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

EyeSeePictures / Shutterstock.com<p>More and more we seem to be turning to nature for our technological inspiration. From robots that can leap like a …

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

.@CMSGov gives providers more ways to enroll in alternative payment models

The Obama administration is touting continued progress in achieving its goal of tying half of all healthcare spending to alternative payment models …

Health Care

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

NQF calls for national quality benchmarks for community-based and home health services

The more than 3 million people receiving home and community-based services are not protected by national quality measures. As the nation's elderly …

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

Mental health rises to top of Congress' agenda, but faces a tough course ahead

After decades of taking a back seat to other social issues, fixing the nation's broken system of care for millions of Americans suffering from mental …

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

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

World Politics

New people, new tools needed for effective post-discharge monitoring

It seems like a no brainer. Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess …

Health Care

Tracking Who Makes Money On A Brand-Name Drug

Download a PDF of this graphic here.KHN’s coverage of prescription drug development, costs and pricing is supported in part by the Laura and John …

Health Policy

Study: 7-day readmissions a better measure than 30 days post-discharge

The use of 30-day readmissions as a measure of care quality has come under fire from providers, and now a new study suggests that it's more useful to …

What is the role of patient advocate in a rapidly changing healthcare system?

Recently, planners of an upcoming event asked me some questions and here are the answers: 1. How would you define the role/responsibilities of a …

Health Care

More employers turning to value-based healthcare

More employers are setting up value-based reimbursement and payment arrangements with health insurers and providers to encourage better employee …

Health Care

Hospitals tell @CMSGov to slow flood of new alternative payment models

Providers are pleading with the CMS to slow its flood of new payment models in the effort to move from fee-for-service to value-based care.Since the …

Health Care

She needed treatment to save her life. Instead, she chose to live it.

In 2015, Norma Bauerschmidt sat in a doctor's office.<p>Her husband, Leo, had recently died. And Bauerschmidt, of Michigan, was now facing a medical issue of her own; doctors had discovered a large mass, according to a Facebook post. Her daughter-in-law, Ramie Liddle, said in a phone interview that …

Chose

A Smarter Way to Share on Social Media

Manage all your social accounts from one simple dashboard<p>Fully manage all of your social media accounts in one place. No more wasting time, no more …

U.S. Government Agencies Have Placed A Value On An Extra Year of Life (It's Higher Than You Think)

Excitement over new medical breakthroughs discovered by the biopharmaceutical industry is often overshadowed by the prices placed on these life-saving drugs. Just last week, the announcement of the FDA’s approval of Sarepta’s controversial Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, eteplirsen, was soon …

United States

Predictive analytics startup wins Mayo Clinic’s Think Big Challenge

Vintage engraving showing a Communion Chalice from the twelfth century<p>Shantanu Nigam wasn’t afraid to admit that his company’s efforts had not …

Studies Link Cancer Patient’s Survival Time To Insurance Status

Privately insured people with two types of cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, …

Cancer

Racial disparities, geography influence stroke mortality, study shows

In the United States, one out of every 20 deaths is caused by stroke. And yet, based on new research, race and geography prevent some of the most …

'Stunning' video shows E. coli develop antibiotic resistance in matter of days

September 13, 2016 | Print | Email<p>It took E. coli just 11 days to develop resistance to high doses of antibiotics, and researchers from Boston-based …