Aspen Regenerative Medicine has a natural solution for shoulder pain and osteoarthritis with cord blood

With regenerative therapy, I want to give patients a natural method of restoring mobility without having to turn to long-term medications or undergo costly surgical procedures.”

— Dr. Julian Gershon

ASPEN, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, November 1, 2018 / — The Aspen Institute of Regenerative Medicine provides orthopedic relief from shoulder pain through umbilical cord blood stem cell therapy. Through umbilical cord blood, orthopedic patients can avoid more invasive methods of treatment by using regenerative cells to restore mobility and functionality in knees, hips, and other regions. Tendon and ligament injury such as knee injuries, tendon injuries and tennis elbow may be treated with umbilical cord blood allografts. Dr. Julian Gershon has taken the effectiveness of umbilical cord blood on shoulder injuries into account by giving patients a cutting-edge solution to symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions.

Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains from the placenta and umbilical cord that contains key elements found in whole blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets and hematopoietic stem cells. The hematopoietic stems cells found in cord blood are a source of proteins and growth factors that can be utilized to regulate blood production and cell formation. By creating and regenerating new blood cells in the target area, these pluripotent stem cells can effectively revitalize inflamed and damaged tissue, particularly in muscles that are affected by osteoarthritis and damage to the rotator cuff.

Because the shoulder is composed of several joints, tendons and muscles, the wide range of motion that the shoulder is capable of places it at risk for problems varying from instability to impingement. There can be several causes for shoulder pain in general, but two conditions that affect people the hardest are osteoarthritis and rotator cuff injuries. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joints begin to wear down, resulting in swelling, pain and a limited range of movement. The repetitive use of shoulder joints paired up with the deterioration of joint tissue through aging are the primary causes for osteoarthritis in the shoulder region. Meanwhile, rotator cuff abrasions are tied directly to physical activity. With repetitive overhead motions or severe shoulder injuries, damage to the rotator cuff tissue can materialize, provoking a dull ache deep in the shoulder that makes it difficult to move your arm or put pressure on it while you sleep.

While some are able to recover quickly from rotator cuff injuries with physical therapy exercises that improve flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint or treat osteoarthritis with prescription medication, there is an ideal solution through cord blood. Dr. Gershon emphasizes its status as a natural choice for recovery by stating that “with regenerative therapy, I want to give patients a natural method of restoring mobility without having to turn to long-term medications or undergo costly surgical procedures.” Rather than undergoing rigorous treatment options with addictive medication or Corticosteroid shots that can cause nerve and bone damage, cord blood allografts rebuild lowered cell counts in the shoulder or rotator cuff area, releasing proteins and other factors to activate endogenous repair and treat inflammation and tissue damage. The regenerative qualities in the nutrients and stem cells found in cord blood stimulate cellular production to assist in reducing inflammation, easing pain and recovering injuries to the shoulder tissue. Cartilage and surrounding tissue are restored to its most optimal state through cord blood’s regenerative qualities.

About Dr. Julian Robert Gershon Jr. DO, FAOASM ABAARM

Dr. Julian Robert Gershon Jr. DO, FAOASM ABAARM, owner of the Aspen Institute for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Gershon achieved his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Flint, Michigan. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, is a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and served on their Board of Directors for twelve years. He was the head team physician for University of North Texas for over twenty years, a resident physician at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1993, the team physician for the U.S. Olympic Judo team from 1993-2000 and the team physician at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and traveled to Chile with the U.S. Freestyle ski team during the summer of 2006. In addition to serving as a team physician for local high schools in Northern Texas, he has also covered professional wrestling events for the WWE at Dallas events and traveled with the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Commission, performing on-water rescue and tending to athletic and medical injury/illnesses for their drivers. Dr. Gershon was recently awarded a fellowship in Stem Cell therapy by the American Academy of Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine. This prestigious award signifies years of advanced stem cell training.

