Tag Archives: Study

Landmark Apple Watch AFib study yields mixed results

Dive Brief: Final results from the landmark Apple Heart Study, which studied if a heart-rate pulse sensor can be used to identify atrial fibrillation, were published by Stanford University researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The Apple-funded study that began with roughly 419,000 volunteers found a low likelihood of getting an… Read More »

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Study finds racial bias in Optum algorithm

A new study finds racial bias in an algorithm from Optum that is widely used by health systems. The algorithm helps hospitals identify high-risk patients, such as those who have chronic conditions, to help providers know who may need additional resources to manage their health. The authors of the study published in the American Association… Read More »

For Poor Kids, Less Time Spent on Reading, Exercise: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 — As they get older, poor kids tend to read and exercise less than their better-off counterparts, a new study finds. “How children spend their time has important implications for their emotional, social and cognitive development, and consequently for their future,” said lead study author Slawa Rokicki, an instructor at the… Read More »