An analysis of tools used by Amazon's Alexa to diagnose symptoms and suggest treatments shows Alexa does not provide patients with adequate medical advice. Advisory Board's Anna Yakovenko and Emily Heuser outline three other innovative ways that hospitals and health systems are using Alexa to attract and retain patients.
ECRI Institute said in September it will re-launch the shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse database containing nearly 20 years of evidence-backed medical guidelines for thousands of conditions and procedures, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania.
Bill Gates, the principal founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader and prolific book-recommender: Since starting his blog in January 2010, he has recommended 185 books to his readers—of which 17 are related to health care.
A coalition of six physician groups are urging the Trump administration to reverse its decision to freeze billions of dollars in payments expected to be made to exchange insurers under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) risk-adjustment program.
Medical scientists increasingly want patients to donate massive amounts of sensitive personal information, from electronic health records to DNA data—either during their lives or after their deaths. But the modern age presents several unanswered questions around how this sensitive data will be used and whether scientists are prepared to keep the information safe.