Amazon Web Services is selling a new language processing service designed to mine unstructured medical data from electronic health records to extract information on diagnoses, medical dosages, symptoms, and other health-related details. Advisory Board's Greg Kuhnen says they're "a welcome entrant to the field, but will have to face many serious players who are already doing similar work."
Mark Baiada, founder and former president of Bayada Home Health Care, last week announced that the company will be giving away $20 million to its roughly 32,000 employees, as the company prepares to become a nonprofit in January, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, New Jersey, and Virginia.
In 2017, 12% of American households reported uncertainty about having, or being able to acquire, enough food. This food insecurity has profound effects on health—leading many providers to focus on the issue as a way to help their patients and achieve their population health objectives. But do you really understand the link between food security and health? Read these 10 facts to learn more.
A Washington Post investigation suggests HCR ManorCare's nursing homes saw an increase in health-code violations after Carlyle Group and investors extracted $1.3 billion from the company in 2011. HCR ManorCare, which has since been acquired by a nonprofit group, disputed the findings, arguing the Post's analysis "is not a valid approach to evaluate and compare nursing home quality."
RN and physicians/surgeons are among the 10 occupations with the largest pay gaps between men and women, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, who offer three ways employers can address this issue.
A Boston-based company this month opened the first mental health retail clinic in a Walmart store in hopes of expanding access to mental health services—but some mental health experts are skeptical of the endeavor, Felice Freyer reports for the Boston Globe.