Thursday, January 28, 2021

Aetna expands gender-affirming surgery coverage

Aetna has expanded its coverage of gender-affirming surgery to include breast augmentation for certain trans women. Announced Wednesday, the expansion was the result of a collaboration between Aetna, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein and several transgender Aetna beneficiaries. Though the payer covers some gender-affirming surgeries, such...

Mass General Hospital Doc on MedCity Pivot podcast: In some cases, virtual care is better than in-person care

Dr. Ami Bhatt, a cardiologist, clinical researcher and educator at Mass General Hospital, part of Mass General Brigham, has been practicing telemedicine since 2013. In the latest episode of our MedCity Pivot podcast, she cuts through the hype of virtual care and explains where it may add value, how she has been using it...

The provider’s IT playbook for efficient, equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The next big challenge for providers in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has arrived — vaccination. Providers around the country are grappling with administering the vaccine amid several hurdles. These include coordinating with state agencies and ensuring equitable distribution of the vaccine. As with other challenges presented by the pandemic, many providers are...

How Covid-19 is accelerating interoperability

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the surface many harsh realities around healthcare interoperability. For example, the flow of patient data to public health surveillance systems is antiquated and, even today, often requires paper and faxes. Additionally, healthcare vendors lack incentives to interoperate with other vendors’ systems, which can lead to duplicative tests,...

DarioHealth moves into back pain with $31M acquisition

Upright Health makes a small device users can stick on their back to track their posture. DarioHealth acquired the company for $31 million. Photo credit: DarioHealth Investors and health plans are taking a closer look at digital programs for musculoskeletal conditions, hoping to solve common ailments of back and shoulder pain. Last year, Omada...

EHR vendors, health systems frequently engage in information blocking, study shows

With a little over two months to go before federal rules prohibiting information blocking take effect, a new study has found that the practice is prevalent among EHR vendors and providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will implement its long-awaited interoperability and information blocking rules in April. This move will provide patients...

Ask the Investor: MedCity INVEST offers new opportunities for startup-investor meetings

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Given that we are still practicing physical distancing, the annual MedCity INVEST conference is launching a novel way to facilitate interactions between innovative startups and investors looking for the next new thing. INVEST is scheduled for April 19-23 and will take place virtually. Called “Ask the Investor” these intimate meetings with healthcare and life...

Startup banks on immune-system memory to tackle cancer

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A New York-based startup is advancing what it believes is a novel approach to harnessing the immune system to fight cancer.Many approaches rely in some way on training blank T-cells to recognize and attack cancer cells. Founded in 2020, Loki Therapeutics is based on research that makes cancer cells look like targets the...

Telemedicine’s potential to provide healthcare to the world’s most vulnerable

The Kutupalong Refugee Camp outside Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Tucked between rows of green fields stretching toward palm tree-filled horizons — some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever driven through — lies the largest refugee camp in the world. Right outside the seaside town of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, nearly one million stateless Rohingya people call this...

Is The New Garmin Lily The Most Stylish Smartwatch For Women?

Garmin has an enviable reputation among endurance athletes – amateur or otherwise – for its sports tracking, but it hasn’t made as much headway when it comes to fashionable fitness smartwatches where Apple and Fitbit are still the most recognizable name.On the face of it that’s a surprise because Garmin matches and...
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