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

article<p>http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2592499<p>This population epidemiology study estimates county-level patterns in mortality rates …

Medicine

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 - Bloomberg

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 …

Public Health

Managing the CJR Bundle

Lessons from The Field: Applied Predictions to Manage the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Bundle<p>Baptist Health in Montgomery Alabama …

Tracking Who Makes Money On A Brand-Name Drug

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

Health Care

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

Study: 7-day readmissions a better measure than 30 days post-discharge pminemyer Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:26

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

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 …

Cancer

A Smarter Way to Share on Social Media

Join the 3+ million people already using Buffer<p>Buffer Community Members.<p>Schedule your posts for later<p>Buffer shares your content at the best possible …

Social Media Marketing

30 Percent of Children's Readmissions to Hospitals Could Be Prevented

Study: 30 Percent Of Children’s Readmissions To Hospitals May Be Preventable<p>By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News<p>One of the key indicators of the …

Sepsis Reduction Blog Post

Clinical Predictive Analytics Help Target and Stop Sepsis<p>Sepsis has one of the highest mortality rates and is one of the most costly illnesses in …

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 …