Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Connected health devices fail to improve costs, outcomes in short term, Scripps study finds. Healthcare IT News, January 20, 2016.

A new study found no short-term benefits in costs or outcomes for patients who used connected devices to monitor their health.

2) Drug and Diagnostic Companies Issue Joint Declaration on Antibiotics. The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2016.

Over 80 companies have committed to working together to develop new antibiotics.

3) Interoperability hurdles impede ACOs. Modern Healthcare, January 20, 2016.

A survey shows that a lack of interoperability between health information technology systems and those of providers is the biggest challenge for accountable care organizations.

4) Michigan State researcher gets $4.2 million to improve bone healing. Crain’s, January 18, 2016.

A MSU researcher received grants to help his work in improving the healing process of fractured bones.

5) Profectus BioSciences launches human trials of Ebola vaccine. The Baltimore Sun, January 19, 2016.

A biotechnology company is testing a vaccine on 39 human subjects to guard against Ebola.

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