Gender Biases in Health Care: Listen to Women About Their Own Health
More and more information, evidence, and personal stories are emerging suggesting women are not being listened to or believed by health care professionals about their symptoms of physical illness. There is ongoing work in the United Kingdom to improve and integrate women ' s health services, which creates hope for improvements. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 19, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Lucy Hocking Source Type: blogs

Immigrant Location Policies Can Be Done Right, but That Isn't Happening Right Now
Sudden influxes of migrants across the southwest U.S. border are not new, but they are also increasing. Immigration relocation policies are likely one of the best ways to address migrant surges if done in an organized, humane, and thoughtful way. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 19, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Julia H. Kaufman; Shelly Culbertson Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 112, Thursday January 19 1pm PT 4pm ET
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday January 19 at 1PM PT 4PM ET are medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee); fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); and Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune). 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 - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Casey Quinlan JLNeptune Matthew Holt Mike Magee Source Type: blogs

Shortening Hospital Discharges: Technical and Workflow Solutions
This article looks at some technical solutions. Ali Parsa, CEO and founder of Babylon, an AI and digital health platform, says discharge planning doesn’t require “massive amounts of technology” or “rocket science”; just good planning from the beginning of the stay. Indeed, one research study (suggested to me by Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of HealthTap) achieved a significant time saving through low-tech measures such as checklists. Other respondents, however, reported that their solutions were making a difference in discharges. Weaknesses of Current Technology W...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC ABOUT Ali Parsa AvaSure Babylon Cindy Gaines CipherHealth Cloudticity Cynthia Davis Da Source Type: blogs

Monogram Health Closes $375M Growth Capital Raise to Support Continued Expansion of Innovative In-Home Kidney and Polychronic Care Model
Milestone funding from leading strategic and financial investors will help accelerate company’s mission to measurably improve outcomes for patients living with polychronic conditions, including chronic kidney and end-stage renal disease Monogram Health, a value-based specialty provider of in-home evidence-based care and benefit management services for patients living with polychronic conditions, including chronic kidney and end-stage renal disease, today announced it has closed on $375 million of new funding. This milestone growth funding round included investments from leading strategic investors CVS Health, Cigna Ventu...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 18, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Affordability BofA Securities Chronic Kidney Disease Cigna Ventures Cravath CVS Health Disease Management Frist Cressey Ventures Source Type: blogs

At CES, A Tractor And A Patient Stethoscope Point To Digital Health Future
By MICHAEL MILLENSON A Deere tractor developed in Moline, Illinois and a stethoscope-for-patients from Singapore pointed to the future of digital health at CES 2023, the Consumer Technology Association gathering that’s become a global innovation hub. The tractor appeared on a large video screen during the opening keynote by Deere & Company chief executive officer John May. The industrial company exec clearly relished the chance to trumpet the way Deere had turned tractors into high-tech tools to optimize farmers’ outcomes ­– an accomplishment inspiring envy among medical information mav...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech CES Michael Millenson Wearable stethoscope Source Type: blogs

Away from hospital and into the community: a research report into alternative options for young people ’s mental health crisis care
Look Ahead -According to this report, young people and expert mental health care staff say patients are unlikely to receive in-patient mental health care unless they “have attempted suicide multiple times”. It finds increasing demand for children and young people’s crisis mental health services amidst challenges with existing services. The report recommends alternative community crisis services, including supported housing away from hospital settings to re duce pressure on A&E and reduce costs by more than 50 per cent.ReportLook Ahead - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 18, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Mental health Source Type: blogs

' Strategic Ambiguity' May Have U.S. and Taiwan Trapped in a Prisoner's Dilemma
For its proponents, the idea of strategic ambiguity seems to have become an end in itself that has not adapted, and logically cannot adapt to the disruptive growth in Beijing ' s military power. The conditions under which the policy worked seem to have evaporated with China ' s rise. Strategic clarity may offer a way out of this dilemma. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 18, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Raymond Kuo Source Type: blogs

The Inflation Pain You Don't See
Official statistics don ' t capture the pain of inflation for many Americans. That ' s because there ' s something wrong with how we define the middle class. Far more American households earn a middle-class income than enjoy a middle-class lifestyle. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 18, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: George Zuo Source Type: blogs

The Danger of Stroking a Tiger
By MIKE MAGEE On the evening of December 29, 1940, with election to his 3rd term as President secured, FDR delivered these words as part of his sixteenth “Fireside Chat”: “There can no appeasement with ruthlessness…No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.” Millions of Americans, and millions of Britons were tuned in that evening, as President Roosevelt made clear where he stood while carefully avoiding over-stepping his authority in a nation still in the grips of a combative and isolationist opposition party. The Germans were listening as well and sent a different type of message as the Luft...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Churchill Fascism Franklin Roosevelt Hitler Mike Magee Trump Source Type: blogs

Healthcare inequalities: access to NHS prescribing and exemption schemes in England
This report looks at health care inequalities in relation to NHS prescribing and exemption schemes in England. It considers uptake in deprived and other under-served communities, providing actionable insights with a focus on three clinical areas of prescribing - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, and severe mental illness (SMI).Report (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 17, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

How the War in Ukraine Could End Sooner Than Expected
There are predictions aplenty that Russia ' s war on Ukraine will persist. But it could also end soon. Kremlin regime change, a Russian army collapse, or a Ukrainian win are possible. None of these contingencies should be ruled out. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 17, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter A. Wilson; William Courtney Source Type: blogs

We ’ re Disrupting Disruption
By KIM BELLARD The Sunday Times featured an op-ed by Mark Britnell, a professor at the UCL Global Business School for Health, with the headline Our creaking NHS can’t beat its admin chaos without a tech revolution. Substitute “U.S. healthcare system” for “NHS” and the headline still would work, as would most of the content.    I wouldn’t hold my breath about that tech revolution. In fact, if you’re waiting for disruptive innovation in healthcare, or more generally, you may be in for a long wait. A new study in Nature argues that science is becoming less disruptive. That seems counterintuitive; it ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech disruptive innovation Kim Bellard Science Source Type: blogs

Avel eCare Announces the Acquisition of NightWatch to Expand Pharmacy Telemedicine Services
The expansion of remote pharmacy services strengthens Avel eCare’s portfolio of telemedicine offerings and helps meet the growing demand for pharmacy telemedicine services across the United States Avel eCare, the nation’s leading provider of clinician-to-clinician telemedicine services, today announced the acquisition of NightWatch, a West Virginia-based company that provides remote pharmacy services to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region. The acquisition strengthens Avel’s existing suite of telemedicine offerings and enables the company to expand its reach to better ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 16, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Avel Avel eCare burnout Christopher Vaught Doug Duskin Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A NightWatch pharmacy Pharmacy Telemedicine Vaught Inc. Source Type: blogs

The power of communication in palliative care: How words can heal and instill hope
Effective communication has the potential to promote understanding, safety, and connection. It is the foundation of high-quality health care. Our use of language to heal is important in all facets of medicine, but words may be even more powerful when patients face a terminal diagnosis. When medications and life-saving interventions are less of a priority, Read more… The power of communication in palliative care: How words can heal and instill hope originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 14, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: