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Smart Inhaler Connects to Smartphone & Tells You How to Use It
3M has announced a “smart inhaler” that not only connects wirelessly to a smartphone app but has a tiny screen that teaches patients how to use the device. The 3M Intelligent Control inhaler is the latest entrant into a field...
April 25, 2016
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Abbott CEO Says “Not Appropriate for me to Comment” on Alere Issues
Point-of-care diagnostics maker Alere ($ALR) is struggling under the weight of foreign corruption probes. And Abbott ($ABT) CEO Miles White doesn’t know if he wants to bear the load. On a Q1 earnings call, the med tech helmsman declined to...
April 21, 2016
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Cancer Cells Identified Faster with New Microscope
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods. In one common approach to testing for cancer, doctors add biochemicals...
April 18, 2016
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Annual CEO Health Care Survey Finds Patient Engagement, Population Health, & Consumerism Top Concerns 
While care transformation continues to lead the list of concerns for hospital and health system executives, The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey found meeting consumer expectations and patient engagement join the top concerns. The study found 47 percent...
April 8, 2016
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Former UnitedHealthcare CEO’s tech-savvy payer startup Bright Health raises $80M
Minneapolis-based tech-savvy payer Bright Healthhas raised $80 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Flare Capital Partners. Bright Health is led by a team of experienced healthcare executives. The company’s...
April 7, 2016
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Nexstim Plc Appoints John Liedtky as VP of Commercialization, General Manager US
Nexstim Plc (NXTMH:HEX, NXTMS:STO), a medical technology company aiming to improve rehabilitation for stroke patients with the use of non-invasive brain stimulation, today announces the appointment of John Liedtky as VP of Commercialization, General Manager US, effective from 1 April...
April 1, 2016
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A Simple Blood Test Could Detect Concussion Almost Right Away
Diagnosing a patient with a concussion is often based solely on a doctor’s evaluation and the presence of classic symptoms, such as headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tinnitus and excessive sleepiness. Sometimes, however, these symptoms don’t emerge...
March 31, 2016
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MedStar Targeted by Hackers in Possible Ransomware Attack
The FBI is investigating a possible ransomware attack against Columbia, Maryland-based MedStar Health. MedStar’s electronic health records system and e-mail remained down Monday evening, according to the Washington Post. If the breach does turn out to be ransomware, it would be the largest...
March 30, 2016
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Bidding Nearing End on Sale of Toshiba Medical Device Unit
Battle-weary Toshiba is barreling toward the finish line in a sale of its medical device unit, and fellow Japanese device maker Fujifilm could emerge the winner in a potential $6 billion deal. The second round of bidding for Toshiba’s medical equipment...
March 4, 2016
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