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Welcome your ‘NEW MONTHLY‘ Pharma / Science / Tech / AI Newsletter

A selection of #pharma #science #technology #AI related articles/opportunities/newsletters/blogs/events/awareness/advocacy

#researchawareness #researchadvocacy #PRA 

A blend of posts old and new that are in no particular order.  As new posts come in others will head to archives. 

Hope you enjoy reading!

#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #NHS #EDM

Special Report on Electronic Document Management 

Is EDM the answer to the NHS’ slippery paper-light target? | Digital Health | 25 May 2018

Text taken from webpage:

Many agree that properly implemented electronic document management (EDM) could revolutionise care, however, several technological and cultural barriers remain. Read this

Special Report by Jennifer Trueland to find out: 

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#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #speechrecognition #medicalspeechrecogniton launches next generation medical speech recognition | Digital Health | 22 May 2018

Quote from the text:

“The engine, a first for a UK health supplier, is available to all registered primary care practitioners on a free trial basis from the 22nd May 2018.”

#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #healthmanagement  #LHCRE

Will population health management make or break the LHCRE programme? Read the Advisory Series  | Digital Health | 22 May 2018

Quoted from text:

‘Population health management (PHM) is often touted as key to ensuring the sustainability of the NHS. But, as Owen Hughes reports, there will be barriers to overcome along the way – not least the challenges of linking previously disparate datasets.’


#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #AI #analytics #digitalpatient   

LATEST! Digital Health Newsletter |  25 May 2018

Feature  >>>

  • IBM’s Watson Health about ‘augmented intelligence for clinicians’

News headlines >>>

  • Barnsley Hospital signs up IMMJ’s e-doc management system
  • Medopad among companies benefiting from government trade support
  • Royal Liverpool taps Deontics AI smarts for heart attack treatment support
  • Microsoft and GOSH partner for artificial intelligence in healthcare
  • BridgeHead strikes wicket VNA deal with England and Wales Cricket Board

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#AI #DiseasePrevention  #Gov #healthcare

UK government looks to AI to prevent disease, boost industry | Laura Lovett |  mobi health news  | 21 May 2018

UK government looks to AI to prevent disease, boost industry

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Here’s a pdf of a case study for you that came into my inbox on 24 May 2018 from  >>>

Case Study | Rho_2018_AsthmaStudy_Web| Implementing Patient-Centric Principles in Asthma Research.
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#Healthcare #cybersecurity

The State Of Healthcare Cybersecurity (Part 1) | Anne Zieger|  EMR and HIPAA | 21 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘Healthcare data has never been under more outside threats than it is today. For a number of reasons, this data has become more attractive to cybercriminals and can be sold on the dark web for a pretty penny. Not only that, emerging threats like ransomware attacks are hitting home and wreaking havoc with the institutions they target.’

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The State Of Healthcare Cybersecurity (Part 2) | Anne Zieger|  EMR and HIPAA | 22 May 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘In Part 1 of this series, which drew data from a study by Black Book Market Research, I described how insecure healthcare leaders felt their cybersecurity protections to be. I also noted that a large number of providers are struggling to recruit senior health IT experts, and as a result are basically winging it when it comes to breach protection.’

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#SMART #Tech #gadgets #sleep

Leave tablets, smartphones out of the bedroom for better sleep |  Alan Mozes  |  Healthday Reporter |  25 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘(HealthDay)— Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo.’

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#research #disabilities #disabled #careworkers #carers #EqualityAct2010

Major disabilities research project highlights need for change |  University of Bristol  |  25 May 2018


‘The findings from Getting Things Changed, being presented at a conference held in Bristol today [25 May], demonstrate that many public institutions such as hospitals or universities aren’t providing ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled people as outlined in the Equality Act 2010.

Research highlighted that disabled people and those working with them felt disability was still treated as a negative category in universities, the media, and even in hospitals.’

Read more via the following link  >>>

The University of Bristol’s website



#chronicblogger #painmanagement #science #technology #paindevice

I Told You I was Sick | My Review of the Benepod Pain Management Device | 15 May 2018


‘Since the rise of the opioid crackdown, more and more people just like you are seeking alternative pain relief. Dietary changes, supplements, and electronic pain relief devices are among the most popular choices for drug-free pain relief.

