Editorial

Can Precision Medicine Curb the Creation of Ineffective Blockbuster Treatments? – Health Article

May 222019 Can Precision Medicine Curb the Creation of Ineffective Blockbuster Treatments? By Alif Saleh, chief executive office, Scipher Medicine Alif Saleh With hundreds of thousands of clinical trials currently underway worldwide, we are continuously seeing innovation applied to how we treat and cure diseases, but the traditional four-phase method of getting there has not been updated since 1963. What makes this antiquated process for pharmaceutical companies and long wait time for patients in need worth it is the promise…

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How to Pay Medical Bills You Can’t Afford – Health Article

May 142019 How to Pay Medical Bills You Can’t Afford When you see a breakdown of your costs on a medical bill, you might be shocked at how the expensive costs add up. Even small things, like getting an ibuprofen, help rack up a huge total. If you don’t have insurance, or your insurance doesn’t fully cover the bill, it can be difficult to pay off. Medical bills are something many people struggle to pay for, and some even refuse…

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A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 – Health Article

Feb12 A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 By Brian Wells, chief technology officer, Merlin International. Brian Wells I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! With an overload of alerts, attacks and system compromises, it’s safe to say that working in a security operations center (SOC) can take both a mental and physical toll: From 2010 to 2017,…

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Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule – Health Article

Feb11 Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The following includes the key takeaways from the officials hosting the call. Seema Verma Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS CMS shares a commitment…

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The Importance of Protecting Medical Cannabis Patient Records – Health Article

Feb11 The Importance of Protecting Medical Cannabis Patient Records As of 2019, the voters in 33 American states have passed some form of legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana. 10 of them have gone so far as to legalize the recreational use of the drug. In late 2018, the U.S. government re-classified hemp — the subspecies of cannabis lacking significant concentrations of the compounds responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with the plant – from a controlled substance to…

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