Tag: Healthcare Provision

Google strikes deal with HCA Healthcare to mine patient records to develop algorithms

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and national hospital chain HCA Healthcare Inc. have struck a deal to develop healthcare algorithms using patient records, the latest foray by a tech giant into the $3 trillion healthcare sector. Nashville, Tenn.–based HCA HCA, +0.77%, which operates across about 2,000 locations in 21 states, would consolidate and store with Google data from digital health records […]

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The 5 vulnerabilities that led to the colossal failure of nursing homes

Patricia Olthoff-Blank thought everything was going just fine at her mother’s nursing home in rural Buffalo Center, Iowa. Virginia Olthoff had lived there for 15 years, and the administration communicated frequently with her family about her care. Then Olthoff-Blank got a 3 a.m. call from an emergency room nurse. She learned, to her horror, that […]

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Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are facing. Over the last two decades, nearly 2,000 nursing homes have been acquired by private-equity firms. And we know that those firms face enormous pressures to quickly and substantially extract […]

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Some wealthy hospital donors received early COVID-19 vaccinations — those institutions have a wide variety of explanations

Relief over the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. quickly curdled into frustration over supply shortages, delivery problems, and unequal distribution. But one group has gotten a head start in receiving the coveted shots: people who’ve donated money to hospitals distributing the vaccine. Hospitals from coast to coast have offered their wealthy contributors early […]

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