About Aspen Institute for Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine

The Aspen Institute for Antiaging & Regenerative Medicine Experience specializes in anti-aging and regenerative medicine at the relaxed, beautiful mountain setting of Aspen, Colorado. With stem cell and PRP therapy, owner Dr. Julian R. Gershon, Jr., DO, FAOASM, ABAARM has personally performed regenerative therapy treatments for orthopedic procedures, hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. Additionally, their all-inclusive program is tailored to each patient and includes stem cell therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy via our intensive age management program, PRP facial regeneration, PRP hair regeneration, PRP “O-shot” or “PRP P-shot” for male and female performance enhancement, IV nutrition and vitamin therapy with antioxidant glutathione, customized year-long vitamin and nutrient supplementation, telomere testing to determine biologic age and monitor aging process, genetic testing, food allergy analysis and an environmental toxin assessment. The Aspen Institute for Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine maintains a positive reputation for their commitment to shifting the focus from disease-driven medicine to optimal restorative solutions, treating patients personally and recommending safe programs according to their specific ailments. They strive to offer each patient an experience they expect and deserve from a health professional as their main objective is to help patients live better and longer.

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Dr. Julio Garcia, MD, introduces Cerebrolysin therapy solution at the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada

Using peptides to assist the natural physiologic infrastructure of a patient gives us new options to help our patients.”

— Dr. Julio Garcia

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, November 1, 2018 / — The Regenerative Medical Institute of Nevada is offering Cerebrolysin along with their regenerative treatment solutions. Cerebrolysin is an in-demand mixture of peptides that can be used to treat stroke, traumatic brain injury and dementia. As a peptide, Cerebrolysin is an amino acid sequence that can signal cells to regulate and rejuvenate functions of the human body linked to neurological conditions. Dr. Julio Garcia has been studying and utilizing Cerebrolysin for its regenerative traits as a peptide solution with the composition suited for protecting the central nervous system.

Cerebrolysin is made up of several neurotrophic factors that are linked together as a compound to direct cells towards the brain. It is composed of biologically active peptides and free amino acids that carry a protective effect for the nervous system. Because Cerebrolysin is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, these peptides can reach neurons directly. The neuroprotective properties of this nootropic agent assist the brain in shielding neurons from lactocidosis and prevent free radicals that negatively impact the brain from forming. Cerebrolysin is proven to have neurotrophic behavior similar to nerve growth factors that can cause peripheral and central neuronal stimulation and improve brain activity as it works towards fighting off neurodegenerative conditions. It also enhances efficiency within the brain’s aerobic metabolic processes and improves intracellular peptide synthesis as they work to keep the brain protected from deterioration.

With a wide variety of benefits for neurological conditions, Cerebrolysin grants patients a valuable solution for regenerative therapy. As a member of the International Peptide Society, Dr. Garcia is enthusiastic about the results Cerebrolysin has brought to his patients. “Using peptides to assist the natural physiologic infrastructure of a patient gives us new options to help our patients,” Dr. Garcia states with regards to how peptide therapy has helped to pave the way towards incorporating Cerebrolysin into regenerative treatment. The effects that Cerebrolysin has had to promote neuronal growth and reduce apoptosis has provided positive results to the reaction that the peptide solution has with the central nervous system. Reach out to the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada to learn more about Cerebrolysin, how it functions and how it can help you.

About Julio Garcia, MD

Julio Garcia, MD, founder of the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada (RMIN), is certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an alum from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a renowned provider of cosmetic and body surgery for patients in Las Vegas, Nevada, across the United States, and in international locations like Italy, Great Britain, and Israel. He is also board-certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Garcia has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society, vice chief of staff at Humana Sunrise Hospital, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Humana Sunrise and Valley Hospitals. His facility at RMIN provides support for athletic injuries, chronic and acute conditions, arthritis, and other ailments by utilizing regenerative therapy and peptide therapy.

About Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada

Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada aims to advance cell technology to improve the body’s ability to regenerate and offer options for patients dealing with diseases that may be aided by access to adult stem cell based regenerative treatment as well as amniotic cells. Patients who seek care at the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada are assessed by Dr. Julio Garcia, a board-certified physician who has been performing regenerative therapy treatments since 2013. The Regenerative Medicine Institute of Nevada prides itself in the care they provide and participates in ongoing clinical research in order to contribute to the progression of regenerative medicine. Part of their ongoing research focuses on studying how diseases react to treatment and which methods of administration yield the best results. Their vision to enhance rejuvenating treatments and educate doctors worldwide about the growing field of regenerative medicine continues to be reinforced by both the expansion of new options for patients and providing resources to assist physicians in learning about how cells can be used with internal rejuvenation. They provide care for acute and chronic injuries as well as long-term disabling arthritis to improve function, assist in healing and decrease pain, elbow and hand problems (tennis elbow) treatments, as well as plantar fasciitis, and shoulder problems. Now with their new peptide therapy addition, RMIN is helping patients with immune system problems as well. Besides the utilization of adipose-derived stem cell, more accurately termed Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF), RMIN uses Cytokine Growth Factor Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy as non-surgical options to assist in healing injuries that other treatments have been unable to resolve.

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Optimum launches, Bad Blood The Unspeakable Truth

Front Cover of the Book

Judge Krever delivered a scathing indictment of Government Blood oversight

Now an 8 Part CBC Docudrama

The Crown sent a lot of good foot soldiers, but the defence sent generals.”

— —Mike McCarthy Hepatitis C Victims Committee

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, November 1, 2018 / — Available December 5 Instore Indigo/Chapters

$24.95 Trade Paperback

Since the 1995 publication of Bad Blood, The Tragedy of the Canadian Tainted BloodScandal much has changed in the Canadian blood collection and distribution system.

Despite this, many of the issues that arose in the 1980s resulting from
contamination of the blood supply with HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) still
haunt the governments, agencies and consumers of blood products and

Many of these changes were driven by the $15 million report prepared
under the direction of Justice Horace Krever whose commission
conducted a detailed examination of Canada’s blood system in the
1990s. For example, the Red Cross is now out of the blood system
replaced by Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec, stand-alone
agencies whose only responsibility is collection and distribution of blood
and its products.

The reissuance of an updated version of Bad Blood comes at a time
when an eight-part mini-series, Unspeakable, is being prepared for TV
distribution. The series, based in part on Bad Blood and on the personal
experience of executive producer Robert C. Cooper, who was infected
with HCV through blood products, is expected to air in early 2019. It is
being funded by CBC and Sundance TV.

We took our country’s blood supply for granted
— safe, available, life-saving.

We did so at our peril. We now know that more than a thousand Canadians who had transfusions in the late 1970s and 1980s—hemophiliacs, surgery patients, accident victims, women and their babies in childbirth—were infected with HIV. More than 70 percent have since died of AIDS. Thousands more were infected with preventable hepatitis and have truggled with cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

Hemophiliacs were the proverbial canaries in the coal mine—an early warning sign that there was something terribly wrong with the Canadian blood supply. Yet officials denied there were issues at all, and in fact covered up clear evidence that they had failed to take sometimes simple actions that would have saved countless lives. We cannot allow the agencies that protect our health care system to look the other way or put budgets before patients.

Twenty-five years later—thanks largely to Justice Krever and his exhaustive public inquiry—much has changed, but this story should still serve as a stark reminder that citizens deserve better from the people who are paid to serve and protect the patients in our health care system.

"In this timeless book, Vic Parsons brings to life many tragic tales of
the people affected by HIV and hepatitis C infections from a blood
supply that was their lifeline. He also recounts their quest for
justice and compensation from a government that wanted to deny
culpability. It’s a compelling read for all."


