Apple on Monday announced it is working with orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet to test a new app for the Apple Watch that will allow patients recovering from hip and knee replacement surgeries to monitor and share health data with their doctors.
Stephanie Mortensen, a nurse at Aurora Medical Center's Lake Geneva Dermatology Clinic, rushed to aide a woman who was in a car accident that pushed her car into a ravine, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, California, and Wisconsin.
Telling patients that they need further treatment or that their cancer is progressing is a "core function" of an oncologist's job, but that does not make disclosing the unwelcome news any easier, Andrew Neuschatz, a physician and partner with Arizona Oncology, writes for Quartz's "Quartz at Work." After 15 years on the job, Neuschatz has identified six "practical steps" for making bad news "less painful."
In partnership with Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), Boston Medical Center (BMC) crafted a four-part hospitalist model that may prove more effective than traditional hospitalist care for treating complex patients, Caroline Berchuck writes for the Harvard Business Review.
Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, says CDC investigators have been unable to identify the cause of the recent increase in cases of the "incredibly rare" polio-like disease acute flaccid myelitis.
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital are the papers be retracted after an investigation revealed the research contains falsified and fabricated data from the laboratory of the prominent cardiologist Piero Anversa.