Benepod offers electronic pain management in a small, convenient, and affordable unit.’

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  • Jaime’s Disclaimer: I have been given a Benepod for review as a gift, but this has in no way influenced my comments on this piece.



#Wearabletech and Emergency Rooms, will they help with overcrowding!?

Could wearable tech address issues caused by overcrowding in emergency departments?  |  Ellen Goldbaum  |  University at Buffalo  |  18 May 2018 

Opening lines:

‘It isn’t surprising that when hospital emergency departments become overcrowded, care becomes more fragmented, but a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found that technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels must be judiciously chosen.’

Why not visit ‘University at Buffalo’ website and take a look around  >>>




Shire Takeover

Takeda secures Shire takeover with $62B deal  |  BioPharma Dive

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Downloadable APP  for Professionals

For professionals ~ Siemens Healthineers ~ Now Available! Drugs-of-abuse Cross-reactivity App  |  8 May 2018

Access to drug-testing cross-reactivity data just got a lot easier

Taken from the post:

‘This app is now available for iOS devices. In addition to the standard cross-reactivity information, you will also find chemical structures, definitions, and more.’

Read more of this short post via this link and download the App  >>>




Wearables Data Options  #Fitbit & #Google

Google And Fitbit Partner On Wearables Data Options |  Written By Anne Zieger |  EMR and HIPAA  |  7 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘Fitbit and Google have announced plans to work together, in a deal intended to “transform the future of digital health and wearables.” While the notion of transforming digital health is hyperbole even for companies the size of Google and Fitbit, the pairing does have plenty of potential.’

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Flexible, wearable oral sodium sensor could help improve hypertension control  |  Georgia Institute of Technology  |  7 May 2018

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This is well worth a read

Is Health Data Privacy On Its Way Out? | Anne Zieger | EMR and HIPAA |  1 May 2018

Anne Zieger writes in response to reading a post entitled ‘Social Media Leaves HIPAA Irrelevant’ posted on 19 April  The link to this afore-mentioned post can be found within the opening paragraph of Anne’s post and, yes, of course the FB social media scandal does have something to do with it.

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From the website:  Please note…

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Healthcare Scene provides news, updates, white papers and webinars covering the latest in healthcare IT. Visit us online and see our network of Health IT websites at:



Educational for non-pharma folks!

The pharma supply chain: What you need to know  |  Jacob Bell  |  Biopharma DeepDive  |  24 April 2018

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Unbelievable Tech Advances! 

Please tell us what you think of this, write your thoughts in the comments box!!

Researchers 3-D print electronics and cells directly on skin  |   University of Minnesota  |  25 April 2018


‘Researchers also successfully printed biological cells on the skin wound of a mouse. The technique could lead to new medical treatments for wound healing and direct printing of grafts for skin disorders.

The research study was published today on the inside back cover of the academic journal Advanced Materials.’

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Hopeful!  New disease model to facilitate development of ALS and MS therapies  |  Karolinska Institutet – Sweden  |  17 April 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new disease model for neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and MS that can be used to develop new immunotherapies. The model is described in a publication in the scientific journal Nature Immunology.’

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Latest edition of Pharmaphorums Deep Dive is out!  | Deep Dive: Patient centricity II|  6 April 2018

Just a few of the headlines to entice you  >>>

  • INTERVIEW: David Mitchell, Patients For Affordable Drugs
  • Five practical steps to patient centricity
  • Pharma must live and breathe patient centricity
  • The user experience in your clinical trials: it really matters
  • Uncovering patient-centred insights


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Scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury  | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – NINDS | National Institutes of Health (NIH) |  16 April 2018

Excerpt / Quote:

“The lining of the brain, with help from the immune system, has a remarkable ability to put itself back together again after injury,” said Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke* and the senior author of the study published in Nature Immunology. “As we learn more about all the cells involved in the repair process, we may be able to identify potential targets for therapy that lead to better outcomes for patients.”

*National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – NINDS

NIH Home Page  >>>



Free E-book: Inviting Patients to the Center of Drug Development  |  ZS  


‘To help clinical trials adopt a foundation that values patient input—and, ultimately, improves patient outcomes—drug developers need to view trial participants as strategic partners instead of research subjects.’

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