The story of Canada’s worst medical catastrophe

Controversy still rages over the for-profit collection of
blood by certain corporations. This collection has been banned in
Ontario, Quebec and Alberta, but is permitted in Saskatchewan.
Survivors from the 1980s recall that the collection of imported for-profit
products from the United States, notably from prisons, was a major
factor in the infection of Canada’s blood supply. Supporters of for-profit
collections argue that Canada does not collect enough blood through its
voluntary donation system and imported products are necessary to
meet demand.

The update of Bad Blood, and the mini-series Unspeakable, are timely
reminders to the public of the past tragedies and cautionary tales for
the future.

"The story of Canada’s worst medical catastrophe must not be
forgotten. Vic Parsons’s new and updated edition of his 1993 book
should be required reading for people responsible for managing
our health system."

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Newly Revised Online Skin Cancer Video Available for Grade 6-12 Teachers in North American Schools

Student lives saved because of MEF lessons

Free award-winning melanoma videos have saved lives of teachers, students, and their family members

The American Cancer Society projects 178,560 new U.S. cases of melanoma in 2018, more than triple the number of new HIV/AIDS cases.”

— Dr. Stephen Fine

PEABODY, MA, UNITED STATES, November 1, 2018 / — The non-profit Melanoma Education Foundation announced that their award-winning online skin cancer/melanoma lessons are now available at no cost for high school and middle school teachers of health, physical education and health-related topics.

The American Cancer Society projects 178,560 new U.S. cases of melanoma in 2018, more than triple the number of new HIV/AIDS cases. Most teens and health teachers are unaware of the seriousness of melanoma, which is often lethal if not detected early. Melanoma is the most prevalent cancer in the 25-to-29-year age group and second to breast cancer in the 20-to-39-year age group.

In a 2017 survey among 334 teachers, 49 students reported finding early melanomas because of the lessons.

The student high school and middle school lessons were developed from the input of high school and middle school focus groups The 30-minute teacher video enables teachers to answer student questions and includes life-saving information that teachers and students are unaware of. All three videos won Gold Triangle awards from the American Academy of Dermatology.

The videos correct some widely held misbeliefs about skin cancer and claim that:

ABCDE melanoma warning signs are insufficient,

SPF is NOT the most important measure of sunscreen effectiveness, and

Skin cancer lessons based on sun safety do not change teen behavior.

The teacher video may be watched directly at < > after entering the password "Teacher1" and the teacher's school email address.

The student lesson plan link is: < >.

Teaches may access student videos by completing a one-tme 5-minute registration form at < >.

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Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Power Plant or Energy Worker with Mesothelioma in Oklahoma to Call for On the Spot Access to the Nation's Top Lawyers for Better Compensation Results

Our number one passion is seeing to it that a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Oklahoma receives the best very possible compensation.”

— Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, USA, November 1, 2018 / — The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a person who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure while working at a power plant, an oil refinery, or a public utility in Oklahoma to call them anytime at 800-714-0303. The group's sense of urgency is they do not want one person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma to get shortchanged because they did not have the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers representing them with their compensation claim. http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "A person in Oklahoma with confirmed mesothelioma who was exposed to asbestos at a workplace such as a power plant, an oil refinery or a public utility could receive a financial compensation settlement well a over a million dollars. However, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 there is a catch. If a person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma wants to receive the very best possible financial compensation results they will need to be represented by some of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys.

"Our number one passion is seeing to it that a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Oklahoma receives the best very possible compensation and with one call to us anytime at 800-714-0303 we will do everything possible to see to it you have direct access to some of the nation's most capable mesothelioma typically within twenty or thirty minutes. Please don't make to horrible mistake of thinking a local car accident or personal injury law firm can outperform one of the nation’s top mesothelioma law firms we suggest." http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center's free services are available to a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Oklahoma including communities such as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Edmund, Moore, or Stillwater.

