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Digital Health

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis | Business Insider | 8/11/2020

This is a preview of The Telemental Health Report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more healthcare coverage with Digital Health Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing digital health news and analysis to your inbox. The US is in the midst of a swelling mental health crisis that’s expected to slam the healthcare system with $238 billion in costs in 2020. Health systems …

Regenerative Medicine

Regeneus and Kyocera ink lucrative deal to commercialise Progenza in $3.5 billion dollar market | 8/11/2020

Japan is an important market for clinical stage regenerative medicine company, Regeneus Ltd ( ASX:RGS ), which has just negotiated a license agreement with Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera, TYO:6971) to develop and commercialise Progenza for Knee Osteoarthritis (Progenza OA) in Japan. This provides Kyocera with an exclusive licence in Japan to develop and commercialise Regeneus’ lead mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) and secretome technology Progenza, for the treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee …

Mental Health Services

The Practitioner’s Guide to SAMHSA’s 2020 Final Part 2 Rules - More Changes on The Horizon | 8/11/2020

… Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) overhauled 42 U.S.C. §290dd–2, commonly referred to as “part 2.” Part 2 regulates the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is required to publish new rules to implement the CARES Act changes. Those new rules will be effective no earlier than March 27, 2021. The anticipated CARES Act changes will more …

Gut Microbiome

How Environmental Toxins and Glyphosate Damage the Thyroid | 8/11/2020

… the master hormone gland, is suppressed, this can result in low TSH (114) (115). Researchers state that more studies are needed on the effects of glyphosate on the thyroid as well as on the gut microbiome , which could also impact genetic and thyroid function. How Carbamates Reduce Thyroid Function Carbamates work similarly to organophosphates on the nervous system and are widely used in agriculture as insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides (116 …

Clinical Research

Kaiser Permanente Commits $63M to Support Contact Tracing in California | PR Newswire | 8/11/2020

… empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research , health education and the support of community health. For more information, contact …

Patient Satisfaction

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Remote Monitoring

The EPC Companies Need to Rapidly Digitize their Processes | 8/10/2020

… processes to automate, strengthen collaboration and information sharing, as well as make them agile to adapt to disruptions and re-plan quickly. One such example that helped us during the pandemic was IoT based remote monitoring and digital workforce management for Solar projects. Apart from this, revisiting business continuity planning and cybersecurity will be topmost priorities. Kindly provide your perspective on digital transformation strategy. Digital Transformation is a portfolio ofnumerous …

Population Health

Emerald Clinics signs cannabis RWE contract with Canopy Growth’s UK subsidiary Spectrum Biomedical - Small Caps | 8/10/2020

… Spectrum Therapeutics products in Australia. The SBUK relationship also leverages the data platform and remote patient monitoring capabilities being deployed by Emerald in Australia and the US, both in clinical monitoring applications and for population health monitoring with its recently announced Openly initiatives. Openly is a digital tool designed for organisations to quickly roll out a simple, easy-to-use self-monitoring tool to its team of patrons – whether it …

HITRUST

Otava Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers | PR Newswire | 8/10/2020

… options to give MSPs, channel organizations and their customers their preferred levels of flexibility and control. Comprehensive protection and risk mitigation are layered atop cloud infrastructure and solution offerings that are compliant with HIPAA , HITRUST , PCI , SOC1/2/3 and ISO 27001. In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts …

Microservices in Healthcare

MicroservicesHealthcare Market Foraying insize Emerging Economies COVID-19 2026 | 8/10/2020

… 2017 and is expected to reach US$ 582.6 Mn by 2026, at a CAGR of 20.65 % during a forecast period. The report is majorly segmented into Component, deployment mode, End-user, and region. Further, Microservices in Healthcare Market based on Component includes platforms and services component. The services segment is further segmented into consulting services, integration services, and training, support & maintenance services. In terms of deployment mode, Microservices in Healthcare

Revenue Cycle Management

Fascination About capital asset manager | 8/9/2020

… combed by countless Harvard… Leaders have to connect their visualized strategy to the workforce in a method that can help them fully grasp not just what must be carried out, but why.Selecting the appropriate revenue cycle management can method of escalating observe earnings and profitability.Implementation is greater than putting collectively a staff and executing the plan. It’s a system that requires an ongoing technique to evaluate overall performance and adjust …

Healthtech

Fast and Furious Tech Adoption could Break NHS Services | 8/3/2020

TOPICS: Coronavirus Digital Health HealthTech Telehealth August 3, 2020 Covid-19 has accelerated the NHS tech agenda – including a sharp rise in video consultations. But we now need to learn from this to realise a bigger opportunity to create sustainable and intelligent digital patient pathways based on evidence, writes Alan Lowe, chief executive at Visionable . The NHS has had to be very speedy in its technology response to the Covid …

Patient Safety

Troy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center keeping its residents, patients safe by taking the ‘Angel Pledge’ | 7/30/2020

TROY – Troy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has rolled out a new program to encourage its employees to continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols outside of work. Launched in July, the “Healthcare Angel’s Pledge” program will heighten resident and patient safety during the pandemic by limiting the likelihood of employees contracting the virus elsewhere and bringing it into the facility. Each employee signing the “Healthcare Angel’s Pledge” commits to wear …

Addiction Treatment

Chicago man sentenced to 20 years for armed robbery in Carpentersville | 7/30/2020

Judge orders restitution, recommends addiction treatment By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - [email protected] 4:02 pm Photo provided Caption Antonio D. Young was sentenced to 20 years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea to armed robbery. ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Chicago man agreed to plead guilty to 2019 armed robbery in Carpentersville in exchange for a 20-year prison term, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a news …

Care Access

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… security and ensure that women can fully exercise their civil rights.” What is in Biden’s plan to Promote Equality for Women? The components of the plan include helping women: “Improve economic security.” “Expand health care access and tackle health inequities.” “Navigate work and families.” “End violence against them.” “Protect and empower them around the world.” Among the specific policy proposals are: “Pass the Equal Rights Amendment.” “Enforcing equal pay for …

University of Georgia

In Cold Spring, a college student faces off against the Confederate flag | 7/30/2020

local In Cold Spring, a college student faces off against the Confederate flag “To me, it just looks like a big thing that says ‘I hate you’ on it. ‘Stay away.’” Author: Emily Haavik Published: 4:14 19 COLD SPRING, Minn. — Twenty-year-old Jayda Woods has been home from the University of Georgia since spring, and something has been bothering her the whole time. “I’ve asked to have them take …

CalTech

History-making JPL-built Perseverance rover blasts off for Mars on Thursday – Press Enterprise | 7/30/2020

PASADENA — A new era of Mars exploration is expected to begin Thursday with the anticipated launch of the Perseverance rover, which was built at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and is billed as the most technologically advanced machinery ever sent to the Red Planet. The SUV-sized rover Perseverance includes an array of scientific instruments, and it will make space history on at least two fronts: The rover will be …

The Ohio State University

Nationwide Children’s New Chief Medical Officer Takes Helm At Crucial Moment | 7/30/2020

By Clare Roth • 36 minutes ago Urgent care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, on March 31, 2020. David Holm / WOSU Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Rustin Morse is a faculty member at The Ohio State University and a pediatric emergency room physician. Morse will oversee nearly 1,400 health care workers at the 673-bed hospital. He joins the team as anxiety rises around COVID …

Sleep Apnea

Stanford Researchers Address Shrinking Jaws & Their Linked Sleep Issues | 7/30/2020

Posted by Sree Roy Jul 29, 2020 Mouth & Upper Airway 0 The scientific community has largely deemed the underlying abnormality behind obstructive sleep apnea , jaw pain, and the pulling of wisdom teeth as problems that are hereditary and opt to deal with symptoms through medical devices and after-the-fact interventions. But in a new study, Stanford researchers and colleagues argue that all these issues and more are actually relatively …

Genomics

Transcriptome analysis of the uterus of hens laying eggs differing in cuticle deposition - PubMed | National Institutes of Health | 7/30/2020

Transcriptome analysis of the uterus of hens laying eggs differing in cuticle deposition Sandra Poyatos Pertiñez et al. BMC Genomics . 2020 doi: 10.1186/s12864-020-06882-7. Authors 1 The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, Scotland, UK. [email protected] 2 The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, Scotland, UK. 3 Lohmann Tierzucht, 7454, Cuxhaven, Germany. 4 H&N International, 27472, Cuxhaven, Germany …

Illinois Department of Public Health

Kewanee couple survived war, pestilence to tie the knot | 7/30/2020

… same time, the world was in the midst of another war, the Spanish influenza. In going through her grandparent’s belongings, in addition to the letters she found an eight-page booklet issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health containing “suggestions” on the cause and prevention of the influenza “for the general public, school authorities, and employers of labor.” It could have been printed last March. Ways of combating an …

Biopharma

Pfizer sales fall as company races toward COVID-19 vaccine | 7/30/2020

… Dr. Dolsten said the class of viruses has “adapted to circulate in humans and cross many species, so it would be unlikely that it would just start to disappear.” Angela Hwang, president of Pfizer Biopharma ceuticals Group, told investors on a conference call that the company anticipates standard, or seasonal, vaccinations for a number of years beyond 2022. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimate Pfizer’s vaccine-generating annual sales will reach …

Emergency Medicine

New CEO named for VCU Health System | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/30/2020

… member of the National Academy of Medicine, previously held the Paul O’Neill Alcoa chair in policy analysis at the nonprofit Rand Corp. He also held positions at Emory University in Atlanta, including professor of emergency medicine and public health, founding director of the Emory Center for Injury Control and founding chair of Emory’s emergency medicine department. Peter Buckley, MD, dean of the VCU School of Medicine and VCU Health executive …

Health Disparities

What is Project CommUNITY? A WLKY initiative focused on racism | 7/30/2020

… part of that commitment, we reported on issues such as systemic and structural racism, employment inequity, redlining and urban renewal, education inequity and the achievement gap, how policies produce racial outcomes, race-based trauma, health disparities , juvenile justice issues, reparations, etc. In 2020, we are seeing the outcry and push for racial justice and equality in the streets of downtown Louisville and across the country. We are now witnessing a …

Digital Therapeutic Devices

FDA Regulation of COVID-19 Apps, Digital Therapeutics, and Other Digital Health Technologies | 7/29/2020

… consider what, if any, FDA requirements may be applicable to their products. COVID-19 DIGITAL HEALTH GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS Since the start of the pandemic, FDA has issued several guidance documents on digital health and digital therapeutic devices intended for COVID-19-related purposes. These include, for example, guidance documents for non-invasive remote monitoring devices, remote digital pathology devices, medical imaging systems, non-invasive fetal and maternal monitoring devices, digital …