Tag: hospitals

Innovation, Patient Experience

Outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients taking immunosuppressive medications similar to non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

November 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A large, nationwide study of COVID-19 cases led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that people taking medications that suppress the immune system — for example, to prevent transplant rejection or to treat […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the British Journal of Surgery, published by Oxford University Press, indicates it’s now possible to diagnose appendicitis using low-does CT scans, decreasing the radiation exposure, which is of significant clinical importance especially in young patients. Appendicitis […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

How Should Healthcare be Delivered?

October 29, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for […]


Medicare punishes 2,499 hospitals for high readmissions

October 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Medicare cutting payments to nearly half the nation’s hospitals. In its 10th annual round of penalties, Medicare is reducing its payments to 2,499 […]


Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New study results suggest the national trend toward decreasing length of hospitalization after surgical procedures may come at the expense of an increasing proportion of complications occurring after patients leave the hospital. Findings from one of the few studies to […]

Innovation, Research

Factors impacting mental health and wellbeing of long covid patients

October 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic progressed across the world, leaving hundreds of millions of infections in its wake, about one in ten found themselves experiencing prolonged symptoms of ill-health even after the virus had been eliminated from the […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence hiring levels in the medical industry dropped in August 2021

October 8, 2021


The proportion of medical companies hiring for artificial intelligence related positions dropped in August 2021, with 38.5% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. This latest figure was lower than the 39.1% of […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Healthcare Desserts: 80% of U.S. Lacks Adequate Access to Healthcare

September 10, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

What You Should Know: – Over 80 percent of the country lacks adequate healthcare infrastructure in some shape or form, according to recent report findings from GoodRx Research. The research finds that over a third of the U.S. population lives […]


Study identifies predictors of hospitalizations or emergency department encounters for older people

September 9, 2021

Via: The Medical News

One in five South Australians will experience an unplanned hospitalization or emergency department presentation within 90 days of undertaking an aged care assessment, according to new research by the University of South Australia and the South Australian Health and Medical […]


North America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 0.3% in July 2021

August 27, 2021


North America witnessed a 0.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index. July 2021 has seen a decrease of 4.63% in the overall hiring […]


FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems

August 13, 2021

Via: Time Health

U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Newborn screening and early treatment for spinal muscular atrophy can save both lives and money

August 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy might have a high up-front price tag. But by screening and treating infants early, the therapy can save both lives and money in the long term. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a type of motor […]


Digital Vaccination Passports Put a New Twist-er on Leaving Your House

August 3, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

We don’t need Dorothy to tell us we’re not in Kansas anymore. It’s going on a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic steamrolled our world and our way of life. However, today, with the widespread availability of vaccines, […]

Innovation, Research

Scientists discover a surprising new way that tuberculosis suppresses immunity

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

When Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how the disease will progress — either helping the body fight the bacterium or exacerbating the infection University of Maryland researchers […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Black patients have worse safety outcomes than White patients at the same hospital, study finds

July 20, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The report published Tuesday is the latest finding health disparities based on a patient’s race, a systemic issue in the U.S. healthcare system recently thrown into stark relief by the coronavirus pandemic. Urban Institute researchers, funded by the Robert Wood […]