Sunday Sermonette: Book banning
Ch. 4 is pretty self-explanatory -- the neighbors feel threatened by the Jews rebuilding the city wall but Nehemiah is resolute and they do it anyway. So I ' ll take this opportunity to talk about the current book banning wars. There are some distinctions that people seem to elide in this controversy so I ' ll try to be clear about my own position. Of course there is plenty of literature that isn ' t appropriate for third graders to read, for various reasons. It might be just too disturbing, and give them nightmares. They might misunderstand it -- for example, literature featuring unreliable or malevolent narrat...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 4, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Operation Searchlight: The American-supported Pakistani genocide you probably haven ’ t heard about
BY ANISH KOKA On March 25th, 1971, the Pakistani army launched Operation Searchlight, a military campaign to brutally suppress a Bengali nationalist movement. The roots of the genocide lie in the parting gift British rulers gave to the Indian subcontinent at the time of independence in 1947. British controlled India was separated into Hindu majority India and Muslim majority Pakistan. But because there were two dense non-contiguous Muslim majority areas in British controlled India, the muslim majority country of Pakistan was divided into East and West Pakistan. East and West Pakistan were linked by religion, b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Anish Koka Bangladesh Bengali India Operation Searchlight Pakistan Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – May 28, 2023 – 20+ health systems pledge to use Epic to share info under TEFCA, 84x increase in telehealth for mental health from 2019 to 2022, 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 Nearly two dozen health systems have pledged to use Epic to share health information through the TEFCA framework, the EHR vendor announced, adding, “Our plan is to deliver software this year that will help...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 28, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT 4medica AliveCor Applied Robotics Association of Community Cancer Centers Avalon Healthcare Solutions AvaSure AVIAwards Clarify Health CliniComp CompuGroup Medical Conifer Consensus Consensus Cloud Solutions Conte Source Type: blogs
Sunday Sermonette: The dung gate
Nehemiah 2 generates a mystery. Remember this is some 80 years after the original return of the Israelites from exile, and the Temple and city walls were rebuilt in the first generation. The history recorded in the Tanakh gives no indication of why the city walls have been burned in the meantime, so that ' s just an omission we ' ll have to live with, apparently. The " dung gate " is presumably the gate by which excrement and probably trash in general are removed from the city, but the rationale for the names of the other gates is not clear. The Jackal Well is called the Serpent Well in the KJV. The format of the excerpt h...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 28, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
How AI Is Transforming the Patient-Provider Relationship
The following is a guest article by Ronen Lavi, Co-Founder and CEO at Navina As Paul Starr famously wrote about in The Social Transformation of American Medicine, the healer’s relationship with the patient was historically perceived not unlike a religious leader’s relationship with a parishioner: an opportunity to get closer to a higher spiritual plane. Today, with patients routinely “consulting” with online resources, self-diagnosing, or requesting medication they saw on a television ad, the physician-patient relationship has materially changed. That said, the objectives have not: patients wish for their doctors...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Algorithmic Bias Artificial Intelligence Care Delivery EHR Generative AI Healthcare Barriers Navin Source Type: blogs
Legalizing Organ Sales
This article appeared onSubStack on May 25, 2023.Organ sales are illegal in the United States and most other countries (Iran is a partial exception). The National Organ Transplantation Act of 1984states, “it shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human organ for valuable consideration for use in human transplantation if the transfer affects interstate commerce.” The penalty for breaking the law is a fine of $50,000 or up to five years in prison , or both.In Libertarian Land, organ markets are legal. This makes everyone better off.Consider first kidneys. People have ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 25, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey Miron Source Type: blogs
The Tragic but Unsurprising Costs of Loose U.S. Weapons in Ukraine
Jordan CohenOver the last 48 hours, national news outlets have begun reporting that Ukrainian militias used U.S.-made armored vehicles (albeitunconfirmed by the U.S. government) in anattack over the Russian border and that Ukraine ’s security services conducted a drone attackagainst the Kremlin earlier this month. It is important to note that despite Washington ’s support for Ukraine, the United States was not involved in either attack. This recent escalation – with U.S. weapons systems in one case – is disappointing but not surprising.Since the start of the conflict, I have writteneightdifferenteditorialsaddr...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 24, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Jordan Cohen Source Type: blogs
Wednesday Bible Study: Deja vu?