For the best possible treatment options in Oklahoma we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

Stephenson Cancer Center:

High risk occupations for asbestos exposure in Oklahoma include US Navy Veterans, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, oil-gas production workers, power plant workers, public utility workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, machinists, millwrights, mechanics, auto brake technicians, construction workers. http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

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A Letter From Dr Russell Pridgeon – The Man Who Fulfilled the Australian PM’s Promise

Dr Pridgeon writes to his medical colleagues explaining his arrest by the AFP and why he helped the sexually abused children Prof Briggs referred to him.

we can promise a country where we commit to hear and believe our children”

— Prime Minister Scott Morrison

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, November 1, 2018 / — Gumshoe News has covered Dr Russell Pridgeon's arrest by the AFP (Operation Noetic), and also a response to its unfairness. It has now published the letter that Dr Russell Pridgeon wrote to his medical colleagues to explain his recent arrest. We have investigated the background and documents relating to this story, and have no doubts about the doctor's integrity.

Dr Pridgeon also wrote countless times to the Minister for Child Safety in Queensland, forwarding the late Prof Freda Brigg’s damning report, and asking the minister to assist the children in question. However, any plea to authorities to help these children seems to fall on deaf ears.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in his now-famous apology to victims of child abuse, delivered in Australia’s Parliament on October 24, 2018, said:

“…we can promise a country where we commit to hear and believe our children, to work together to keep children safe, to trust them and, most of all, to respect their innocence.”

In the title of this article Gumshoe indicates that Dr Pridgeon is a fulfiller of the PM’s promise.

In Dr Russell Pridgeon's LETTER, he WRITES:

"On 30 May 2018 I wrote to the Minister of Child Safety in Queensland advising her that:

“I am one of many people who sheltered and protected them [the children], in the four years that they were free of ongoing abuse. At various times I drove vast distances to transport them between places of safety… This was one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to help these children escape the horrific abuse inflicted upon them by fiends, and enabled by Rogue Judges, lawyers and Policemen who actively hid the truth, ignored evidence, and facilitated child rape, effectively trafficking these children to paedophiles.”

"This email was cc’d to The Minister of Police in Queensland, and to Hon Christian Porter, the Federal Attorney General.

"I became involved in this after the late Prof Freda Briggs AO, Australia’s pre-eminent authority of child sexual abuse, asked me as a doctor, to support the mother, using my experience in trying to save other children to help them. The children had been taken from the mother and given to the father, despite multiple disclosures of abuse, so their sexual abuse continued for years.

"…Nearly 40 years of medicine have not provided me with greater grief and horror. My endeavours to protect abused children have resulted in the near complete destruction of my life. These were not my children, yet I could not as a moral man, or as a doctor turn my back on them, and leave them to be abused. I protected them, when the law utterly failed to protect them, because I could do nothing else: I would have been ashamed to do less. I knew I was breaking the law, I also knew that if I did not help them they would be returned for ongoing rape.

"I also knew that it is impossible to evade the law indefinitely, and… despite numerous disclosures by the abused children, to the child protection authorities, the perpetrators of child abuse remain at large, untroubled by the law. Contrast this to the vast AFP operation to apprehend those who risked everything to protect these children.

"The Medical Council of NSW have suspended my medical registration indefinitely. I believe that my actions were those of a moral man, following the best and the highest traditions of the medical profession."

Since Gumshoe started writing articles about the Family Court injustices they have been contacted by so many people describing how crucial evidence was discarded in sexual abuse cases; about how they were intimidated by authorities; how they have become financially destitute; and that children are just NOT believed. It seems it is a system that punishes anyone who dares to protect children.

By Dee McLachlan, filmmaker (The Jammed), and founder of Gumshoe News

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Eight Intermountain Healthcare Hospitals Receive HealthInsight Quality Awards

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, October 31, 2018 / — Eight Intermountain Healthcare hospitals received the HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award which recognizes hospitals for quality of care and patient safety.

The eight Utah Intermountain hospitals that received the HealthInsight Quality awards for excellent performance on publicly reported quality of care measures include:

• Intermountain Bear River Valley Hospital
• Intermountain Delta Community Hospital
• Intermountain Fillmore Community Hospital
• Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital
• Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital
• Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital
• The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
• Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital

Eligibility for the award is based on a composite ranking of performance on quality measures reported on Medicare's Hospital Compare website. Hospitals that rank in the top 25th percentile for the composite score are eligible for the award. These factors also help consumers decide how well providers care for their patients.

"[We're] excited to recognize the performance of these hospitals," says Juliana Preston, HealthInsight Utah executive director. "The awards celebrate the commitment of hospital leaders and staff to improving patient safety, patient experience, and quality of care. This achievement requires dedication to quality and constant concern for the people cared for in these hospitals."

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

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U-Are Technologies Research Brief: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 31, 2018 / — Scientists and researchers all over the world are very excited about advancements in innovation that have arisen from an innate desire to create newer and better technologies that facilitate mankind to extend beyond its own physical constraints. The promise of AI, once purely science fiction, promises much. Since its inception, AI has been deployed for highly selective defence or space exploration applications wherein its success has evolved around risk mitigation.

Many industries are about to be disrupted by this evolving technology. At U-Are Technologies, we are highlighting how AI can be applied to the healthcare industry through AI-based systems that allow for better diagnosis, cure and treatment of debilitating conditions.

Scope of AI in medicine

Increased integration of intelligent AI tools (along with AR and VR) in everyday medical applications could improve the
efficiency of treatments and avoid costs by minimising the risks of false diagnosis, facilitate more targeted pre-operative planning, and reduce the risk of intra-operative complications.

The recent usage of AI in performing sophisticated tasks and computations has gradually led it to be introduced as a key component of MRI and computed tomography systems (CAT Scans). The added advantage of these systems is in the ability to effectively acquire information, and sync with established decision support databases such as those containing patent history. Further, AI has begun transforming the field of surgical robotics where it has enabled the advent of robots that perform semi-automated surgical tasks with increasing efficiency. As the technology matures, it is over coming one of the key challenges faced in robotics which is mimicking human body motion. In addition, recent advances in the field of AI such as neural networking, natural language processing, image recognition, and speech recognition / synthesis research, has started to spur creativity. Pairing this technology with Augmented Reality, the future of robotics within the medical sphere looks very bright indeed.

Smart AI apps are beginning to be used today in clinical practice for automation of routine tasks and for other functions listed below:

Alerts and reminders are most general forms of AI integration: The machine scans a patient’s lab results, drug orders, and updates the patient with an appropriate reminder. Advanced AI programs can be directly interfaced with a patient monitor and used for detecting changes in a patient’s condition.
Diagnostic Help.

Therapy fore-planning: Specific conditions that require elaborate treatment plans could benefit from AI tools during therapy planning. By incorporating an AI system that can automatically formulate plans based on specific conditions would add certain value to the physicians as well as patients.
Information Retrieval: AI software search apps can be created that constantly search the web for new knowledge or data that adds to diagnosis. All information is upgraded automatically here.
Image Interpretation: Multiple medical images can be instantaneously identified, from plane X-rays through to highly complex images like angiograms, CT, and MRI scans. Such systems for image recognition and interpretation have increasingly been adopted for clinical use, for example in detection of cancer or other abnormalities.

Insights on current systems using AI

Agilent Technologies (Andover, Massachusetts) has developed a smart ECG device that estimates the probability of acute
cardiac ischemia/ACI. This ACI time-insensitive predictive instrument holds good promise in increasing the accuracy of diagnosing ACI.

Intelligent Medical Imaging, Inc. (Florida) has designed the Micro21 microscopy workstation that successfully integrates neural network technology into blood analysis to identify and display white blood cells as well as red blood cells.

ATL Ultrasound, Inc. (Seattle-based firm) has developed a range of diagnostic ultrasound systems for imaging and monitoring cardiac tissue structures and activity. This system utilises an adaptive intelligence algorithm to scrutinise tissues by optimising millions of parameters during a patient examination, thereby eliminating irrelevant frequencies in returned signals.

