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.…