Tag Archives: healthcare

Nurses unions have a bad idea for better healthcare

Last week, a union representing nearly 8,000 nurses and other medical service providers went on strike in Seattle. Members had many demands, such as higher pay and more authority over staffing decisions. But it appeared their main gripe was with understaffing and too-flexible nurse-to-patient ratios, citing nurse burnout and low patient satisfaction. The voices behind… Read More »

Healthcare Might Look Good in Plaid

By KIM BELLARD I don’t really follow FinTech — I can’t even keep up with HealthTech! — but it caught my eye when Visa announced that it was acquiring FinTech company Plaid for $ 5.3b; a 2018 funding round valued the company at $ 2.65b.  A 100% increase in valuation within a year suggests that something important… Read More »

MIT, Takeda collaborate on new healthcare AI applications

MIT’s School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company are working together to drive innovation and application of new artificial intelligence applications for healthcare and drug development. WHY IT MATTERSThe program, based at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health, or J-Clinic – which specializes in developing new healthcare AI tools – is… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare, presented by SBEC: House poised to pass bill restricting online sales of e-cigarettes

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! HOUSE POISED TO PASS VAPING RESTRICTION: The House is expected to pass a bill Monday to restrict online sales of… Read More »