Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –1st October, 2022.
This article details information required for integration into EHRs to build personalized treatment plans and develop successful SDOH programs that provide resources and support for patients in need. In addition, successful SDOH programs implemented by Kaiser Permanente and Boston Medical Center showcase how supporting clinicians with real-time SDOH data can lead to patient-centric care. Create a 360-Degree Patient View Through TechnologyThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)indicatesthat the “collection, documentation, reporting, access, and use of SDOH data … can be used t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

8 Information Blocking Regulatory Reminders
As we mentioned in our previous coverage of 10 healthcare organizations requesting a postponement of the deadline, on October 6th the full information blocking legislation goes into effect.  While those organizations asked for a delay, it does not seem this is going to happen.  Every Information Blocking actor should be ready for this deadline. Whether this was prompted by the request for a postponement or was already planned, ONC has put out a dedicated information blocking webpage and has planned 2 virtual office hours where you can get your questions answered.  Plus, Steve Posnack from ONC also published a blog artic...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act eHI Information Blocking Information Blocking Stats Steve Posnack Source Type: blogs

We need to talk about foobaw
Last Sunday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was knocked down in the second quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills and hit the back of his head on the turf. He lay there for a few seconds, then tried to stand up on wobbly legs then he collapsed, obviously slobberknocked. They took him into the locker room, then sent him out to play the second half, claiming he had passed the concussion protocol and that he had collapsed due to a leg injury, which anybody could plainly see was a lie.Last night, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was again knocked down and hit the back of his head. This timehe lay motionless f...
Source: Stayin' Alive - September 30, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Coffee good for heart health – Large study
Coffee good for heart health – Large study Usually physicians, including me, ask patients with cardiovascular disease to avoid coffee, especially for those with cardiac arrhythmia [1]. Now, here is a study which says that taking 2-3 cups of decaffeinated, ground or instant coffee a day is associated with significant reductions in incident cardiovascular disease and mortality. Even more, ground and instant coffee, but not decaffeinated coffee was associated with reduced arrhythmia [2]. In fact, coffee consumption at 3-4 cups per day has been described as probably not harmful and perhaps even moderately beneficial in t...
Source: Cardiophile MD - September 30, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Johnson Francis Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs

The 3 Pillars Of Good Mental Health
These are three factors that you can change. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - September 30, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

The Gut Microbiome Produces Metabolites that Affect Immune Cells in the Brain
Researchers here review the evidence for metabolites produced by the gut microbiome to influence the behavior of innate immune cells in the brain. The gut microbiome changes in composition with age, altering the production of metabolites and inflammatory signaling in ways that degrade tissue function throughout the body. Fixing the many resulting issues at the source by introducing a youthful mix of microbes to the aging gut is a tempting path forward, likely relatively straightforward to achieve via fecal microbiota transplantation from young individuals to old individuals. This short-cut would hopefully evade the onerous...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 30, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Are all of these ST-T findings due to LVH?
CONCLUSION: Contrast a final time the appearance of ST-T waves consistent with LV " strain " in the anterior and lateral chest leads of ECG #2  — with the lack of such changes in the chest leads of ECG #1 (in which ST-T wave changes were attenuated by the opposing effect of the ongoing acute infero-postero OMI). (Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog)
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - September 30, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

More Recommended Reading
I posted a while ago about The Dawn of Everything, by David Graeber and David Wengrow; and I mentioned more recently that I was reading Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari, I have now finished it, and read Humankind, by Rutger Bregman.These books overlap considerably in their concerns and arguments, although they have different emphases and narrative spines. They all argue, from one direction or another, that the path humanity has taken since the neolithic revolution, has led us to the wrong place, and that a different and better world is possible. In making this claim they all propose that the conventional understanding of preh...
Source: Stayin' Alive - September 29, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Health and care LGBTQ+ inclusion framework
NHS Confederation -The LGBTQ+ population in the UK experiences significant physical and mental health inequalities compared to the general population. These inequalities extend from increased risk factors for ill health and barriers to accessing health care and support, to discrimination against LGBTQ+ staff within the workplace. This framework comprises six key pillars of inclusivity that organisations should aim to build to create and maintain inclusive cultures: visible leadership and confident staff; a strong knowledge base; being non-heteronormative and non-cisnormative; collecting and reporting data; listening to ser...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Equality and diversity Source Type: blogs

