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South Africa: Health On Suspension of Forensic Analyst
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension from employment in terms of clause 7.2 of the PSCBC resolution 1 of 2003 with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Forensic Analyst Put On Suspension
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has put one of its forensic analysts on precautionary suspension from employment with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largest Milwaukee-area nursing homes
The List features the largest nursing homes in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties ranked by licensed bed capacity. The information is from the 2016 Consumer Information Report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Ties are broken by the average number of patients. The web list features seven additional skilled care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Largest Milwaukee-area nursing homes
The List features the largest nursing homes in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties ranked by licensed bed capacity. The information is from the 2016 Consumer Information Report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Ties are broken by the average number of patients. The web list features seven additional skilled care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Mayor Bowser releases new 'roadmap' for D.C. health investments
The District has a new "roadmap" to guide its approval process for any future health care investments or construction projects, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced during a news conference this week. And hospitals and other medical providers that depend on regulatory approval for major health investments that require what are called "certificate of need" approvals would do well to pay close attention to the new 188-page report. "This directly informs the Department of Health and the committee 's consideration… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Mayor Bowser releases new 'roadmap' for D.C. health investments
The District has a new "roadmap" to guide its approval process for any future health care investments or construction projects, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced during a news conference this week. And hospitals and other medical providers that depend on regulatory approval for major health investments that require what are called "certificate of need" approvals would do well to pay close attention to the new 188-page report. "This directly informs the Department of Health and the committee 's consideration… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries generate over $426,000
Hawaii ’s only two operating medical marijuana dispensaries have generated more than $426,000 in sales since opening in early August. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green Apothecary sold a combined 57 pounds of buds as of Sept. 19. According to data for th e state Department of Health, the dispensaries sold 8,890 products and had a combined 7,845 customer visits. In its presentation to the legislative oversight group for medical cannabis on Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

US Dept of HHS pulls the trigger on $24m contract option with Avita Medical
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today it is executing a $24.3 million expanded contract option with the US Department of Health and Human Services to support development and procurement of its ReCell devices. The option is related to an original contract between Avita Medical and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority division of the HHS, and will extend Avita’s Project Bioshield contract through Sept. 2022, the Cambridge, U.K.-based company said. The company originally won the BARDA contract in Sept. 2015, providing an initial $16.9 million to support eventual FDA premarket approval for its ReC...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine avitamedical Source Type: news

South Africa: Woman Claims Nurses Left Her to Deliver Her Own Baby
[News24Wire] The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Resources to Help Improve Health Care Coalition Preparedness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 09/14/2017 This one-hour webinar provides an overview of health care coalition (HCC) tools and templates, and select HCC resource pages and Topic Collections from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange). Topics include HCC Plans, HCC Preparedness Plan Template, HCC Response Plan Template, HCC Pandemic Checklist, HCC Surge Test Tool Training Video, Hospital Disaster Pharmacy Calculator, HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Tool, and HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Aggregator. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Major Hurricanes: Potential Public Health and Medical Implications; Working Draft
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 09/07/2017 This 24-page document was developed to provide a short overview of the potential significant public health and medical response and recovery needs facing hurricane- and severe storm-affected areas, based on past experience and lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, and others. The intent of the document is to aid the ESF-8 Family in thinking through the different potential problems that may present as Requests for Assistance and unmet needs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide f...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 07/2017 This 144-page document, a joint project with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a toolkit that includes information to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and healthcare providers work together to plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. Sections cover Creating an Inclusive Emergency Management System; Guidance for Homeless Service Providers: Planning for Service Continuity; and Guidance for Health Care Providers. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Health On Graduated Nurses
[Govt of SA] A total of 336 nursing students from a government administered North West Nursing College campuses in Mmabatho and Klerksdorp graduated at a glittering ceremony on Friday, 15 September 2017 at Mmabatho Convention Center. The graduation marks yet another successful initiative by the Department of Health to address shortage of health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DH spent £3m on consultants for abandoned NHS Professionals sale
The Department of Health spent almost £3m on consultant advice for its plan to sell off NHS Professionals, which was droppef earlier this month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community Needs Assessment of the New York City Faith Sector (September 2017)
Report evaluates the capability and capacity of the faith communities in NYC, identifies gaps in communication and coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and provides recommendations on how to best target resources in response to future public health emergencies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson announces collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight influenza
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced that Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to develop a comprehensive portfolio of therapeutics and vaccines to protect communities in the event of an influenza pandemic and other infectious disease threats. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Johnson & Business and Industry Source Type: news

