Wanted: Program Director, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch
We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in sepsis, critical illness, and/or polytraumatic injury join the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The successful applicant will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research, career development, and training grants. Opportunities also exist for Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants. The PPS Branch of PPBC supports both basic and clinical researc...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - October 19, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Job Announcements Source Type: blogs

Biden ’ s Nov 9th speech: “Don’t you force me to pass Medicare 4 All”
By MATTHEW HOLT The new Supreme Court, in all likelihood including just nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett, will be hearing the California v Texas suit against the ACA on November 10th, seven days after the election. The lower courts have already ruled the ACA unconstitutional. Some hopeful moderates among my Democratic friends seem to believe that the justices will show cool heads, and not throw out the ACA. But it’s worth remembering that in the NFIB vs. Sebelius decision which confirmed the legitimacy of most of the ACA back in 2011 all the conservative justices with the exception of John Roberts voted to ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Featured Health Policy Politics Repeal Replace ACA Biden California v Texas Obamacare Supreme Court Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 151 | MDLive (not?) IPOing, DTx Platform for Schizophrenia, & more
We are forgetting about health tech, and celebrating Chicago-oo! Just kidding, today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about Truepill getting a 75M Series C after just closing their B, Sana Benefits getting $20.8M, and Decent getting $10M, both of which are in the space of health benefits & insurance for small business have raised funding, MDLive closing a $50M round for their Virtual Primary Care (but weren’t they going public?), Owl Insights getting $15M from Ascension and Blue Ventures, and Boehringer Ingelheim & Click Therapeutics working on a $500M deal together on a DTx platform for Schizophrenia pa...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zoya Khan Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt ascention blue ventures boehringer ingelheim Click Therapeutics decent md live owl insights sana benefits schizophrenia Truepill Source Type: blogs

Wanted: Program Director, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch
We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist with interest and experience in total body responses to traumatic and other injuries, as well as sepsis, to join the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The successful applicant will have responsibility for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research, career development, and training grants. Opportunities also exist for Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants. The PPS Branch of PPBC supports both basi...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - September 11, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Job Announcements Source Type: blogs

7 tips to balance family and professional  needs during the pandemic
The reality of being a medical practice owner is that we are small business owners and very vulnerable to the impact of COVID.   Having previously worked in the telemedicine industry and because I am a psychiatrist, I initially felt that I was in a good position to adapt to this crisis– and this has been […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sharon-m-batista" rel="tag" > Sharon M. Batista, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs

---
The economic recession caused by COVID-19 has hit small businesses especially hard, making it more challenging for them to offer health insurance. But certain regulatory measures can help stabilize the small-group market, such as states restricting self-insured plans and transitional plans to control costs.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark A. Hall, Michael J. McCue Source Type: blogs

Thriving in COVID Times
By KIM BELLARD These are, no question, hard times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the U.S., we’re closing in on 180,000 deaths in the U.S.  Some 40 million workers lost their jobs, and over 30 million are still receiving unemployment benefits.  Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of small businesses are believed to have closed, and many big companies are declaring bankruptcy.  Malls, retailers, and restaurants have been among the hardest hit.  Yes, these are hard times.  But not for everyone.  Last week Target announced what CNBC called a “monster quarter.&...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

The Wrong Way to Protect Small Business
Jules Coleman, The Wrong Way to Protect Small Business, SSRN: This is the first in a series of essays exploring a range of philosophical issues that arise in ordinary life that will ultimately be revised for publication in a book... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Sings The Non-Profit Blues
By MICHAEL TURPIN Powers once assumed are never relinquished, just as bureaucracies, once created, never die.Charley Reese As we ponder the 100 day count down to the Presidential Elections, the rhetoric and ranting swirling around the best solution for our nation’s healthcare crisis, is hitting decibel levels not heard since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  As with any major entitlement legislation, there are commendable elements, inefficiencies, and a host of unintended consequences. The current administration’s obsession with repeal while the ranks of uninsured people grow, begs the que...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Blue Cross Blue Shield Michael Turpin non-profit insurers Source Type: blogs

Funding Opportunities: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Radical (RADx-rad) Emergency Awards
We’ve joined the NIH Office of the Director and several institutes in two Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Radical (RADx-rad) initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). These FOAs offer an excellent opportunity for NIGMS-supported researchers with expertise in technology development and/or artificial intelligence/machine learning to conduct innovative research addressing the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. RADx-rad Wastewater Detection of SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) (U01-Clinical Trials Not Allowed)RFA-OD-20-015Solicits cooperative agreements for field studies and small business research on ...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Funding Opportunities COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Occupational Licensing Reform Moves Forward
Michael D. Tanner andKelly LesterWith an unemployment rate currently over 10 percent and many businesses permanently closing due to the pandemic, policymakers should make it as easy as possible for unemployed workers to find new opportunities.State policymakers have tools at their disposal that could help put the unemployed back to work by eliminating barriers that prevent workers from moving between careers. Despite a wave of deregulation early in the COVID-19 crisis, many states still have occupational licensing requirements on the books that are hindering economic recovery by choking off access to new jobs, hinderi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Michael D. Tanner, Kelly Lester Source Type: blogs

