Explore, Serve and Learn: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Students Work with Newark Community to Improve Health Care in City

For over a half-century, medical students at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have been helping the citizens of Newark improve their health and quality of life. Recently, the medical school opened its doors to the community it serves for an exchange of ideas to take this service to the next level.

Thinking outside the doctor’s office: Poll looks at older adults’ use of urgent care, retail clinics and more

Most older adults have embraced non-traditional sites for getting medical care that didn’t exist when they were younger, a new poll suggests. In the past two years, 60% of people age 50 to 80 have visited an urgent care clinic, or a clinic based in a retail store, workplace or vehicle.

Illinois Tech’s Institute of Design and UChicago Medicine’s innovation unit sign multi-year agreement to drive change in how and where healthcare is delivered

A new collaboration between the Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech and an innovation unit at the University of Chicago Medicine aims to change how South Side patients, healthcare providers and communities deliver and receive medical care.  This two-year effort brings together ID’s Equitable Healthcare Lab, which uses design methods to examine health systems processes and develop inclusive strategies and solutions, with UChicago Medicine’s Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI).

GW Expert Available: Survey Finds 100K Nurses Left Workforce Due to Pandemic-related Stresses

A new survey published Thursday by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing found that about 100,000 registered nurses in the U.S. left the workplace due to the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic. Another 610,388 RNs reported an “intent to leave”…

Study points to need for substantial improvement in heart attack outcomes across high-income nations

Analysis shows substantial differences in treatment, outcomes, and efficiency in heart attack care across six high-income countries despite well-established international guidelines

U.S. heart attack death rate was among the highest, even with adherence to recommended treatments and faring well on other measures

All countries excelled in some measures, but none excelled in all, even though well-established international guidelines are readily available

Though ‘unsurprising,’ U.S. Supreme Court decision on Affordable Care Act a relief for many

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should not come as a total surprise despite the conservative efforts to invalidate the law, according to West Virginia University policy and legal experts.…