Tag Archives: Care

Venezuela’s war on children at a ‘breaking point’ over lack of medical care

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW The cries of millions of children still languishing inside Venezuela all too often go unanswered as the deteriorating conditions and the iron-grip of the Maduro regime has set the stage for once eradicated diseases to run rampant, trauma medicine to vanish, infant mortality to drastically spike, and for simple health skirmishes… Read More »

Pittsburgh provider to offer ICU teleconsults to expand care

Allegheny Health Network, an 8-hospital delivery system based in the Pittsburgh area, is working with Mercy Health System’s telehealth program—Mercy Virtual—to deliver care services across Western Pennsylvania. At Allegheny, telehealth consultations for ICU patients will be available on a 24/7 basis to give complete coverage for all physicians, with intensivists conducting the consultations, says Chong… Read More »

Opinion | The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »

The Health Care Benefits of Combining Wearables and AI – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary There’s enormous interest in applying AI to nearly every area of healthcare. But not every application of AI in healthcare will produce similar benefits. One area that stands to benefit most is remote monitoring of large numbers of people. Wearable devices can transmit volumes of clinical data – blood pressure, respiratory rate, oxygen levels,… Read More »