Alphabet scoops up another former ONC head, Mayo Clinic's first chief digital officer and more digital health hires

Dr. Vindell Washington, the head on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT from August 2016 to January 2017, is the latest to jump on board at Alphabet’s Verily, according to tweets from fellow ONC vet-turned-Googler Dr. Karen DeSalvo, as well as from Verily’s communications lead. He comes directly from a position as Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Glaucoma patients left to go blind due to delays for NHS appointments

NHS patients are being left to go BLIND because of year-long delays in getting appointments for glaucoma and other vision-robbing conditions, damning report warns Probe finds lengthy delays at NHS eye services caused by severe lack of staff Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch predicts 22 people a month go blind Investigation launched after mother-of-three went blind after year of delays  Glaucoma […]

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Millennials have worse health than Generation X, and they’ll pay more for care, too, report says

Millennials are on track to be in poorer health than the previous generation, and Ohio medical experts warn that the trend could translate into higher health care costs and shorter lives. Millennials’ worse health is largely a result of an increase in behavioral issues such as depression and addiction, but also of hypertension and high cholesterol, among other factors, according […]

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How can healthcare achieve real technology driven transformation?

Real transformation in healthcare through the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, telecommunications, and other advanced technologies could provide significant improvements in healthcare quality, productivity, and access. The current status and future challenges and opportunities for integrating technology into consumer healthcare are discussed in a series of research and opinion articles published in a preview issue of Healthcare Transformation: Artificial […]

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Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but marriage makes it beat longer—especially for men

Dear Health Men: I’ve heard that being married improves one’s health. Sounds good, but is it really true? A: Regardless of your feelings about marriage, you may want to give it a try—especially if you’re concerned about your health. Researchers at New York University studied 3.5 million people and found that married people have lower risks of vascular disease, coronary […]

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