On Monday, the Associated Press reignited a debate that has divided clinicians, policymakers, and journalists: Should the term often used to describe our industry be "healthcare" or "health care"? Advocates on one side told the Daily Briefing their adversaries "are wrong and should be stopped," while others warned of "hokey" "absurdities."
Michelle Morgan, a dentist in Dallas, has won up to $1.2 million in funding to renovate a closed hospital that was one of the few hospitals to hire black physicians and offer health care services to black people during segregation, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, North Carolina, and Texas.
The Breakthrough Prize group, founded by tech titans including Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin, on Sunday night handed out $22 million in awards to researchers and scientists, including a $3 million prize to a researcher whose discovery could be key in the fight against cancer.
A 70-year-old patient with a "do not resuscitate" tattoo arrived unconscious and critically ill at a Florida ED—but in absence of ID or guidance from next of kin, did his tattoo count as a legally binding request? That's the conundrum that ED staff had to resolve in a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.