The Healthy Nevada Project, developed by Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI), is one of the first community-based population health studies in the United States. By combining genetic data, environmental data and individual health information, researchers and physicians are gaining new insight into population health, enabling personalized health care while improving the health and well-being of entire communities in Nevada. The Project comes at a time when the state continues to struggle with poor health outcomes and excess costs. Nevada ranks near the bottom of overall health rankings in the U.S. and suffers from high mortality rates for chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease. "This was our call to action," says Dr. Anthony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health.
The 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, is a big deal for themes related around the health information industry. The show brings together 45,000 professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. The conference brings world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities needed to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place.
Every day we hear news about Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacting more and more aspects of our lives. Stories about autonomous vehicles would probably top a current list of AI news. With all the excitement coming with these promising AI technologies, we are also starting to understand the limitations. In a recent Las Vegas traffic accident involving an autonomous bus and a truck, the cited cause of the accident was actually human error – the truck driver hit the bus. The bus was stopped waiting for the road forward to clear, however it did not back up when the truck moved toward it.