healthcare

Trump blames “global freeloading” for costly US drugs. That’s not the problem

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Introducing his plan to reduce prescription drug prices in America today, Donald Trump said his government would focus on “tougher negotiation, more competition, and much lower prices.” The president criticized drug makers and insurance companies for failing to put “American patients first.” After listing a series of measures aimed at the US market—such as encouraging Read More

US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot
Two of the largest health insurance providers in the U.S. announced Monday that they would pursue a blockchain pilot aimed at improving the quality of healthcare data. UnitedHealth Group and Humana – who are largely rivals in the health insurance industry – said that they would develop the pilot in cooperation with MultiPlan and Quest Diagnostics. UnitedHealth Read More

Healthcare is Becoming more Accessible across the Globe through Blockchain Implementation

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Healthcare is Becoming more Accessible across the Globe through Blockchain Implementation
Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. As an emerging technology, blockchain is growing significantly in terms of awareness and public participation. Most of the involvements in the blockchain ecosystem are perceived to be motivated by curiosity and the opportunity to earn value. However, the actual reasons Read More

New Partnership Seeks To Create Blockchain-Based Healthcare Data Marketplace

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on New Partnership Seeks To Create Blockchain-Based Healthcare Data Marketplace
Image: Panchenko Vladimir, Shutterstock.com A new partnership unveiled last week between Neuromation and Longenesis will seek to use blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to build a global marketplace for healthcare data. Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, CSO of Longenesis, a healthcare AI company headquartered in Hong Kong, said the collaboration with Neuromation will be two-fold. “First, Read More

Lawmaker Says ‘Tennessee Is Ready for Blockchain’ at Bill Hearing

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Lawmaker Says ‘Tennessee Is Ready for Blockchain’ at Bill Hearing
A bill to recognize blockchain signatures as legal electronics records could move swiftly through Tennessee’s legislature, lawmakers suggested during a hearing on Wednesday. According to the Nashville Post, local stakeholders met with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to discuss the measure, which was submitted earlier this month state lawmaker Jason Powell, as previously reported by Read More

Blockchain in Healthcare: 2017’s Successes

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockchain in Healthcare: 2017’s Successes
Katherine Kuzmeskas is the CEO of SimplyVital Health, a blockchain firm seeking to bring security and transparency to hospitals and physician groups through technology.  The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Entering 2018, two things are clear – 1) healthcare is ripe for disruption and 2) there is a massive opportunity for Read More

Africa is the dumping ground for 40% of the world’s reported fake medicines

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Africa is the dumping ground for 40% of the world’s reported fake medicines
Access to basic healthcare is already out of reach for so many in poor countries, now a new study reveals that the medicines people are able to get hold of may be making them sicker. One in ten medical products in developing countries are either substandard or completely falsified, the World Health Organization revealed on Read More

India’s intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo treatment

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on India’s intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo treatment
In December 2016, Priya*, a 30-year-old HIV-positive sex worker in Secunderabad, Telangana, stopped taking her life-saving medicines. The reason: The antiretroviral therapy centre from where she used to get her medicines every month asked for her Aadhaar card. Priya’s husband and children do not know that she is HIV-positive or that she is a sex Read More

Stanford trained AI to diagnose pneumonia better than a radiologist in just two months

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Stanford trained AI to diagnose pneumonia better than a radiologist in just two months
There’s a clear trend that having more data makes it easier to train artificial intelligence. Bigger datasets, like ImageNet, originally showed that AI could be useful for tasks like image recognition, leading to a race among everyone from large technology companies to academics to compile new datasets to stretch the limits of AI. Now, a Read More

US hospitals are facing a dire shortage of a ubiquitous medical supply

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on US hospitals are facing a dire shortage of a ubiquitous medical supply
Bags of saline solution—essentially, salt water—are used to administer drugs and cost only $1.50 each. But it is getting increasingly hard for US hospitals to find an adequate supply Published 47 mins ago  |  Photo by Reuters/George Frey $1.50 Some 740 bags are used in US hospitals every minute. $1.50 A shortage of bags has been Read More