Technology giants Google and Amazon are increasingly eying the health care sector, and last month the companies invested in the digital health startup Aiva Health, which currently is piloting voice-assistant technology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Health care leaders are increasingly recognizing the important role hospital architecture plays in patient experience and outcomes, Cheryl Heller writes for the Harvard Business Review. Advisory Board's Jessica Liu and Viggy Parr explain why "'social design' is not just a buzzword," and provide guidance for hospitals looking to use design to improve workflow and efficiency.
The move comes as Ascension is considering ending acute care at a facility it runs in the city, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, District of Columbia, and New York.
In medical school, doctors learn "to examine, to research, to treat," but they don't learn how to apologize—placing doctors at risk of becoming "'second victims' of our mistakes," Sara Manning Peskin, a neurology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
PCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of drugs that help reduce cholesterol levels, can be life-saving for some patients—but many don't have access to the drugs because of their extremely high prices, Gina Kolata writes for the New York Times.
There's an easy way to alleviate the stress that comes with public speaking: Treat it like stand-up comedy, Art Markman, a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, writes for the Harvard Business Review, listing three public speaking lessons to learn from stand-up comedians.
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that reinvigorated debate over radiation's effect on human health and led some to believe the Trump administration was looking to weaken radiation guidelines, Ellen Knickmeyer reports for the Associated Press. But the Trump administration is now trying to set the record straight.