Highlighting Healthcare Digital Technology

The “Healthcare Digital Technology Congress: Sustainable Change for a Better Future for 2018” to be presented by the Convenzis Group, is going to provide a deep look into digital transformation and how it consistently occurs in healthcare across the UK.  (more…)

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FDA Authorizes Dexcom G6 CGM

FDA https://www.fda.gov has just permitted marketing of the first fully “Interoperable Continuous Glucose Monitoring” (iCGM) system called Dexcom G6 to be used by children aged two and older and for adults with diabetes. (more…)

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Digital Platform to Help Employees

With the constant surge in new products and services entering the market, it is often difficult for companies to know which solution can best address their employees’ unique health challenges. To address this issue, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is introducing the “Emerging Solutions” platform to help employees with their health and medical issues. (more…)

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Boosting Pain & Treatment Research

According to NIH https://www.nih.gov, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Understanding the brain pathways that underlie the generation and regulation of pain and emotion is essential to improving outcomes for this large and growing population. (more…)

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NIAID Director Speaks at Briefing

Anthony Fauci MD, Director, for NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) speaking at the Alliance for Health Policy www.allhealthpolicy.org media briefing said, “To control seasonal and pandemic influenza, it is essential to develop vaccines against specific influenza strains that pose a potential significant risk. Each year seasonal influenza vaccines are developed to try to match the strains that are projected to be prevalent in the upcoming season.” (more…)

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Advocating for HIT Organization

Four advocacy organizations sent a letter March 14 to Don Rucker MD at the HHS Office of the National Coordinator https://www.healthit.gov and to Gopal Khanna, Director for AHRQ https://www.ahrq.gov, to establish a national health IT organization to be called the “National Health IT Safety Collaborative”. (more…)

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Recognizing Sepsis Early

Sepsis claims more lives each year in the U.S than any single type of cancer. This life threatening response to infection can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. A new CMS Innovation grant https://innovation.cms.gov has provided funds to the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) http://greatplainsqin.org. (more…)

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