Despite its recognized importance in all facets of health and healing, nutrition is often overlooked and underserved—and not just within the general population. There is also a significant gap in how nutrition is addressed in healthcare settings, which creates a critical “blind spot” in patient care.
The VA's new National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) is incorporating input from veterans and its partners across federal agencies, industry, nonprofits, and academia to prioritize AI R&D to improve veterans' health and public health initiatives, the VA said in a press release.
Providing both assistance and assurance to patients after being discharged from the hospital can drastically curb readmissions — and significantly cut health care spending in turn. That was the goal of a Georgetown Home Care (GHC) pilot program launched earlier this year.
Patient care coordination appears to be more of a challenge in the United States than in other countries. Fewer U.S. primary care physicians receive information from specialists about changes in their patients’ medications and care plans than their counterparts in seven other high-income countries.