While artificial intelligence "holds tremendous potential to improve medicine," it threatens to worsen existing health disparities, Dhruv Khullar, a physician and researcher, writes in a New York Times opinion piece. This is the reason, Advisory Board's Greg Kuhnen and Andrew Rebhan say, that the technology requires "constant vigilance."
Sutter Health's new chief population officer, Christopher Stanley, will help the health system "advance care coordination, eliminate duplication of services, and improve the patient experience," Rishi Sikka, Sutter's president of System Enterprises, said in a statement, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Massachusetts, and New York.
Small community hospitals are increasingly joining forces with larger health systems to provide access to more specialized care, but experts say it's important to fully evaluate these agreements—as a big name doesn't automatically mean better quality. Advisory Board's Andrea Martin provides four questions hospitals should ask when evaluating these options.
A new study shows consumers who searched online for health insurance during the latest open enrollment period frequently were directed to websites promoting short-term health plans and other types of non-Affordable Care Act compliant plans, with little information about the plans' limitations.
A large, randomized study of Australian EDs published in BMJ suggests that medical scribes could save hospitals up to $31.15 per scribed hour—with no significant risk to patient safety. Advisory Board's Hamza Hasan says the findings add to an "increasingly robust literature" in support of scribes, but urges caution that scribes won't be right for every practice.
Public speaking can be a lot less overwhelming with a bit of preparation. Writing in the New York Times, Adam Bryant, managing director at Merryck & Co., offers a complete guide to public speaking—and we've added the best advice from Advisory Board’s Craig Pirner about how to captivate your audience with your pitch, volume, tempo, and tone.
Over the course of three weeks, an 18-year-old professional athlete suffered from severe symptoms and nearly died—all thanks to a toothpick he didn't know he'd swallowed, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Denise Grady reports for the New York Times.