Ukraine's Dream Could Be Taiwan's Nightmare
Defenders of territorial sovereignty and a peaceful world order may be cheered by Ukraine ' s success, but there is danger that success could decrease the urgency of efforts to strengthen Taiwan. China will seek to learn from the problems Russia has had in Ukraine. Will the U.S. and other supporters of Taiwan do the same? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Spirtas Source Type: blogs

Planning Now for a Negotiated Outcome in Ukraine
The United States should consider keeping open lines of communication with Russia. While it may not lead to peace in Ukraine any time soon, it could help mitigate the risks of dramatic escalation and indefinite war. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Samuel Charap; Miranda Priebe Source Type: blogs

Army Lessons and Organizational Change: Q & A with Dwayne Butler
Before coming to RAND, Dwayne Butler served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. In this interview, he discusses how his military career prepared him for the research he is doing now on organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Dwayne M. Butler Source Type: blogs

Pfizer ’s Biotech Strategy: When a “Market Force” Partners with a “Market Mover”
by JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH The synergistic relationship between biotech’s and biopharma’s can dramatically change the way new drugs and vaccines are bought to market – helping advance innovation on BOTH sides in a very mutually beneficial way. I’ve got an inside look at how Pfizer is working with emerging biotech start-ups, thanks to this in-depth chat with Pfizer’s Senior Vice President of Business Innovation, Kathy Fernando. Kathy is not only responsible for developing relationships with biotech’s on behalf of Pfizer, BUT during the pandemic she led Pfizer’s mRNA scientific strategy, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Pharmaceuticals biopharma Innovation Jessica DaMassa Pfizer Source Type: blogs

NeuroFlow Closes $25M Growth Investment
Company secures growth capital to expand its footprint and accelerate integration between payers, providers, and referral partners to meet the growing demand for mental health care NeuroFlow, the market leader in behavioral health integration technology, has secured $25 million in growth capital, led by SEMCAP Health. With SEMCAP Health as a new strategic partner and investor, the company will continue to expand its groundbreaking referral network and deepen its relationships with payors and providers, determined to identify and triage individuals with behavioral health needs across the spectrum of care. Additionally, Ne...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring behavioral health Chris Molaro Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Mark Miller NeuroFlow R&D Ralph Muller SEMCAP SEMCAP Health Telehealth Source Type: blogs

5 things I learned from Nepali health care
You must be thinking, what on Earth can the U.S. health care system learn from a poor, developing country like Nepal? Isn’t the U.S. known across the globe for its latest innovation and advanced procedures? Well, I was thinking the same thing. Until my seven-week trip this summer to rural Nepal. As a Nepali-American Emergency Read more… 5 things I learned from Nepali health care originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Primary Care Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 27, 2022 Edition-----In the UK we have a political farce running with only a day or so to run when you read this, with a new PM (Rishi Sunak) in place..In the US the mid-term elections are coming in a week or so, thus some concern as to where the US is going!In China Xi has his third 5 year term so we all wonder how that will turn out!In OZ we have has a Budget with floods, inflation, data leaks, the threat of recession, Medicare concerns and other issues just rolling on! At least the Budget does not seem to have broken anything!Overall an ‘omnishambles’ as they say!-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/wo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Shirley Svorny, RIP
Michael F. CannonIt saddens me to convey that Cato Institute adjunct scholar and my friendShirley Svorny passed away October 20 from multiple myeloma. Shirley was less than two weeks shy of her 71st birthday.Shirley Viola Svorny entered the world in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor ’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.Herdissertation sought to “explain why U.S. policy makers diverged from their usual policy to allow unrestricted migration [of foreign‐​trained physicians] from 1965 to 1980.” Without liberalization, “the unprecedented expansion in hea...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs

Does Surviving The Plague Mean You Will Eventually Contract An Autoimmune Disease?
BY MIKE MAGEE This Fall, I am teaching a 4-week course on “How Epidemics Have Shaped Our World” at the President’s College at the University of Hartford. It is, of course a timely topic, but also personally unnerving as we complete a third year under the shadow of Covid-19. Where does one begin on a topic such as this? Yale historian, Frank M. Snowden, in his book “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present”, made his intentions obvious. He would begin with the plaque. Why? His answer, “The word ‘plague’ will always be synonymous with ‘terror’”, and especially references: ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Autoimmune. Disease Mike Magee Plague Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Hospital Network & Systems Engineer
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hospital Network & Systems Engineer position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Natividad and is in California. Here’s a description of the position: INSPIRING HEALTHY LIVES through community At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do – from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importa...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Healthcare Network Engineer Jobs Information Technology Jobs Job Seekers Natividad Jobs Source Type: blogs

Relationships Between Strength Training and Aerobic Exercise and Late Life Mortality
Both strength training and aerobic exercise independently correlate with improved health and reduced mortality in later life. Animal studies demonstrate causation, in that we'd expect both strength training and aerobic activity to produce the result of improved health and reduced mortality. It is reasonable to proceed on the believe that this will hold up in humans. Meanwhile, here is yet another epidemiological study that shows correlation in a human population, noteworthy for assessing the effects of both strength training and aerobic activity separately in the same study. It is recommended that older adults (ag...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 26, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

The Impact of Racism on Patient Safety
There is clear and consistent evidence that minoritized patients are at high risk for safety issues. But the way the U.S. health care system tracks patient safety too often makes their experiences invisible. Better reporting would allow hospitals and other providers to identify disparities in care, and to address them. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 26, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Public health grant: what it is and why greater investment is needed
The Health Foundation - Investment in prevention represents excellent value for money compared with health care spend. Yet recent announcements have continued the trend of disinvesting in the wider funding that helps to maintain and improve people ’s health. The public health grant has been cut by 24 per cent on a real-terms per person basis since 2015/16.Analysis (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance Public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Why Would Mom Choose to Smell Rather Than Use Incontinence Products?
Dear Carol: My mom is only 79 but she has a lot of health problems including lung disease requiring oxygen. She receives good health care through her Medicare policies, and she doesn't need help around the house other than what I can provide by going to see her two or three times a week. Since we live near each other, that's not a problem. The problem is she leaks urine. She doesn't leak constantly, but she does smell most of the time even though she showers. I've told her that she should try some pads, but she refuses, saying that she doesn't need them. Why will she agree to use oxygen but then feel insu...
Source: Minding Our Elders - October 26, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Los Angeles Mayoral Debate Misleads on Approaches to Homelessness
They may not mean to, but Los Angeles politicians continue to imply that there is a primary “ fix ” for homelessness, be it temporary shelters or permanent supportive housing. But those are just pieces of a very complex puzzle. The region needs a robust continuum of care. Although some efforts exist, they have not been scaled up to meet the need. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 26, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah B. Hunter Source Type: blogs