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23:39 EST 23rd January 2019 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019

STAT Plus: One of the nation’s largest health insurers has filed a federal lawsuit to protect its trade secrets from the #healthcare venture launched by #Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway. https://buff.ly/2FT3X6m 

STAT Plus: One of the nation’s largest health insurers has filed a federal lawsuit to protect its trade secrets from the #healthcare venture launched by #Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway. https://buff.ly/2FT3X6m 

STAT Plus: Trump plan to force drug makers to advertise prices might work, but not if #pharma gets its way. https://buff.ly/2FSxcpE 

STAT Plus: Trump plan to force drug makers to advertise prices might work, but not if #pharma gets its way. https://buff.ly/2FSxcpE 

6 Signs You’re Addicted to Vicodin

  Vicodin, as you probably already know all too well, is the name brand of the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone in tablet form. The German pharmaceutical... Read More →

A Silicon Valley startup wants to offer precision medicine to help treat dogs with #cancer. https://buff.ly/2FSuy3c 

A Silicon Valley startup wants to offer precision medicine to help treat dogs with #cancer. https://buff.ly/2FSuy3c 

Trump Zeroes In On Surprise Medical Bills In White House Chat With Patients, Experts

Patients and doctors got a chance to share their nightmarish experiences with medical bills with President Donald Trump and other top White House officials.

STAT Plus: Walgreens Boots Alliance agrees to pay $269 million to the federal and state governments to settle allegations for over-billing #Medicaid and fraudulently over-dispensing insulin pens. https://buff.ly/2WdFy0Q 

STAT Plus: Walgreens Boots Alliance agrees to pay $269 million to the federal and state governments to settle allegations for over-billing #Medicaid and fraudulently over-dispensing insulin pens. https://buff.ly/2WdFy0Q 

Listen: ‘Death Certificate Project’ Aims At Opioid Crisis, But Doctors Cry Foul

A radio report on an effort in California to hold doctors responsible when a patient overdoses on opioids. Doctors say it is unfair, but the state medical board defends the new project.

How a team at @BostonChildrens is turning to urine to search for signs of #cancer. https://buff.ly/2R6EHvb 

How a team at @BostonChildrens is turning to urine to search for signs of #cancer. https://buff.ly/2R6EHvb 

WANdisco (158355634WAND) - Strategic progress but inflection pushed to FY19

Edison Investment Research - Technology - WANdisco: Newsflow thus far in January indicates that good strategic progress continues to be made. In signing its first multi-cloud deal and launching a joint engineered SQL product with IBM, WANdisco opens up two potentially significant opportunities, in cloud to cloud and relational database replication, respectively. We understand that a large strategi...

Premier Technical Services (PTSG) - Trinity acquisition enhances earnings by c 10%

Edison Investment Research - Industrial Support Services - Premier Technical Services: PTSG has announced the acquisition of Trinity Fire and Security Systems along with a brief trading update noting that FY18 ended in line with management expectations. Trinity brings in a scale presence in electrical/ electronic systems, while its expertise complements PTSG’s existing Fire Solutions capabil...

Chips for the Common Man

Just when you might be thinking that the DNA chip revolution is passing you by, a number of companies are coming out with products aimed at serving the needs of the “average” researcher...

AI in Imaging: Where’s the Bang for the Buck?

AI offers significant potential in imaging, but where does it achieve the best return?

Aspirin’s benefit in primary CVD prevention countered by bleeding risks

Aspirin offers modest protection against cardiovascular events in primary prevention, but that benefit is at least partially offset by an increase in major bleeding events, according to a meta-analysis published Jan. 22 in JAMA.

Casting for Ankle Fractures? 3 Weeks May Be Enough

For patients with stable fibula fractures, wearing a cast or orthosis for 3 weeks may be just as effective as wearing a cast for 6...

King’s Daughters Medical Center Implements MEDITECH’s Expanse Point of Care

MEDITECH’s Expanse Point of Care software, the company’s latest web-based, mobile technology for nurses and therapists to provide the best and most efficient patient-facing care, has been implemented at King’s Daughters Medical Center (Brookhaven, MS). Accessible via a smartphone or a handheld mobile device, Expanse Point of Care features an optimized user interface for the...

Targeted Treatment Shrinks Deadly Pediatric Brain Tumors

NewsChemotherapy and radiation are effective cancer treatments because they kill rapidly dividing cells, including tumor cells. But for children--whose tiny bodies are still growing--these treatments can cause lifelong damage.

Health Gorilla Brings Data Interoperability to 24 Hospitals in Mexico

Health Gorilla and Grupo Ángeles Servicios de Salud, a major health system in Mexico, just announced a new partnership to enable interoperability across its 24-hospital system. This creates the largest interoperable network in Mexico and will improve care for millions of patients by making it easy for providers to access all of their health data ... Read More

STAT Plus: A course of standard treatment for an early-stage breast cancer would cost 10 years of average annual wages in India and 1.7 years in the U.S. https://buff.ly/2U69HgK 

STAT Plus: A course of standard treatment for an early-stage breast cancer would cost 10 years of average annual wages in India and 1.7 years in the U.S. https://buff.ly/2U69HgK 

Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare formally launches

The Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) announced that it has officially launched after holding the inaugural meeting of its board of directors Jan. 9 in San Francisco.

Vermont HIE Eyes Switch to Opt-Out Consent Model

David Raths, Contributing EditorDespite years of development work on the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), in 2017 the health records of only 19 percent of Vermonters were accessible in the VHIE. One potential obstacle identified is the HIE’s opt-in consent policy, which is now under review.

AI system can interpret, prioritize chest x-rays

Researchers have trained an AI system to interpret and prioritize chest x-rays based on urgent and critical findings, according to a study published in Radiology.

Philips, AHA partner to optimize survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest

Royal Philips and the American Heart Association are collaborating for a new program devoted to increasing survival rates in patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the organizations announced Jan. 23.

ASRT: Student enrollment in radiation therapy programs rising

A recent survey conducted by the American Society of Radiation Technologists (ASRT) found a small increase in the number of students enrolled in radiography and nuclear medicine programs, with the largest enrollment gains seen in radiation therapy programs.

The Role of Health IT in Caring for Rural America

Betty Rabinowitz, M.D., chief medical officer, NextGen Healthcare, Industry VoiceRural healthcare providers face significant challenges, and the resulting provider burnout and health outcome disparities are real. Developments in health information technology offer some needed hope.

STAT Plus: Optum filed a federal lawsuit to protect its trade secrets from the new #healthcare venture launched by #Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway. https://buff.ly/2RLZ6uC 

STAT Plus: Optum filed a federal lawsuit to protect its trade secrets from the new #healthcare venture launched by #Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway. https://buff.ly/2RLZ6uC 


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