Addressing Unconscious Biases in Health Care

Studies consistently demonstrate that diversity in the health care workforce enriches the quality of health care, medical education, and research. Yet, while academic medicine has made progress in addressing overt discrimination, unconscious biases continue to impede the goal of making medical schools and teaching hospitals more diverse, according to a new publication. The new publication … Continue reading »

Addressing Unconscious Biases in Health Care

Predictive Analytics

We are living in the era of Big Data. Our current ability to amass huge data sets combined with innovative methods of analysis has led to an unprecedented push toward the use of analytic tools in both the public and private sector. One of the most recent developments in the world of Big Data is … Continue reading »

Predictive Analytics

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, Cleveland Plain Dealer Plenty of state laws already take aim at lead poisoning: requiring children in “high risk” areas to be tested for lead, governing how investigators who respond to poisoning cases are trained and mandating that properties be investigated after a child is poisoned, said David Norris of the Kirwan … Continue reading »

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

By Earl Rinehart The Columbus Dispatch David Norris, a senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said such a law would hamstring Toledo and other communities that want their own lead-related ordinances. He supports a Toledo ordinance that requires rental properties to undergo inspections and to … Continue reading »

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio