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Treatments for leading cause of blindness generate $0.9 to $3 billion in patient, economic benefit

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wAMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society would top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERSThe LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance… Read More »

New med school curriculum to emphasize patient safety

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is creating a curriculum for persons going into medical school, as well as other healthcare professionals, to teach patient safety across the education process from freshman year through residency. The goal is to reduce preventable patient deaths, and multiple schools already have committed to the curriculum. They include Chapman University… Read More »