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Telemedicine use surging in coronavirus pandemic

As people avoid hospitals and doctors’ offices to slow the spread of coronavirus, they’re increasingly using telemedicine—virtual connection with medical professionals via mobile devices or computer—according to a March 19, 2020 WGBH story. Several large telehealth companies are…

Can hospitals across the nation keep up?

New models developed by researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health project that, as the number of coronavirus patients increases in the U.S., the pressure on hospitals across…

Climate in the clinic

Physicians, health leaders discuss how to address the health impacts of climate change February 19, 2020 – Climate change—and how it affects health—should be front and center for doctors, health care workers, and hospitals. That was the key…

Opinion: Medical community can help advance climate action

In the face of the current administration’s inaction on climate change, medical professionals can take steps to protect people from the health harms caused by increasing levels of carbon pollution, say two experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Was Neil Armstrong’s death due to a medical error?

The death of astronaut Neil Armstrong in 2012 after heart surgery may have occurred because of incompetent post-surgical care, according to recent news reports. Armstrong’s family received a $6 million confidential settlement in 2014 from Mercy Health Fairfield…

Do hospital mergers help patients?

A proposed merger of two large hospital systems in North Carolina could drive up prices and worsen quality of care for patients, according to health economists. An April 18, 2019 North Carolina Health News article outlined plans by…

Hospital readmission penalties’ effectiveness questioned

A U.S. program that penalizes hospitals with high readmission rates may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study. The study found that although hospital readmissions decreased among patients with heart failure in the…

How new tech is forcing hospital CIOs to evolve

Rapid changes in health care technology have led to new challenges and expectations for chief information officers (CIOs) at hospitals, according to reports. A March 4, 2019 article in HealthTech Magazine examined how the rise of electronic health…