Mental Illness

Mental Illness Tied to COVID-19 Breakthrough Infection

Psychiatric disorders are tied to an increased risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infection, particularly among older adults, new research shows.
“Psychiatric disorders remained significantly associated with incident breakthrough infections above and beyond sociodemographic and medical factors, suggesting that mental health is important to consider in conjunction with other risk factors,” the investigators, led by Aoife O’Donovan, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, write. Read more

It’s Not Me, It’s You. Why Patient Engagement Fails and How to Fix It.

Patient engagement initiatives are a dime a dozen across healthcare organizations. From patient advisory groups and patient-centered portals to social media outlets and secure messaging, healthcare organizations understand that it’s important to get patients involved in their care. Studies prove that engaged patients result in better outcomes, lower costs, and a higher quality of life. Read more…