Understanding Russia's Motivations, and Using Them
The concept of ontological security could help explain Putin ' s war on Ukraine and his regime ' s reasoning. It ' s about maintaining a continuous sense of self, and in this case, of state identity. Putin may have deemed the invasion necessary to maintain a sense of continuity and order, where order is Russia ' s continued adversarial relationship with the West. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 19, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Khrystyna Holynska; Pauline Moore Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 101, Thursday August 18, 1pm PT- 4pm ET
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) for the 101st #THCBGang on Thursday August 18 are medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee); patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson); delivery & platform expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis); THCB regular writer and ponderer of odd juxtapositions Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels. (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Kim Bellard Matthew Holt Michael Millenson Mike Magee Vince Kuraitis Source Type: blogs

Haunted by the Impunity of Rich Business Leaders - Will One Criminal Conviction make a Difference? The Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty
(Source: Health Care Renewal)
Source: Health Care Renewal - August 18, 2022 Category: Health Management Tags: Donald Trump HCA health care corruption impunity Purdue Pharma Source Type: blogs

Stop Talking About the Bubble and Start Telling Your Story
BY MICHELLE SNYDER Unless you have been off the grid for the past few months (which frankly sounds kind of nice right now), you know that the digital health market has changed dramatically.   While not surprising to those of us who have been through the boom-and-bust cycles of the past two decades, it nevertheless has been an awakening for many investors and entrepreneurs.   As an entrepreneur, there are some things you cannot control – the macro-economic climate, supply chain disruptions and narcissist led wars halfway around the world.  But what is entirely within your control is how you tell y...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Economics Finance Health Tech Health Technology The Business of Health Care entrepreneurship MIchelle Snyder Source Type: blogs

Incredible Health Raises $80M Series B, Reaching $1.65 Billion Unicorn Status as the Leader in Healthcare Hiring
Funding to fuel national expansion and continued innovation in nurse hiring amid widespread industry shortages and upheaval Incredible Health, the fastest-growing career marketplace for permanent healthcare workers, today announced it has secured $80 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.65 billion. Now the highest valued tech-enabled career marketplace in healthcare, Incredible Health has radically transformed not only how nurses are hired but the experience of nursing itself. This new funding will support the company’s initiatives to help health systems and their employees manage surging...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Andre Iguodala Base10 Partners Charli D'Amelio David Lubarsky Dixie D’Amelio Dr. Iman Abuzeid Great Resignation Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 18th August 2022 - research
Some new research that might be interesting or useful.  OA = open access, so freely availableLI = librarian intervention may be needed (if you have a librarian.  Payment or a subscription are alternatives)Labour and birthBenefits and risks of spontaneous pushing versus directed pushing during the second stage of labour among women without epidural analgesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  (LI)Prophylactic methylergonovine and oxytocin compared with oxytocin alone in patients undergoing intrapartum cesarean birth: a randomized controlled trial.   (OA)Suture compared with staples f...
Source: Browsing - August 18, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 18th August 2022 - policy, news and statistics
Some news, policy, reports and statistics that might be useful.‘I felt I was being assessed on my skin colour’: Black women around the world share their birth stories, Guardian.Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: quarterly data for 2021 to 2022, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Annual Report - April 2021 to March 2022 (experimental statistics report), NHS Digital.Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Ambitious for change: research into NMC processes and people ’s protected characteristics (press release, report downloadable from there).It wasWorld Breastfe...
Source: Browsing - August 18, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
August 18, 2022 Edition-----The main issue, probably of the year, is the increasing tension across the Taiwan Strait with all sorts of worries about how conflict can be avoided and prosperity maintained at a reasonable level as tensions continue. And hopefully ease.The impact of climate change in Europe is really becoming obvious and worrying. I am not sure just how a realistic response is possible in any reasonable time.In OZ the PM has come back after a week off to have the Chinese Ambassador tell us we are a vassal and to just shut up and behave. Astonishing and serious stuff IMVHO.-----Major Issues.-----https://www.smh...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Keycare raises $24m & Dr Lyle thinks he ’ s found a virtual care niche!
Lyle Berkowitz has been very well known as a techy doc for years. He’s ran an innovation center at Northwestern, written books, been featured at tons of conferences (including Health 2.0), had a stint at MDLive and was founder and Exec Chair at HealthFinch which was bought by Health Catalyst. But instead of lying on the beach drinking MaiTais, Lyle has decided that there’s room for yet another virtual care play, and today his new company Keycare is announcing a $24m round and a deal with Spectrum Health (Michigan). What is it? It’s a virtual medical group that’s going to be supporting traditional he...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Matthew Holt KeyCare Lyle Berkowitz Spectrum Health Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Lilly Pulls the Plug on Mix-and-Inject Glugagon Rescue Kits
For those who didn ' t hear the news when it broke, diaTribe news reported (seehttps://diatribe.org/glucagon-options-expand-lilly-discontinues-emergency-kit for the news) that Lilly announced that the company intends to discontinue manufacturing its traditional Glucagon Emergency Kitshttps://www.lillyglucagon.com/ by the end of 2022. The kits are old-school, mix& inject kits that many patients (and caregivers alike) really despise because they are rather cumbersome and inconvenient to use when time is of the essence. Having an unpopular product works in the absence of competition, but when newer, more convenient produc...
Source: Scott's Web Log - August 17, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Eli Lilly and Company glucagon PBM rebates Source Type: blogs

