Healthcare Industry News

By Jvion | A collection of the latest in healthcare industry news and trends. Topics include healthcare reform, technology impacts, and healthcare access.

Forget traditional big data analytics, welcome to swarm intelligence

More and more we seem to be turning to nature for our technological inspiration. From robots that can leap like a lemur to the behaviour of swarms of …

Big Data

US County-Level Trends in Mortality Rates for Major Causes of Death

This population epidemiology study estimates county-level patterns in mortality rates for 21 major causes of death in the United States from 1980 …

Medical Journals

Data 3.0 is coming to healthcare - experts foretell what that means

Hospitals that haven't started making data actionable, explainable, trusted and contextualized should start now. Why the urgency? In two or three …

Big Data

How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms

Nearly 1 in 5 children each year suffers a psychiatric illness, according to research estimates. But a national shortage of medical specialists and inpatient facilities means that many still go untreated — despite national efforts to improve mental health care.<p>New research is driving home the …

Health Care

Skip The Math: Researchers Paint A Picture Of Health Benefits And Risks

Mammograms are said to cut the risk of dying from breast cancer by as much as 20 percent, which sounds like an invincible argument for regular screening.<p>But two Maryland researchers want people to question that kind of thinking. They want patients to re-examine the usefulness of cancer exams, …

Health Care

Most hospital palliative-care programs don’t have enough staff

Most hospitals offer palliative-care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating the health-care system. But the majority of these programs fail to meet …

Health Care

Pregnant Women in America Die More Often Than in Iran

The rate at which American women are dying from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth is on par with Iran, China, and some nations that made up …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation