Trilliant Health unveils new hospital benchmarking tool

Trilliant Health unveils new hospital benchmarking tool

Trilliant Health says its SimilarityIndex now benchmarks hospitals to help inform evidence-based strategic planning for competitive analysis, mergers and acquisitions, clinical quality program management and other strategic initiatives. WHY IT MATTERS The machine learning-powered index is intended to reveal which hospitals are most similar based on factors including quality, operations and financial results with the … Read more

how to improve eye health

1. The Importance of Eye Health As we age, our eyesight changes and we become more susceptible to eye diseases. It is important to take steps to protect our vision and maintain our eye health. One way to improve our eye health is to eat a healthy diet. This means eating plenty of fruits and … Read more

Virtual reality helps train Defence medics in Australia

Virtual reality helps train Defence medics in Australia

A new virtual reality software to augment the medical training of combat medics in Australia has been launched with support from the Department of Defence. WHAT IT’S ABOUT Developed by first responder training company Real Response, the Virtual Tactical Combat Care (VTC3) programme provides users with an immersive and personalised training experience to practice their … Read more

Bird Flu Found in Dolphin in Florida and Porpoise in Sweden

Bird Flu Found in Dolphin in Florida and Porpoise in Sweden

The Florida dolphin, a young male, was found in March in a canal in Dixie County, where area residents noticed that the animal had become trapped between the pilings of a pier and a sea wall, said Dr. Michael Walsh, a veterinarian at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine who leads the university’s … Read more

CDC awards $9M for long COVID data system

CDC awards $9M for long COVID data system

Using the Indiana Network for Patient Care research database managed by the Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute will mine data from state electronic health records to determine the prevalence and measure trends and outcomes of persistent COVID-19 symptoms. WHY IT MATTERS Precise, data-driven estimations can help clinicians better understand and … Read more

A ‘Period Dignity Officer’ Seemed Like a Good Idea. Until a Man Was Named.

A ‘Period Dignity Officer’ Seemed Like a Good Idea. Until a Man Was Named.

LONDON — Scotland gained worldwide praise when it passed a pioneering period act, making tampons and pads free by law and instructing schools to make them available in every building. One region even instituted a “period dignity officer.” Then the role was given to a man. The appointment of Jason Grant, a former personal trainer, … Read more

Mayo Clinic to use blockchain for hypertension clinical trial

Mayo Clinic to use blockchain for hypertension clinical trial

Beginning this month, Mayo Clinic will onboard a blockchain-integrated platform by Triall for a two-year multicenter pulmonary arterial hypertension trial that includes 10 research sites and more than 500 patients. WHY IT MATTERS By building an immutable blockchain-registered audit trial with Triall’s Veritable Proof API, Mayo Clinic will test end-to-end clinical data integrity – from … Read more

Freenome, working with Oracle Cerner network, launches multiomics oncology study

Freenome, working with Oracle Cerner network, launches multiomics oncology study

Freenome on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Sanderson Study, which will use its multiomics platform, in combination with real-world data, some derived from Oracle Cerner’s Learning Health Network, to improve detection and treatment of several cancers. WHY IT MATTERSSan Francisco-based Freenome’s multiomics platform can enable earlier detection of cancer using a standard blood … Read more

HHS awards $20 million to address disparities in maternal and infant health

HHS awards $20 million to address disparities in maternal and infant health

Photo: Oscar Wong/Getty Images The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, has announced investments of more than $20 million to reduce disparities in maternal and birth outcomes. The funding will help expand and diversify the workforce caring for pregnant and postpartum individuals, increase access to obstetrics care in … Read more

How can psychology help people in their everyday lives?

Everyday life can be a challenge. Whether you are trying to juggle work and family or managing stress and anxiety, there are times when it can be tough to get through. But there are also opportunities for growth and change. With the help of psychology, you can learn how to manage your emotions and improve … Read more