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Medicare will cover lung cancer screenings

Medicare will now cover lung cancer screenings by low-dose CT scans for members between 55 and 77 years old, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement.

Partnership tests smartphone sensor for detecting lung cancer

Vantage Health, an mHealth company developing a proprietary breathalyzer attached to a smartphone for non-invasive lung cancer screening, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership with...

NASA, mHealth company enter into commercial license agreement

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with an mHealth company to commercialize mobile healthcare products derived from...

mHealth apps tend to focus on deadly diseases in high-income countries

Mobile apps for those diseases and health conditions that are the deadliest in low- and middle-income countries are in shorter supply than those apps for the leading causes of death in high-income...

EHR alerts can facilitate end-of-life discussions

Electronic health record alerts can improve the rate and timing that physicians initiate discussions with their terminally ill patients about their end-of-life preferences, according to a new study published in the  Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Lung cancer screenings 'make sense' for insurers

Insurers should cover certain lung cancer screenings because it's a cost-effective method to prevent thousands of deaths every year, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs.

UnitedHealth tests bundled payment for cancer treatment

UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) is testing a new payment approach for breast, colon and lung cancers that reimburses participating oncologists upfront for an entire cancer treatment program. This new