NeuroFlow & The Tech that Jumps the Care Gaps Between Physical Check-ups & Mental Health Care
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Mental health infrastructure company, NeuroFlow, is a tech platform that integrates into care management systems and EHRs to help clinicians and care managers identify behavioral health conditions in patients as they are getting physical health exams like annual check-ups, post-partum exams, and more. Founder & CEO Chris Molaro joins us from NeuroFlow’s new headquarters just hours before their grand opening to talk about how the startup – which has raised a total $32 million, including a $20 million Series B led by Magellan Health – is helping health systems and health plans inte...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: WTF Health Source Type: blogs

Vocal Markers Move Toward Clinical Use
Readers of this publication probably have heard of the impressive advances in analyzing voice patterns for disease. These automated models can monitor so many people efficiently that they have potential applications in public health as well as diagnosis and treatment. A simple app on a cell phone can detect unusual patterns in speech that suggest when a person is depressed or anxious, is losing cognitive function, or has pulmonary disease. But there are several reasons that “prediagnostic” data from popular devices can’t be trusted: lack of regulation, user error, lack of information about the device̵...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring behavioral health COPD David Liu GN Group India Health Koye mental health Public Health Qualcomm Sonde Vocal markers Voice Diag Source Type: blogs

Americans Worried about Housing Costs, Open to YIMBY
Michael D. Tanner andVanessa Brown CalderFor years Americans have been concerned with rising home prices, and, at least grudgingly, recognized that one way to bring down those costs was to build more housing. But many drew the line on building those new homes in their own neighborhood —what made NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) one of the most recognized rallying cries in local politics.A newly releasedCato Institute National Survey of 2,000 adults, conducted by YouGov, suggests that the tides may be slowly shifting. The road to housing reform remains bumpy —but it is not impassable.That is fortunate, because housing afford...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 28, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael D. Tanner, Vanessa Brown Calder Source Type: blogs

Studying and Sharing the Big Questions of Biology
Dr. Pedro Márquez-Zacarías. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Pedro Márquez-Zacarías. When he started high school in Mexico, Pedro Márquez-Zacarías, Ph.D., wanted to be a politician. However, as he became aware of issues like corruption, he began looking into other fields. Chemistry fascinated him, so he enrolled in a class at his school that was later canceled partway through the year. He then joined a biology class because it included a unit on biochemistry, and through that experience, found that he enjoyed other aspects of biology as well—so much so that he went on to compete in the International Biology Olympiad, a co...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - September 28, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Being a Scientist Evolutionary Biology Profiles Training Source Type: blogs

115 Silence Quotes to Help You Relax and Bring Inner Peace and Stillness
When life is stressful, overwhelming or just plain too much then one of the most calming things is to spend some time in silence. To renew your mind. To recharge your body and energy. To turn your perspective to a more positive and open one again. So in today’s post I’d like to share the best 115 silence quotes of all time. Timeless and grounding thoughts from the past 2000+ years to bring your inner peace, stillness and wise insights from the ones that came before us (and some who still walk this earth with us). And if you want even more calming and uplifting inspiration then check out this post with quotes on inner ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Phosphodiesterase-9 inhibitors for the treatment of heart failure?
Phosphodiesterase-9 (PDE9) has the highest binding affinity among phosphodiesterases with cyclic guanosine monophosphate [1]. Cardioprotective effects of natriuretic peptides released in response to ventricular stretch in heart failure are mediated by the second messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) [2]. Intracellular levels of cGMP and cAMP are governed by the activity of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases. 11 phosphodiesterases with varying tissue selectivity and substrate affinity for cGMP and cAMP have been identified (PDE1 to PDE11) so far. Increased mortality with high doses of PDE3 inhibitors milrinone,...
Source: Cardiophile MD - September 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Johnson Francis Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs