Every year, one in 10 American adults over age 60 experience elder abuse, which includes mistreatment or neglect in the areas of physical, emotional, sexual, and social in nature. With an aging population increasing rapidly and care becoming more expensive and regulated, the world recognizes June 15 as Elder Abuse Day to raise awareness and improve outcomes for older adults.
Researchers found that a deep learning network could predict adverse cardiovascular events in a study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging virtual annual meeting. The network combined artificial intelligence and cardiac imaging in data from over 20,000 patients.
Vikas Singla, chief operating officer of Securolytics, faces 17 counts of "intentional damage to a protected computer and one count of obtaining information from a protected computer" stemming from a cyberattack on Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga., in 2018. The medical center had contracted with the security firm when the cyberattack occurred.
If an artificial intelligence tool looks too good to be true, people should assume it is, according to a Forrester report. Tech executives should be aware of the promise and limitations of data science, AI and related tools, which are only as good as the data they are given and should be measured against goals to ensure they achieve what is intended.
A consortium of health care giants including Cleveland Clinic, Anthem and Aetna has launched a new venture called Avaneer Health that aims to use blockchain technology to eliminate efficiencies in the US health care system. The new venture, a member-based utility network, will be led by Stuart Hanson from JPMorgan Chase.
Artificial intelligence can comb through gene expression data to forecast patient outcomes with COVID-19, a study published in eBiomedicine found. "This coronavirus may be new to us, but there are only so many ways our bodies can respond to an infection," study author Debashis Sahoo said in a statement.
A security breach that affected cloud-based storage vendor Elekta compromised the protected health information, including names, Social Security numbers, medical diagnosis and treatment details, of 8,000 patients at the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma. Cancer Centers notified HHS of the breach earlier this month.
It's increasingly clear that social factors are important to health outcomes, but failure to capture them in performance and quality metrics can perpetuate rather than mitigate problems. Lisa Lines, senior health services researcher at RTI International, has been working on a solution that leverages associations between neighborhood-level conditions and population-level costs and health outcomes, and the approach enables experts to tease out factors like housing availability, food and other variables that can influence well-being.
Establishing clear guidelines, setting productivity expectations and taking steps to protect data can help manage a post-pandemic hybrid workforce, according to Harris Health System CIO David Chou, South Shore Hospital CIO Cara Babachicos and Imprivata President and CEO Gus Malezis. "Managing remote teams is a very different skillset, especially if you haven't done it before," said Chou during a recent panel discussion on the issue.
Five hospital marketing executives discuss the factors that should be considered by hospitals or health systems before pursuing rebranding. Chris Roth, chief marketing officer at UW Health, said rebranding is a growth process for health systems as a result of expansion of their health care services and patient base, while Tricia Geraghty of Children's Wisconsin said a hospital must consider rebranding if its current brand does not reflect its strategy.