Tag Archives: Patient

New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare

By JAMES MOELLER Remote patient monitoring has emerged as the next significant challenge for virtual healthcare and that challenge is creating significant opportunities for many companies largely outside of the traditional healthcare technology marketplace. In particular, it is potentially setting up an opportunity for Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, to revolutionize telemedicine… Read More »

New Senate bill takes aim at patient matching improvements, with help from the post office

With proposed legislation they say would bolster COVID-19 response efforts nationwide, two Senators have introduced a new bill aimed at more accurately linking patient records across the care continuum. WHY IT MATTERSThe Patient Matching Improvement Act, drafted by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, seeks to accomplish this by making the… Read More »

Covid-19 Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant, Offering Hope for Others

A young woman whose lungs were destroyed by the coronavirus received a double lung transplant last week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the hospital reported on Thursday, the first known lung transplant in the United States for Covid-19. The 10-hour surgery was more difficult and took several hours longer than most lung transplants because… Read More »

Hardin Memorial Health improved communications in its ED, and patient satisfaction is soaring

When Kentucky-based Hardin Memorial Health doubled the size of its emergency department to better serve its growing population, the hospital also added more care team members and implemented a new communication system. Change management under these circumstances would be challenging in any area of a hospital, but emergency medicine is one of the most stressful… Read More »

‘Uber’ of Pharmacy: Disrupting the Market, or Patient Care? – MedPage Today

Capsule, a digital pharmacy armed with a fleet of couriers that delivers prescriptions directly to patients’ doors, has been described as the Uber of pharmacy, but some patients have raised concerns about delays and missing medications. The app-based pharmacy delivers same-day prescriptions in four of New York’s five boroughs (Staten Island excluded). The company describes… Read More »