The bet against the NHS – how likely is a two-tier healthcare system in the UK?
Centre for Health and the Public Interest -This briefing unpacks the background and policy landscape creating increased concerns for the health care system in the UK. It explains how for-profit health care provision has grown in the past two decades, the role of the Government in creating an environment that encouraged this growth, and the effect this has on patients and the way we access treatment based on ability to pay rather than level of need.BriefingCentre for Health and the Public Interest - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS performance and productivity Source Type: blogs

Salesforce for SDOH: Health Equity is Taking Center Stage in Salesforce ’s Real-Time Health Data Play
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH At Dreamforce 2022, Salesforce’s big annual user conference, “real-time data” was THE topic of conversation as the tech company launched a brand-new platform across its lines of business to help make this type of data integration-plus-analytics “magically” easy. I caught up with Salesforce’s EVP & CRO of Global Health & Life Sciences, LaShonda Anderson-Williams, just after her division’s keynote to find out more about how the new platform (called Customer 360 for Health) is intended to impact what we can do with health data, particularly in the realm of improving heal...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: WTF Health Jessica DaMassa Salesforce Source Type: blogs

The college football fans that beat COVID and the experts that couldn ’t
BY ANISH KOKA The COVID pandemic was supposed to herald the end of the idea that a smaller government is a better government. The experts who desperately seek to be in charge of a sprawling bureaucratic state told us that it was only a powerful central authority that could do what was needed to safeguard individual liberties at a time when a highly contagious respiratory virus was spreading across the globe. New Zealand may have imposed draconian policies that did not even allow its own citizens to return, but scenes of cheering unmasked New Zealanders stood in sharp contrast to empty seats in American stadiums when ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy College Football New Zealand Source Type: blogs

I Wonder Why We, In OZ, Do Not Have A Right Like This Right Now?
This appeared last week.Call it data liberation day: Patients can now access all their health records digitally  ByCasey RossOct. 6, 2022The American Revolution had July 4. The allies had D-Day. And now U.S. patients, held down for decades by information hoarders, can rally around a new turning point, October 6, 2022 — the day they got their health data back.Underfederal rules taking effect Thursday, health care organizations must give patients unfettered access to their full health records in digital format. No more long delays. No more fax machines. No more exorbitant charges for printed pages.Just the data, ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The CHIPS Act Alone Won't Secure U.S. Semiconductor Supply Chains
The implementation of the CHIPS Act shows promise for revitalizing the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing industry via investments in research and development, workforce development, and incentives programs. But executing on these ambitions could take some time and may not resolve all semiconductor supply chain risks. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 12, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jared Mondschein Source Type: blogs

Better Living Through Better Design
BY KIM BELLARD We’re almost two weeks past Hurricane Ian. Most of us weren’t in its path and so it just becomes another disaster that happened to other people, but to those people most impacted it is an ongoing challenge: over a hundred people dead, hundreds of thousands still without power, tens of thousands facing a housing crisis due to destroyed/damaged homes, and estimated $67b in damages.  It will take years of rebuilding to recover.   In the wake of a natural disaster like a hurricane – or a tornado, a flood, even a pandemic – it’s easy to shrug our shoulders and say, well, it’s Mother Nature, wh...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Babcock Ranch Hurricane Ian Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

How to Automate the Patient-Provider Working Relationship
The following is a guest article by Stephen Dean, Healthcare CRM Expert and Co-Founder of Keona Health. Many health care professionals think the strength of the patient-provider relationship is determined solely by the face-to-face interactions between patients and physicians, and that all problems begin and end there. But in-person interactions are often not the root cause of patient dissatisfaction. Splinters in the relationship can also begin remotely, brought about by frustrating telehealth systems. Today’s patients want seamless, holistic, and reliable health care access, self-service, and communication. They want t...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AI Artificial Intelligence Automation Electronic Health Record Keona Health Patient Satisfaction Patient-Provider Relationship Patient-Staf Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 11, 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 any 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, a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

COVID-19's Biggest Casualty May Be Governability
Pandemics fuel pre-existing prejudices, deepen social divisions, and increase political tensions. As the United States heads into the midterm elections, the parties should be prepared to face headwinds whichever side emerges with control of Congress. COVID-19 ' s biggest political casualty might be governability. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 11, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Michael Jenkins Source Type: blogs

What's Next After Biden's Announcement on Cannabis and Racial Equity?
Cannabis legalization isn ' t just a yes-or-no choice. There are many ways for state and federal policymakers to shape the market and tax it. With deliberations in Washington, D.C., beginning and more states set to vote on the issue in November, now is the time for lawmakers to take stock of how potential changes will or won ' t help communities of color. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 11, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Beau Kilmer Source Type: blogs

Could K-Pop Help Deter Kim Jong-un's Provocations?
The United States and Republic of Korea could be more specific and creative in seeking to deter Kim Jong-un. The global popularity of K-pop could be part of the strategy. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 11, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Bruce W. Bennett Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10 October, 2022.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----Lots of stuff this week – with Optus still causing trouple-----https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/doh-releases-30-20-rule-fact-sheetDoH releases 30/20 rule fact sheetThe new telehealth compliance measure came into effect on 1 October, despite calls to delay its implementation.The 30/20 rule limits the number of MBS it...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Is the Juice Still Worth the Squeeze?
The talks to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal have been dragging on for 18 months. But the negotiations are not about very much; the general contours of the original agreement still hold. As the clock keeps ticking, though, it gets harder to revive it. At some point, the juice won ' t be worth the squeeze. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 10, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Heather J. Williams Source Type: blogs

Miscarriages in a post-Roe world [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “The consequences of making miscarriage management unsafe will land most heavily on the marginalized and vulnerable. Our appalling maternal mortality rate in people of color will increase by miscarrying while Black. Our country and health care system are rigged to assume criminal intent and Read more… Miscarriages in a post-Roe world [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 9, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Health care ’s dirty secret
Health care has a dirty little secret. And if you aren’t part of the club, chances are that you don’t know anything about it. Aside from COVID-19, short staffing, and the lack of hospital beds to accommodate those who need them, another crisis has been overshadowed and hidden from public view. What is the secret? Read more… Health care’s dirty secret originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 9, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Emergency Medicine Nursing Source Type: blogs