The UnityPoint Health Sepsis Work Team received the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) Iowa Partners in Efficiency award for reducing variation in sepsis patients’ clinical care. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. The UPH Sepsis Work Team standardized work to reduce variation in processes, increasing the level of […]

Planned Parenthood launched a mobile app in Iowa designed to increase access to birth control by allowing women who qualify to get contraceptives through their smartphone, reports CBS2Iowa. “Planned Parenthood Direct” is available in 27 states. Women ages 14 or older answer questions through telehealth screening on the app that’s reviewed by a provider; if […]

Predictive Health Partners, a Des Moines-based insurtech startup focused on reducing wasteful healthcare spending for companies and employees, will join the Minneapolis-based gener8tor 2019 accelerator class, the company announced this week. Predictive Health Partners uses a dual platform to analyze variations in a company’s overall anonymous medical and prescription claims, while offering location-specific price comparison […]

IDx, a Coralville startup that developed the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system, announced this week that the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has accepted a new category 1 CPT code for automated point-of-care retinal imaging. This new code, submitted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the support […]

Coralville startup becomes the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system One of the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligent solutions in ophthalmology sprouted in the laboratories of University of Iowa. The idea for advanced technology to help patients who could be going blind had been planted years earlier – first in the Netherlands, by an ophthalmology medical […]

Nurx, a San Francisco-based telemedicine startup offering birth control online, plans to launch in Iowa — after a recent report alleging company practices have put patients at risk through the handling of medication ordered in the app. Nurx (pronounced nur-ex) sells prescription drugs online, including birth control, HIV PrEP, HPV home screenings and emergency contraception […]

Veterinarians at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at Iowa State University have a new treatment option for pet owners seeking tumor treatment: stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), Iowa State University reports. SRT is a new treatment option for animals that have tumors and cancers for which surgery and chemotherapy are not ideal, veterinarians say. SRT’s accuracy allows […]

Iowa Biotechnology Assocation (IowaBio) Executive Director Jessica Hyland presented the Biotech Innovation Showcase Award and $5,000 grand prize to Meeshanthini Dogan of Coralville-based Cardio Diagnostics LLC during Tuesday’s reception at the annual IowaBio Partnering for Growth Conference. Cardio Diagnostics is an emerging company founded in 2017 that focuses on human health to develop and commercialize […]

Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Billi Hunt presented the 2019 Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leader Award to Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff accepted the award on Tuesday during a reception at Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase and Forum, an annual conference by the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBIO). The award recognizes […]

Although many older Americans have, like the rest of us, embraced the tools and playthings of the technology industry, a growing body of research shows they have disproportionately fallen prey to the dangers of internet misinformation and risk being further polarized by their online habits, reports Buzzfeed News. While that matters much to them, it’s also a […]