Ezra and Nehemiah were originally a single book, and as a matter of fact early editions seemed to assume that they were actually the same person -- that the story was told twice, in different versions. Certainly it does seem that there is an echo in here. Both characters are Jews who have favor in the court of Ataxerxes, who sends them to be governors of Judah, and they carry out similar projects. Whatever the case, historians seem to believe that Nehemiah was a real person,that he actually was the cupbearer to Ataxerxes, as the narrator claims to be. That means he was a highly trusted courtier -- his job was basically to ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 24, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Emulating Michael Jordan ’ s winning mindset: a path to success for health care professionals and entrepreneurs
Michael Jordan, an iconic figure in basketball, is revered not only for his athletic prowess but also for his relentless dedication, perseverance, and strong work ethic. His career is filled with great lessons that apply universally, transcending the boundaries of sports. They are particularly relevant to health care professionals and entrepreneurs, two roles requiring a Read more… Emulating Michael Jordan’s winning mindset: a path to success for health care professionals and entrepreneurs originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 23, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Harvey Castro, MD, MBA Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs
Sunday Sermonette: More biblical morality
This is the last chapter of Ezra. Obviously, the story is implausible, but just consider the moral principle here. Speaking on behalf of Yahweh, Ezra commands an untold number of men -- evidently a substantial proportion of the population -- to abandon their wives and children and, presumably, expel them from Judah. I can assure you that the neighboring states didn ' t have refugee resettlement agencies or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, meaning that the like fate of these people was starvation. That ' s the moral thing to do, according to Ezra and his psychopathic deity. I don ' t have more to say about thi...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 21, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
To be clear, we are not talking about people who have committed serious felonies. That is another discussion. But the large majority of people who are involved with the criminal justice system are charged with fairly minor offenses -- what may be labeled disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, shoplifting or other petty theft, maybe getting in a fight or vandalizing property of someone they ' re mad at. As we have seen, a lot of these people have diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder, limited education and job skills. As we have also seen, if they are convicted (or more realisti...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 20, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Wednesday Bible Study: Miscegenation
Formatting problem with the previous post is fixerated, I hope. So, Ezra discovers that the Jews have been intermarrying with other people of the area and he completely loses his marbles. He pulls out his hair and beard, and can ' t even manage to stand up for hours. Then he finally pulls it together, berates the people, and convinces them to expel their gentile wives and children, which they do without, apparently, a murmur of protest. Indeed the Torah, and notably Deuteronomy, which was actually written late in the First Temple period, does forbid intermarriage. But there is some tension about this in the Tanak...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 17, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Digital Detox: What is it, and why do you need it?
Our attitudes towards the digital world are very contradictory. Many researches show that most of us consider the Internet the best source of information and knowledge. Moreover, online presence increases the chances of finding a job and facilitates most everyday activities. Almost 80% of teenagers develop their interests and passions in the digital world. 60.2% feel calm and happy when using the web. However, this is only one face of the digital world. On the other hand, 2 out of 3 Internet users declare they consider themselves addicted to technology. Over half of Americans spend between 3 to 5 hours on their devices ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michal Jonca Tags: depression motivation productivity tips self improvement Source Type: blogs
Revolutionizing health care: lessons from Michael Jordan ’ s partnership with Nike
One of the more-anticipated movie releases in my household this spring was Air, which tells the story of Nike’s now-famous partnership with Michael Jordan. Their landmark shoe deal redefined what it meant to be a professional athlete: players evolved beyond serving as brand ambassadors to become brands unto themselves. Jordan’s partnership with Nike marked a Read more… Revolutionizing health care: lessons from Michael Jordan’s partnership with Nike originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 15, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chris Grant Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – May 14, 2023 – Only 16% of organizations are using data to define clinical best practices, 84% of orgs hit with ransomware attacks lose revenue, 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 In a temporary rule, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) extended telemedicine flexibilities for prescribing controlled medications for six m...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT athenahealth AVIA Marketplace Belong.life Chris Lance Controlled Substances DEA directtrust DrFirst eClinicalWorks eCW Edifecs EPIC iO AURA ePrescribing Equiva Health Forrester Health3PT Source Type: blogs