Telemedicine Redefines House Calls

2014-08-07T09:00:13+00:00August 7th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

According to CNN.com and the American Academy of Family Physicians, traditional house calls by doctors declined from 40% in the 1930s to 1% in more recent times. Costs played a key role in this change. Given this decline, the desire to avoid long waits in physician offices and the concerns about health costs, what are [...]

Google, Apple and Samsung’s Medical Device Quest

2014-07-03T09:00:45+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

At last week’s annual I/O conference, Google introduced Google Fit, its new approach for obtaining a foothold in the coveted medical device sector. Google Fit joins Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s SAMI in trying to consolidate health data collected from different apps and wearables to get a comprehensive view of someone’s health. At this point, the [...]

FDA Clarifies Biosimilarity of Copycat Drugs

2014-06-05T09:00:49+00:00June 5th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Up until last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has wavered on how it will regulate copycat drugs. Now, the FDA has made it more clear how it plans to define biosimilarity of copycat drugs being reviewed and the approved drugs they are trying to replace. In providing preliminary guidance, the FDA identified the following four categories of [...]

Patient Injuries from Falls Reduced by 62%

2014-05-01T09:00:35+00:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Preventing Falls with Injury project has provided some substantial results. According to the Center approximately, 11,000 fatal patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals every year. While this is an alarming number, it can be decreased with appropriate action. When hospitals participated in the Center’s Preventing Falls with Injury [...]

Blood Test to Predict Obesity

2014-04-03T09:00:51+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

U.K. researchers have figured out a blood test that provides a better argument for a genetic predisposition to obesity in addition to environmental factors (e.g., a lack of exercise and unhealthy diet). At the Universities of Southampton, Plymouth and Exeter, scientists have used a blood test to measure the levels of epigenetic switches in the [...]

Medical Device Tax Survey Shows Substantial Job Losses

2014-03-06T09:00:41+00:00March 6th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Since the beginning of 2013, medical device manufacturers have paid a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices such as artificial hips and pacemakers to help finance the cost of the Affordable Care Act. According to the results from a recently released survey by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the medical device [...]

2014 AAMA National Summit

2014-02-06T09:00:54+00:00February 6th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

If you are a healthcare professional looking for an event this month where you can learn about the latest issues facing your industry, the American Academy of Medical Administrators is holding its 2014 National Summit from February 25-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the premier opportunity for hospital and healthcare administrators to connect with [...]

Upcoming Science Conferences for 2014

2014-01-09T09:00:57+00:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

If you want to enhance your expertise and broaden your professional network in the medical device, medical diagnostic, healthcare or biotech industries, check out these science conferences in 2014. Click on a link for more details. AAMA 2014 National Summit on February 25-28, 2014 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership on March 24-27, 2014 AMDM 41st [...]