Health Equity

How to overcome mistrust of medical science

A Vanderbilt expert in biomedical ethics says the public’s mistrust of medical science, including vaccination, is being driven in part by a top-down research enterprise that does not give human subjects a voice in the studies that affect them.

The study team from VUMC included, from left, Xinmeng Zhang, You Chen, PhD, Bradley Malin, PhD, and Chao Yan, PhD. On the computers are Northwestern Medicine colleagues Abel Kho, MD, and Yuyang Yang. (photo by Donn Jones)

Study tracks clinical team engagement with health records by patient race/ethnicity

A review of electronic health record user access logs found that EHRs of adult inpatients from minority racial and ethnic populations on average received lower engagement from health care teams than the records of white adult inpatients.

Office of Health Equity’s Innovation Award winners announced

Expanded data collection provides a more complete patient story and helps Vanderbilt Health advance health equity

VUMC in the news: Sept. 12, 2023

A multidisciplinary team is studying ways to mitigate nursing staff shortages and improve care for underserved groups following hospital discharge. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

VUMC receives state grant to evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a to evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health to better meet the needs of all VUMC patients.

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