National commissioning guidance for post Covid services
NHS England -This document informs the commissioning of post Covid services in England. It aims to assist local health care systems to plan and deliver services that meet the varied and often complex needs of people living with long Covid.GuidanceNHS England - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 3, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Commissioning Covid-19 Source Type: blogs

After the al-Zawahiri Strike, the U.S. May Lack Capabilities in Afghanistan
The U.S. drone strike that killed Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan took out one of the last remaining key figures behind the 9/11 terror attacks. But it also highlighted how little the United States got out of its 2020 bargain with the Taliban, and raised questions about the U.S. ability to adequately monitor the developing threat from this quarter going forward. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 3, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dobbins Source Type: blogs

How to improve medication adherence [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. “Automation and technologies can enable adherence, but true change happens when physicians and pharmacists work together in collaborative teams to achieve common goals: Better managed chronic conditions, fewer complications, and improved experience for patients and physicians.” Tony Willoughby is a health care executive. He shares his story and discusses his Read more… How to improve medication adherence [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 2, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Medications Primary Care Source Type: blogs

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Amazon may have tremendous financial resources, talent, IT skills, and patience, but in America’s huge, tangled health care sector, it should expect to face enormous challenges in trying to create a new model for primary care.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Blumenthal, Lovisa Gustafsson Source Type: blogs

The Impact of COVID-19 on Shared Priorities for International Cooperation in Active and Healthy Aging
Discussion reflected on how the findings of the IDIH Digital Health Transformation Forum around the areas of Interoperability by Design, Data Governance, and Digital Inclusion might be impacted in a post-COVID-19 scenario. Joining us for the panel (moderated by Catalyst’s own Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt) were Nancy Finn, Devon McGraw, Iana Simeonov, Dr. Mandy Salomon, and George Demiris. Nancy Finn is an author, healthcare journalist, educator, and activist who has been at the forefront of how technology can help patients. She’s the author of “e-Patients Live Longer: The Complete Guide to Managing Hea...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Health Tech elder care IDIH Project 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 2, 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....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The CHA and Beyond: The Role of Legislation in National Reform in Health Care
Pierre-Gerlier Forest (University of Calgary), Lori Stoltz (Morris + Stoltz + Evans LLP), The CHA and Beyond: The Role of Legislation in National Reform in Health Care, School Pub. Pol ’y Publ’n (2022): This paper is centred on the use of... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 2, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Got a Labor Shortage? Make It Easier to Work
If the United States wants to avoid a long-term worker shortage, it should look to what policy can — but has failed to — fully address. We have a long history using carrots and sticks, but this is a problem we may not be able to cajole or punish our way out of. Finding workers can be as simple as giving more people a chance to work. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Kathryn A. Edwards Source Type: blogs

How Policies That Punish Pregnant Women Backfire
There is overwhelming evidence and consensus from the medical and public health communities that supportive approaches are what help pregnant women with substance use disorders. Unfortunately, the overturning of Roe v. Wade has opened the door for more policies that police and punish women rather than evidence-based solutions that we know can, do, and will save lives. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Rachel Landis; Laura J. Faherty; Mishka Terplan Source Type: blogs

US Cardiac electrophysiologists meet reimbursement reality and don ’t like it.
By ANISH KOKA It’s been a while but Anish Koka, a one time regular writer on THCB and occasional THCB Gang member, is back publishing up a storm on his Substack channel. You may recall that his political and clinical views don’t always mesh with some of the wooly liberals we feature on THCB (cough, cough, me), but we are delighted to be back publishing some of his pieces–this one is on reimbursement.–Matthew Holt The subspecialty of Cardiology known as electrophysiology has seen explosive growth over the last few decades in large part because of a massive expansion in the suite of procedur...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Health Technology Medical Practice Ablation afib Anish Koka atrial fibrillation Cardiologists CPT codes electrophysiology Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 1 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-----Quite a lot this week – especially regarding the NBN and Labor trying to regain control of what it is actually for – service provision – and not making a huge profit – in their view. Love the new Minister has ambitions to be maximally photogenic and not a ‘techie’!Otherwise all sorts of fun things!-----https://www.ausd...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Could U.S. Weapons Assistance to Ukraine Lead to Russian Escalation?
The United States and its allies should certainly continue providing Ukraine with the matériel it needs, but they should also — in close consultation with Kyiv — begin opening channels of communication with Russia. An eventual cease-fire should be the goal, even as the path to it remains uncertain. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Samuel Charap; Jeremy Shapiro Source Type: blogs

Seven Ways to Build a Truly Equitable DEI Strategy
Despite growth in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roles worldwide, not much has changed with the power structure in DEI spaces, which still center on the C-suite and tend to be populated with groups that are less knowledgeable on research in DEI. Here are seven strategies for building a more-equitable DEI program. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Rhianna C. Rogers Source Type: blogs

Ways to stop good clinicians leaving pain management (i)
After the heartbreaking post last week that seemed to resonate with so many around the world, I thought I’d look at what we can do to stop good clinicians leaving pain management. While our jurisdictions have differences in pay rates, reimbursement approaches and treatment codes, at the heart of good healthcare is good people who want to help. So why, when healthcare is populated with caring clinicians, do we strike bullying, lack of support for one another, non-existent teamwork, and poor career pathways? What is going on? I’ll tackle these in bite-sized chunks, starting with the funders. And of course, ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - July 31, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Interdisciplinary teams Professional topics Science in practice Clinical reasoning Health healthcare Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs

They Say Insanity Is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over And Expecting A Different Outcome!
This release appeared a few days ago.Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Communiqu éAll Australians deserve equitable access to affordable quality primary care.Today, the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce held its inaugural meeting on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce members are health leaders, representing a cross section of perspectives on the primary care system.At today ’s meeting, all members undertook to work together in the best interests of the health of Australians and the Australian health system. I was delighted with the spirit of partnership and collaboration...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 31, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs