Month: August 2021

The World Health Organization issued its first global report on artificial intelligence in late June, highlighting concerns of algorithmic bias in health care applications of AI. It accompanies a growing number of news stories exposing AI’s shortfalls. AI has come of age through the alchemy of cheap parallel (cloud) computing combined with the availability of
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A damning new U.N. report warning of certain devastation from climate change has been dubbed humanity’s “final wake-up call” by environmental experts. Speaking to CNBC Tuesday, environmentalists outlined the role companies, countries and individuals can play in stemming the crisis. They also shared their hopes for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties,
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During the pandemic, regulatory agencies deployed emergency measures left and right to speed care to patients. Today, that’s leaving the health care industry, and especially younger digital startups, in a tricky spot. Companies have benefited from the reduced regulatory burden of the pandemic — but it’s unclear how long they’ll get to ride the gravy
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HCA Healthcare acquired Mission Health to secure monopoly market power and inflate prices, according to the plaintifs behind a new lawsuit. HCA allegedly used “all-or-nothing” negotiation tactics with insurers, leading to higher care prices and insurance premiums in lopsided acute-care markets in North Carolina’s Buncombe and Madison counties, according to lawsuit filed in state court
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  A masked-up HIMSS gets underway The audiences are smaller and the exhibit hall far less crowded, but HIMSS, one of health tech’s biggest conferences, is
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Vernon Loucks, former CEO of Baxter International and Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame inductee, died Sunday at the age of 87. Loucks began working at the medical supply giant as assistant to then-head Bill Graham. Loucks rose up the ranks to become vice president of international business in 1968 and served as the top executive
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Honor Technology has acquired Home Instead, the company said. The acquisition will allow the companies to pair home care provider Home Instead’s network with San Francisco-based Honor Technology’s home care technology and operations platform. Combined, the two organizations generate more than $2.1 billion in annual home care services revenue. The companies did not disclose the
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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The latest effort to resolve a five-month-long strike by nurses at a Massachusetts hospital has ended without a settlement. Management at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester on Thursday presented what they called their “last, best and final” offer, which was promptly criticized by the nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association
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Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday called on the state’s residents to get vaccinated against Covid, citing concern about the delta variant and its potential to hinder economic progress. “We’re just urging everybody to get vaccinated,” Little said on CNBC’s “The Exchange.” Little said his biggest concern and “one of the most detrimental things” to
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