CNN myocarditis fact check by a Cardiologist (me)
BY ANISH KOKA A recent CNN article discusses approval of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 6-17. The CDC director acted after its vaccine advisers on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to support the two dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids in this age group. The goal per CDC director Walensky was to “protect our children and teens from the complications of severe COVID-19 disease” The elephant in the room that the CDC advisory group addressed is the risk of myocarditis from the vaccines that has been widely reported since April of 2021 by multipl...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health CNN myocarditis Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Senior Solutions Architect – HIE
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Senior Solutions Architect – HIE position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by TransForm Shared Service Organization and is an international position in Canada – Ontario. Here’s a description of the position: Company: TransForm Shared Service Organization Location: Remote (Must reside in Ontario) Posting Period: May 30, 2022 until vacancy is filled. Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time until March 31, 2024 Benefits: Pension, Vacation and more. ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Canadian Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs HIE Jobs Job Seekers TransForm Jobs Source Type: blogs

Virtual Care Regulatory Round-Up: Dobbs & the ‘Weaponization’ of Digital Health Data
BY JESSICA DaMASSA How will the reversal of Roe v. Wade impact virtual care and digital health companies from a health data privacy standpoint, particularly as States crack down on the use of telehealth as a mechanism for obtaining abortions and begin to look at digital health data as potential evidence in criminal cases where abortions are illegal? Health data privacy expert and rightfully-so-self-proclaimed HIPAA Scholar, Deven McGraw, who spent three years as Deputy Director of the Health Information Privacy Office at HHS and currently leads Data Sharing and Stewardship at Invitae, gives us her hot take on what...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Deven McGraw HIPAA Source Type: blogs

A New Era? NATO's Prioritisation of Human Security in an Insecure World
Human security and NATO ' s role and responsibility to protect civilians during conflict saw new prioritization in the alliance ' s 2022 Strategic Concept. While much progress has been made, more could be done to ensure the alliance can deliver on these commitments. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 10, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Kaleigh Heard Source Type: blogs

Manav Sevak, CEO, Memora Health: Interview & Demo
Manav Sevak is the (young and very smart) CEO of Memora Health. I must admit to thinking that their service was just a patient chatbot, but it’s a lot more than that. It’s digitizing care workflows that touch both patients and of course the clinical care teams that support them–especially outside the walls of the hospital. They also collect a lot of patient data, and then guide their patients through their complex journey. Manav dives deep into the product and shows us a tad of the secret sauce behind the relatively simple front end of the product. Memora raised $40m earlier this year ($50m total) with Tr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech THCB Spotlights Manav Sevak Memora Health transformation Source Type: blogs

How to Mitigate Ethical Challenges of AI-Driven Healthcare
The following is a guest article by Natalie C. Oehlers, Associate Attorney and Carly C. Koza, Healthcare Associate Attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. While various legislation has been implemented or proposed at both the federal and state levels to standardize and accelerate the development of artificial intelligence (AI), most stop short of addressing the significant ethical challenges that may arise. Now, more than ever, it is important for developers, manufacturers, and healthcare providers to remain vigilant as it relates to ethics surrounding AI.   How AI Improves the Healthcare Industry  AI is a powerful...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Artificial Intelligence Carly C. Koza ethics Healthcare AI Healthcare AI Ethics Informed Consent Natalie C. Oehlers Source Type: blogs

Women ’ s+ Healthcare Company, Caraway, Launches to Tackle College Student ’ s Mental, Reproductive and Physical Health
Out of Stealth, Caraway Raises $10.5 Million in Seed Funding, Led by 7wireVentures and OMERS Ventures, with Participation from Hopelab Ventures Caraway, a women’s+ digital healthcare company, emerged from stealth to take on the societal and medical imperative of caring for college students by providing integrated mental, reproductive and physical healthcare.  Today’s GenZers expect to receive healthcare on their own terms – an experience that is personalized, equitable and digitally accessible. Built with students for students, Caraway prioritizes the needs and concerns of college women+ during a key de...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 7wireVentures Caraway Chrissy Farr Dr. Cheryl Baggeroer Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Hopelab Ventur Source Type: blogs

Caring Does Not Pay
BY KIM BELLARD Things are tough all over the job market.  With a jobless rate at 3.5%, and with millions of people who left the job market in 2020 opting to not return to work, employers are having a hard time finding workers.  Your favorite restaurant or retail store probably has a “Help Wanted” sign out.  Checking your bag for a flight has never been more problematic, in large part  due to staffing issues.  Even tech companies are having trouble hiring. But I want to focus on a crisis in hiring for three industries that take care of some of our most vulnerable populations – teaching, child care, and n...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Child Care Industry job market Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

Melting the iron triangle: prioritizing health equity in dynamic, innovative health care landscapes
As a master of health administration (MHA) student completing my administrative residency in the health technology industry, I chose to dedicate my capstone project to a topic positioned at the intersection of what I had learned in graduate school and what I had learned during my residency. While administrative residencies are typically in a hospital Read more… Melting the iron triangle: prioritizing health equity in dynamic, innovative health care landscapes originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 9, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

The Case for Cautious Optimism in Ukraine
While the outcome of the war in Ukraine is by no means clear, the balance of materiel, manpower, and willpower all seem to make the case for cautious optimism. Although Ukraine is unlikely to throw Russia back to its borders any time soon, the war will likely trend in Ukraine ' s favor in the coming months. But only if the West does not blink first. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 9, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Raphael S. Cohen; Gian Gentile Source Type: blogs

Government Is the Scourge of Diabetics, Not Their Savior
Michael F. CannonCongressional Republicans have defeated a proposal by congressional Democrats to mandate that private insurance companies cap out ‐​of‐​pocket spending on insulin by their enrollees at $35 per month. Republicans were right to do so. Government is already driving insulin prices sky‐​high. Further intervention would make matters worse.Diabetics need insulin to live. Insulin prices should be falling over time, yet they have more thandoubled over the last 10 years. Many diabeticsstruggle with those rising prices, sometimes withdeadly consequences. A humane health system would make in...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs

Monkeypox and the prolonged COVID pandemic could seal the fate of the health care system
I understand it’s been over two years since the World Health Organization announced the coronavirus pandemic, and we are tired. I speak for the thousands of health care workers and frontline workers: We are exhausted, we feel taken for granted, and for many of us, we are leaving the industry. In some cases, we went Read more… Monkeypox and the prolonged COVID pandemic could seal the fate of the health care system originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 8, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician COVID Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 8 August, 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-----Really just a lot of bits and pieces this week. Not a great deal of inspirational stuff!Sadly we see lots of spurious emissions from the ADHA wanting to tell people living at the extremities of Australia how to tweak the privacy settings of the #myHR that they don ’t care about. Staggering that this is all we hear from such an a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 6th August 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and 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-----https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/telehealth-bolsters-maternal-care-outcomes-patient-satisfactionTelehealth Bolsters Maternal Care Outcomes, Patient SatisfactionNew research shows that implementing telehealth, either in place of or as a supplement to in-person care, led to good clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction in maternal care.ByMark MelchionnaJu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

What it takes to build a pediatric weight management program [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “Amazing pediatricians are back where I was years ago, with their C-suite asking for business plans for the medical side of their adolescent bariatric surgery programs. The reality is corporate health care has infiltrated pediatric health systems, and the C-suite looks at the medical Read more… What it takes to build a pediatric weight management program [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Pediatrics Source Type: blogs