Tag Archives: Releases

Approval of at-home tests releases a pandemic-fighting weapon

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved inexpensive, at-home coronavirus tests for over-the-counter sales this week, adding a potentially powerful weapon to the nation’s pandemic-fighting arsenal that experts say will likely still be needed despite increasing numbers of vaccinated Americans. One of them is Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology, who has called on federal… Read More »

HFMA task force releases best practices for resolving patient medical bills

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Accounts Receivable Resolution Task Force reconvened this year to update best practices for resolving patient medical bills. The updates, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on patient education and communication. “This year was a critical time to revisit and update… Read More »

Hologic Releases SuperSonic MACH 40 Breast Ultrasound in U.S.

July 10th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Ob/Gyn, Oncology, Radiology Hologic is launching in the U.S. its first cart-based breast ultrasound system, the SuperSonic MACH 40. The company touts the device as a premium ultrasound that produces high fidelity images and features a number of capabilities that improve clinical efficiency and diagnostic accuracy. Some of these features… Read More »

A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases

In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about… Read More »