CDS Hooks: The “so what” of FHIR for clinicians

CDS Hooks: The “so what” of FHIR for clinicians

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series from Rimidi about CDS Hooks, a new specification that builds on FHIR, describing how EHRs can automatically invoke external platforms or apps. Read the first article here. Healthcare providers continue to be pushed to their limits. Many are working long hours, caring for an increasing number … Read more

Who won the INVEST PharmaTech Pitch Perfect contest?

Who won the INVEST PharmaTech Pitch Perfect contest?

At the INVEST PhamaTech conference last month, five startups shared their vision for how they are seeking to reinvent clinical trials as part of the Pitch Perfect contest. As a reminder, here’s a look at the companies that took part. BeCareLink Presenter: Dr. Charisse Litchman, Chief Medical Officer The startup’s platform is aimed at quantifying … Read more

Novartis, UC Berkeley-spawned startup snags $65M to keep key proteins from the cell’s trash can

Novartis, UC Berkeley-spawned startup snags M to keep key proteins from the cell’s trash can

When proteins in the body are old or damaged, cells have a way to deal with them. A molecular tag affixed to these proteins marks them for removal by the cell’s built-in disposal system. The problem is that sometimes important proteins are tagged, sending them to this trash bin. The resulting low levels of key … Read more

Report: Gen Z nurses are entering the workforce plagued by staffing shortage anxiety

Report: Gen Z nurses are entering the workforce plagued by staffing shortage anxiety

The staffing crisis among US healthcare workers continues to make headlines, with senior care and nursing suffering the worst employee deficits. More than 100.00 registered nurses left the workforce in 2021, the worst exodus the career had seen in more than four decades. The workplace climate of excessive burnout and rapid turnover is causing new … Read more

The importance of patient centricity in healthcare

The importance of patient centricity in healthcare

To meet the needs of patients as compassionately as possible, with the goal of generating better clinical outcomes, studies have found that patients today are seeking easily understandable information related to their health, clearly defined treatment options, and user-friendly technologies that provide convenient access two personal health data. According to a report on the topic … Read more

Widespread health inequities persist despite employer-sponsored insurance, report finds

Widespread health inequities persist despite employer-sponsored insurance, report finds

Major health disparities exist among enrollees of employer-sponsored insurance for chronic conditions, maternal health, behavioral health, substance use and healthcare access, a new Morgan Health report found. Morgan Health is a business unit of JPMorgan Chase. It commissioned NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent social research organization, to produce the report. It analyzed … Read more

US government places $1.74B order for Moderna’s new Covid-19 vaccine boosters

US government places .74B order for Moderna’s new Covid-19 vaccine boosters

Ahead of a planned booster vaccination campaign this fall, the US government has locked up supply of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines designed to protect against both the original strain of the virus as well as the omicron subvariants that are now circulating widely. According to terms announced Friday, Moderna will supply the government with 66 million … Read more

With new $670M healthcare fund, General Catalyst seeks more health system partners

With new 0M healthcare fund, General Catalyst seeks more health system partners

Last week, General Catalyst launched a $670 million healthcare investment fund. The fund, called Health Assurance Fund II, seeks to carry on the mission of the venture capital firm’s first healthcare-focused fund, but with a new focus on health system partnerships. In April of last year, General Catalyst rolled out its $600 million Health Assurance … Read more

5 actionable steps health care professionals can take right now to remove barriers, improve patient care

5 actionable steps health care professionals can take right now to remove barriers, improve patient care

I was on a flight from Chicago to Sacramento when the lymph nodes in my neck swelled up, cutting off my airway. The flight crew wanted to do an emergency landing to get me to a hospital as soon as possible. I began to panic — not because I couldn’t breathe but because I was … Read more

Google exec at Mayo Clinic conference: AI, ML ‘is math, not magic’

Google exec at Mayo Clinic conference: AI, ML ‘is math, not magic’

Healthcare is extremely complex, but artificial intelligence and machine learning are advancing in ways that can help consumers, caregivers and the community as a whole, according to Michael Howell, chief clinical officer at Google. Speaking Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic Platform Conference, Howell discussed the ways AI and ML are serving healthcare, as well as … Read more