Information technologyData crisis: Who owns your medical records? | San Diego Magazine
Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health, writes, “We need a solution to preserve the privacy and security of (patient) data while at the same time accommodating and integrating its new production path.”
Medical devices and equipmentNew nuclear-imaging tests show promise in locating cancer | The Wall Street Journal
Cancer cells remain elusive and tough to locate, but a new crop of nuclear-imaging tests promises to lead to more accurate prognosis and treatment.
PharmaceuticalsWhen insurers deny treatment for drug addiction | Cincinnati.com
During a nationwide epidemic in which one American dies every 19 minutes from opioid or heroin overdose, addiction doctors say insurance barriers to medication that can save lives are instead putting them at risk for death.
A pharmacy whose drugs have been used in 16 Missouri executions is arguing that its actions are political speech protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, and that its identity should remain secret.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceWhy do obese patients get worse care? | The New York Times
One in three Americans is obese, a rate that has been steadily growing for more than two decades, but the health care system — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — is ill prepared, and its practitioners are often unwilling, to treat the rising population of fat patients.