Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers—apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program.
No technology can ease the despair in meeting with parents whose child you've just diagnosed with cancer. These conversations require compassion, time and humanity. But better technology can help scale the time humans have to make such uniquely human connections.
What if there were a safe space where patients with an addiction could practice saying "no" to drugs or alcohol? An experimental virtual reality therapy offers such an alternative.
Prosecutors say a 43-year-old New Jersey man and others used The Good Samaritans of America and offers of free ice cream to gain access to low-income senior housing complexes and convince them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing.
Errors related to diagnosis accounted for 33% of medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017, beating out all other reasons for such lawsuits and highlighting the challenges physicians face in making clinical decisions.
Hospital lab personnel are asking the CMS to roll back a 2016 policy that allows nurses to analyze lab tests. The request comes as such tests become more complex and widely used.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play a key role in population health in the areas of disease risk and prevention by helping reduce hospitalizations and even offering patients an avenue for self-managed care.
Our in-depth special report explores the role of AI in healthcare and its slow growth in the industry, including how artificial intelligence can improve medical diagnosis, deliver a competitive edge with data, impact healthcare supply chains and play a role in addressing population health.
Whether artificial intelligence and machine learning revolutionize healthcare over the next few years remains to be seen, but based on spending projections, the market is about to take off.
At Advocate's second simulation center, clinicians and others practice improving patient safety.
Proteus makes digital sensors for pills that track medication adherence, including in Abilify Mycite, the first of such drugs to receive FDA approval.
Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that a toxin from the Peruvian green velvet tarantula was able to alleviate pain.