Big data is big in health care. With #data from police and social services, #hospitals could help patients who constantly show up at the #ER.

It's probably PI to call them this, but they are known as frequent flyers. An editorial in The Boston Globe this morning lauds a new program -- which calls them "Frequent Utilizers " --  aimed at helping hospital  staff help patients who show up at the ED again and again. Researchers, police officers, and doctors … Continue reading Big data is big in health care. With #data from police and social services, #hospitals could help patients who constantly show up at the #ER.

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Tuesday, Globe series targets racial disparities in health care. Conclusion: The color line exists in sickness as in health.

The Boston Globe's series on race focuses on health disparities on Tuesday. Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals … Continue reading Tuesday, Globe series targets racial disparities in health care. Conclusion: The color line exists in sickness as in health.

Another reason we need The Boston Globe – nursing home coverage

As The Globe heads for another round of buyouts,  consider one of many reasons we so need a robust news operation in town: your parents. Or maybe your grandparents. Or anyone who lives or works in a nursing home in the state. Kay Lazar has been doing some great reporting on conditions in and regulation … Continue reading Another reason we need The Boston Globe – nursing home coverage