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Safety Salute: Brigham and Women’s Hospitalist Recognized for Inter-hospital Transfer Research
The transfer of patients between acute care hospitals (known as inter-hospital transfer, or IHT) occurs regularly: over 100,000 hospitalized Medicare patients undergo IHT yearly, with greater frequency among patients who require specialized care. While often necessary, IHT practices vary and can expose patients to gaps in the continuity of care - which can lead to poor and/or incomplete communication regarding care of the patient during transfer.
Addressing Race-based Algorithms in Medical Care
As a bi-racial person, this article in Becker's Health IT really resonated with me. The article raises important issues of how race is addressed in medical care through the use of algorithms. These algorithms factor race into medical decisions, however they tend to look at race as a social factor rather a biological one.
For those of us working in health care, we knew at the end of 2019 that a serious situation was evolving. By January 2020, regular discussions were underway regarding use of precautions as reports of infected individuals grew. But no one fully appreciated that this emerging virus would so quickly become a once-in-a-century pandemic.