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Austin, Texas-based NarrativeDx, a startup that helps hospitals analyze patient comments, grievances and online reviews, has secured a strategic investment, according to a news release. NarrativeDx cofounder and CEO Kyle Robertson confirmed the investment amount is $3 million. Christiana Care Health System, the Texas Medical Center and Summation Health...
In some ways, it’s not surprising that EMRs come between doctors and patients. After all, the technology is commonly referred to as screens. But the question of why doctors hate their computers is worth exploring, and it’s one that Atul Gawande sought to answer in a recent New Yorker...
Shares of the New York-based company jumped nearly 20 percent Tuesday on news that the REGENERATE study of obeticholic acid showed strong improvement in NASH-related liver fibrosis. Source link
Social media giant Facebook’s string of privacy controversies now includes a newly released FTC complaint against the company for improperly disclosing membership data including private health information from closed – or private – groups on the site. The complaint, written by security researcher Fred Trotter and healthcare attorney David...
genomics
Months after the Food and Drug Administration approved one of the first drugs to win a tissue-agnostic, biomarker-driven label, another company hopes to become the second to receive an approval for a drug that targets the same biomarker. Genentech, part of Swiss drugmaker Roche, said Monday that the FDA...
Women in the C-suite
The gender gap continues in healthcare, much like it does in other industries. Last year, the percentage
 of women leading Fortune 500 companies fell to just 4.8%. In healthcare, studies peg the percentage of women CEOs between 13% to 20% and 30% for the...
New Orleans will be the scene of a conference that seeks to address how population health tools are being used to address chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A collaboration between MedCity News and the New Orleans Business Alliance, MedCity INVEST Pop Health is a must-see event that...
Since their transition from small, academic clinical trials to commercial production, CAR-T cell therapies have won recognition as a novel and highly effective therapeutic modality, particularly in blood cancers. But as one might expect, that journey has also had no shortage of speed bumps. Many of the difficulties CAR-Ts...
IBM Watson Health unveiled two bits of news last week. One is that it will make a 10-year, $50 million investment in research collaborations with two organizations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. IBM’s alliances with the entities will focus on how...
interoperability
The country is boldly moving toward a new era of nationwide interoperability. Earlier this week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) proposed new regulations aim to require health data sharing among care organizations, reduce information blocking, and simplify patient access to their own health...
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