George Washington University Launches Medicaid Workforce Tracker

To improve access to high-quality Medicaid services, experts must first locate the gaps in healthcare providers available to patients who rely on this health insurance. Researchers at the George Washington University today launched an interactive online tracking system that identifies states and counties in the United States that suffer from a shortage of primary care providers who see Medicaid patients.

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.

Engineers design UV sterilization stations to aid healthcare workers during coronavirus pandemic

Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have designed sterilization stations that use ultraviolet light to kill the coronavirus on any contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and face shields.

People flocking to rural areas during COVID-19 pandemic may stretch limited health resources beyond their limit

Those fleeing from major cities like New York to evade the COVID-19 pandemic might stretch already limited rural healthcare resources beyond their limit, says Pamela Stewart Fahs, professor and expert in rural nursing at Binghamton University, State University of New…