New AI Technique Significantly Boosts Medicare Fraud Detection

In Medicare insurance fraud detection, handling imbalanced big data and high dimensionality remains a significant challenge. Systematically testing two imbalanced big Medicare datasets, researchers demonstrate that intelligent data reduction techniques improve the classification of high imbalanced big Medicare data.

Women stroke survivors believe they will receive worse care in the emergency room

Women who have survived a stroke believe they are less likely to receive adequate emergency care – based on gender and race or ethnicity, a study shows. Researchers say future studies must focus on whether the beliefs these women hold about emergency care are leading to delays in stroke care.

GW Experts Available: More than 75,000 union health care workers are set to strike Wednesday

More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers are poised to walk off the job in five states and the District of Columbia after labor talks failed to advance over the weekend. A coalition of unions representing Kaiser workers had…

Ochsner Health to integrate generative AI into patient messaging

A small group of Ochsner clinicians will participate in testing a new Epic feature that drafts responses to routine patient requests, which will then be reviewed and edited by the clinicians. The feature is meant to speed up app response time to patients and allows doctors to spend more time with patients.

FAU Receives $750,000 Philanthropic Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease

A $750,000 philanthropic grant from the Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation will help FAU develop partnerships and programs that will establish best practice for coordinated care and research for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

New Online Tool Available to Help Health Care Providers Identify a Hard to Diagnose Breast Cancer

A new diagnostic scoring system, developed by renowned breast cancer experts, is now available as an easy-to-use online tool through Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization. This tool will help health care providers recognize and effectively diagnose a rare and aggressive breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer.

Study: health equity an important aspect of improving quality of care provided to children in emergency departments

A new multi-site study led by Indiana University School of Medicine found increasing pediatric readiness in emergency departments reduces, but does not eliminate, racial and ethnic disparities in children and adolescents with acute medical emergencies.

U.S. Infant Mortality Declined, But Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births Increased

Researchers examined time trends and racial inequities in infant mortality, low birth weight and preterm births from 2007 to 2019. Results showed that from 2014 to 2019 infant mortality fell, while low birth weight and preterm births rose. For all three indicators, researchers reported significant inequities between white and Black infants. When compared with white infants, Black infants experienced a significant twofold greater infant mortality and low birth weight and one-and-a-half times greater preterm birth rate.

Service-Obligated Program Providers Help Address Health Worker Shortages in New York State

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health released a new report— Service-Obligated Providers in New York State —that shows how service-obligated programs are helping fill critical health care gaps in underserved regions across New York State.
The report maps where health care professionals who received incentives, such as loan repayment, are fulfilling their service obligations, and includes regional breakdowns by provider type and programs utilized.

Can Recruiting International Nurses Address the U.S. Nursing Shortage?

The United States is facing a nursing staffing crisis, with high turnover rates exacerbated by poor management practices. To address this issue, some healthcare organizations and policymakers have turned to recruiting internationally educated nurses, but this alone is not a sustainable solution.

Moving epilepsy care closer to home: Dr. Gagandeep Singh and Dr. Meenakshi Sharma

Can bringing epilepsy care to people’s homes improve outcomes? ILAE spoke with two researchers who conducted a randomized trial of home-based care versus clinic-based care in northern India. Those receiving the home-based care, delivered by community health workers, had better outcomes.

Health Care Jobs Continue to Grow in New York, Yet Shortages Remain

The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health released a new report this month that provides an update on the state of the New York’s health care workforce, including data on job growth and employment projections.

Chulalongkorn University Holds the “Chula Health Care Body & Mind” Fest

The Center for Safety, Health and Environment of Chulalongkorn University (SHECU), Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center, the Physical Resources Management, the Department of Physical Therapy at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, the Center for Psychological Wellness at the Faculty of Psychology, and Chula Student Wellness have organized the “Chula Health Care Body & Mind” event under the CU Sustainable Well-Being project.