Neuromedical Systems, Inc. (New Jersey) uses an application of neural networks to scan Pap smears and identify cells for review during cancer screening.

Apps like Babylon in the UK use AI to give medical consultation based on personal medical history and common medical knowledge. Users report their symptoms into the app, which uses speech recognition to compare against a database of illnesses. Babylon then offers a recommended action, taking into account the user’s medical history.

The startup has developed Molly, a digital nurse to help people monitor patient’s condition and follow up with treatments, between doctor visits. The program uses machine learning to support patients, specialising in chronic illnesses.

Developing pharmaceuticals through clinical trials can take more than a decade and cost billions of dollars. Making this process faster and cheaper could change the world. Amidst the recent Ebola virus scare, a program powered by AI was used to scan existing medicines that could be redesigned to fight the disease.

The program found two medications that may reduce Ebola infectivity in one day, when analysis of this type generally takes months or years – a difference that could mean saving thousands of lives.

Some of the key influencing factors like maturity attained by the AI systems, user acceptance, and glitches in
communications along with technical infrastructure continue to stand as barriers to the commercialisation opportunities that currently exist for AI. However, given that ongoing innovations in this domain are moving so fast from academia and theory into reality are proof of the growing momentum in this field.

Call for collaboration:

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New Video: Inspector General Report on Medicare Advantage Claims Denied

Investigation Into Medicare Advantage Claim Denials

The OIG of HHS Investigation is Quite Revealing

The Office of Inspector General for HHS has concluded an investigation into Medicare Advantage companies and the extent to which claims are routinely denied.

It is sad to see that claim and procedure denials are so commonplace.”

— Christopher L. Westfall, Sr. RFC®

CHARLESTON, SC, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 / — The Senior Savings Network has released a video summarization of the shocking, recently-released OIG report on Medicare Advantage claim denials. The video highlights the report's findings which include the fact that 75% of appeals of denied claims ultimately resulted in the member's claim denial being reversed. Even more revealing in the report was the fact that 99% of denied claims are never appealed by the member. The OIG report is titled, "Medicare Advantage Appeal Outcomes and Audit Findings Raise Concerns About Service and Payment Denials" and can be found here:

The Senior Savings Network, an independent group of insurance agents who specialize in Medicare insurance for seniors across the United States, has released the video in an effort to shine a light on the OIG report, which was released without fanfare on the Health and Human Services website. Christopher L. Westfall, Sr. RFC®, owner of the Senior Savings Network and member of the Forbes Finance Council, says about the report, "It is sad to see that claim and procedure denials are so commonplace, and yet seniors on Medicare Advantage plans seldom know the information needed to submit an appeal which, as this report shows, would have overturned the denial in over 70% of the cases."

In the video, the quote from the OIG report that is perhaps most troubling points to the possible motive of such routine denials, "A central concern about the capitated model used in Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) is the potential incentive for insurers to inappropriately deny access to services and payment in an attempt to increase their profits."

Medicare Advantage has been an increasingly popular alternative to original Medicare for seniors turning 65 and making the choice between Medicare-related coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are paid a monthly payment by Medicare in order to manage the care for its senior members, thus relieving Medicare of many variable risks associated with the fee-for-service model of the original Medicare. The alternative to this form of managed care involves having original Medicare along with a Medicare Supplement plan which pays most of the costs that original Medicare does not pay.

While the Senior Savings Network assists seniors considering their Medicare options and provides both Medicare Advantage and original Medicare with Medicare Supplement, it is critical that seniors considering their options also factor in their access to care. Seniors considering Medicare Advantage already understand that, in most cases, they must utilize a contracted network of providers, pay co-payments and other costs, but seldom understand the pre-approval and "managed" component to their care. As the OIG report stated, "Under managed care, MAO's (Advantage plans) need to balance managing healthcare costs and utilization while ensuring beneficiary access to quality care."

