Author Archives: HMJ at UGA

Predicting pandemics: It’s not easy, but researchers are trying

Scientists— frustrated with insufficient prediction models— are more frequently turning to Twitter posts and Google searches to monitor in real time how viruses like seasonal influenza and other communicable diseases may spread. But it’s complicated…

Why fighting cybercrime is a hard war for hospitals to win

Patients’ private information is a big prize for today’s crooks, who can use stolen data to impersonate a person and access medical services or prescriptions, or even to blackmail someone by threatening to reveal diagnoses.

What place does faith have in the health care business?

In 2016, more than 700 U.S. hospitals were owned by religious organizations. While employees can opt out of their workplace’s religious practices, some advocacy groups worry that patients may not always have that choice.