Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. has forged a partnership with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to support coronavirus vaccine development. Janssen and the virology lab led by Dr. Dan Barouch at BIDMC have started preclinical testing of multiple vaccine prospects, with the goal of identifying a COVID-19 […]
Cynerio said it has completed a $7 million funding round to fuel growth in North America for its healthcare-focused cybersecurity platform. Investors include global venture capital firms, Accelmed, an unidentified medtech investment firm, and RDC, and RDC, a joint venture between Israeli investment firm Elron and Israeli defense systems manufacturer Rafael. Get the full story on […]
Intensive care units in hospitals have seen a sharp increase in the number of opioid-related admissions and deaths since 2009, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the demand for care relating to opioids has overwhelmed the available supply. The team touted their study, which was published today in the Annals […]
Parents could save time and money by testing for strep throat at home as opposed to going to the doctor, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers also collaborated on the study. Streptococcus, also known as strep throat, causes a sore, red throat that is […]
By John D. Halamka, MD Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised hospitals not to use Hospira’s Symbiq infusion system, concluding that a security vulnerability enables hackers to take remote control of the system. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability […]
By John D. Halamka, MD I’ve often written about the IT strategies of Accountable Care Organizations and the need for a Care Management Medical Record which incorporates EHR data, patient generated data, customer relationship management features, protocols/guidelines and a workflow engine. Although I have yet to see mature products in the marketplace, components are evolving that will fundamentally change […]
Over the past several years I’ve written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days ofOsler, (except for a bit more structure introduced by Larry Weed in the 1970s) and was created for billing/legal purposes not for care coordination.