New funding for social prescribing initiatives
The Department of Health (DH) has launched a new £5 million fund to support local health and care partnerships to develop social prescribing – an intervention through which people are supported to access non-medical services in the community. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community Needs Assessment of the New York City Faith Sector
City of New York, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 09/12/2017 This 24-page report evaluates the emergency capability and capacity of identified target groups, namely Congregations, Religious (Judicatory) Bodies, and Faith-Based Nonprofits, in New York City. It reviews how or if they prepare for, take steps to mitigate, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies and/or natural and human-caused disasters. It identifies gaps in communication, coordination, training, and other barriers within, across, and between the Faith Sector, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and other city agencie...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Jeb Bush: The Graham-Cassidy Proposal Is Better Than Kasich-Hickenlooper
Despite the chaos and disappointment which defined the health care debate in Washington this summer, there is still both an opportunity and obligation to get some big and serious things done for the American people this year. While tackling tax reform, regulatory reform, entitlement reform and many other challenges are critical to ensuring American prosperity for future generations, health care reform must remain at the top of Congress’ to-do-list this fall. In voting for sweeping change last November, the chief issue driving many voters was the repeal of Obamacare, a policy monstrosity railroaded through Congress by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeb Bush and Alan Levine Tags: Uncategorized ideas onetime Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Fight Influenza
Janssen and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) join forces to accelerate new therapies and vaccines to protect communities against the threat of a pandemic (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public health preparedness funding: key programs and trends from 2001 to 2017 - Watson CR, Watson M, Sell TK.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate trends in funding over the past 16 years for key federal public health preparedness and response programs at the US Department of Health and Human Services, to improve understanding of federal funding history in this area, and to pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

HHS Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction. These grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through six grant programs:First Responders, theState Pilot Grant for Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women,Building Communities of Recovery,Improving Access to Overdose Treatment,Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and theServices Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HCEMS Emergency Medical Professionals Deploy to Florida
HCEMS Paramedic supervisors Lt. Brian Bricker, Lt. Billy Burnette and Lt. David Burdett, deployed for possible 14 day mission.  Lt. Burdett acted as the team leader. Other agencies making up the Region III team were Cheatham County EMS, City Of Bartlett Fire Department EMS, Memorial Hospital EMS,  and Puckett EMS.  The Region III team deployed on Friday, September 8 from Chattanooga as part of Tennessee’s Hurricane Irma response to help local, state, and federal officials in Florida deal with the impact of Hurricane Irma, the second catastrophic hurricane to strike the United States this season. Tennes...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hamilton County EMS Tags: Major Incidents Operations Industry News Source Type: news

HCEMS Emergency Medical Professionals Deploy to Florida
HCEMS Paramedic supervisors Lt. Brian Bricker, Lt. Billy Burnette and Lt. David Burdett, deployed for possible 14 day mission.  Lt. Burdett acted as the team leader. Other agencies making up the Region III team were Cheatham County EMS, City Of Bartlett Fire Department EMS, Memorial Hospital EMS,  and Puckett EMS.  The Region III team deployed on Friday, September 8 from Chattanooga as part of Tennessee’s Hurricane Irma response to help local, state, and federal officials in Florida deal with the impact of Hurricane Irma, the second catastrophic hurricane to strike the United States this season. Tennes...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hamilton County EMS Tags: Major Incidents Operations Industry News Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Comprehensive Redesign of Process for Updating Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Although the process used to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) has become more evidence-based since its inception more than 30 years ago, it is not currently positioned to effectively adapt to changes such as food diversity and chronic disease prevalence, while also ensuring the integrity of the process, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should comprehensively redesign the process for updating the DGA to improve transparency, promote diversity of e...
Source: News from the National Academies - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Expanding performance assessments of providers regulated by CQC: consultation
Department of Health -The Department of Health proposes to amend the Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 so that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a duty to rate all providers of regulated activities, except for some specific registered service providers or regulated activities. This consultation is targeted at providers of health and social care services registered with the CQC. The closing date for comments is 7 November 2017.Online response formConsultationDepartment of Health - consultations (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Consultations Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: news

Report: Sewage leaks, other mishaps bring MedStar Washington under safety investigation
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is being investigated by the D.C. Department of Health after reports of safety concerns at the hospital, including sewage leaks in an operating room, according to a report published Wednesday. For instance, the final operating room where Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., had surgery after getting shot during a congressional baseball practice in Del Ray was closed just days later due to the sewage leak, according to the investigative report in USA Today. The leaks are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

South Africa: Girls On Top Billboard 'Misinterpreted' - Health Department
[News24Wire] The National Department of Health on Wednesday defended a She Conquers campaign billboard next to the N1 in Johannesburg from accusations that it contained sexual innuendo. The department said the public had "misinterpreted" the billboard's meaning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Eight-fold increase in DH 'exit package' payments
The Department of Health and its executive agencies spent £39m on “exit packages” last year, following the departure of more than 700 staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC to rate more providers following inspection
The Department of Health has confirmed that it will grant CQC the power to be able to rate independent healthcare providers, including cosmetic surgery, substance misuse and termination of pregnancy clinics for the first time so that people have clear and accessible information about even more of their care services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Leading Causes of Food Poisoning
-- More than a million Americans each year suffer the symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. Here are leading causes of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Department of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baker seeks protections from Trump-induced Obamacare upheaval
Gov. Charlie Baker has requested federal permission to reconfigure how certain subsidies are handed out in the state, in an effort to protect the Massachusetts insurance market should Trump do away with federal subsidies. In a waiver request, submitted late Friday to the Department of Health and Human Services by Baker and the state’s online insurance market the Health Connector, state officials said they are hoping to reconfigure how federal money is handed out in the state if President Donald… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Baker seeks protections from Trump-induced Obamacare upheaval
Gov. Charlie Baker has requested federal permission to reconfigure how certain subsidies are handed out in the state, in an effort to protect the Massachusetts insurance market should Trump do away with federal subsidies. In a waiver request, submitted late Friday to the Department of Health and Human Services by Baker and the state’s online insurance market the Health Connector, state officials said they are hoping to reconfigure how federal money is handed out in the state if President Donald… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

These Areas in Florida Should Boil Their Water After Irma
Hurricane Irma began its rampage across Florida on Sunday, causing widespread destruction, floods, and power outages. The storm has now weakened to a Category 1, five days after it hit the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda at a Category 5, but hit areas are still not safe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned that home fires, electrocution, gas explosions, and carbon monoxide are four deadly hazards that residents should be aware of. But a number of counties across Florida have also warned that water supplies could be infected. Here are those that have been issued mandatory boiling notices: Brevar...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized brevard county broward county collier county Florida Hollywood hurricane irma lee county onetime Source Type: news

