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Google Team Predicts Readmissions, Deaths using EMR Data

Sun, 2018-07-15 23:00
Researchers for the Internet search provider Google have leveraged the company’s expertise in deep-learning to accurately analyze and predict medical events using raw data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study published in the open-access journal npj Digital Medicine.

Medical Device Industry Braces for Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Tue, 2018-07-10 23:00
The U.S. medical device industry is bracing for the effects of wide-ranging tariffs on Chinese goods announced by President Donald Trump’s administration, many of which went into effect last week. This first round of 25% tariffs covers 818 products imported from China, worth more than $34 billion, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). That list includes several products directly and indirectly related to the medical device industry, such as X-ray tubes, electromedical imaging components, and parts of certain medical and surgical sterilizers, among others.

ACI Board Seeks Feedback on Possible Retirement of Three Certifications

Mon, 2018-07-09 23:00
Following discussions during its meeting at the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in June, the AAMI Credentials Institute Board of Directors is considering retiring the Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES), Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist (CRES), and Certified Quality System Manager (CQSM)exams but is seeking feedback from the community before taking action.

Vote on Medical Device Tax Repeal Expected this Month

Sun, 2018-07-08 23:00
Nearly six months after a funding bill was signed into law that temporary suspended the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices, a renewed effort is underway to eliminate the tax permanently before it is scheduled to come back into force in fewer than 18 months.

GE to Spin Off Healthcare Business

Mon, 2018-07-02 23:00
GE Healthcare, the $65-billion division of General Electric (GE) known for its expertise in medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, cell therapy, artificial intelligence, and data analytics, is spinning off from its 126-year-old parent company. The healthcare business unit generated more than $19 billion in revenue last year, but the separation will allow for a “simpler” and ”leaner” GE moving forward, according to the company.

Proposed CMS Interoperability Rule Draws Mixed Reactions

Thu, 2018-06-28 23:00
A proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would tie interoperability—in terms of the electronic exchange of information—to funding for Medicare and Medicaid has received a mixed reaction from industry groups.