STAT spoke with some of telemedicine's earliest and most vocal critics — who have since watched the field catch fire.
Rebecca RobbinsNew: I read through 2000s-era newspaper archives to get a sense of how telemedicine's critics were talking about the field in its early days. Then I called up some of those early critics & asked them how they feel about virtual care now. For @statnews
This week, we discuss two high-profile pauses to Covid-19 clinical trials and explain why experts say they offer more good news than bad.
Rebecca RobbinsThe latest episode of @statnews' podcast is live. This week:
🔹 3 #covid19 clinical trial pauses
🔹 pharma's state-level political spending, ft. @levfacher
🔹 HBCUs and Covid vaccine studies, ft. @SciFleur
Numerous AI models are promising to distinguish between Covid-19 and flu by sifting data on symptoms and analyzing chest X-rays and CT scans.
Rebecca RobbinsReally good @caseymross story on the big test facing AI systems as we head into these dark winter months: Can they help doctors differentiate between the two respiratory illnesses, and accurately predict which patients will become severely ill?
New results are coming in on artificial intelligence models built at the height of New York's Covid-19 outbreak in the spring.
Rebecca RobbinsNew: As NYC was devastated by #covid19 in the spring, researchers there scrambled to build AI models designed to make predictions about patient trajectories. Now, we're starting to get data about how well those algorithms work. My @statnews story
Experts stress that clinical trial pauses are common — and even signs that the system is working as it should.
Rebecca RobbinsIn just over a month, we've seen pauses in three #Covid19 studies — two vaccine trials & one monoclonal antibody trial. What should you make of these halts? Smart analysis from @damiangarde
The use of analytics software to target medical services to patients who need them most is infusing racial bias into health care decisions.
Rebecca RobbinsRemember that study last year that documented racial bias in the use of an algorithm in one health system? A @statnews investigation by @caseymross found that the problems arise from multiple algorithms used in hospitals across the country
As the four historically Black medical schools prepare to host coronavirus vaccine trials, there’s hope their efforts will have more success.
Rebecca RobbinsThe presidents of two historically Black universities urged their communities to enroll in a Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial. They were stunned by the fierce backlash that followed their joint letter, @SciFleur reports
We unpack Trump's endorsement of Regeneron and his apparent acceptance that there won't be a Covid-19 vaccine before Election Day.
Rebecca RobbinsOur special "They gave me Regeneron" episode of @statnews' podcast is live. We talk:
🔹 that video from Trump
🔹 antibody treatments, ft. George Scangos of @Vir_Biotech
🔹how doctors talk about famous patients