Private sector steps in to protect online health privacy, but critics say it can’t be trusted

Most people have at least a vague feeling that someone somewhere is doing something wrong with the data fingerprints created by their online activities: perhaps their use of an app allows that company to build a profile of their habits, or maybe they continue to be tracked by advertisements. It’s more than a feeling. Many … Read more

Can machine learning predict and prevent mental health issues?

In a recent study published in the natural medicine journal, researchers assessed the effectiveness of the machine learning model in predicting mental health crises. Timely recognition of those at risk for mental health deterioration has been reported to improve disease outcomes. However, manually reviewing patient records to identify these individuals is impractical due to the … Read more

How has COVID-19 affected maternal mental health?

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in social and economic interactions, affecting health services and other important aspects of human life. Until the start of the Omicron wave (B.1.1.529), COVID-19 had already had a staggering impact on the world, with over 40% of the world’s population already infected once by … Read more

Deal between Dartmouth Health and Catholic Medical Center collapses after NH AG calls it unconstitutional

LEBANON — Dartmouth Health and GraniteOne Health, which includes Manchester Catholic Medical Center, are abandoning plans to combine forces after the state attorney general’s office said the proposed collaboration would violate New Hampshire’s constitution. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office released a report Friday opposing the proposed combination. In a statement, Attorney General John Formella … Read more

Growing health care burden related to COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv*preprint server, researchers assessed the health care burden of the long-running coronavirus disease (COVID) in Ontario, Canada. The post-acute period of COVID 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in a substantial increase in the utilization of healthcare facilities. However, the magnitude of the increase is unknown. Study: Post-acute healthcare burden after … Read more

The Town of Ferris will provide free medical services to all of its residents

Free Healthcare for All: The Town of Ferris will provide free medical services to all its residents This is not government health care. People will not be asked about insurance or income. It is the first municipality in Texas, and possibly the country, to find a way to help get free medical care to all … Read more

Merger of WVU Medicine and Thomas Health part of overall plan to secure local control of health care in West Virginia | Harrison News

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Credit Bureaus Remove Medical Debt, But Hospitals Can Prevent It

The three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – have a great influence on the financial well-being of millions of Americans. For the many people in our country who are burdened with medical debt, the bureaus plan to remove nearly 70% of that debt from consumer credit reports. Further illustrating just how serious … Read more

Cardinal Health Supply Chain Issues Drive Higher Costs for Healthcare Providers

Text size The supply chain crisis has not eased for Cardinal Health. The time of dreams More than two years into the pandemic, the supply chain crisis hasn’t abated since Cardinal Health , drug distributor and manufacturer of medical supplies. Shares fell 5.1% on Thursday after the company reported fiscal third-quarter results that beat Wall … Read more

Using Photovoice to Shine a Light on Health Inequalities Among Youth of Color During the Pandemic

Youth social justice movements are growing in the United States and around the world, tackling important issues such as climate change, racial justice, access to education and gun control . In health care, youth involvement can lead to better understanding of patients, engagement in services, and increased trust in services. It can also promote patient … Read more