As we honor Mental Health Month, there are many calls to reduce suffering. Seems reasonable, right? It’s even in California’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), where public systems are called to “reduce subjective suffering.” And as we broadly focus more on outcomes in health, measuring suffering (and hopefully its reduction)
Many of the buzzy applications of AI in healthcare we hear about involve medical IoT, computer vision for radiology or disease prediction. But the fact is, many health institutions that just aren’t there yet with adoption. With limited budgets and dated systems, can public health agencies tap into the power
About two-thirds of the way through her Analytics Experience presentation, Dr. Tricia Wang showed a video from Frans de Waal, a world-renowned primatologist. The video showed two monkeys receiving rewards for giving a researcher a rock. Each time a monkey handed over a rock it received a piece of cucumber.
People across the country (and world) are not getting the care they need. There are many data efforts to address that, but I personally believe traditional analytics are short-sighted, too illness-focused, and remarkably negative. We need to take a more holistic approach to data, policy, and health care, including traditional
Stigma and discrimination in behavioral health, while improving, remain obstacles to people seeking care. And any obstacles need to be addressed, because those struggling with behavioral health and mental illness are simply not getting the help they need. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “The percentage of young
What message do former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner have in common? They all asserted the importance of person-centered care in their respective remarks at HIMSS two weeks ago in Las Vegas. Person-centered care treats the patient/healthcare consumer as an