September 22nd 2023
Prostate cancer cases have increased after years of decline. Evan Goldfischer, president of LUGPA, talks about the need to increase awareness and outreach.
September 20th 2023
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
September 9th 2023
Duke Health names the organization's first chief data scientist and other leaders take new roles.
September 7th 2023
Disparities persist in mortality by race, researchers found. Improved readiness for pediatric care in hospitals appears to reduce disparities, but a gap still remains.
How Truveta is aiming to improve health equity
The organization, formed by some of America’s top health systems, is providing more insights on the social determinants of health. Charlotte Baker of Truveta talks about how data can close disparities.
New breast cancer screening guidelines draw praise, and some criticism
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women should start screenings at age 40. But some say the panel should have called for women to get mammograms every year.
Highlights from HIMSS: AI and other hot topics
Artificial intelligence dominated the health technology conference, but it wasn’t the only fascinating topic of discussion.
Health tech companies urged to design products with equity in mind
At the HIMSS Conference, healthcare leaders urged those developing digital solutions to make sure they aren’t just accessible to the affluent. And they stressed that health equity is everyone’s responsibility.
WVU Medicine uses technology to improve care in rural areas | HIMSS 2023
The West Virginia University Health System has added a host of small hospitals to its system. Kimberly Clarke of WVU Medicine says technology is the key to leveling the playing field.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf talks about health equity and digital health | HIMSS 2023
More leaders are pursuing concrete plans to close disparities, Wolf said, and offering more digital health options is a critical element in expanding access to underserved groups.
AI in healthcare requires ‘approach of exploration’ | HIMSS 2023
Healthcare leaders see great promise and significant challenges with the use of artificial intelligence. But expect AI to be used more and more.
Diversity in healthcare: Recruiting is one step, but the key is retention
More systems are stressing the importance of employing more members from minority groups. A group of leaders outlined some ways those efforts can have lasting effects.
‘Woefully inadequate’: Hospitals criticize Medicare's proposed payment plan
CMS has proposed a 2.8% increase for Medicare’s inpatient rates. The American Hospital Association calls it insufficient in light of high inflation and a history of inadequate reimbursements.
Fatima Paruk of Salesforce sees ‘huge opportunity’ for health equity
Even with longstanding problems, there’s more momentum to close gaps in outcomes. She talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about linking equity to business goals, getting started, and building on progress.
Nine from ViVE: Takeaways from the digital health conference
The four-day event drew thousands of healthcare leaders to Nashville. Here are some thoughts from conversations and panels in Music City.
Jay Bhatt of Deloitte: Health equity ‘can’t be a side hustle’ | ViVE Conference
Hospital leaders must ensure it’s a goal throughout the entire organization, and there must be accountability, he tells Chief Healthcare Executive.
Hospital at home and health equity: Aiming to close disparities
The directors of home hospital programs say they offer new opportunities to improve patient care for all populations.
After ‘stunning’ 40% rise in maternal deaths, health leaders demand action
Experts say they’re alarmed by the increase in maternal mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Black women are much more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications.
Hospitals and health equity: Examples of novel strategies
Some health systems have partnered with other community organizations and made a significant difference.
Most adults with medical debt owe money to hospitals: Report
Nearly half of adults with medical debt have been contacted by collection agencies, and some patients with lower-incomes aren’t getting discounted rates, according to the Urban Institute.
These are the top 10 threats to patient safety in 2023
ECRI, a nonprofit focused on protecting patients, releases its annual list of the most pressing concerns. Marcus Schabacker, CEO of ECRI, talked with us about the leading issues.
Despite delay in screenings, no rise in breast, colon or cervical cancer … for now
While some delayed exams in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an Epic Research study finds no increase in cancer cases. Christopher Alban of Epic talks about the study, and the need for more investigation.
Making health equity sustainable: Helping patients and the bottom line
Ankoor Shah of Accenture talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the need for better data, and why technology is a key element in closing disparities.
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