The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has temporarily suspended paperwork requirements for hospitals and is upping access to telehealth services in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
It was the first day after the San Francisco Bay Area declared that residents shelter in place, and I was getting ready to see patients. I generally dress in a dry-cleaned shirt, slacks, and a tie. I’m a pediatrician and feel parents deserve to see a physician in professional attire for all the money they pay for healthcare. Shelter in place, however, meant dry cleaning services might be closed for a long while. So I opted instead for jeans and a sweater—easy to wash and dry at home. Inside my car, I felt uncertain. I was a team leader in my medical group’s response to the pandemic, but I wasn’t sure what awaited me.
AI-based applications and chatbots help care providers in delivering nursing aid after being discharged from the hospital. This aspect helps shorten the provision of outpatient services and boosts the accuracy of examining patient compliance post-discharge.
Patients will soon have what HHS called “unprecedented” secure and free access to their health information. Two rules finalized by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and CMS — meant to carry out the interoperability and patient access provisions under the 21st Century Cures Act — will allow patients to access their health data using apps so that they can make better health care decisions.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Advances X-ray Imaging with Dynamic Digital Radiography at Annual Orthopedic Surgeon Meeting
Representing a new era in digital radiography, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., announces the commercial availability of the KDR® Advanced U-Arm, incorporating the award-winning Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) capability. The KDR U-arm with DDR recently received FDA clearance and will be featured at the upcoming AAOS Meeting on March 25-27 in Orlando, FL. DDR, or X-ray that Moves, provides a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low dose.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Expands Ultrasound Guided Solutions Through Partnership with RegenLab® USA
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announces a newly formed partnership with RegenLab USA LLC to distribute its regenerative medicine portfolio of bio-injectable products to the musculoskeletal (MSK), pain management, radiology and veterinary markets in the United States and Canada. The bio-injectable line includes preparation devices for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other blood cell therapies, delivered using ultrasound guidance.
In moving to the provider side of orthopedics after spending decades in industry, Doug Leach has learned a valuable lesson that he wished he had known while still leading OEM engineering teams: Partner with providers. Not just the surgeon.
Invicro LLC, a Konica Minolta Company and Paige, Inc., the leader in computational pathology, today announced a strategic alliance to provide integrated pathology solutions to support Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sponsors with their drug discovery and development initiatives. Invicro is a global provider of imaging biomarkers, core lab services, advanced analytics and software solutions for drug discovery and development.
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information of roughly 50 million Americans, initially without their knowledge, according to reporting by The Wall Street Journal.
A lawsuit alleging that patient data had been mishandled in a similar partnership between Google the University of Chicago has left physicians torn about the idea of big tech wading into health care. Potential advantages include improvements in diagnosis and the treatment of diseases facilitated by artificial intelligence, but there are also concerns about data breaches and Google and/or Ascension using the data for reasons unrelated to improving health care.
Google has continued expanding its healthcare division, aiming to improve diagnostics and the clinician's ability to treat patients. But the move into healthcare had caused some controversy in how data is gathered and used. Here are 18 things to know about Google in healthcare.