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Enabling Early Intervention for Prostate Cancer in Black Men

By |2022-09-29T09:52:53-04:00September 29th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Black men face many risk factors for being diagnosed with prostate cancer, including a lack of access to healthcare, racial bias that can cause black men not to seek treatment, socioeconomic status, and delayed care. Yet if prostate cancer is detected at the early stages of development, the survival rate is 99%.4 The study's conclusion is that PSA screenings are not only more effective than scientists thought for the general population but benefit black men more than other races. Due to prostate cancer's prevalence in black men, they should be screened earlier and more frequently to monitor and mitigate their risk.

The HIT infrastructure we need to ensure the healthcare system we deserve

By |2022-09-01T16:50:14-04:00September 1st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to reflect on and address the deficiencies in our healthcare system. In particular, the pandemic revealed stark truths about our healthcare information technology (HIT) systems with respect to racial and ethnic health inequities and our inability to collect and share patient data electronically between providers, payers, public health organizations, and other stakeholders.