IBM has modified its Watson for Oncology technology to start incorporating localized treatment advice and patient data amid concerns about the accuracy of the machine's recommendations, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Florida, and New York.
As artificial intelligence (AI) works its way into health care, some have wondered whether it can replace the intuition of a human doctor—but a new MIT study suggests that it can't. That means health systems should focus AI efforts on areas in which the technology can augment human decision-making, Advisory Board's Greg Kuhnen and Andrew Rebhan write.
Ethical case studies used to teach students how to handle ethical dilemmas often "miss the point"—and future doctors should instead read fiction, a recent paper argues, Sam Kean reports for The Atlantic.
Insurers in many states are seeking single-digit premium rate increases for health plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges—and some are even seeking premium decreases, marking a significant change from several years of double-digit rate increases.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warns women and their health care providers against the use of devices for procedures—referred to as vaginal rejuvenation—to eliminate or reshape vaginal tissue to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, sexual function, or urinary incontinence.
CMS Hospital Compare data show that, on average, only 49% of hospitals nationally followed sepsis treatment guidelines in the first nine months of 2017. However, Advisory Board's Veena Lanka says this statistic isn't quite as alarming as it seems and gives four reasons why you shouldn't panic.