Casey’s Recent Stories
Health May 19More patients are taking home recordings of their doctor visits. But who else could listen?
Tech giants have developed speech recognition and machine learning technologies that allow doctors to automatically transcribe audio recordings.
Health Mar 17Hospitals are confronting a new opioid crisis: an alarming shortage of pain meds
Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple medications used to treat a wide array of patients.
Health Aug 26An Obamacare win: No ‘bare counties’ for health insurance next year
An insurer has stepped up to sell individual health insurance policies to the last county in the U.S. without Obamacare coverage in 2018.
Health Dec 25Fearing Medicaid cuts, states wield health data as a political weapon
Lawmakers who support expanding health coverage are using data to fight Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Health Sep 17Bedless hospitals treat patients and send them home the same day
As treatments get less invasive and recovery times shrink, a new kind of hospital is cropping up — the “bedless hospital.”…
Health Aug 13Hospitals are throwing out organs and denying transplants to meet federal standards
Hospitals across the United States are throwing away less-than-perfect organs and denying the sickest people lifesaving transplants out of fear that poor surgical outcomes will result in a federal crackdown.