Doctors Medical Center in Modesto lets their child patients drive to their surgeries in toy cars, which the hospital says helps alleviate stress, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, California, and Maryland.
As CarolinaEast, a 350-bed medical center, weathered Hurricane Florence last week, it had to board hundreds of employees, manage near-shortages of medications, and operate without any support staff. Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer spoke with Rosanne Leahy, CarolinaEast's CNO, for an inside look at the worst of the storm—and the remarkable acts of kindness that emerged in its wake.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are using new tools to access mental health treatment—including speaking with mental health-focused "chatbots." But are these tools ready for clinical use? Advisory Board’s Peter Kilbridge and Andrew Rebhan discuss the upsides of these tools—and three takeaways for providers on their potential for adoption.
To keep drug prices down, CVS launched a new program to allow self-funded insurers to exclude coverage for treatments that cost more than $100,000 per quality-adjusted life year gained, but the move is sparking intense industry debate.
Exercising to build muscle is "the closest thing to the fountain of youth that we have," according to one expert. Here's your guide to why muscle-building matters, as well as the evidence-backed way to exercise for the best results, Anahad O'Connor writes for the New York Times.
Physicians, hospitals, and reporters frequently share miraculous success stories of cancer patients saved by so-called "precision medicine," but they leave out a very important fact: Precision medicine fails for up to 93% of patients. Advisory Board's Deidre Saulet explains why there's so much hype around the concept—and five ways oncology providers can be more transparent.