Thousands of scientists met at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this week in Chicago to discuss new findings about disease—which already afflicts 5.5 million Americans, and could affect three times as many by 2050. Here's the three most important things you should know about what they discussed.
A respiratory nurse from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta helped save the life of an eight-year-old girl who had stopped breathing after falling off of a float in a pool, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C.
CMS earlier this month proposed significantly overhauling the way Medicare reimburses doctors for office visits—and the changes could lower payments for those who treat more complex medical conditions. Advisory Board's Hamza Hasan, Tomi Odundimu, and Petra Esseling explain what these changes may mean for providers.
IBM's machine-learning system Watson for Oncology recommended "unsafe and incorrect" treatments for cancer patients, according to internal IBM documents obtained by STAT News. Advisory Board's Greg Kunen and Andrew Rebhan explain why "this story touches on a challenge artificial intelligence has faced for decades: the over-marketing and premature deployment of solutions."
It's illegal for physicians to practice medicine without a license in the United States—but a new paper challenges the assumption that licensing requirements necessarily benefit consumers, Lee Simmons writes for the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Hospitals treating victims of mass-casualty events often deploy extra security precautions, such as hospital lockdowns—but those lockdowns can separate visitors from loved ones being seen for unrelated conditions, prompting some hospitals to re-examine their response protocols, WLRN reports.