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Medical Devices: Mitigating Risks

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Healthcare organizations need to assess and mitigate security risks for medical devices just as diligently as they do for other information technology, says Sharon (RT @healthinfosec: Medical Devices: Mitigating Risks - HealthcareInfoSecurity
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New Study Shows Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure Reduces The 'Miss Rate ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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How 3D printing is changing health and medicine - Dezeen

How 3D printing is changing health and medicine - Dezeen | New Medical Developments | Scoop.it
3D printed organs, prosthetics, bionic ears and plastic foetuses are changing medicine and healthcare.
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With transplant technique, patients can be insulin-free - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

With transplant technique, patients can be insulin-free - Gulf Times - Gulf Times | New Medical Developments | Scoop.it
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After more than three decades of research, a consortium of schools that includes the University of Minnesota has completed testing on the transplant technique.
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Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know

Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know | New Medical Developments | Scoop.it

Startup companies are coming up with new technologies aimed at getting people to take medicine only as directed.

 

Taking medication haphazardly—skipping doses, lapsing between refills or taking pills beyond their expiration date—has been linked to health complications and hundreds of millions of wasted dollars for insurers and hospitals.

 "After six months' time, only half of people taking prescription medicines are taking them as directed," said Troyen Brennan, chief medical officer of drug retailer CVS Caremark Corp. 

Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS have long relied on robo-calls, mailers and face-to-face meetings with pharmacists to keep patients on their dosing schedule.

 

Now they are evaluating a range of more cost-effective technologies, from pills and bottles with digital sensors, to data analytics software and social games that offer patients rewards.

 

Insurers and pharmacies are motivated in part by Medicare, which offers financial rewards for proving their members have improved their overall adherence to medication schedules.

 

They also stand to benefit if their members are healthier. The New England Healthcare Institute estimates that some $290 billion in costs is wasted each year on unnecessary hospital and doctor visits by people who failed to comply with their medication schedule.

 

CVS is pilot-testing technology from Virginia-based RxAnte Inc., which sells an analytics platform that looks at millions of patients' claims data and clinical data to identify people at highest risk of failing to comply with doctors' orders.

 

These patients include people with a spotty track record of adherence, those who take several different medicines or those facing unwanted side effects, Chief Executive Josh Benner said.

 

"It's all a targeting game," Mr. Benner said. "We predict individual behaviors, and suggest interventions."

 


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malek's comment, May 22, 2013 7:39 AM
Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS are here for the long haul
Deborah Verran's comment, May 22, 2013 8:52 PM
Interesting technology. Will be interested in follow up data
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Where is genetic testing taking us? - Telegraph.co.uk

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These were the words Angelina Jolie used to describe surgery she had after being found to carry a gene that predisposed her to developing breast cancer.
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Facing Cancer, With A Robot Surgeon By My Side - WWNO

Facing Cancer, With A Robot Surgeon By My Side - WWNO | New Medical Developments | Scoop.it
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Watson goes to Washington: IBM shows off latest health-care work to lawmakers

Watson goes to Washington: IBM shows off latest health-care work to lawmakers | New Medical Developments | Scoop.it
IBM demonstrated some new, proposed health-care related features of its Watson supercomputer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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It needs to filter out the rubbish effectively. All very well using high processing power to generate lots of info- it's how you find relevant info that matters

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