Christopher Westfall's videos on Medicare trends have garnered over 1.7 million views on Youtube and he is considered a thought leader in the Medicare agent community. In addition to the Senior Savings Network agency, he also runs a training service for insurance agents in the Medicare field,

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OCR Announces Next Round of HIPAA Audits Will Focus on Enforcements

Office for Civil Rights Director announces intention to use harsher investigative tools to hold bad actors accountable

The next round of examinations will be focused on enforcement and the upcoming audits will use harsher investigative tools to hold bad actors accountable.”

— Roger Severino Director, Office for Civil Rights

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 / — In 2011, The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began auditing healthcare providers and business associates to determine overall compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security laws. At a recent HIPAA security conference, OCR Director Roger Severino announced that the next round of examinations will be focused on enforcement and the upcoming audits will use harsher investigative tools to hold bad actors accountable.

Enforcement for noncompliant offenders may include subpoenas, legal action, reimbursements to victims, penalties, and more. Additionally, Bloomberg Law recently reported that OCR has been ratcheting up enforcement actions over the past three years, and as random HIPAA audits occur, increased penalties will most likely result.

Jeff Broudy, CEO of PCIHIPAA states, "Overall we see less than 20% of all practices and business associates have implemented the safeguards required under HIPAA. In preparation for the next wave of HIPAA audits, we are providing all healthcare providers and their business associates complimentary risk assessments and reviews so they clearly understand what is required, and to help identify the right actions to take in case of an audit."

Under the HIPAA Notification Rule, covered entities that experience a HIPAA data breach must self-report the breach to HHS. Some practices aren’t aware of the rules, so audits will help with compliance and overall enforcement. Penalties are no longer immaterial. Average fines range from $100 to $50,000 per HIPAA violation, and are capped at $1.5 million per year.

HIPAA compliance must be addressed continuously. It’s not a checkbox or a “one and done” process. Also, the same HIPAA safeguards required by a hospital or a health plan also apply to dentists, doctors, and their business associates. Anthem’s recent $16 million dollar HIPAA fine, and Mr. Severino’s position above, should be a warning to all healthcare providers and business associates.

OCR’s recent audit results show a lack of compliance throughout the industry. Recurring non-compliance issues include:

¥ Lack of execution of Business Associate Agreements
¥ No HIPAA security risk assessment on file
¥ A failure to manage identified risks
¥ Lack of transmission security
¥ Lack of appropriate internal auditing
¥ No patching of software
¥ Insider threats
¥ Improper disposal of Protected Health Information (PHI); and
¥ Insufficient data backup and contingency planning

Common risk mitigation and corrective action plans that covered entities and business associates may be required to incorporate for compliance include:

¥ Updating risk analysis and risk management plans
¥ Updating policies and procedures
¥ Training of workforce members
¥ Implementing specific technical or other safeguards
¥ Mitigating common risks like utilizing encryption solutions
¥ Improved employee and system monitoring

Broudy adds, "HIPAA requires documented remediation plans. We find this important, yet cumbersome for many dentists and doctors. Often they don’t have the resources that hospitals and larger entities possess. Not only does PCIHIPAA provide a compliance roadmap for healthcare providers, but we also include $500,000 in cyber insurance for all of our clients. HIPAA audits, ransomware attacks, data breaches, and network security incidents happen. We guarantee our clients are covered, just in case."


About Office for Civil Rights:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, and the Patient Safety Act and Rule, which together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination, conscience, religious freedom, and health information privacy.

PCIHIPAA is an industry leader in PCI and HIPAA compliance by providing turnkey, convenient solutions for its clients. Its OfficeSafe Compliance Program is “award winning” and takes the guesswork out of compliance while providing the assurance and insurance healthcare providers need to protect their future. PCIHIPAA was recently voted one of the Top 10 Healthcare Compliance Company’s of 2017. Learn more at and

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Source: EIN Presswire