Tag: Clinical

Collecting clinical samples key to understanding COVID-19

To understand how any given disease affects the body, scientists need a wide array of tools. One of the most valuable and indispensable instruments in their toolkit are clinical samples—small amounts of blood, urine, mucus, spit and tissue that can be used to study disease in a patient. Now, a team led by Harvard Medical

It’s tough for clinical trial participants to learn results

(HealthDay)—Most clinical trial participants are not told the results of their study—even though most people want to know, and researchers want to tell them. The reason: Communication is a big barrier, a new study says. Simply put, researchers and subjects may not speak the same language. Teaching researchers to make their findings understandable to the

Pop health IT helps Partners in Recovery reduce psychiatric hospital admissions by 50%

Partners in Recovery, based in Peoria, Arizona, is an outpatient behavioral health provider organization serving more than 8,000 patients in the Phoenix area. The organization’s unique service focus is treatment for persons with chronic and severe mental illnesses, including conditions such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. THE PROBLEM Partners

Slowing brain rhythms can serve as a marker for delirium and its clinical outcomes

An EEG (electroencephalogram) can provide a valuable biomarker for detecting delirium, a serious mental disturbance that is often underrecognized, as well as predicting poor clinical outcomes, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a paper published in Neurology, the team reported that the generalized slowing of brain rhythms, shown as abnormal theta or

Gene editing for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: A little bit closer to clinical applications

A group of researchers from the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) (Biomedical Research Networking Centre on Rare Diseases), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (Research Center for Energy, Environmental and Technology), and the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz (IIS-FJD)

Siemens, SAS join forces for AI-enabled IoT analytics

Siemens and SAS are partnering up for an artificial project that will develop new analytics for cloud and edge computing, combining SAS’ open source streaming analytics through Siemens’ MindSphere IoT platform. It’s one of two big AI partnerships announced this week by Siemens, whose Healthineers division is also working with Intel on a cardiac MRI

EmblemHealth works with physician group to deploy HealthReveal clinical AI tool within Epic EHR

EmblemHealth and its subsidiary AdvantageCare Physicians in New York announced that they are integrating a clinical artificial intelligence tool made by startup HealthReveal into ACPNY’s Epic electronic health record. HOW IT WORKS HealthReveal’s aim is to address a basic question, HealthReveal CEO Dr. Lonny Reisman told Healthcare IT News: “Is the patient actually getting the right

New study identifies top 11 clinical decision support vendors

Seventy-four percent of healthcare provider organizations use clinical decision support technology, according to a new study from Reaction Data relying on CDS to make more informed medication orders (30 percent), lab orders (24 percent), medical imaging orders (20 percent), choosing wisely (13 percent) and other (13 percent). The report polled interviewed 180 clinical, quality and

Early-stage clinical trial of antimalarial drug begins

Enrollment has begun in a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety of a new investigational drug designed to treat malaria, as well as its effect on the human body. The first-in-human study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and

Mercy Health earns HIMSS Davies Award for innovative approach to opioid fight

Mercy Health earned a 2018 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for its work in using health IT to help treat the opioid epidemic. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have used health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value, and spotlights organizations promoting health information and technology-enabled improvements in patient and

AMP addresses clinical relevance of DNA variants in chronic myeloid neoplasms

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global molecular diagnostics professional society, today published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals with the management of most Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms (CMNs) and development of high-throughput pan-myeloid sequencing testing panels. The report, “Clinical Significance of DNA Variants in Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms (CMNs): A Report of