It’s flu season, and many of us find ourselves glancing nervously at anyone coughing or sniffling in our vicinity. But how, besides shielding ourselves from public sneezers, do we avoid coming into contact with infections?
Bill Lundberg, M.D., has stepped down as CSO of CRISPR Therapeutics. News of Lundberg’s departure emerged on the same day Celgene revealed it has sold another chunk of its once-double-digit stake in the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing startup.
A vast majority of accountable-care organizations in zero-risk contracts would reap additional savings if they took on downside risk because of the bonuses incurred as an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA, a new analysis finds.
Materials are one of the most common causes of failure in medical devices, especially for plastic. Records show that material failure is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of all FDA recalls on medical devices.
A San Francisco, California-based medical device startup, Zenflow, has announced a $31.4 million Series A financing round to further its minimally-invasive approach to treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate.
The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a fast pace because of increasing investments from government and private players. With nearly 70 percent of country's population living in rural areas, lack of critical medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics are in total disarray. With the rise of mobile technologies, the health apps are growing rapidly in the Indian market. As a result, mHealth (mobile delivery of healthcare) is gaining ground in India.
It had been a few years since the last systematic literature review of the effect health information technology (HIT) has on patient outcomes, and much has changed since. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 encouraged widespread electronic health record (EHR) adoption, vaulting them to near-ubiquity.
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