Tag Archives: healthcare

Physicians, patients see race and trust in healthcare differently, poll finds

Dive Brief: About half of physicians and even more patients said the U.S. healthcare system discriminates against people a great deal, a good amount or somewhat, according to a survey out Tuesday from the nonpartisan research group NORC at the University of Chicago. Patients’ trust in their primary doctor rises with age and income, though… Read More »

Healthcare, Heal Thyself! How the Industry Can and Should Play the Trust Card

The emergence of the COVID-19 vaccine “infodemic” has slowed the ability for nations around the world to emerge out of the public health crisis. Growing cynicism among some health citizens facing the politicization of public health tactics like vaccines and facial masks is what we’re talking about. At the root is peoples’ lack of trust… Read More »

Google strikes deal with hospital chain to use patient data for healthcare algorithms

Google struck a deal with national hospital chain HCA Healthcare to use its patient data to develop algorithms that could guide doctors’ medical decisions, increasing the tech giant’s foothold in the healthcare sector. HCA, which operates 181 hospitals and more than 2,000 healthcare sites in 21 states, would give Google anonymized data from patient health… Read More »

Overdose deaths during pandemic may be linked to mental healthcare access

According to experts, difficulties in accessing mental healthcare could be linked to excess deaths due to drug overdoses during the pandemic. On Monday, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the polling firm Morning Consult released a survey of 2,200 adults that found many faced significant barriers in accessing mental healthcare. This follows a newly released study… Read More »