State Health-Insurance Marketplaces: Three States Used Varied Data Sources for Eligibility and Had Few Indications of Potentially Improper Enrollments
For plan year 2015, GAO reviewed three selected state-based marketplaces'key processes to verify applicant eligibility for subsidized coverage and found that they used various data sources. Under the ACA, marketplaces are required to verify applicant eligibility using data sources and methods approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supply of spare adrenaline auto-injectors to schools
In March 2017 the Medicines& Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Department of Health undertook a UK-wide consultation on proposals to allow schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors, (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ministers abandon sale of NHS Professionals
The Department of Health has backtracked on selling off a subsidiary company that provides temporary staff to trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Opioid Action Plan
Arizona Department of Health Services. 09/2017 This 106-page document is an action plan that will serve as a catalyst to reducing deaths from opioids in Arizona. Goals to address the opioid epidemic include increasing patient and public awareness and prevent opioid use disorder; improving prescribing and dispensing practices; reducing illicit acquisition and diversion of opioids; improving access to treatment; and reducing opioid deaths. The report provides recommendations to achieve these goals. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Displaced by Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 08/31/2017 This Web page provides guidance to health care providers attending to the medical needs of adults and children with HIV displaced from disaster areas who have not yet secured HIV care in the areas where they have relocated. The recommendations in this guidance are based on the current standard of care for persons with HIV infection, which emphasize antiretroviral therapy for all patients regardless of CD4 T lymphocyte (CD4) cell count. The page covers initial assessment and medication management strategies, and provides additional resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out. First of all, we need to consider the shortage of nurses that already exists. There isn’t one definitive number for how many nurses we’re currently lacking. One figure frequently cited is 20,000, and analysis by the Health Service Journal said that last October 96% per cent of acute hospitals failed to provide the planned number of registered nurses to cover day shifts. So, what we can say is that we don’t currently have enough. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health NHS nurse nurses Source Type: news

Public Health Information Technology: HHS (Health and Human Services) Has Made Little Progress Toward Implementing Enhanced Situational Awareness Network Capabilities
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 09/06/2017 This 44-page report addresses what progress the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made toward establishing a near real-time electronic nationwide public health situational awareness capability through an interoperable network of systems. It analyzed documents describing HHS's plan for enhancing public health situational awareness; evaluated evidence of actions taken by HHS to establish the network required by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA); and examined the department's IT planning and management processes and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Recent studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of adult Americans fail to reach the US Department of Health guidelines for physical activity, which could be contributing to surging obesity rates. Now, new research by a multidisciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females -- an area that researchers say has not been thoroughly studied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'
"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test. The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour such as smoking and being obese. Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which often have no noticeable symptoms, can also age the heart. An obese smoker in their 50s who has high blood pressure and high cholesterol could have the heart of a 60- or 70-year-old. The quick and simple test tells you the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Exclusive: Former DH director leaves Google DeepMind
A former Department of Health director is leaving his lead role at Google ’s British artificial intelligence venture after less than 12 months with the company. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response; strengthening preparedness in the U.S. health system (Safety-2016 abstract #16) - Carr B.
Session Description The Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is the principal adviser to the US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for providing integrated policy coordination and strategic direction wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Catholic Health to buy nearly half of Orchard Park medical site
Sterling Surgical Center LLC filed an application with the state Department of Health to advance the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Thousands of Wisconsin Residents Gain Employment Through the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) Program
According to a new report issued by the Department of Health Services (DHS), the FoodShare Employment and Training program (FSET), which helps people remove the barriers that prevent them from gaining employment, continues to successfully assist thousands of participants in securing good jobs. As part of Governor Scott Walker ’s Wisconsin Works for Everyone reform, more than 18,000 people moved from government dependence to true independence through FSET. The year two report shows: 18,299 FSET...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DH puts £730m NHS logistics contract on the market
Organisations are set to bid for a contract worth nearly three quarters of a billion pounds after the Department of Health published a tender as part of its new national procurement model. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students
-- As college kids head back to campus, it's important to keep them aware of food safety. The U.S. Department of Health& Human Services offers these suggestions to thwart food-borne illness: Wash hands and surfaces often. Travel with hand... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Information: ASPR TRACIE Volunteer Management Topic Collection
Discussion List: ASPR TRACIE released its Volunteer Management Topic Collection today! During large-scale disasters or extended health emergencies, healthcare facilities may need to augment their teams (often with volunteers) to continue to provide patient care. Protocols defining when and how volunteers will be used; how they will be identified; how they will be credentialed and assigned; and how their work will be managed and evaluated must be developed as part of an organization’s emergency response plan. The resources in this Topic Collection include guidance and strategies, targeted legal information, and planni...
Source: MCR News - August 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news