Federal investigators are reportedly probing medical devices linked to spreading cancer in women and examining what Johnson & Johnson, at one time the largest manufacturer of laparoscopic power morcellators, knew about the dangers before pulling them from the market in 2014.
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
Why is the nation's capital suddenly obsessed with biomedical innovation? And why is the fruit of that obsession, the 21st Century Cures Act, moving like a greased pig through the usually deadlocked Congress—even as some experts warn it could undermine the FDA's ability to protect the public...
Connecting monitoring devices and EHRs is likely to become a growth business over the next decade. Once they do start communicating, together they could also help clinicians improve care and raise hospital productivity.
Learn how innovative hospitals leverage processes, people and technology to better manage this complex patient population and avoid potential CMS readmission penalties.
The Institute of Medicine has tapped Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to serve as its next foreign secretary.
House Republicans are promoting a broad new bill supported by drugmakers and medical-device manufacturers that they say would make promising medications and devices available to the public faster and significantly reduce the costs associated with product development.
Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, in what was likely her final public address as commissioner last Friday, raised serious concerns about possible patient harm that could occur as the result of the 21st Century Cures Act now circulating on Capitol Hill.
Mount Sinai Hospital had been working closely with mobile application developer LifeMap Solutions since the New York City-based firm was launched last May. That closeness paid off when an unexpected opportunity arrived.
Add one more remarkable thing to the list of what man's best friend can do: diagnose cancer.
Kareo, a provider of cloud-based software and services for independent medical practices, has acquired DoctorBase, a patient communication platform.
Geisinger's second century of innovation: Health system spreading best practices through new company
One hundred years ago, when Abigail Geisinger, the widow of an iron mining magnate, founded the 63-bed George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital in Danville, Pa., she told the chief surgeon: “Make my hospital right; make it the best.”