Ian Read, executive chair for the pharmaceutical company, said Gottlieb's "expertise in health care, public policy, and the industry will be an asset," to the company, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Minnesota, and New York.
For years, doctors have known brain injury patients who are otherwise unresponsive can experience "hidden consciousness"—or brain response to outside stimuli that's detectable by MRI or EEG. Now, researchers at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital believe those signs of consciousness could be used to predict patient recovery.
It's been more than 20 years since a landmark study found nurses were severely underrepresented in news coverage—and a recent replication found that nurses are still sources for only 2% of quotes in health news stories, Kerry Dooley Young writes in a Medscape perspective.
HHS in a court filing Saturday said it is delaying implementation of a rule intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to providing certain medical care, including abortion care and medically assisted death.
A Veterans Affairs (VA) whistleblower alleges that she was directed to schedule fake appointments in order to improperly remove veterans from electronic wait lists in an effort to hide long wait times at a VA health care facility.