Point-of-care apps: How docs can make the most of eight minutes

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Point-of-care apps: How docs can make the most of eight minutes

July 24, 2014 12:28 pm by | 0 Comments

Eight minutes. That’s approximately how long new doctors spend face-to-face with patients today. In those precious eight minutes, doctors have a laundry list of tasks to accomplish: convey patient’s condition,…


Antibiotics in livestock feed tied to antibiotic resistance in humans, committee confirms

Antibiotics in livestock feed tied to antibiotic resistance in humans, committee confirms

July 24, 2014 12:08 pm by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A White House advisory committee is expected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock being fed antibiotics when it issues its report in…


Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

July 24, 2014 6:20 am by | 0 Comments

For all of the interesting applications for 3D printing in healthcare, its potential for pediatrics is the most compelling. It offers a way for medical devices to be customized for…



Kaiser report: Support structure for enrollment in insurance exchanges is surprisingly strong

Kaiser report: Support structure for enrollment in insurance exchanges is surprisingly strong

July 24, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation details the many efforts to enroll people into health plans offered through state and federal health insurance marketplaces, offering a snapshot of…


Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

July 24, 2014 5:15 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile technologies are rapidly being applied to the healthcare setting, but a recent development in Cameroon is thought to be a first “medical tablet” on the African continent. Arthur Zang,…


Bill Clinton: AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

Bill Clinton: AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

July 23, 2014 5:37 pm by | 0 Comments

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former…


Analysis: Moms using nicotine patches during pregnancy tied to increased ADHD risk in kids

Analysis: Moms using nicotine patches during pregnancy tied to increased ADHD risk in kids

July 23, 2014 4:51 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a higher chance of the child having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests women who use…


The stereotype that pregnancy drives surgeons-to-be out of residency isn’t true, study finds

The stereotype that pregnancy drives surgeons-to-be out of residency isn’t true, study finds

July 23, 2014 4:23 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of those training programs. Researchers led by…



Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor contracts the virus

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor contracts the virus

July 23, 2014 2:35 pm by | 0 Comments

FREETOWN (Reuters) – The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as…


ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

July 23, 2014 2:06 pm by | 1 Comments

Conventional wisdom is that the federal subsidies that help people buy insurance through state and federal exchanges will survive the current court ruling against them. However, the review by the…


New Yorker cartoonist’s book puts a humorous spin on the taboo challenges of senior care

New Yorker cartoonist’s book puts a humorous spin on the taboo challenges of senior care

July 23, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous for her deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, is now touching a chord with the “sandwich generation” with her…


S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

S. Carolina hospital with bacterial infection problem reports 4th patient death since March

July 23, 2014 12:46 pm by | 0 Comments

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the…


California nurses brace to fight expected staffing, wage cuts at Kaiser Permanente

California nurses brace to fight expected staffing, wage cuts at Kaiser Permanente

July 23, 2014 11:32 am by | 0 Comments

Going to a nurses union meeting is a little bit like going to an evangelical church service. “We all have to stand up, and it’s a struggle,” says Veronica Cambra,…


Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

July 23, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the…


NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

July 23, 2014 4:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for hospitals to have innovation centers these days, but the folks at New York Presbyterian Hospital have chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices…


UnitedHealthcare opens up price check app to anyone who wants to crunch the numbers

UnitedHealthcare opens up price check app to anyone who wants to crunch the numbers

July 22, 2014 9:53 pm by | 0 Comments

Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare has expanded its free mobile app, Health4Me, to all healthcare consumers, not just United customers. The tool includes a doctor search and the ability to review market average…