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Bhekisisa

Joan van Dyk

3 August 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

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To combat the grief, trauma, and frustration caused by COVID-19 hospitalizations where families are cut off from loved ones and from most information about their care and condition, the staff at Vincent Pallotti Hospi...

The Reader

Chris Bowling

20 April 2020

Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

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Douglas County in Nebraska is so far the only county to record the race and ethnicity of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and that's due in large part to how the Douglas County Health Department has been conduc...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

22 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cuyahoga County enlists medical students and residents to help the overwhelmed city health staff tackle the coronavirus chaos. Among other administrative tasks, students interview patients who have tested positive for...

TheCable

Taiwo Adebulu

11 February 2020

Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria

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A hospital in Nigeria has implemented the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) system for patients to decrease mismanagement practices and increase transparency and accountability. The card that patients are give...

Quartz

Dave Gershgorn

17 June 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Project Spark is creating a platform for tech companies to request access to the health records of Ontario’s 14 million residents. One hundred companies have already expressed interest. The project is motivated by the...

The Washington Post

Christine Vestal

15 January 2018

United States

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Prescription drug mointoring programs provide a doctor with information about a patient’s prescriptions and—in some states—drug-related hospitalizations and arrests. With this tool, doctors are better able to identify...

Politico

Arthur Allen

18 December 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Sharing data between health care centers and community social services lowers health care costs and increases access to vital assistance. A software platform developed by the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (P...

The Guardian

Lucy Jolin

28 November 2017

England

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The healthcare world is highly innovative right now as it tries to make medicine more personalized and harnesses engineering. Hitachi is trying to aggregate data in order to prevent disease and help the healthcare sy...

Politico

Arthur Allen

16 November 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The city of Louisville, built and sustained largely by pollution-inducing industries such as rubber factories and bourbon distilleries, is grappling with how to make the city air cleaner. The novel Air Louisville stud...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

23 September 2017

India

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The Million Death study revealed that the child mortality rate in India has decreased over the past 15 years. These results are most likely due to vaccine drives, free diagnostics, more health clinics and other such i...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

1 September 2017

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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The opioid crisis has resulted in numerous addictions, overdoses and deaths, leading North Carolina to reassess how they are handling the crisis. A rapid-response team checks on users after being given naloxone, heal...

Wired

Keren Landman

30 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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When admitted to see a doctor, legal sex is typically documented, but gender identity can oftentimes be overlooked. Realizing this gap in identifying potential health factors, a software developer began implementing w...

Vox

Julia Belluz

29 June 2017

California, United States

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The USA is seeing rising maternal mortality rates in recent years. It shows higher rates than most developed countries, in part due to the country's lack of attention to women's health. California is reversing this tr...

KNME-PBS

Megan Kamerick

5 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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Heroin and opiate addiction is a growing problem across the country, but it’s also a familiar concern in Rio Arriba county. Local health officials have tried for years to reduce the number of overdose deaths in the co...

Small Towns Big Change

Leah Todd

5 August 2016

Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

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In Española, New Mexico, a state-funded program called the Pathways Community HUB Model brings law enforcement, health care providers, and treatment centers together to make sure they have a whole picture of each addi...

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

4 August 2016

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Improving health care with the patient’s goals in mind requires in-person consultations and a system that efficiently collects data from the patient’s medical history and treatment. The Camden Coalition Health Informa...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Rebecca Plevin

13 May 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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One challenge of the United States’ health care system involves keeping costs down while simultaneously improving the level of quality care. Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has adopted electronic medical rec...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Rebecca Plevin

6 May 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States health care system is expensive and enables doctors to prescribe costly brand name medication instead of generic versions. Sutter Health assembles its doctors a few times a week to review with electr...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

27 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The health care system in the United States is not only expensive, but also its social inequities and infrastructure fail to aid patients’ individual needs. Iora Primary Care in Seattle offers a monthly stipend for ph...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

3 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...

Forbes

Robert Langreth

20 June 2005

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical errors kill 100,000 Americans every year. A new vanguard is out to fix the fatal flaws, mostly by evaluating processes and looking for points of breakdown or confusion.

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