Physicians Should Screen Youth for Cyberbullying, Social Media Use

Researchers recommend primary care physicians screen adolescents and young adults for inappropriate or misuse of social media and cyberbullying utilizing screening tools developed for use in the health care setting. Physicians also can ask about the many symptoms that could be warning signs of cyberbullying such as sleep disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, academic problems, fatigue and headaches. They also can undergo training to detect bullying and ensure that their staff is trained appropriately.

Forbes Ranks University Hospitals as One of America’s Best Large Employers

For the second consecutive year, Forbes recognized University Hospitals (UH) as one of America’s Best Large Employers. UH earned the first spot among all health systems in Ohio. UH ranked 81st in the nation among businesses nationally with 1,000 or more employees. The recognition is based on independently conducted employee surveys.

Music beats beeps: Researchers find redesigned medical alarms can better alert staff and improve patient experience

Changing the tune of hospital medical devices could improve public health, according to researchers at McMaster University and Vanderbilt University.
“By simply changing the sounds in medical devices, we can improve the quality of healthcare delivery and even save lives,” said Michael Schutz, co-author and professor of music cognition and percussion at McMaster.

Language of Care: University of Utah Health Researchers Co-Design Health Care With the Deaf Community

Navigating health care is hard enough when English is your first language—imagine the difficulty when American Sign is your first language. How can we bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps needed to better care for patients? University of Utah Health is proud to present Language of Care, an incredible short film of how a community of Deaf patients are breaking barriers by co-designing their own care with U of U Health researchers.

FAU, Broward Health to Partner on Academic Medicine

FAU and Broward Health on Monday announced a partnership agreement that will provide academic medicine to Broward County, and opportunities to collaborate in the areas of education, clinical training and practice, health services administration and research.

MS Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Nationally Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, a leading provider of care for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in New Jersey, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. It is one of only two Centers for Comprehensive MS Care in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Telehealth cuts health care’s carbon footprint and patient’s costs during pandemic

UC Davis Health researchers assessed the carbon footprint and potential savings in lives, costs and time of telehealth visits during the pandemic’s first two years. They found that video visits in five UC health systems resulted in substantial savings in patient costs and carbon emissions.

Today: ANA2022 Media Roundtable to Spotlight Latest in Neuro Research

As the American Neurological Association’s 147th Annual Meeting wraps up today, October 25, the ANA is holding a Media Roundtable at 11 a.m. U.S. Central for reporters to access the latest developments in neurology and neuroscience.

Nurses Remain Passionate Despite Historical Issues in Need of Reform, According to Annual Industry Survey

A national survey of 2,000 employed and student nurses showed that nurses remain passionate about patient care despite ongoing industry challenges. Areas of dissatisfaction include pay rates/ compensation (86 percent), staff shortages (53 percent), stress (39 percent) and burnout (35 percent). Results also showed that 28 percent of nurses indicated their desire to leave the profession had increased dramatically since the pandemic, while those who said their desire to stay had increased since the pandemic dropped from 24 percent last year to 4 percent this year.

Suicide prevention training for health care providers a first step in longer-term efficacy

fter Washington became the first state to require suicide prevention training for health care providers, the University of Washington worked with experts and organizations to develop the All Patients Safe program. A new study shows how All Patients Safe helped providers of all specialties learn how to identify and respond to patients at risk of suicide.

WVU research finds LGBTQ people face barriers to health care, especially in rural areas

By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.

FAU Announces Formation of FAU Health Network

Three South Florida counties that collectively are home to the largest metropolitan population in the state will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region’s leading public and private academic and medical leaders.

Chula Excellence Cancer Center collabs with medical specialists from various fields to enhance treatment capabilities.

Chula now has an Excellence Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Cancer Center bringing together medical specialists from various areas of expertise to attend to cancer patients using the latest academic and technological know-how to enhance the quality of life and the possibilities of being cured for patients of all types of cancer.