Tag Archives: Systems

Anne Arundel Health System’s acquisition of Doctors Community Health System finalized

Maryland-based Anne Arundel Health System has signed a definitive agreement, along with Doctors Community Health System, to merge and form a new entity, with the new health system as yet unnamed. While full integration is expected to take a couple of years, a name for the new health system will be unveiled this summer. WHAT’S… Read More »

Medical News Today: Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Researchers from Emory University examine new evidence about how low-grade inflammation could impact a person’s level of motivation. This may also have implications for the treatment of some cases of depression. Researchers are taking a closer look at evidence directly connecting inflammation with a lack of motivation. The idea that depression or symptoms of depression… Read More »

Provider, payer systems lag consumers’ desire for digital payments

As consumers take on more responsibility for their healthcare bills and expect on-demand services from mobile devices, providers and payers need to up their game. Consumer experience with healthcare organizations will extend to how they pay for services and the ease with which they handle growing financial responsibilities with a variety of healthcare organizations, according… Read More »

How to use data, IT systems to address social determinants

We are seeing a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery from sick care to whole person care. The increasing emphasis on wellness and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care is an opportunity to help populations focus on prevention and holistic care. Moreover, most of a patient’s health journey occurs outside the hospital, with 80 percent… Read More »

No Pain, No Gain: R&D Challenges for Success of Microneedle Systems

Perhaps because of unrealistic expectations such as completely pain-free drug injections, and also due to their R&D challenges, no microneedle products have yet reached the market. Now, with the first microneedle devices for drug delivery breaking through into the later stages of clinical trials [1] [2], companies are coming around to the real and unique… Read More »