing trials, devastating its maker’s stock value.
Silicon Valley Figures May Play Role in New FDA
Jim O’Neill and Balaji Srinivasan, both of whom have made controversial statements on regulation, met with President-Elect Trump last week.
Massive Claims Database Can Show Prevalence of Noninfectious Uveitis
Until recently, few studies had estimated the prevalence of noninfectious uveitis by inflammation location, presence of systemic conditions, sex, age, or severity.
Pacemakers Can Be Hacked, Manufacturer Confirms
It isn't just a TV trope. Twenty years ago, the FDA probably didn't dream it would ever have to address this sort of thing.
Watson Achieves Diagnostic Concordance in Tumor Board Test
The IBM computer program remains a support tool for physicians and cannot replace the “human touch” needed to act upon the many factors of patient engagement.
Startups Mine for Gold in Piles of Data
Boston-based Berg Health is attempting to do away with a traditional form of scientific inquiry in an attempt to find better answers.
Leslie Harrold, MD, Speaks on the World's Biggest Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry
For Dr. Harrold, studies of the expansive data set underscore a need for an emphasis on the individual characteristics that make each RA case unique.
For Better or Worse, Big Data's Here to Stay
Although it is true that data streams are now quite voluminous and opportunities abound, there are plenty of caveats.
Teaching Machines to Talk: Edward P. Ambinder Interview, Part Two
"We really do have the capability of having what everybody wants: a value-based system where the computer works for you and you don’t work for the computer."
Teaching Machines to Talk: Edward P. Ambinder Interview, Part One
"We have international data and interoperability standards now that define every piece of medical information...whether it’s a lab report or a PET scan report or a discharge summary."
Applying Big Data to Disease Outbreaks
The project, which could provide useful theory for public health response, hinges on the notion of “critical slowing down,” to determine the tipping point.
Spanish Doctors Speak on Mobile Uveitis Diagnostic Tool
Speaking at AAO 2016, they stressed that the program is designed to supplement careful diagnosis and cut costs.
UV Light Kills Infections, Cuts Costs
Clostridium difficile infections (C. difficile) are common, costly, and potentially fatal. But UV light can kill them.
Printing Out Bones
It may be possible soon to create bones from transplant using a 3d printer, thanks to a new ink developed at Northwestern.
Using Telehealth to Address Rural Diabetes
Interconnectedness doesn't change physical distance, but it certainly can save a few trips. For rural residents with diabetes, distance from large medical centers and research universities may limit their access to new ideas and programs.
Value-Based Models: Mindset over Money
Steven Spalding, MD, chief clinical integration and medical officer for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, knows a thing or two about value-based care.
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