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Health Highlight: Mon. 30, May.
Today’s Highlight(s): A look back at the best highlights from this month.
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We had a couple of recurring themes this month—AI and big policy moves were among the most prominent. Below is a brief recap of the headlines that shaped May’s Health Highlights.
“I find your lack of coverage disturbing: AI and health insurance.”
In a 2022 Forbes article, Albert Pomales, Co-Founder and CEO of KindHealth, an AI-powered navigator aimed at providing personalized insurance recommendations, discusses how insurance companies and providers are looking to AI to “potentially improve the accuracy of treatment protocols and health outcomes” while helping to mitigate internal risk and costs.
Key Takeaways from the Science for Patient Engagement Symposium’s Keynote by FDA Commissioner, Robert M. Califf, M.D.
The Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Science of Patient Engagement Symposium focused on Patient Empowerment and Digital Health, Robert M. Califf, MD, spoke first about the benefits of patient engagement and empowerment in managing healthcare. He specifically highlighted two programs—the Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) and the Patient Representative Program—that have demonstrated improved outcomes for patients.
A parasite study in Alabama found some disturbing results about infection rates in the impoverished Mississippi Delta.
In an article published in The Conversation on May 19th, Theresa Gildner, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at Washington University in Saint Louis, highlighted research from the Rural Embodiment and Community Health (REACH) study, which was launched in 2019.
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