Setting Standards for Delivering High-Quality Care to Veterans with Invisible Wounds
Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, traumatic brain injury, and substance use disorders are common among post-9/11 veterans and can interfere with their employment, family life, engagement with their communities, and overall well-being. A shared definition and standards for high-quality care can help organizations that support veterans to better assist in their recovery from these“invisible wounds.” (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 12, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalie Ernecoff; Carrie M. Farmer; Matthew F. Amidon; Margaret C. Harrell; Jennifer Silva Source Type: blogs

Debunking Russian Lies About Biolabs at Upcoming U.N. Meetings
Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies. It ' s tempting to write off such claims as cartoonish propaganda. But Russia is making similarly outrageous claims to the United Nations and other international forums. Such maneuvers could dangerously undermine international arms control agreements. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 12, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John V. Parachini Source Type: blogs

Sanctioning Business Leaders in Russia
Western sanctions are ensnaring more Russian business leaders, some of whom say they are unjustly targeted. Can those in the private sector reduce their risks of being designated? Perhaps, if they make difficult choices. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - September 12, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: William Courtney Source Type: blogs

Improving access to care in rural America: Keeping rural hospitals in the game
Almost 20 percent of America’s population lives in rural areas of the country, where accessing health care facilities and services can be challenging. The patient-to-primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only 39.8 physicians per 100,000 residents, compared to 53.3 physicians in urban areas. Rural hospitals work diligently to meet the health needs of Read more… Improving access to care in rural America: Keeping rural hospitals in the game originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

ADHA Rubbish Followed Up By An Amazing Spoof – Total Nonsense I Reckon And Pretty Sad!
This ADHA release appeared a few days ago.Connecting Australian health careBy Dr Holger Kaufmann* - ADHAFriday, 09 September, 2022In a healthcare system that values cutting-edge technology to diagnose, treat and manage conditions, consistent sharing of consumer health information remains an elusive target. Australia has key systems in place to enable and support standardisation and connected health systems, such as national healthcare identifiers, and continues to make progress as shown by the rapid national uptake of electronic prescribing which was accelerated by the challenging COVID environment.Consumers want a co...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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Health care providers in certain states face a profound dilemma: what to do when a patient’s health calls for an emergency abortion that is prohibited by their state?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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Current law prohibits Medicaid from covering most health care for incarcerated people, even though having continuous coverage is key to better behavioral health outcomes and a reduced likelihood of returning to jail or prison.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Sawyer, Vikki Wachino, Abby Walsh, Silicia Lomax Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –10th September, 2022.
This article is adapted fromVoices in the Code: A Story About People, Their Values, and the Algorithm They Made,out Sept. 8 from Russell Sage Foundation Press.In May 2021, I got a call I never expected. I was working on abook about A.I. ethics, focused on the algorithm that gives out kidneys to transplant patients in the United States. Darren Stewart —a data scientist from UNOS, the nonprofit that runs the kidney allocation process—was calling to get my take: How many decimal places should they include when calculating each patient’s allocation score? The score is an incredibly important number, given it determines w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Pure Health, UAE ’s Largest Healthcare Platform, Signs a Deal with Equity Group Investments to Invest Half a Billion Dollars in a U.S. Healthcare Company
$500m investment expands Pure Health’s footprint in the United States healthcare market. Ardent Health Services is the fourth largest private hospital operator in the United States with operations across six states. Alpha Dhabi Holding subsidiary, Pure Health, the largest integrated healthcare platform of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire a minority equity investment in Ardent Health Services (Ardent), a leading U.S. healthcare provider based in Nashville, Tennessee, for a total investment of $500 million. The investment is subject to custo...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Alpha Dhabi Holding Ardent Ardent Health Services EGI Equity Group Investments Farhan Malik Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Marty Bonick Middle East Healthcare Pure Health Sam Zell U Source Type: blogs

Physicians did not go to provider school
“If both of you are the same, then one of you is unnecessary.” That’s one of my brother-in-law’s favorite quotes, and I think it’s applicable to the ongoing debate for physicians to be called “physicians” instead of “providers.” When you think about what’s been happening in health care, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are Read more… Physicians did not go to provider school originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 8, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

#HealthTechDeals  Episode 45: CVS buys Signify; Psych Hub; 98point6 & MedMinder
It’s been a week of endings for UK politicians, soccer coaches and tennis GOATs. And a big deal in health tech as CVS buys Signify Health for $8bn. Psych Hub raises $16m, 98point6 tacks on $20m more in a poss direction change & MedMinder tackles that hardest of all questions–Did I take my pill or not? Jess DaMassa almost lets me takeover, but we know who she really wants in charge! Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Deals 98point6 CVS MedMinder PsychHub Signify Health Source Type: blogs

BREAKING: Headspace Health Acquires Shine App, A Diversity & Inclusion Self-Care Platform
BY JESSICA DaMASSA Headspace Health’s CEO Russell Glass and The Shine App’s co-Founder & co-CEO Naomi Hirabayashi give us the inside story on deal that makes The Shine App’s award-winning, inclusive self-care and mental health platform a part of the Headspace Health family. This is Headspace Health’s second acquisition this year, and we find out why they chose to ‘buy instead of build’ when it came time to refine and enrich the inclusiveness of their meditation, self-care, and mental health care offerings. The Shine App brings 45,000 subscribers and 90 enterprise clients to the table, but what Ru...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Diversity & Inclusion Jessica DaMassa Shine App Source Type: blogs

“Beyond Nicotine”: Tobacco Joins Hands With Pharma.
BY MIKE MAGEE Connecticut attorney general, William Tong, took a turn in the spotlight this week, representing 33 states and Puerto Rico in announcing that vaping original, Juul, had agreed to pay penalties of $438.5 million to settle lawsuits against the company. Juul in essence acknowledged that the company’s marketers had targeted young students, used social media to attract underage teens, and had given them free samples. With 45% of the company’s Twitter followers between ages 13 and 17, and an age verification methodology authorities label as “porous”, they were happy to get the nation’s attorney gene...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Pharmaceuticals The Business of Health Care Mike Magee tobacco Source Type: blogs

Human touch and scientific veracity are missing in health care technology        
Working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has immersed physicians in technology, perhaps accelerating its integration with medical practice – but not necessarily its acceptance or authenticity. I tend to doubt the veracity of much of what I read in electronic health care records. I also question reports based on data gleaned from large medical databases Read more… Human touch and scientific veracity are missing in health care technology        originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 8, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tech Health IT Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

How An A.I.-Based Skin Checking App Can Work With A National Healthcare System
You might be already familiar with skin checking apps, we too have discussed them quite extensively recently. Skin checking applications allow users to take pictures of their suspicious skin lesions, upload these pictures to a server, the images are first evaluated by an A.I. algorithm and the results will be later validated by a dermatologist.  However, this time there is something new under the sun: AIP Labs and Semmelweis University (Hungary’s leading medical university) developed a skin checking application that offers several features we have not seen before. It was launched to work integrated with the natio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Telemedicine & Smartphones AI dermatology skin skin cancer skin checker skin checking app digital Source Type: blogs