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Cara Livernois
News Writer
As a News Writer at TriMed Media Group, Cara covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a patch capable of speeding up the wound healing process and miming scarring in patients undergoing surgery or diabetic patients with ulcers.

Care1st Health Plan of Arizona announced its Pacify mobile application program for Medicaid members who are expecting mothers or mothers within a year of giving giving birth.

Cancer patients are more concerned with communication and relationships with physicians over technical aspects of their care, according to a study published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

The time spent designing and implementing clinical study databases has a negative impact on conducting and completing trials, according to the 2017 eClinical Landscape Study from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

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Smartphone applications may be an effective treatment tool for millions of patients suffering from depression, according to a study published in World Psychiatry. The study examined the safety and effectiveness of mobile apps in patients with various forms of depression.

Doximity, the largest social network for American physicians, has announced a partnership with Epic, the most widely used electronic health record (EHR) system, to provide physicians with the ability to call patients directly and securely through Epic’s mobile EHR.

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a labyrinth chip capable of separating circulating cancer cells from other cells in the body. Explained in Cell System, the chip aims to provide physicians with a tool to personalize cancer treatment and monitor genetic changes.

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Engineers from Brigham Young University have developed a 'smartfoam' capable of detecting a sport-caused concussion in real time.

The growth of patient-provider electronic communications has advanced faster than associated guidelines, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Sepsis remains a leading cause of death around the world, but early detection could save patients and costs. Virginia Mason Institute’s “Sepsis Power Hour” bundle, a way of detecting early signs of sepsis and improved the time taken to treat patients, has reduced patient mortality due to sepsis by 45 percent.