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Concerns about health care access in underserved communities call into question a proposed federal rule that excludes essential community providers.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Rosenbaum, Caitlin Murphy, Rebecca Morris Source Type: blogs

The future of health care is virtual: a nurse ’ s perspective
This time, it’s my family. My work takes me all over the U.S., consulting on the implementation of virtual care to get the most appropriate level of care to the patients who need it. I work with teams to develop better workflows and to get more experienced eyes on patients. It’s the kind of care Read more… The future of health care is virtual: a nurse’s perspective originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 25, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Ultrasound is Ultra-Cool
This study is also a major step forward for the exciting possibility of combining focused ultrasound with targeted delivery of medications or antibodies that normally have limited capability to cross the blood brain barrier from the blood to the brain.”  Similarly, researchers at Yonsei University College of Medicine (South Korea) found that focused ultrasound improved the delivery of Alzheimer’s drugs by over eight times.  “While there is no complete cure for dementia, we hope that open BBB [blood brain barrier] surgery using FUS surgery can help give hope to dementia patients,” the lead researcher said. ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech 3D printing ChatGPT DSP Kim Bellard Ultrasound Source Type: blogs

Matthew ’s health care tidbits: My retina & what it tells us about primary care
Each time I send out the THCB Reader, our newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB (Sign up here!) I include a brief tidbits section. Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt I had a little scare the other night. I was driving home from a weekend in the mountains and I asked my wife if she saw that flashing light. No it wasn’t the cops, and no she hadn’t seen it. Turns out that I had a bright flash if I moved my eye a certain way. Oh, well I assumed I was tired and a good night’s sleep would fix it. Next morning the flash was sti...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Matthew Holt The Business of Health Care Included Health Navigators primary care Retina Sarah McDonald The Cancer Channel transcarent Source Type: blogs

Independent health care and the NHS
The King's Fund - This briefing sets out some of the trends in public and private spending on independent sector health care providers. We consider what factors may be driving these trends, look at the impact this has on household spending among different groups, and consider some of the implications for the public and the NHS.BriefingThe King's Fund - publications  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 25, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance Source Type: blogs

Responding to the Firearm Violence Crisis: Are Some Newly Enacted Laws Making Things Worse?
Persuasive scientific evidence is accumulating for several commonly implemented laws. Where the science is strong, lawmakers would be wise to consider it when making decisions about how to protect public safety while preserving civil liberties, including the right to bear arms. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Andrew R. Morral; Rosanna Smart Source Type: blogs

Appreciating U.S. Ground Force Contributions to Operation Inherent Resolve
Defeating ISIS hinged on a ground fight, requiring the grueling liberation of territory kilometer by kilometer. While Iraqi forces bore the brunt of frontline fighting, U.S. forces were also engaged in on-the-ground combat operations that hastened the defeat of ISIS. Appreciating such contributions will be necessary to distill the right lessons so that we might correctly apply them to future irregular warfare. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Martini; Sean M. Zeigler; Gian Gentile Source Type: blogs

It ’ s time to ditch cultural competence
A pregnant Somali woman was determined to have a vaginal delivery. Unfortunately, labor wasn’t progressing as expected, and the health care team recommended a c-section. The patient declined the recommendation and said it’s in God’s hands. After some persistence, the health care team convinced the patient to get a c-section. After the c-section, the patient Read more… It’s time to ditch cultural competence originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 24, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Lucia Savage Discusses Highlights of the Upcoming Health Datapalooza
The Health Datapalooza conference is a unique annual event. As the playful name suggests, it’s a somewhat countercultural happening, a place for freewheeling and respectfully critical discussion among health data experts. The conference was launched in 2010 by Todd Park, a ground-breaking technologist who was CTO of HHS at the time and was later promoted to be CTO of the United States. Lucia Savage, Chair of the AcademyHealth Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy and Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer at Omada Health, explains how, in contrast to most health care conferences, the Datapalooza is “not glitzy&...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 24, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability Regulations Academy Health Healthcare Data Healthcare IT Video Interviews Healthdatapalooza Lucia Savage Omada Health Todd Park Source Type: blogs

Industry ’s First Male Fertility Platform Posterity Health Raises $7.5M in an Oversubscribed Funding Round Led by Distributed Ventures
Posterity Health’s funding to accelerate Digital Platform and expedite national expansion Posterity Health, the only digital male fertility center of excellence that offers personalized advice, educational resources, and effective male fertility treatments, today announced an oversubscribed funding round of $7.5M led by early-stage venture capital fund Distributed Ventures. The funding reinforces the importance of evaluating the male partner when a couple is having trouble conceiving. The new capital will accelerate the company’s Digital Health Platform and provide access to male fertility testing and treatment on a...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 24, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Accessibility Digital Health Platform Distributed Ventures Dr. James Smith Dr. Peter Schlegel Dr. Stan Honig FCA Venture Partners Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment James J Col Source Type: blogs

Can Missouri Pass The Muster
BY MIKE MAGEE A case has been made that a logical approach to reforming America’s violent and racist leanings would be to adopt the values and practices of Health Care for All. These include a commitment to compassion, understanding, and partnership; extending the linkages between individual, family, community and society; addressing fear and worry for individuals and populations; and promoting an optimistic and equitable future for all Americans.  Nurses and doctors and pharmacists and other health professionals pledge oaths and spend years training to exhibit and practice these values in the course of providing ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Ann Kelley Ashley une Dobbs HB 1462 Healthcare for All Missouri State Legislature Rachel Proud Source Type: blogs

Independent health care and the NHS
The King's Fund - In this briefing, The King's Fund sets out some of the trends in public and private spending on independent sector health care providers.Briefing (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 24, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance Source Type: blogs

Unlocking Training Technology for Multi-Domain Operations
Multi-domain operations (MDO) can present many challenges for training. Involvement of various disparate organizations and services can exacerbate these challenges and can require balancing centralized coordination with decentralized training objectives. If MDO is to provide new benefits, the training community may need to solve old problems. It may need to communicate more effectively. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 24, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Timothy Marler Source Type: blogs

The empathy gap: How a lack of understanding is fueling poor outcomes and health disparities
I recently watched The Color of Care, a documentary highlighting the disparate and inequitable care received by Black and brown individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the movie, Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey opined that one of the primary health care issues is the “empathy gap.” Upon hearing the phrase, I shot up in my chair, as Read more… The empathy gap: How a lack of understanding is fueling poor outcomes and health disparities originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 23, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

New Company, Velsera, Represents Summa Equity ’ s Vision to Improve Global Health Outcomes
New company advances precision health through data-driven solutions New company Velsera was announced today at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California. The vision for Velsera is supported by thematic-focused impact fund Summa Equity (Summa). The promise of precision medicine is held back by barriers across routine health practice and discovery. Existing companies offer partial solutions, but no single company enables the unlocking of insights waiting to be revealed inside data – the status quo is siloed and disconnected. Velsera enables the democratization of omic data across clinical and ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 23, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Calyx Gavin Nichols Global Health Outcomes Hans Cobben Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Omic Data Parexel Pierian Quintiles Seven Bridges Summa Summa Equi Source Type: blogs