As providers, it's easy to focus on giving good medical advice to patients—without stopping to consider whether patients actually understand what you're saying, Sachin Jain, president and CEO of CareMore Health System, writes in Forbes. He outlines six common patient misconceptions and how doctors can correct them.
Verily, the life sciences branch of Google's parent company Alphabet, is joining with Kettering Health Network and Premier Health to open an opioid rehabilitation center in 2020, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In an unusual broadside, the New York Times editorial board last week warned consumers that 23andMe's genetic screening tests are "more parlor trick than medicine"—and now 23andMe's CEO is pushing back against the media giant, defending the tests' accuracy and potential to increase access to genetic screening.
"Would you be surprised if this patient dies in the next 6 months?" Even in the language of physicians, who often must talk frankly about disease and death, that question may seem unusually blunt—even unsettling. But that's the question that NYU Langone recently added to its EHR admission process. Its goal? To identify patients who could benefit from palliative and other end-of-life services—many of whom Langone had previously not identified until it was too late.
While there's been some debate in the media over guidance to abstain from alcohol while pregnant, Jen Gunter, an OB-GYN shares what she deems "an inconvenient truth": "It's medically best not to drink alcohol in pregnancy. Not even a little."
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 to temporarily block a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and set certain building and equipment standards for facilities where abortions are performed.
The U.S. uninsured rate and has declined since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, but the percentage of underinsured U.S. adults has grown, according to a survey brief from the Commonwealth Fund released Thursday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) drew headlines last week with its proposal to allow three times as many veterans to seek VA-funded care at private health care providers—drawing praise from some stakeholders for increasing the options available to veterans, but sharp criticism from Democrats who see the move as a step toward privatizing VA's health system.