Yet Again It Seems The ADHA Is Not Meeting Its Commitments,
This popped up last week. New delays strike My Health Record app Justin Hendry Editor 15 November 2022 A consumer-facing My Health Record smartphone app built for the federal government has hit further delays and is now not expected to be publicly released until early 2023, a year later than first planned. The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) revealed plans for the ‘my health’ app (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

What does the autumn statement mean for public services?
This report sets out the impact of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ’s plans on four service areas: the NHS, schools, the criminal justice system and local government. It warns that while frontloading funding in protected areas shields them from the damaging ‘austerity 2.0’ feared, this is still unlikely to enable key services like the NHS to return performanc e to pre-pandemic levels this parliament. It also suggests that unless historic pay cuts are addressed, it may not be enough to improve recruitment and retention or avert widespread strikes.ReportInstitute for Government - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - November 25, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance Source Type: blogs

I Had No Idea That Ransomware Could Be So Profitable – No Wonder They Do It!
This appeared last week: Hive ransomware actors have extorted over $100M from victims, says FBI Carly Page@carlypage_ / 12:55 AM GMT+11 •November 19, 2022 The U.S. government has warned of ongoing malicious activity by the notorious Hive ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from its growing list of victims. A joint advisory released by the FBI, the U.S. Cybersecurity and (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The evolving role of county authorities in integrated care systems
This report analyses the new systems which replaced Clinical Commissioning Groups this year from the perspective of councils. The study, commissioned by the County Councils Network, is based on a survey and interviews with local authorities in county areas and senior health officials. The report finds that local government is spending more time with NHS colleagues, with 80 per cent of council respondents saying they have increased their time working with health partners since the inception of ICSs. Local authorities also report being cautious about pooling further resources with the NHS at a time when finances are stretche...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - November 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Integrated care, collaboration and partnership Source Type: blogs

In the Wake of FTX, People Are Looking To Self ‐​Hosted Wallets
Nicholas AnthonyThere may be many moving pieces surroundingwhat has happened with FTX, but a  general takeaway from this saga is that the fall of FTX is a firm reminder of why cryptocurrency was created in the first place: to remove the need for third party intermediaries. With that in mind,Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, said it well when he noted: “The solution [to FTX] is right in front of us: decentralized protocols solve these very problems. … There’s just such hesitancy for people to step into the actual promise of crypto because they are comfortable in these walled gardens.”It ’s certainly unfortun...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 23, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Nicholas Anthony Source Type: blogs

America, the intolerant
BY ANISH KOKA Historically, the great tension between liberty and authority was between government as embodied by the ruling class and its subjects.  Marauding barbarians and warring city-states meant that society endowed a particular class within society with great powers to protect the weaker members of society.  It was quickly recognized that the ruling class could use these powers for its own benefit on the very people it was meant to protect, and so society moved to preserve individual liberties first by recognizing certain rights that rulers dare not breach lest they risk rebellion.  The natural nex...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Anish Koka COVID-19 in-hospital death Source Type: blogs

Antimicrobial resistance national action plan: call for evidence
Department of Health and Social Care - The government is developing the next five year national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The plan will run from 2024 until 2029. The action plan will be part of a programme to tackle AMR and achieve the UK ’s vision for AMR to be contained and controlled by 2040. The closing date for comments is 20 January 2023.Consultation responseDepartment of Health and Social Care - consultations (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - November 23, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Consultations Public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Protectionist History Repeats, Again
Scott LincicomeA couple years ago, I took to this blog toremind then ‐​candidate Joe Biden of the numerous problems that “Buy American” laws, which require U.S.-origin materials in federal procurement projects, caused back when he was vice president and overseeing implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s infrastructure projects. T axpayer costs were high; projects were delayed (if not scuttled); and uncertainty reigned, eliciting numerous complaints from American companies and local officials trying to carry out the federal government’s plans.My warning, unfortunately, was ignore...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 22, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Lincicome Source Type: blogs

No, Colombia Is Not Legalizing Cocaine. But It Should
Daniel RaisbeckThe American media ’s coverage of Colombia’s supposedly new drug policy has been odd. As I argue in my recent piece inForeign Policy, left ‐​winger Gustavo Petro, who became president last August, has been offering the same old prohibitionist formulas despite claims to the contrary inThe New York Times,The Washington Post, and other traditional media outlets.Take, for instance, the Colombian government ’s claim that a change to regional drug policy is imminent because, as Petro ’s “drug czar” stated, this is“a rare moment in which many key governments in the region — including t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel Raisbeck Source Type: blogs

What's in a name?
As regularly as the tide, some right-wing aspiring genius makes the amazing discovery that Nazi is short for National Socialism. Aha! The Nazis were actually socialists!Did you know that the official name of the North Korean state is the Democratic People ' s Republic of Korea? Aha! North Korea is a democracy! In fact, the major financial backers of the Nazi party during its rise to power were Germany ' s leading industrialist and bankers. (Who obviously were not Jewish.) The other two major parties in Germany throughout the period when the Nazis were contesting elections were the Communists and the Social Democrats. ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 21, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

When Push Comes to Shove: The AMA v. Dobbs. Part 2.
BY MIKE MAGEE On November 8, 2022, five days after the 2022 Midterm elections, the AMA raised its voice in opposition to Republican efforts to promote second class citizenship for women by exerting public control over them and their doctors intensely private reproductive decisions. At the same time they sprinkled candidates on both sides of the aisle with AMA PAC money, raising questions whether their love of women includes active engagement or just passive advocacy. Trump and his now MAGAGA (“Make America Great and Glorious Again”) movement has now returned to center stage. With the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Supreme Court AMA Clarence Thomas Dobbs v. Jackso MAGAGA Mike Magee Roe v. Wade Source Type: blogs

Political creep: government intrusion in health care
The American Medical Association (AMA) would have you believe that the biggest threat to the medical profession is “scope creep” – the intrusion of advanced practice providers into medical practice. The way I see it, this is no big deal; the movement will reach equilibrium, and everyone will play nicely in the sandbox. In my Read more… Political creep: government intrusion in health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Psychiatry Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Weekly Roundup – November 19, 2022
Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week. eClinicalWorks, the Cloud, and Medical Practice Expansion. John Lynn recently wrote about how eClinicalWorks has invested heavily in Microsoft Cloud Services. It’s a good strategic move for the EHR vendor, but it also benefits eCW customers, as John found out when he spoke to Bryant Stetz at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and learned that hosted EHR...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup Source Type: blogs

When Push Comes to Shove: The AMA v. Dobbs. Part 1.
BY MIKE MAGEE Should anyone present know of any reason that this couple should not be joined in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace.”     Book of Common Prayer, Church of England, 1549 Last evening Trump rose from the ashes and declared it was time to “Make America Great and Glorious Again” (MAGAGA). This past week, five days after the Midterm elections, AMA President, Jack Resnick, Jr., MD, raised his voice from the podium at the AMA Interim Meeting in Hawaii with the AMA’s own version of a call to action: “But make no mistake, when politicians insert themselves in our exam room...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Supreme Court AMA AMA v. Dobbs Dobbs v. Jackson Mike Magee Trump Source Type: blogs

Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and Economic Freedom
Ryan BourneShould we much care about income inequality?I don ’t think so. Yet one pushback I get, even from some classical liberals, is that high income inequality diminishes social mobility. This, they say, really should really worry me – for it makes our society less dynamic and prosperous.Their theory is that high income inequality today means greater opportunities for the children of the rich. Perhaps they might benefit from relatively more investment in their education or can better afford to take the best low ‐​paid internships. Either way, more unequal societies might deliver lower levels of interg...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 17, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs