ONC and "Health IT Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan": When Sociologists Uphold the Hippocratic Oath While Physicians Pay Respect to the Lords of Kobol, We Are in a Dark Place, Ethically

[Note: this essay contains many hyperlinks. They can be right-clicked and opened in a separate tab or window.]I've been meaning to write more on the just-before-Christmas, Friday afternoon, minimal-visibility release of the ONC report I'd written about in my Dec. 23, 2012 post "ONC's Christmas Confessional on Health IT Safety: HIT Patient Safety Action &Surveillance Plan for Public Comment."   (The ONC report itself is available at this link in PDF.)The Boston Globe and Globe staff writer Chelsea Conaboy, however, have beaten me to the punch in the Jan. 3, 2013 article "Federal government releases patient safety plan for electronic health records", link below.('Lords of Kobol', of course, is a pun.  They were fictional gods in a sci-fi series from the 1970's and a remake a few years ago, but in my circles the term is used satirically and derisively to reflect people expressing inappropriate overconfidence in - and perhaps worship of - computers.   Cobol, the COmmon Business-Oriented Language, is one of the oldest programming languages and was the major programming language of the merchant computing sector, including business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.)First, I do want to reiterate what I'd mentioned in my earlier post:  the new ONC report is a sign of progress, in terms of a government body explicitly recognizing the social responsibilities incurred by conducting the mass human subj...
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: Cliff Rieders Chelsea Conaboy ross koppel Cybernetik Über Alles HIT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan healthcare IT safety Boston Globe Ashish Jha ONC John Halamka Source Type: blogs

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Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusions: The scale successfully translated into BM and validated. The 10-item TAI-BM appears fit for use in testing inhaler adherence of Malaysian patients with asthma. PMID: 32493083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: International Journal of PharmaceuticsAuthor(s): Marwa Hasanein Asfour, Ahmed Alaa Kassem, Abeer Salama, Sameh Hosam Abd El-Alim
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, investigate whether there is an association between GSDMA (rs7212938, T/G) and GSDMB (rs7216389, T/C) at locus 17q21.2 and risk of Allergic Rhinitis among Jordanians. Also we aimed to determine if there is an association between such polymorphisms and the IgE level. METHODS: The study included 112 rhinitis patients and 111 Healthy controls. Gasdermin A (GSDMA) (rs7212938, T/G) and Gasdermin B (rs7216389, T/C) polymorphisms were genotyped using the PCR-RFLP method. RESULTS: On the genotype level, three analysis models were applied namely co-dominant, dominant and recessive genotypes. GSDMB CC genotype...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Orthop Belg Source Type: research
Conditions:   COPD;   Asthma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Respimetrix flow-volume monitoring device Sponsor:   Pulmonary Critical Care Associates of Baltimore Not yet recruiting
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