Friday, October 30, 2020

The evolution of healthcare and technology in the ‘hospital of tomorrow’

Gone are the days when the delivery of healthcare was confined to the four walls of a hospital. Mayo Clinic is launching its own “hospital at home” model and has autonomous vehicles delivering Covid-19 tests. Maccabi Healthcare Services in Israel plans to deploy an AI system that can identify people at risk of developing Covid-19 complications. Simply...

Mom Issues Warning After Son Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Maryland Beach

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Realizing healthcare’s robotic revolution – MedCity News

At its core, robotic-assisted treatment enables physicians to focus on what matters most – the patient. It’s important to always remember that robotics, particularly in procedural settings, aren’t meant to replace physicians, but rather augment their capabilities. As a physician myself, I know full well that trained clinical judgment and human compassion will...

How can payers use financial incentives to guide consumer health spending behavior?

There is no doubt that 2020 is a significant year for payers — health insurers are generating strong profits because patients have deferred elective procedures in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. But this situation won’t continue indefinitely. It’s vital for payers to integrate rewards programs into their plan benefits to address rising healthcare...

How to get nationwide reimbursement for novel medical technology

What is the road to nationwide local Medicare coverage of a novel technology? It has to start with a medical milestone of course – FDA approval of an innovative treatment method. For certain, receiving this approval is a critical distinction and one that typically requires years dedicated to clinical research. However, once a first-in-class treatment...

The Adizero Adios Pro Is Adidas’s Fastest Ever Marathon Racing Shoe

In a bold and somewhat confusing move, Adidas has followed up the announcement of the Adizero Pro earlier this year – which goes on sale Monday 29th June at 11am – by revealing another carbon-boosted long-distance racing shoe: the Adizero Adios Pro.Looking at the specs on the Adios Pro, however, it looks...

AppliedVR gets breakthrough device designation for VR to treat pain

AppliedVR received a breakthrough device designation for its VR system for treating chronic pain. Photo credit: AppliedVR A virtual reality program intended to treat fibromyalgia and chronic lower back pain received a breakthrough device designation from The Food and Drug Administration. AppliedVR, the Los Angeles-based startup developing it, said the designation was a milestone...

3 key technology elements needed to accelerate a path to drug discovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of our society — how we work, live, learn, and play — and normalcy will not return until we find a proven vaccine. While multiple pharmaceutical and biotech companies have raced to develop a cure, a viable vaccine might still be a year out. While we’re searching...

Moderna secures more than $1.5B federal government deal to provide Covid-19 vaccine

One of the leading companies developing a vaccine against Covid-19 has signed a deal with the federal government to provide up to 500 million doses. In an announcement Tuesday evening, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna said the government would award it up to $1.525 billion for an initial 100 million doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, mRNA-1273,...

Trump launches baseless attack on FDA; agency controversially authorizes plasma treatment for Covid-19

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack the Food and Drug Administration, suggesting without evidence that it was part of a “deep state” and was slow-walking efforts to develop vaccines and drugs for Covid-19. Shortly thereafter, the agency granted an emergency use authorization for a biologic treatment for the...
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