12 Mar 2018

WHAT WILL YOUR RESPONSE BE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE EVENTS

    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.

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12 Mar 2018

ELON MUSK: I AM REALLY VERY CLOSE TO CUTTING-AGE AI AND IT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME

  Artificial intelligence is the hottest healthcare buzzword these days but a foremost tech executive warned Sunday that AI  improves exponentially and there are real perils if allowed to advance unfettered. “Fools,” declared Elon Musk of self-avowed AI experts who are not concerned about the potential dangers of AI. Musk, founder

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08 Mar 2018

TECH GURU ERIC SCHMIDT TELLS HEALTHCARE EXECS, DOCTORS AT HIMSS ’18 TO MOVE DATA TO CLOUD ASAP

  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

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02 Mar 2018

MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA IS ON THE RISE

  In the world of skin cancer, melanoma tends to be the scariest word you can hear and with good reason — it is often deadly. But another, potentially more dangerous, type of skin cancer is on the rise and it has doctors concerned, according to an article in Plastic

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21 Feb 2018

ROCHE WILL BUY FLATIRON HEALTH FOR $1.9 BILLION

  Pharmaceutical giant Roche will buy New York City-based Flatiron Health. The Swiss company will pay $1.9 billion for Flatiron, adding to its existing stake of 12.6 percent in the startup. That makes the whole shebang worth about $2.1 billion. Officials expect the deal to close in the first half of

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18 Jan 2018

JACKSON HEALTHCARE PUTS DR. TOM PRICE ON ADVISORY BOARD

  Tom Price, MD, who resigned in September as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been named to the advisory board of an Atlanta-based staffing firm. Dr. Price, a former orthopedic surgeon and congressman, stepped down from his high-profile post as head of the HHS after only

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17 Jan 2018

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES ALEX AZAR TO HEAD HHS

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to approve the nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Jan. 17. Only one Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware, assented to Azar’s nomination, joining the panel’s Republicans. The committee vote sets up

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15 Jan 2018

3D-PRINTED LIVING BIOINK CAN FORM “LIVING TATTOOS”

  Researchers at MIT have developed a living bioink for 3D printing that consists of genetically-modified bacteria and a synthetic hydrogel. The material can be printed in a variety of shapes, including as patches or “tattoos” for the skin, and can sense different chemicals, along with changes in pH and

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12 Jan 2018

CENTERLINE BIOMEDICAL  COMPLETES FIFTH STUDY ON IOPS SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM AT CLEVELAND CLINI

  Endovascular navigation startup Centerline Biomedical has successfully completed a fifth preclinical study at Cleveland Clinic facilities to see how its surgical navigation system, the Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS), will perform in the marketplace. The study demonstrated its ability to track IOPS instruments precisely and efficiently with enhanced three-dimensional (3D) visualization and

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12 Jan 2018

COOK GROUP EXPANDS BY BUYING ADJACENT VACANT GE SITE

  Cook Group, through its subsidiary Cook Properties, has agreed to purchase the former GE site near Cook’s world headquarters in Bloomington, Ind. Cook Group is expanding its medical device business into the vacant GE property on Curry Pike. This purchase allows Cook the flexibility to address some immediate space

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