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Making healthcare changes at the state level

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Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

NIH study finds new cell composition may lead to less effective future response.

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Partners HealthCare integrates state opioid tool into its EHR

Partners HealthCare announced integration of the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT), which enables access for providers to…

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Our brains may ripple before remembering

NIH study suggests tiny electrical brain waves may be a hallmark of successful memory retrieval.

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Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women

Gardening, strolling through a park, or folding clothes might be enough activity to significantly lower the risk.

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Surgery no better than medication at preventing serious complications of atrial fibrillation

The heart procedure improved patients’ quality of life and symptoms.

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Sponsored: Keeping health organizations safe from cyberattacks

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On World Kidney Day, kidney health is for everyone — including you

NIH statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, NIDDK.

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NHSX to join up the tech leadership and bridge the worlds of health and tech, Hancock says

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock gave delegates at the Digital Health Technology Show in London yesterday an insight into NHSX…

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Scientists find new approach that shows promise for treating cystic fibrosis

NIH-funded discovery uses common antifungal drug to improve lungs’ ability to fight infection.

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NIH study reveals differences in brain activity in children with anhedonia

Using fMRI, researchers uncover the neural underpinnings, which could aid development of potential treatments.

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Safety-net providers face obstacles to telehealth adoption

Despite its clear potential to improve access to high-quality care in underserved communities, telehealth is underutilized by safety-net pr…

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NIH adds eight Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

These exceptional early stage scientists continue agency commitment to the next generation of biomedical researchers.

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Mergers and acquisitions not leading to promised EHR integration

A new report in Health Affairs looks at the success rate of hospital IT system integration, post-consolidation.

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Lower costs associated with late-preterm steroid therapy, NIH-funded analysis finds

Study adds evidence to benefits of treatment for women at risk of delivery between 34th and 36th weeks of pregnancy…

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NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

Findings highlight the importance of screening kids as young as 10 for suicide risk in emergency settings.

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WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health

The new suite of reforms announced also include the development of a new role of chief scientist and a Data, Analytics and Delivery divisio…

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WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health

WHO has revealed this week plans to create a Department of Digital Health overseen by the division of the chief scientist, a new…

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RSA 2019 top takeaways: AI, diversity and the need for a new cybersecurity culture

SAN FRANCISCO — RSA 2019 kicked off here with bold plans for the future including unleashing new innovation to improve humanity, recl…

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Partnering with the FBI cybersecurity team to tackle infosec threats

RSA 2019 Hottest news and views from the premier cybersecurity conference. See our full coverage right here. Primary topic: Privacy…

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Scott Gottlieb lauded for tough stance on tobacco and vaping, approval of new drugs at FDA

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NIH awards Virginia health orgs $23M for precision med, pop health innovation

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, has received a $23 million grant from the National Institute…

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EHR challenges, information overload often lead to staff workarounds

A new survey of hospital clinicians finds that care teams "pervasively" use electronic health record workarounds at critical points of care…

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An Epic EHR rollout spurs one health system to dig into data governance

After two governance attempts that stalled, the University of Vermont Health Network finally finds success after bringing in a tech and con…

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Universal healthcare act in the Philippines signed into law by President Duterte

Last Wednesday (February 20), President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines officially signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act into la…

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Microsoft, Philips partner on augmented reality for surgery

The tech uses Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Philips' Azurion platform for minimally invasive therapies.

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All-in-one mobile devices increase nurse satisfaction at Truman Medical

The provider organization replaced phones, pagers, medication scanners, cameras and computers with a single mobile computer, and a system f…

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HIMSS19: Top takeaways from the health IT show

Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Glob…

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Kaiser Permanente to open medical school in 2020 with focuses on data, virtual reality

The school is designed to teach students how to use technology to deliver high-quality care in new and collaborative ways.

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Facebook charged with misleading users on health data visibility

A report says the social network’s handling of personal health information put its users' health at risk. …

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