The increasing role of the social media in healthcare

  With the social media having moved beyond being a platform for sharing personal information; its role in healthcare has nearly exploded of late. This is mainly because the growth of the social media has more or less coincided with that of the electronic records in healthcare. Whatever the identifiable or unidentifiable reasons for the […]

Rural health care centers provide low-cost care

Providing health care services in rural areas is vital to addressing health disparity needs in the United States, said Candice King, the ACORN clinic’s executive director. To get dental services she can afford, 73-year-old Juanita Jenkins has one of her sons drive her 16 miles from her home in the Duval neighborhood in northeast Gainesville […]

Health Education England launches online workshop on improving digital readiness

Health Education England is launching an online workshop to gather views on digital readiness. The organisation is working in collaboration with Digital Health and innovation and crowdsourcing agency Clever Together on the online workshop, which forms part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce programme. It will be launched on 22 November in partnership with […]

Video of father comforting newborn son receiving his first vaccines goes viral

On October 26, first-time father Antwon Lee took his two-month-old son Debias King to get his first vaccinations. Lee, 29, said he was very nervous for the appointment, telling People Magazine that he “felt kind of scared a little bit,” as he knew the child was “going to go through some pain.” Before the visit, […]

The science of Sad: understanding the causes of ‘winter depression’

For many of us in the UK, the annual ritual of putting the clocks back for daylight saving time can be accompanied by a distinct feeling of winter blues as autumn well and truly beds in. This might be felt as a lack of energy, reduced enjoyment in activities and a need for more sleep […]

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What Would Happen to Health Spending Under ACA?

The growth in health care spending is expected to have slowed in 2016 and to remain slow in 2017, due to slower enrollment in government-sponsored Medicaid and a reduction in spending on prescription drugs, according to a report released Wednesday by actuaries from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report, published in the […]

Understanding supplier management for medical devices

The problem with a supplier management program lies in the fact that the FDA audits suppliers only for finished devices. Because of this, manufacturers need to have a high degree of control over them. So, where is the problem? It lies in the FDA’s interpretation of these expectations. This keeps changing from time to time. […]

Preparing for an ISO 13485 audit

Being the current standard for medical devices; the ISO 13485 prescribes a set of standards that are to be implemented by manufacturers of medical devices. The aim of ISO 13485 is to ensure that medical devices meet the prescribed quality standards. This standard was conceived with the intention of making medical device manufacturers understand ways […]