Tag Archives: data

AHA: AstraZeneca’s Farxiga outcomes data looks even better in patients without diabetes

PHILADELPHIA––AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 med Farxiga has already stepped on the FDA fast track with trial data showing it could reduce heart failure risks in patients whether they have Type 2 diabetes or not. Turns out those “paradigm shifting” data show an even greater cardiovascular benefit for patients who don’t have diabetes than those who do—and this for a drug designed specifically to… Read More »

Waiting For The ‘Sign’ that Protections Are Needed For Genetic Data? Here It Is.

I just attended the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT where I met some of the brightest minds in genetics, heard about mind-bending new technologies, and was reminded of the many ways that genetic counseling and testing is improving health, transforming lives, and driving precision medicine forward. With that bright promise… Read More »

Cybersecurity tips for CIOs and CISOs dealing with the widely dispersed data of healthcare

The healthcare industry has a unique position with relation to cybersecurity. It is the only industry that provides services with the intent to avoid major repeat clients and visits. It focuses on maintenance to avoid major health issues and prefers a sustainment model to a person’s health verses dealing with an emergency. While the latter… Read More »

CA Blues tries Apple Watches, AI to aid data gathering in care settings

Blue Shield of California is hoping to improve the physician-patient connection by having its doctors wear Apple Watches loaded with smart medical assistance. BSC, together with its health services partner Altais, have partnered with Notable Health, a company that provides technology to captures office visits through the use of artificial intelligence. The data is captured,… Read More »