Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It
The 9th Annual Venous Symposium, directed by Drs. Antonio Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos, will convene April 5-7 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. More than 400 physicians, scientists, researchers, allied health professionals and industry professionals representing more than 40 states and 30 countries
By Amanda Godwin A radiofrequency ablation patient recently reported that her procedure was painful and that she experienced no relief from the 0.1% lidocaine tumescent anesthesia she received prior to the procedure. The patient was a 52-year-old, red-haired female hairstylist with complaints of leg cramps, leg aches and restless
Dr. Lewis J. Kaplan discusses workplace violence at the Critical Care Congress. EDITOR’s NOTE: This article was written by Andrew D. Bowser of Frontline Medical News at the Critical Care Congress and published March 7 by CHEST Physician, the newspaper of the American College of Chest Physicians.
The 19th Annual Meeting of the European Venous Forum (EVF) will be June 28-30 at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece. The practice of phlebology has strong traditions in Europe. The many phlebological societies, meetings and congresses in Europe and the large number of delegates indicate the
The former executive chairman of Alphabet and an executive with Sun Microsystems has a message for healthcare providers: Move your data to the cloud. And fast. Eric Schmidt, now a technical adviser for Google’s parent company, urged providers during his keynote address at HIMSS18 to ditch their data warehouses and
Amid continued and anticipated losses, Endologix, a California-based developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, has announced that John McDermott is stepping down as the company’s CEO. He will remain in his current role until a successor is found. In a separate announcement, the company also released
Amazon is looking to increase its medical supplies business and turn the unit into a major supplier to U.S. hospitals and clinics, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The online mega retailer has initiated a trial of a new system testing to see if it can use its Amazon Business