A paper published recently in Nature Communications shared code that can identify nearly 100% of Americans from practically any available dataset with as few as 15 attributes—a step that means it's becoming "increasingly unrealistic to ensure absolute anonymity," writes Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan. He outlines how providers should best respond.
HHS and FDA on Wednesday unveiled two potential pathways that entities in the United States could use to safely import drugs from other countries, where they are typically sold at lower prices. Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Regina Lohr explain why they're skeptical the move will have much impact beyond "political theater."
Carl Allamby was a car mechanic for over 20 years, but after taking a class at a local community college, he discovered his love for medicine. Now, at the age of 47, he's become a doctor, inspired in part by a desire to address the shortage of black physicians, Michael McIntyre writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Realizing that patients rarely change unhealthy behaviors in response to direct advice, clinicians are shifting to a new clinical approach that encourages "exploring, guiding, and choosing, rather than directing," physician Perri Klass writes for the New York Times.