The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 22, 2022 Edition-----We will see the closure on the Mourning Period for QE!! In Australia tomorrow, We can then move on to the next big issue, which will surely be the progress in the Russo-Ukrainian war and the associated issues with China and Russia.The US seems – with the rest of the world – to be moving into recession.King Charles has now been to all his UK Realms and will now quietly let PM Trass get back to running the UK. God help her …In Australia we have to now get on with life and the economic disaster we seem to be facing.-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/oddly-enough-th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 105, Thursday September 22 at 1pm PT, 4pm ET
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) for #THCBGang on Thursday September 22 are delivery & platform expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis); THCB regular writer and ponderer of odd juxtapositions Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); and fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); 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 - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang #THCBGang Casey Quinlan Kim Bellard Matthew Holt Vince Kuraitis Source Type: blogs

Ribbon Health & Provider Data ’ s Holy Grail: The Accurate Provider Directory
BY JESSICA DaMASSA It’s one of the greatest mysteries of the era of health data digitization: Why is provider directory still so hard to get right?? Ribbon Health’s co-founder & CEO Nate Maslak explains how Ribbon (which started out in the symptom-checker biz) pivoted to take on, once-and-for-all, the miserable state of provider data management to not only fix provider directories (which are still wrong 50% of the time!), but also referral management systems, health plan enrollment data, and now, thanks to those new price transparency rules, price lists. “All of the different use cases we focus on around e...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Accurate Provider Directory Jessica DaMassa Provider Data Ribon Health Source Type: blogs

When Medical Error Becomes Personal, Activism Becomes Painful
BY MICHAEL MILLENSON In the mid-1990s, researching a book about the quality of medical care, I discovered how the profession had for years been ignoring evidence about the appalling death toll from preventable medical error. Though I’d never myself experienced an error, I became an activist. Recently, however, a relative was a victim, and the frustrating persistence of error became personally painful. Thanks to my relative being acutely aware of the need to be alert (and a bit of luck), no harm was caused by what could have been a serious medication mistake. That was the good news. The bad news is that even...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Medical Education Medical Practice medical error Michael Millenson Patient Safety World Patient Safety Day Source Type: blogs

RAND Experts React to Putin's Latest Threatening Rhetoric
Vladimir Putin appeared to double-down on his country ' s war effort in Ukraine September 21st, calling up hundreds of thousands of new troops, threatening Ukraine and the West, vowing to use “ all the means at our disposal, ” and pointing out that he is not bluffing. Here ' s what a few RAND experts had to say. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 21, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Regime Change in Russia?
A careful strategy of strength and prudence has helped the West maintain security and manage relations with Moscow. The West may continue this course while upping the ante to help Ukraine defeat and expel Russian forces. In so doing, the West may also be advancing prospects for longer-term peace that might come only through liberalization in Russia. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 21, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: William Courtney Source Type: blogs

Don ’ t let vindictiveness creep into medicine like it has in politics
The callous and inhumane dislocation of migrants recently perpetrated by governors of the states of Florida and Texas reminded me of an equally disdainful and appalling tactic utilized by health care workers since the 1960s: “Greyhound therapy.” Greyhound therapy refers to attempts by health care workers and administrators to remove undesirable patients from emergency rooms, hospitals, Read more… Don’t let vindictiveness creep into medicine like it has in politics originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Goliath, Meet David
BY KIM BELLARD I’m a sucker for underdog stories.  I love unconventional wisdom overthrowing conventional wisdom. I’m deeply suspicious of Big Tech, Big Oil, and big health.  I know unfettered competition is not always to my benefit but get nervous when I don’t really have many options.   So when I read that Google is starting to worry about a threat to its search dominance and that TikTok and other social media giants are scared of a rival start-up, well, count me in. I just wish it was health care goliaths that were worried. ————– You probably use Google to search on...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health BeReal Healthcare financing tiktok Source Type: blogs

6 Examples Of How The Hippocratic Oath Should Be Upgraded
Physicians have been taking the Hippocratic Oath for centuries. Originally written in 400 BC, it is one of the oldest known codes of ethics, attributed to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and physician. In the “A Revised Hippocratic Oath for the Era of Digital Health” paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research by Brennan Spiegel and Bertalan Mesko (The Medical Futurist), we advocated how we should upgrade the millennia-old principles to reflect the 21st-century realities of medicine. Amazingly modern for its age and timeless in its core principles, the Oath describes ideals that are timely...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy Medical Education hippocratic oath medical oath doctors' oath upgrade modernized hippocratic oath revised hippocatic oath 21st century hippocratic oath Source Type: blogs

The Disaster Bills Coming Due
The United States largely waits for a disaster to strike and then spends billions to repair damages. Investing in resilience today can significantly reduce the costs to recover after a disaster strikes. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 20, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessie Riposo; Shelly Culbertson Source Type: blogs

What is ambient clinical intelligence – and how is it transforming health care?
This article is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience. AI-driven ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) promises to help by revolutionizing patient and provider experiences with clinical documentation that writes itself. For decades, researchers have been working toward a vision of ambient intelligence, finding ways to harness cloud, advanced AI, and the Internet of Things to Read more… What is ambient clinical intelligence – and how is it transforming health care? originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Sponsored Health IT Source Type: blogs

4 steps to de-escalate hostile people [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “The boundaries of unacceptable behavior have eroded in the past few years. Politicians, law enforcement, movie stars, health care providers, the health care system, and society, in general, are all acting badly occasionally. I’m amazed but no longer surprised every time it happens. Patients Read more… 4 steps to de-escalate hostile people [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 19 September, 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-----Other than ads for mHHealthRecord training in obscure regional spots from the ADHA there seems little happening much at all.Is there any critical news I have missed?-----https://www.itnews.com.au/news/adha-starts-turning-cyber-security-strategy-into-reality-585047ADHA starts turning cyber security strategy into realityByRichard Ch...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Rise of the Rest: How Russia Views the Future World Order
What Russia seeks is new political leadership across the Western world that does not support a status quo that can isolate Russia from the capital and technology it needs to generate security and prosperity over the long term. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 19, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Clint Reach Source Type: blogs

Ukraine's 1777 Moment
The Battle of Saratoga turned the tides of the Revolutionary War, ultimately leading to American independence. Nearly 250 years later, the Battle of Kharkiv may be a similar turning point in Ukraine ' s fight against Russia. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 19, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Gian Gentile; Raphael S. Cohen Source Type: blogs