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Wednesday 21st March 2018

How can digital health startups steer clear of pilot study pitfalls?

It is an enormous challenge for digital health entrepreneurs to convince healthcare organizations to adopt their technology. But in the process of validating their products through pilot studies, they also need to avoid pitfalls that could undermine their business.

How the current healthcare mindset is preventing wider digital health adoption

“In medicine, things go at a very different pace than in technology and science,” Dr. Homero Rivas, an assistant professor of surgery and the director of innovative

CMS gives a big boost to broad genomic tests by widening coverage for sequencing

Foundation Medicine and ThermoFisher Scientific are big beneficiaries of CMS widening its coverage and making a national coverage decisi

HIV research misconduct accusations loom over likely CDC pick

Dr. Robert Redfield, Trump’s likely pick to lead the CDC, is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

Why investors want healthcare entrepreneurs to develop their business model and economics skills

It’s not enough for a healthcare startup to just have cool technology. To get buy-in from investors, entrepreneurs have to showcase some healthcare economics chops, as well as a solid

Which mobile health app business models are winning?

A new report from Research2Guidance on mobile health app developers also found that average development costs have soared over the past few years.

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Dreamit gets $12M from Tampa Bay real estate investor to expand accelerator

Dreamit also unveiled 10 healthcare startups selected for its latest cohort across care coordination, caregiver support, clinical study design, and execution.

Dreamit gets $12M from Tampa Bay real estate investor who wants to make the region an innovation hub

Dreamit also unveiled 10 healthcare startups selected for its latest cohort across care coordination, caregiver support, clinical study design, and execution.

For greater corporate wealth, have more XX make up in executive leadership

Women physicians still get paid a lot lower than their XY-chromosome counterparts a new report finds while a panel discussion tries to answer how to move the needle in gender and eth

To combat opioid crisis, Trump proposes the death penalty for drug dealers

“[I]f we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we’re wasting our time,” Trump said in New Hampshire on March 19. “And that toughness includes the death penalty.” In his remarks, th

Joe Biden: Trump administration’s MyHealthEData initiative lacks “specific actions” needed for implementation

“Unfortunately, the announcement lacked many specific actions to effectively implement the initiative,” Biden wrote in a Forbes commentary. “I agree with the administration’s stated goals, but real action is needed — and now is the time.”

Even the Most Non-Digital Businesses Need Digital Communication

Even with the growth of automated technology, demand for personal touches will increase.

Monday 19th March 2018

Study highlights how EHR data can pinpoint undiagnosed genetic diseases

The study out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center found 14 percent of individuals with genetic variants impacting the kidney had kidney transplants and 10 percen

Siemens raises $5.2B in Healthineers IPO, but a technical glitch caused a delay

The business’ March 16 debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange was delayed by more than an hour due to technical problems with Xetra, the market’s trading platform.

Bioinformatics startup twoXAR bags $10M in Series A

The company, which is using an AI-based platform to comb through drug candidates in a much shorter time than traditional approaches require, just raised $10 million.

Bioinformatics startups twoXAR bags $10M in Series A

The company, which is using an AI-based platform to comb through drug candidates in a much shorter time than traditional approaches require just raised $10 million.

Sunday 18th March 2018

Boston Children’s and Klick Health bring VR to pediatric GI patients

Boston Children’s Hospital and Klick Health have revealed HealthVoyager GI, a tool that utilizes virtual reality to help gastrointestinal pediatric patients understand their medical condition and the physician’s findings. It

HIV-prevention drug use rises, but is still slow among non-white patients

A report by the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers found the number of PrEP users in Medi-Cal increased from 79 in 2012 to 3,295 in 2016. But the authors also discovered that the use of the

Friday 16th March 2018

Report: Amazon hires former FDA chief health informatics officer in latest addition to healthcare team

Taha Kass-Hout will serve in a business development role focusing on healthcare projects. At the FDA, he presided over initiatives at the Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation such as the openFDA program.

UCSF blog post opts to call EHR “connected health record” rather than “comprehensive health record”

In a blog post, three individuals from UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation advocate for calling EHRs “connected health records,” a term that is more focused on interoperability and allowing a

Is TapImmune’s cancer vaccine the real deal?

A small study testing a cancer vaccine by a company who licensed the technology from the Mayo Clinic showed promising r

As skin cancer cases climb, Proscia plans to launch AI-powered dermatopathology product this year

Proscia has inked a deal with a dermatopathology laboratory in a move designed to support its launch of a comprehensive AI-powered digital pathology softwaredermatopathology-specific digital pathology product in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Thursday 15th March 2018

Kaiser Permanente, Village Capital unveil 10 startups in Health: US 2018 program

The 10 startups that made the cut for Health: US 2018, the venture development program headed up by Village Capital and Kaiser Permanente, seek to address the needs of America’s aging population.

Report: Diagnosis-related failures are the top cause of medical professional liability claims

The report from Coverys analyzed 10,618 closed medical professional liability claims from 2013 to 2017. Diagnosis-related errors and failures make up 33 percent of all claims and 47 percent of indemnity payments.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Abbott’s tiny heart valve offers new options for kids, families

FDA approved Abbott’s 15-millimeter Masters HP mechanical

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