The Burning Question: Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Increasing Burn-Care Costs?

By CELIA BELT  Each year in the United States, half a million Americans will be treated for burns so severe as to require hospitalization. The “survivors”—including more than three hundred children each day and a drastically increasing number of U.S. military members since the turn of the millennium—can be expected to undergo arduous, agonizing surgeries and… Read More »

Cheap Infrared Scanners Thanks to Quantum Effects and Wavelength Shifts

Infrared spectroscopy is commonly used for testing the strength of various materials, to study archaeological finds, and in forensics. It’s a bit of a niche in medicine, partially due to the fact that the visible spectrum is itself so useful and equipment relying on it cheap to acquire. Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology… Read More »

Cybersecurity, Telehealth and Interoperability “Top of Mind” for IT Execs in 2019

As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space, according to a new survey. The second annual survey, conducted by… Read More »