ThursdayJul 23, 2020 10:00 am

VA Plans to Digitize Its Electronic Health Records

With the emergence of new technology, the Veterans Affairs Department in on the verge of overhauling its electronic health record system. As innovations are coming into existence, there is also a need to digitize the health records. Besides, the department wants to examine if the robotic automation of health records can work. The first deployment of the electronic health record was planned to take place at Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, in March. Congress later pushed the launch to July, but it did not materialize. However, the launch did not take place in July as the Veteran Affairs Department…

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WednesdayJul 22, 2020 2:35 pm

Wearable Tech Could Play a Strong Role in Health If These Issues Are Addressed

Wearable technology is one of the latest and upcoming trends in medicine. Patients’ outcomes, population and other emerging trends are also going to improve due to the growing prominence of the fitness tracking device. This fitness tracking device is also gaining pace in the U.S. as most adults are using it in tracking their fitness habits. However, if the issues below are addressed, then wearable technology will play a smart role in improving the health sector. The wearable Market Should Start Growing at a Steady Pace Recent surveys show that 25.1% of adults are the only ones using fitness tracking…

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WednesdayJul 22, 2020 11:24 am

Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) Finalizes Acquisition Deal Expected to Revolutionize Role of AI-Driven Predictive Models

POAI completes acquisition designed to accelerate commercialization of proprietary AI-driven drug discovery, development Strategic move allows for one-of-a-kind, end-to-end ‘discovery machine’ that can rapidly generate potential therapeutic candidates Company to offer new capability to pharmaceutical company customers in revenue-generating projects later this year Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine, has completed its acquisition of Quantitative Medicine (“QM”) (http://ibn.fm/vqmwL). POAI signed a letter of intent to acquire QM, a biomedical analytics and computational biology company, in January (http://ibn.fm/4iRTV). The strategic move should accelerate the commercialization of Predictive Oncology’s proprietary AI-driven drug discovery and…

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WednesdayJul 22, 2020 10:00 am

Promises and Challenges of Machine Learning and Data Science in Health

You may have heard about machine learning and data science in different aspects of life, such as in how your insurance premiums are determined. But, did you know that machine learning and data science are playing an increasing role in public health? Read on and learn about this exciting development. What is Big Data? It refers to the massive amount of information, such as data from administrative health claims and biobanks, which is available to researchers in a de-identified fashion. Furthermore, it is termed as significant due to the undiluted number of people represented in hundreds of millions and also…

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TuesdayJul 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Personal Preparedness Tips for People with Bleeding Disorders

Personal planning and health preparedness are an essential component for everyone. However, it is more critical for individuals with bleeding problems. Some bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease and hemophilia, are as a result of one lacking a specific clotting protein factor in the blood. Due to that, people with bleeding disorders are always experiencing excessive bleeding after trauma or injury. Sometimes, they may bleed for no apparent reason at all. In emergency scenarios, their health still depends on easy access to treatment products and prescriptions, proper care and personal needs. Infusions are always used as a way to…

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TuesdayJul 21, 2020 10:00 am

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Budgeting for a Clinical Trial

Making a concrete budget for clinical trials is always challenging yet sponsors of these clinical trials always try their best to plan adequately for every dollar they will need. However, there are still some unforeseen costs that always emerge. It is therefore always better to budget for the unseen rather than being surprised later. Most of the established clinical research organizations have carried out many clinical pieces of research hence have the expected experience. Here are some of the mistakes that can be avoided when budgeting for a clinical trial. Avoid Clinical Trial Delays A lot of clinical trials always…

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MondayJul 20, 2020 3:00 pm

7 Signs You Need the Services of a Contract Research Organization

Clinical trials may sometimes be so cumbersome, especially when you are working on it alone. Successful clinical trials require the help of a good Contract Research Organization (“CRO”). The right CRO will add great value to your research, especially while dealing with critical elements. What is a Contract Research Organization? It is a company that supports clinical research by providing outsourced services such as auditing, training, monitoring, data and project management. A well-established CRO will offer all the services mentioned above or even more. A CRO team can provide its support throughout the clinical trial or may come in at…

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MondayJul 20, 2020 10:00 am

Could Daily Aspirin Intake Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

The most common cause of hereditary colorectal (colon) cancer is Lynch Syndrome (“LS”). People with Lynch Syndrome have a 70% higher risk of developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime than the general population, and colorectal cancer is the leading cause of death among cancer cases in the U.S. Additionally, people with LS often develop colorectal cancer at much younger ages compared to the healthy population. However, there are no specific drugs that cure cancer, but following the set guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care (“NICE”) in the UK, there may be some significant news. The information discussed…

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FridayJul 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Using Protein Biomarkers Enhances Clinical Trial Outcomes

It is crystal clear that clinical trials are the surest way to bring new drugs into the market. While most clinical trials are costly, nine out of ten drugs in clinical development are never approved. Most of these treatments fail in clinical trials due to a lack of the desired effect, and some of these failures are attributed to poor target selection during the drug discovery process. Matching the right treatment to the right patient based on molecular biomarkers can bring more promising results in clinical trials. Precision Medicine Requires Reliable Biomarkers Precision medicine aims to treat patients as individuals.…

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FridayJul 17, 2020 10:00 am

How Clinical Researchers Can Stay Productive During This Crisis

The normal day to day operations of all sectors have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, and it has made most non-essential employees resort to working from home. The medical industries have not been spared, and this has stalled a lot of clinical research. Clinical visits and schedules have also been cancelled due to this pandemic. However, clinical researchers can remain productive during this crisis through the following ways: Engage in Training and Re-training If it has been long since you reviewed the Code of Federal Regulations, this is the best opportunity to undertake some in-depth training. Your team…

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