Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Google is continuing to push its way into health care, but its most recent partnership with Ascension has triggered a federal inquiry. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will investigate Google's efforts to collect health data on millions of Americans. Read More
• If sometimes it seems like the health care industry is stuck in the 1970’s, you are not imagining it. According to a new survey, 89 percent of health care organizations are still heavily reliant on a piece of technology that many consider obsolete, the fax machine. How can we expect these organizations to communicate effectively when they are stuck faxing important information back and forth? Read More
• It may be up to the big-box retailers to revitalize rural health care. For the millions of Americans who struggle to get affordable, timely medical care these retailers can offer a convenient place to turn to. Adding telehealth capabilities to our existing retail infrastructure could significantly expand access to top-notch care—and reduce costs for patients and the health care system. Read More
• While there is no doubt that machine learning (ML) applications will dramatically improve health care, we have a tendency to get a little overzealous with predictions. CEOs from across health care have identified three common myths surrounding the future of ML in health care. Read More
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