Caring vs Pretending to Care
One is a squishy, emotional, heartfelt hug with bright, shining smiles. The other is a grayscale photocopy of a hug photo. Visually they’re both easily identifiable as hugs. Experientially they’re vastly different, and when given, they land very differently with the receiver. Pretending to care can still lead to a contribution, albeit one bereft of dimensionality. Some people may semi-appreciate the gesture, perhaps seeing it as a better than nothing. You may get a few pats on the back, each with an eerily hollow echo. These are your options for what you offer yourself internally too. What will y...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Emotions Source Type: blogs

PACT Act Does More Harm than Good
Will DuffieldThe bipartisan, process oriented“Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act” joins a recent parade of Section 230 reform proposals. Sponsored by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Thune (R-SD), thePACT Act proposes a  collection of new requirements intended to optimize social media platforms’ governance of user speech. These government mandated practices for handling both illegal speech and that which merely violates platform community standards would upset delicate, platform specific balances between free ex pression and safety. While more carefully constructed than comp...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 27, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Will Duffield Source Type: blogs

5 Ways I Manage to be Productive Since Becoming a Stay at Home Mother
When our first child arrived, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was physically and emotionally drained. There were so many things left undone. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I recently described it to my husband as "feeling like I was trying to walk while having my heels tied together". I didn't even want to run, just to walk slowly. To put one foot in front of the other each day. My approach was wrong and other aspects of my life, unrelated to raising my child, quickly unravelled. All too often, we get lost in motherhood, neglect ourselves and forget about our own self development and progress. However, it doesn't...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: family featured happiness productivity tips self-improvement working from home motherhood self improvement stay at home mom Source Type: blogs

Psych Central: Reflections & Gratitude After 25 Years
Long before Google, Facebook, Twitter, and even WebMD, Psych Central began its life in 1995 as a side project I created to highlight great mental health resources online at the time. Over its 25-year lifespan, we’ve gone from a dozen simple pages to tens of thousands of referenced articles. After 25 years, it’s time to reflect on Psych Central’s past, present, and the future yet to come. If you’re not familiar with the background on the inspiration for founding Psych Central, you may want to check it out. (You can also read this interview with me about 25 years of Psych Central.) The Past I began P...
Source: World of Psychology - July 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Anniversary best of psych central Source Type: blogs

Small Businesses Need the Right Kind of Help to Survive the Economic Impact of COVID-19
Small and medium-sized companies are less equipped than large ones to weather the devastating effects of the pandemic. What could policymakers do to help these businesses get the help they need? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - June 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanna Hofman Source Type: blogs

A Path to Recovery from COVID-19 for Small Businesses
The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered small businesses around the United States. We spoke with 21 small business owners to learn more about the challenges they are facing and how they might best be helped. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - June 24, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: C. Richard Neu; Diana Gehlhaus; Howard J. Shatz Source Type: blogs

Irrational Neutrality
Do you have any people in your life who, in the face of today’s many social storms, will say things like this? I just prefer to remain neutral.I like to see both sides.I’m not into hating people on either side.The media makes everything look bad. How does this land with you? Do you think it’s a valid perspective? I agree that there are some issues where intelligent, rational, and compassionate people will come to different thoughtful conclusions. People have different values, so this is to be expected. Some examples include: Where the government should spend more or less moneyAbortion right...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Paycheck Protection Program: Who Lent to Whom, and Where?
Diego ZuluagaIt ’s been 11 weeks since Congress passed the CARES Act, which, among its many other provisions, established thePaycheck Protection Program (PPP). Nearly three ‐​quarters of U.S. small businesses have so far availed themselves of this program. But it turns out that fewer small businesses got a PPP loan in the states hardest‐​hit by the Covid‐​19 pandemic than elsewhere. And whereas it seemed early on that small banks had done a better job tha n larger reaching the smallest businesses, the most recent public data contradict that initial finding.The PPP consists of government ‐​gu...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs

NIGMS Priorities for Small Business Development of Sepsis Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Last summer, we published a notice of information on our priorities for sepsis research that applies to all active NIGMS funding opportunity announcements. We’ve now published a notice of special interest (NOT-GM 20-028) to promote early-stage research and development projects through the NIH SBIR/STTR program.  We’re interested in receiving applications from small businesses or from small businesses and their academic partners that propose to develop novel tools and technologies for sepsis research, detection, and treatment. We’re specifically interested in diagnostic tools, predictive clinical a...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - June 22, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Funding Opportunities Research Administration Sepsis Research Source Type: blogs

