Another trial of convalescent plasma in people with COVID-19 has missed the mark, this time in mild to moderate disease, further dashing hopes that the therapy could have an impact on the infection. Convalescent plasma taken from recovered COVID-19 patients is laden with antibodies against… Read More »NIH abandons convalescent plasma trial in mild COVID
Adam Dougherty, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, SimX Human error is an inevitable event in the practice of any trade, including healthcare and medicine. The errors made in medicine can have many negative effects for patients and healthcare providers. A study out of Johns Hopkins… Read More »VR and AR Simulation Medical Training Can Reduce Medical Errors
Giri Rajaiah, Executive Leader, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DISYS As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. A similar correlation is seen in the quest to leverage innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to address key problems facing the healthcare industry. The ongoing… Read More »How Automation is Key to the Future of Healthcare Operations
Use Our Content It can be republished for free. A year ago, while many Americans were finishing their holiday shopping and finalizing travel plans, doctors in Wuhan, China, were battling a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia with no known cause. Chinese doctors began to fear they… Read More »Many US Health Experts Underestimated the Coronavirus … Until It Was Too Late
This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. A Florida taxi driver and his wife had seen enough conspiracy theories online to believe the virus was overblown, maybe even a hoax. So no masks for them. Then they got… Read More »Lie of the Year: The Downplay and Denial of the Coronavirus
Como periodista de salud, médica y ex corresponsal que vivió el SARS en Beijing, recibo preguntas de amigos, colegas y personas que ni siquiera conozco sobre cómo vivir durante una pandemia. ¿Creo que es seguro planear una boda en persona el próximo junio? ¿Enviaría a… Read More »Voz de un experto: los niveles de seguridad que propone Fauci durante COVID
As a health journalist, a physician and a former foreign correspondent who lived through SARS in Beijing, I often get questions from friends, colleagues and people I don’t even know about how to live during the pandemic. Do I think it’s safe to plan a… Read More »Take It From an Expert: Fauci’s Hierarchy of Safety During COVID
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Since the mid-1980s, whenever there’s been a public health crisis, America — and six U.S. presidents — have turned to Dr. Anthony Fauci. As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (one… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: What Would Dr. Fauci Do?
When he started researching a troublesome childhood infection nearly four decades ago, virologist Dr. Barney Graham, then at Vanderbilt University, had no inkling his federally funded work might be key to deliverance from a global pandemic. Yet nearly all the vaccines advancing toward possible FDA… Read More »Government-Funded Scientists Laid the Groundwork for Billion-Dollar Vaccines
Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making… Read More »To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’
What You Should Know: – FDA awards AppliedVR Breakthrough Device designation for treating treatment-resistant fibromyalgia and chronic intractable lower back pain – AppliedVR’s EaseVRx program helps patients learn self-management skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and other behavioral methods. AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing… Read More »FDA Grants AppliedVR Breakthrough Designation for Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment
Cuando Terry Mutter se despertó con dolor de cabeza y músculos adoloridos, el levantador de pesas amateur lo atribuyó a un entrenamiento duro. Sin embargo, ese miércoles a la noche tuvo 101 grados de fiebre y estaba claramente enfermo. “Me sentía como si me hubiera… Read More »¿Pueden los pacientes de COVID tener el tratamiento de Trump? Está bien preguntar
When Terry Mutter woke up with a headache and sore muscles on a recent Wednesday, the competitive weightlifter chalked it up to a hard workout. By that evening, though, he had a fever of 101 degrees and was clearly ill. “I felt like I had… Read More »Can Ordinary COVID Patients Get the Trump Treatment? It’s OK to Ask
What You Should Know: – NIH awards funding for Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network, or RADIANT that will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. – RADIANT plans to screen about 2,000 people with unknown or atypical forms of diabetes that… Read More »NIH Funds First Nationwide Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network
What You Should Know: – physIQ has been selected by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop an innovative AI-based COVID-19 digital biomarker solution to address the COVID-19 pandemic. – Early detection of COVID-19 decompensation in patients is complicated by infrequent and non-specific clinical… Read More »NIH Taps PhysIQ to Develop AI-Based COVID-19 Digital Biomarker
The New York Times reported that the FDA was prepared to issue an emergency use authorization for the treatment last week, but NIH Director Francis Collins and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci intervened, arguing that data were too weak.
As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. On social media, many of her fellow Black classmates who live or grew up in the city were “posting about death, like, ‘Oh, I lost this family member… Read More »Turning Anger Into Action: Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities
What You Should Know: – Today, Talis Biomedical Corporation announced it has been awarded a $25M contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of Phase 2 of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative as well as another $100 million in additional… Read More »Talis Awarded $25M NIH Contract for Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing
Millions of people, including the president of the United States, have seen or shared a video in which a doctor falsely claims there is a cure for the coronavirus, and it’s a medley starring hydroxychloroquine. The video shows several doctors in white coats giving a press conference… Read More »Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not a COVID-19 Cure
What You Should Know: – Ciox Health has acquired Medal, Inc., a biomedical Natural Language Processing (biomed-NLP) technology company. – The acquisition will lead Ciox to better and more quickly enable real-world data in support of research that advances patient care. Ciox Health, a leading health… Read More »Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical NLP Company Medal
What You Should Know: – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted next-generation cardiac AI company Eko an award totaling $2.7 million to support continued collaborative work with Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – The grant will focus on validating algorithms and help more… Read More »Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms
While the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic Americans is no secret, federal officials have launched studies of the disparity that they hope will better prepare the country for the next great epidemic. The National Institutes of Health began the ambitious “All of… Read More »NIH Project Homes In on COVID Racial Disparities
What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the… Read More »HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project
The NIAID create the Covid-19 Prevention Trials Network by combining four existing ones, primarily focused on HIV and AIDS, which will continue that work in addition to their new focus on Covid-19.