Is our health care system based on untruths?
As Americans, we live in one of the most affluent countries in the world. Outwardly, many of our citizens seem to possess the necessities of life: shelter, food, job employment, and world-class health care. But what happens when we take a closer look? Do we see cracks in the foundation? If we are honest, the Read more… Is our health care system based on untruths? originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 28, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Patients Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

This Is A Very Valuable Contribution To Help Us Recognise At Least Some Of The Complexities Of Using Digital Techologies In Mental Health Care Delivery.
This appeared last week:Digital technologies in mental healthcare: creating opportunities for better care, or a new form of asylum?·        Alison Barrett·        Piers Gooding and Simon Katterl·        Wednesday, September 21, 2022Introduction by Croakey: With a rapid increase in the use of digital technology in healthcare, it is critical the technologies are implemented in a careful and safe way, particularly in the area of mental healthcare.While digital technology provides some benefits for mental ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Reforming Policing: A Neighborhood-by-Neighborhood Perspective
Disparities in policing outcomes, so often associated with race and ethnicity, have led to divisive discourse on the necessity of police reform in America. So how might we make progress on police reform? Ultimately, the community, in collaboration with local public officials, should determine what it means to serve and protect. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Elicia M. John Source Type: blogs

Three Troubling Provisions in the Senate EARN Act
Romina BocciaSeveral retirement savings bills are currently moving through the House and Senate. Among them is theEnhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, which was introduced earlier in September by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D ‑OR) and Ranking Member Senator Mike Crapo (R‑ID). The bill offers a mixed bag of policies to amend the private retirement savings system. Among them are three troubling provisions. The bill would:Expand the welfare state by increasing eligibility for accounts that circumvent asset testsMake the saver ’s credit a refundable, matching contributionAllow employers to mak...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Romina Boccia Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - September 27, 2022.
Conclusions:This study revealed strong and consistent patterns of association between digital health literacy and the use of a web-based PHR. The results indicate potential actions for promoting PHR uptake, including improving digital technology and skill experiences that may improve digital health literacy and willingness to engage in web-based PHR. Uptake may also be improved through more responsive digital services, strengthened health care, and better social support. A holistic approach, including targeted solutions, is needed to ensure that web-based PHR can realize its full potential to help reduce health inequities....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

India-Pakistan Ties Are Warming — but Don't Get Excited Just Yet
While the warming trend in India-Pakistan ties is encouraging, it makes sense to keep a healthy check on expectations. Events could easily derail progress. Ultimately, it will take trust for India and Pakistan to normalize their relationship, and developing trust takes time. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Derek Grossman Source Type: blogs

Practical solutions to prevent and prepare for hypoglycemia [PODCAST]
This article is sponsored by the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, an independently owned and operated full-service medical education company that has been developing certified health care education for nearly twenty years. Visit the tools and a CME quality improvement activity at preventhypotoolkit.org. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. This activity was Read more… Practical solutions to prevent and prepare for hypoglycemia [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 26, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Sponsored Diabetes Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

10 Healthcare Organizations Ask HHS to Postpone Information Blocking Deadline
If you’re familiar with the 21st Century Cures Act, then you know that October 6th is a major deadline that requires healthcare providers, health IT developers, HIEs, HINs, and others to share all ePHI (electronic protected health information) in the DRS (Designated Record Set).  This is a big change from the requirement to share USCDI.  While we’ve known about this deadline for years, it’s not too surprising that many healthcare organizations aren’t ready for it. Given this reality, 10 healthcare organizations have sent a combined letter to HHS asking for a 1 year delay for this deadline.  Here ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act AHA AMA CHIME DRS ePHI Health Data Sharing Info Blocking Information Blocking Source Type: blogs

Is Our Response to the Pandemic a Preview of How We May Deal with Climate Change?
Do Americans have the stomach for tough times, hard work, and sacrifice? Or will many of the same problems experienced in responding to COVID-19 arise as Americans confront the challenge of climate change? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 26, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Michael Jenkins Source Type: blogs

Amazon vs. Apple: Only one will rewrite the rules of health care
Big Tech has had a surprisingly small impact on U.S. health care, so far. Artificial intelligence, for example, outperforms physicians in many complex tasks (like reading mammograms and analyzing chest X-rays), yet AI remains woefully underused. Meanwhile, many have tried to spur operational efficiency using big-data analytics, but care delivery remains as inconsistent and ineffective Read more… Amazon vs. Apple: Only one will rewrite the rules of health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tech Health IT Primary Care Source Type: blogs

A stark contract between American and Canadian health care
An excerpt from A Short Primer on Why Cancer Still Sucks. The United States has the world’s most expensive health care system. It spends about twice as much each year on every American as the Canadian system spends on Canadians. Per capita, the U.S. spends far more than Canada on drugs each year. The U.S. Read more… A stark contract between American and Canadian health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

TWiV 938: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin reviews the public health response to poliovirus in New York, impact of mandatory influenza vaccination, monkeypox in a young infant, health care worker exposure to monkeypox virus, monkeypox testing delays, transmission potential of monkeypox virus, TPOXX trial for monkeypox, detection of SARS-CoV-2 subgenomic mRNA, mucosal IgA against SARS-CoV-2, BNT262b2 against Omicron, awareness and use of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals, comparable outcomes for Bebtelovimab and Nirmatrelvir, and COVID-19 and Alzheimer's disease. (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - September 24, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology antiviral coronavirus COVID-19 delta inflammation influenza Long Covid marburg virus monkeypox monoclonal antibody Omicron pandemic poliovirus SARS-CoV-2 vaccine vaccine booster variant of concern Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –24th September, 2022.
This article makes the case and explains what will be required to make it happen.We hear a lot about “digital health” these days. As data about our health piles up — thanks to sources like electronic health records, personal fitness apps and gadgets, and home genome test kits — weshould understand a lot more than we used to about what ’s wrong with our health and what to do about it. But having a lot of data is not enough. We have to be aware of what we have, understand what it means, and act on that understanding. While the challenges are in some ways more acute in the United States because of its fragmented sys...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Health care ’s 3 epic childhood obesity failures
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of spouting the same old worsening childhood obesity statistics, applying the same dilute and sometimes broken strategy, not getting anywhere, judging myself as a doctor, then shifting the blame to my patient and their parents, then feeling powerless and defeated. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. It’s a cycle we’re Read more… Health care’s 3 epic childhood obesity failures originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Obesity Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Elon Musk May Have a Point About Bots on Twitter
Twitter has a deep bench of engineers working for the company. They have access to trillions of data points on their over 300 million monthly active users. Why has a company this size struggled to clean up its platform? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 23, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Marek N. Posard Source Type: blogs