Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has teamed up with Epic and Microsoft to create a tool that predicts whether a patient is likely to experience an adverse health event, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Louisiana, and Vermont.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says the United States' transition toward value-based payments in health care "is still far from reaching its potential," adding, "that transition needs to accelerate dramatically."
Intermountain Healthcare has launched one of the largest telehealth programs in the United States, called Connect Care Pro, which aims to serve rural and underserved communities while simultaneously reducing costs, according to health system officials.
More than 1,000 physicians have signed a pledge proposed in the Annals of Internal Medicine to discuss the risks of firearms with their patients, partly in response to evidence that many people killed by gunfire—especially in cases of suicide—are in contact with their doctors shortly before their deaths.
President Trump is reportedly eating a healthier diet on advice from White House doctor Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, mostly swapping out fast food for salads and red meat for fish, according to three sources familiar with the development, Jennifer Jacobs and Shannon Pettypiece write for Bloomberg.