Alison Buttenheim Appointed to National Committee on the Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines
Alison Buttenheim has been appointed to an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to provide a framework for the equitable allocation of vaccines for the novel coronavirus.
Kanye West needs help, but mental-health laws make it tough to intervene
The barriers to involuntary treatment — put in place in response to centuries of outrageous abuses done in the name of psychiatric care — are so high that most states require that the person must be an imminent threat to oneself or others to enforce treatment.
Patient, Can You Spare a Dime?
Hospitals are increasingly soliciting donations from patients, and the patients don’t much like it, a new survey finds.
Lower the cost of producing doctors, not just the price of going to medical school
Medicine has become a profession accessible mainly to the rich. Just look at the price tag for medical school.
Trump Says He ‘Aced’ a Cognitive Test. What Does That Really Mean?
Experts say one popular test that the president might have taken is by no means definitive, or even diagnostic.
Stereotypes Harm Black Lives and Livelihoods, but Research Suggests Ways to Improve Things
Recently, Katy Milkman, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, got to chat with Modupe Akinola about how stereotypes are formed, how they affect consequential decisions and how we can combat negative stereotypes.
An experiment in end-of-life care: Tapping AI’s cold calculus to nudge the most human of conversations
STAT spoke with 15 clinicians, researchers, developers, and experts in AI and palliative care to understand how such AI models are being deployed at Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and a community oncology practice near Seattle — and how they might be received by patients and providers if they’re rolled out more widely.
David Asch Wins AcademyHealth's Distinguished Career Award
Congratulations to David Asch, MD, MBA, who has won AcademyHealth’s highest career award.
Medical experts express concern over latest court challenge to ACA
The Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday night to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
National Palliative Care Research Center Awards Grant to Dr. Ravi Parikh
The National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) has named our department’s Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, a Kornfeld Scholars Program 2020 Grantee.
When Autism Advocacy Is "Partial"
Who decides what’s best for those who can’t speak for themselves, the severely autistic individuals who will require upwards of $2.4 million in care over the course of a lifetime, each? Should it be parents, or should it be autistic self-advocates?
Which country has the world’s best health care system?
Ezekiel Emanuel discusses global health care, pandemic response, and presidential leadership on The Ezra Klein Show.
Public health experts applaud Supreme Court's decision to preserve DACA
Atheendar Venkataramani: There are three reasons why the Supreme Court decision regarding DACA is a very good thing for public health.
Social Media's "Infodemic"
Medical ethicist Dominic Sisti explains why social media is valuable for health care providers, but can also be an “ethical gray zone” for Tweet-happy doctors that could ultimately harm the profession.
Is the American identity undergoing a transformation?
Dr. Zeke Emanuel Emanuel talk about what the US can learn from other countries when it comes to insurance companies, universal health care, and the high cost of drugs.
Many Medical Decision Tools Disadvantage Black Patients
Unbeknown to most patients, their race is incorporated into numerous medical decision-making tools and formulas that doctors consult to decide treatment for a range of conditions and services, including heart disease, cancer and maternity care, according to a new paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?
Dr. Zeke Emanuel's new book, which looks at health care systems from Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, comes out today.
The AI Revolution: For Patients, Promise and Challenges Ahead
AI has proven its potential for interpreting images, for example diagnosing lung cancer from a CT scan, but when it comes to using AI for supporting clinical decisions, like whether this patient should have chemo or that patient should go to the hospital, there's a risk that it won't help patients or could even be harmful, Ravi Parikh noted.
Nuremberg Code Addresses Experimentation, Not Vaccines
A bogus claim that “[v]accines are in direct violation of The Nuremberg Code” has been circulating on social media.