The evolving role of physicians in health care
Health care has changed dramatically in the last decades, from the introduction of electronic medical records to the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst for telehealth and virtual care options to the increased familiarity with digital therapeutics, etc. Just as the industry has transformed over time, the physician’s role has similarly evolved. Traditionally, those of Read more… The evolving role of physicians in health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Health IT Mobile health Nephrology Source Type: blogs

Speak up for safety in health care
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. A nurse is assisting the attending physician in placing a central line in the intensive care unit. It’s 3 a.m., and the attending is clearly tired, having admitted eight patients so far on her shift. The nurse notices the physician pushing her eyeglasses up her Read more… Speak up for safety in health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors:

Rethinking Newer Events
BY KIM BELLARD It’s a lot more fun to write about exciting new technologies, or companies in other industries that healthcare could learn from, than to pick on healthcare for its many, well-known shortcomings, but there was an article in JAMA Forum last week that I had to note and perhaps expand on: A New Category of “Never Events” – Ending Harmful Hospital Policies, by  Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc and Adam L. Beckman, BS (he is also an MD/MBA student).   The concept of a “Never Event” is well known by this point.  Coined some twenty years ago by Ken Kizer, MD of the National Quality Form (NQF) and soon w...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Kim Bellard medical debt Never Event sustainable development Source Type: blogs

Interview: Sarah MacDonald, Author, The Cancer Channel
by MATTHEW HOLT I met Sarah MacDonald in the early 2000s. She is the ultimate extrovert who sings, cooks, maintains a huge circle of friends, and lives life to the fullest–all at a pace & level most of us can’t imagine. In the early 2010s Sarah was flying high. Newly married, trying to get pregnant, all while being a Silicon valley business exec who had increasingly senior roles at eBay. Then in 2012 she was diagnosed with two completely separate types of cancer. And in her head “The Cancer Channel” started playing nonstop. That became the title of her book. I just read it and I literally...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Cancer Cancer Treatment Patient-centered care Sarah MacDonald The Cancer Channel Source Type: blogs

Dog Tag Bakery: A Fresh Start for Veterans
A bakery in Washington, D.C., brings together service-disabled post – 9/11 veterans, military spouses, and caregivers. For five months, they are immersed in an intensive entrepreneurial-focused business program. It ' s become a model for helping veterans and others of the military community reestablish their lives. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - November 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

The Secret Surveillance Capitalism That Suffuses Medicare
By MICHAEL MILLENSON Imagine a government program where private contractors boost their bottom line by secretly mining participants’ personal information, such as credit reports, shopping habits and even website logins. It’s called Medicare. This is open enrollment season, when 64 million elderly and disabled Americans choose between traditional fee-for-service Medicare and private Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans. MA membership is soaring; within a few years it’s expected to encompass the majority of beneficiaries. That popularity is due in no small part to the extra benefits plans c...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Medicare FTC HHS Humana Michael Millenson Surveillance United Healthcare Source Type: blogs

How Should the U.S. Military Share Secrets?
For security cooperation to work, allies may need access to details of U.S. military plans and activities. But does the need for a clearly defined U.S. advantage prevent sharing information that may be broadly in the U.S. interest? Who should evaluate this advantage, and at what level? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 31, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Andrew Radin Source Type: blogs

Bonus Features – October 30, 2022 – 46% of Americans have gone into debt paying medical bills, 41% say retail and virtual care experiences are disjointed, and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. News and Studies A survey from digital health platform Babylon found that 46% of Americans have gone into debt from their medical bills, while 34% are currently struggling to pay their medical and insurance bills. In addition, ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Revenue Cycle Management Altus Amazon Amazon Healthcare Aspen RxHealth athenahealth AtlantiCare B Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 31st 2022
This study used mice to evaluate how their lifestyles - eating fatty foods vs. healthy and exercising vs. not - affected the metabolites of their offspring. Metabolites are substances made or used when the body breaks down food, drugs or chemicals, or its own fat or muscle tissue. "We have previously shown that maternal and paternal exercise improve health of offspring. Tissue and serum metabolites play a fundamental role in the health of an organism, but how parental exercise affects offspring tissue and serum metabolites has not yet been investigated." Researchers used targeted metabolomics - the study of metaboli...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 30, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

TWiV 949: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Pakistan, polio by the numbers , influenza and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel, phase 1/2a safety and immunogenicity of an adenovirus 26 vector RSV vaccine encoding prefusion F in adults 18–50 years and RSV seropositive children 12–24 months, receipt of first and second doses of JYNNEOS vaccine for prevention of Monkeypox, distinguishing SARS-CoV-2 persistence and reinfection, Novavax NVX-COV2373 triggers potent neutralization of Omicron sub-lineages, association between regular physical activity a...
Source: virology blog - October 29, 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 – 29th October, 2022.
This report presents CDC findings on telehealth use trends in 2021. It includes data from the National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative household survey conducted throughout the year by the National Center for Health Statistics. -----https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-10-13/women-older-adults-more-likely-to-use-telemedicine-in-2021Who Used Telemedicine in 2021?New data shows which groups have been most likely to use a health care option popular during the pandemic.By Christopher WolfOct. 13, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.More than 1 in 3 adults used telemedicine in the past year in 2021, ac...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: German Draft Report on ME/CFS Raises Alarms for Promoting CBT and GET
By David Tuller, DrPH The European ME Coalition (EMEC) has published a statement about and an analysis of a recently released report about ME/CFS from a Germany agency, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). With EMEC’s permission, I have re-posted the statement in full below. The original post can be found […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CBT draft Germany GET Source Type: blogs

Sylvana Sinha, CEO, Praava Health
Sylvana Sinha is CEO of Praava Health, a primary & specialty care network based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While the average American may only think about Bangladesh when there’s some disaster on the news it’s a country of 165m+ people with a GDP per capita exceeding India’s. It lacks excellent health services for its growing middle class, and that’s the gap Praava Health is filling. I learned a lot about Sylvana, Bangladesh, and Praava in this quick interview —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: THCB Spotlights The Business of Health Care Bangladesh Praava Health Sylvana Sinha Source Type: blogs

Recommended Podcast: NPR's the " An Arm and a Leg " Show
With most of my recent podcast shares, I was pretty specific to note that I was recommending a particular podcast episode, but stopped short of recommending you subscribe to the entire podcast.However, there are at least are a few podcasts which I actuallyrecommend you subscribe to: one specifically is today ' s recommendation: a podcast known as the " Arm and a Leg " showhttps://armandalegshow.com/, which was started by an enterprising NPR reporter from an NPR station in Chicago by the name of Dan Weissman, who is also the podcast ' s creator& host, although his podcast is now produced with support from NPR and others...
Source: Scott's Web Log - October 28, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2022 NPR podcast Source Type: blogs

I Reckon This Is A Pretty Ugly And Disturbing Revelation Of Zuck Being A Jerk Again.
This appeared last week.Senator questions Mark Zuckerberg over Meta ' s healthcare data collection policiesThe letter from Sen. Mark Warner to the Facebook founder comes just days after Advocate Aurora Health notified patients of a potential breach involving a pixel-tracking tool.ByMike MiliardOctober 21, 2022 10:01 AMU.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., raised concerns this week about the tracking and collection of patient health data by Facebook parent company Meta.WHY IT MATTERSIn an Oct. 20lettersent to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sen. Warner posed a series of questions about patient privacy and the company ' s collection pr...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs