Ionic Health gains FDA 510(k) clearance for nCommand Lite

GE HealthCare’s partner Ionic Health has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its nCommand Lite, allowing diagnostic imaging centers to operate MRI, CT, and PET scans remotely with real-time scanning and guidance. The technology aims to increase access to expert technologists for complex care. GE HealthCare will distribute the nCommand Lite solution in the US as…

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Arena BioWorks launches in Cambridge to speed drug discovery

A new biomedical institute called Arena BioWorks is being launched in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, with $500 million in private funding. The institute aims to shorten the time from research to life-saving medicines by combining drug discovery and company creation under one roof. This model challenges the traditional separation of academic research and venture-backed drug development….

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Clinicians Remain Top Priority in Cyberattack Response

In the aftermath of a cyberattack on the Change Healthcare claims clearinghouse, some clinicians have resorted to workarounds, applying for advanced payments, or switching back to paper claims. UnitedHealth Group is working to process $14 billion in delayed claims and restore services. Officials are focused on helping clinicians facing cash flow issues, particularly in underserved…

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How Concerned Should We Be?

The United States is at risk for measles outbreaks, despite having officially wiped out measles in 2000. The COVID-19 pandemic led to delays in measles vaccinations, leaving millions of children vulnerable. The U.S. has seen a resurgence in measles cases and deaths, with experts warning of the contagious nature of the virus. Vaccine hesitancy and…

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St James’s recognised for thoracic surgery

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has received prestigious European recognition for their department of cardiothoracic surgery, caring for over half of lung cancer patients in Ireland. The hospital has the largest thoracic surgical oncology program in the country and has seen improved survival rates for lung cancer patients. The accreditation by the European Society of…

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