A Dream Day at The Beach
BY MIKE MAGEE Senator Lindsey Graham (R.,S.C.) is on summer recess. A consummate professional politician, and war hardened lawyer, Sen. Graham has made a career out of flipping on a dime. His moral calculus has been flexible enough to wiggle and weave, and switch sides if cornered.  In a dream, I caught a glimpse of him reading on one of his state’s beautiful beaches. He was juggling a weighty 1215 page classic – Leo Tolstoy’s “War & Peace” in one hand, and a yellow highlight marker in the other. He looked a bit on edge, maybe because this week a federal judge refused to block a subpoena see...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Politics 2020 Election Donald Trump Lindsay Graham Mike Magee Source Type: blogs

Particle Health, Complete Patient Records & ‘The Business’ of the Information Blocking Rule
By JESSICA DAMASSA Particle Health’s CEO Troy Bannister stops by to not only talk about the API platform company’s $25M Series B, but to also explain exactly what’s going on in that patient data ‘exchange-standardize-and-aggregate’ space that, these days, looks poised to pop as the 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule stands ready to make hospitals share data like never before. Troy calls Particle a “network of networks” and what that means is that their API pulls patient records from organizations and businesses that are already aggregating them (so aggregating the aggregators) to get all ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health 21st Century Cures Act API Interoperability Particle Health Troy Bannister Source Type: blogs

Tick Tock (or TikTok) for US Health Care
BY KIM BELLARD Yes, I know Congress just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a big step forward in combating climate change that also has some important healthcare provisions (Medicare negotiating drug prices, anyone?), but, come on, TikTok is buying hospitals!  I can’t pass that up. To be more accurate, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is actually buying hospitals, through two of its health subsidiaries.  As first reported by South China Morning Post, and subsequently confirmed as a $1.5b deal by Bloomberg, ByteDance bought Beijing-based Amcare Healthcare, which runs eight women’s and children’s hospitals...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - August 16, 2022.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon.-----h...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 16, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

How Russia's Nuclear Double Cross of Ukraine Teaches Dangerous Lessons
Since Russia ' s invasion of Ukraine, the West ' s support for Kyiv has been tempered by an ace up Vladimir Putin ' s sleeve: the potential use of nuclear weapons. But other countries are taking notice, which could imperil world stability even further. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 16, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Polina Sinovets; John V. Parachini; Khrystyna Holynska Source Type: blogs