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Home hospital model reduces costs by 38%, improves care, study says

The home hospital model of care — in which select patients receive hospital-level care for an acute illness from the comfort of their own home instead of in a traditional hospital — has become increasingly popular across the U.S. A pilot study conducted by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital indicated that the model has the potential to lower… Read More »

Geisinger, IBM develop predictive model to identify at-risk sepsis patients

Geisinger has teamed with Big Blue to better diagnose and treat patients with sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition, using machine learning. By leveraging de-identified electronic health record data for more than 10,500 sepsis patients, Geisinger and IBM scientists developed a model to predict mortality by identifying “descriptive and clinical features,” such as age, prior cancer… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »

Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is… Read More »