Every week, MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who discuss life science current events on MedCityNews.com.
Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say:
iPhone app checks medication mix for potential interactions. “Mango Health is a stealthy startup lifting the veil today on an iPhone app that could save your life. The beta application allows users to easily enter their medications and supplements by snapping a picture – or by entering text, of course. The app will then determine the potential interactions between medications and nutritional supplements to provide the pill-popper with necessary warnings.”
Truvada benefits out of reach for many with HIV. “Even in the United States, universal access is complex, with evident racial and income disparities to treatment. The Complicating this situation is the reality that a large proportion of those infected do not know their status. The Centers for Disease Control, which is responsible for surveillance and preventative strategies estimates that 20% of the 1.2 million persons infected do not know their status. ”
It’s about time the healthcare industry jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon. “Let’s not forget that US health care is dreadfully expensive. We should encourage health care organizations to cut costs. If offshoring helps them do it then they should go for it.”
A view to a cure for prostate cancer. “For now, the scientific community still has far more questions than answers, but insights gleaned from new research may provide a clearer lens – one that allows a clearer understanding of this disease. ”
Computer-assisted coding promises to ease the pain of the ICD-10 transition. “With ICD10 looming on the horizon, companies such as m-Modal, Dolbey, 3M, and Optum are offering applications that process the structured and unstructured data associated with an inpatient hospitalization or outpatient encounter into suggested ICD9 or ICD10 codes.”
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