Putting patients’ needs at the heart of a care model

Putting patients' needs at the heart of a care model

Before becoming executive director for Mayo Clinic Asia-Pacific, Royston Lek had been involved in work around direct patient care. He was a former COO of an integrated healthcare services company in China and the managing director in Singapore for a similar company that operates across Asia. In holding these executive roles in healthcare services companies, … Read more

Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) Smoking is even worse for your heart than you might already think, new Danish research warns. “It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries, leading to coronary heart disease and stroke,” said researcher Dr. Eva Holt, of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen. “Our study shows that smoking … Read more

Scientists Create Synthetic Mouse Embryo With Brain, Beating Heart

Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) Using only mouse stem cells, British researchers report they have created synthetic embryos that form a brain, a beating heart and other organs. The stem cells organized themselves until they developed beating hearts and the foundations of the brain and yolk sacs where the embryo gets nutrients in its … Read more

MaineGeneral hits congestive heart failure readmission rate of 0% using RPM

MaineGeneral hits congestive heart failure readmission rate of 0% using RPM

MaineGeneral Health in Augusta had high, rising readmission rates for congestive heart failure. In January 2020, the organization launched a remote patient monitoring pilot, working with vendor Health Recovery Solutions to monitor CHF patients after discharge from the hospital. THE PROBLEM Upon discharge, patients often need support to understand their symptoms and warning signs after … Read more