Going Diabetes Old-School During the Pandemic
During the recent pandemic (between March and June 2020, although we are still not completely out of quarantine, we are now in Phase II of reopening), I decided to go old-school on diabetes supplies.Specifically, I went back to one of the many old blood glucose meters I'd saved over the years. All of them still worked, although I discarded a few for which test strips are no longer sold or had leaked battery acid in the battery compartment.I made a notable exception for one particular meter model...Specifically, I had saved a few of theOneTouch Ultra (1) meters I had in my possession. I also had a few OneTouch Ultra 2 meter...
Source: Scott's Web Log - June 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2020 Diabetes J & Johnson and Johnson old-school OneTouch testing supplies Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 01 June, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- Yet again we find all sorts of angles on security making the headlines – and as you can see – even in the mainstream press. Not discussed here but the robo-debt debacle shows Government can’t be trusted with computers! Otherwise the lockdown drags on and we wait to see if the dreaded ‘second wave’ ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Wealth Gap Widens
Whether history considers the current downturn a recession or a depression, it is clear that it will reinforce the growing inequality in our country. Navigating this economic crisis without substantially increasing inequality would require an unwavering commitment to support displaced workers and small business owners. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - May 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Shanthi Nataraj Source Type: blogs

Diabetes and the virus
I am so, so, so grateful that he is no longer alive and that he did not have to go through this pandemic with diabetes. I cannot fathom what it would be like.However, the virus has brought back many memories about his diabetes. I am now 68 years old. So I have been labeled as "vulnerable". WOW! Forced to be quarantined way longer than others and I fully expect our governor (Colorado) to add another month tomorrow.The injustice that I feel is unreal. I am not VULNERABLE!!! I am healthy, active, in love with life and now I cannot visit my friends. Line dancing, karaoke, everything...
Source: Wife of a Diabetic - May 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Primary Care Practices Need Help to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ken Terry Paul Grundy By PAUL GRUNDY, MD and KEN TERRY Date: June 20, 2022. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has reported its biggest number of visitors in more than 2 ½ years. There’s a string of new Broadway musicals that are well-attended every night. It’s safe to shop in malls, eat out in restaurants and go to movie theaters again. Of course, this has all been made possible by an effective vaccine against COVID-19 that was widely administered in the fall of 2021. Vaccinated citizens of the world are now confident that it’s safe to go out in public, albeit with a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Medical Practice Primary Care Ken Terry Paul Grundy Source Type: blogs

COVID-19's Effects on U.S. Schools, Vaccine Uptake, Small Businesses: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on how COVID-19 has affected U.S. schools, potential barriers to vaccine uptake, what small businesses need to survive, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Home, Sweet Work
By KIM BELLARD If you’re lucky, you’ve been working from home these past couple months.  That is, you’re lucky you’re not one of the 30+ million people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.  That is, you’re lucky you’re not an essential worker whose job has required you to risk exposure to COVID-19 by continuing to go into your workplace.   What’s interesting is that many of the stay-at-home workers, and the companies they work for, are finding it a surprisingly suitable arrangement.  And that has potentially major implications for o...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Tech Kim Bellard work from home working from home Source Type: blogs

Stores That Reopen Face ADA Compliance Puzzles
Walter OlsonAround much of the country retail stores and small businesses are struggling with how to reopen, or carry on operations online, consistent with public health recommendations on social distancing and protection of customers and workers. And as they do they find their task complicated in many ways by the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state laws. So I conclude from anadvice column by Minh Vu and John Egan of the law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Some questions:*Can you make customers wait outside, and if so how? Under one format commonly approved for reopening, stores m...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

Catch ‐​11
George SelginThe government's plan for saving small and medium-sized businesses from liquidation puts them in a bind that brings to mind the one Yossarian had to contend with. The problem, in a nutshell, is this: Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be many firms'best hope for surviving the present crisis. But to take advantage of it, they need credit —the cheaper the better. Firms can get cheap credit through either the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) Paycheck Protection Plan or the Fed's Main Street Lending Programs. But there's a catch: to qualify for these loans, they mustn't file for Chapter 11.That's Catch-11, and...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Who Lends to Small Businesses?
Diego ZuluagaThis question has gained new urgency as the federal government scrambles to bring emergency funding to millions of small businesses across the country under thePaycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP consists of forgivable loans that borrowers may use to cover employee payroll, rent, and utilities for eight weeks. The Small Business Administration (SBA)manages the PPP, but funds are allocated by authorized private lenders.Although the program ostensibly seeks to assist the smallest concerns in America, which cannot gain access to funding through other Fed and Treasury facilities, it came under strong critic...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs

How Can Parents Help Teach Generation Z Teens about Living in Uncertain Times?  
The prolonged health and safety stressors of COVID-19 has many parents reaching out to mental health professionals with concern over their teenagers’ increased levels of anxiety. In the United States, teenagers already experience higher rates of anxiety disorders than any previous generation in history. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the prevalence of anxiety disorders among adolescents aged 13-18 is 31.9%, with females at a higher rate (38%) than males (26.1%). Some teen anxiety is normal due to typical teen life stressors, including friends and family dynamics, self-identity, body image, ach...
Source: World of Psychology - May 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Zinn, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Child Development Coping Skills coronavirus COVID-19 Emotional Development pandemic Uncertainty Source Type: blogs

Podcast: It ’ s See You Later, Not Goodbye
  All good things must come to an end. And today is one of those days. In this episode of The Not Crazy Podcast, we say a sad farewell to our amazing cohost, Jackie Zimmerman. Tune in, as Jackie and Gabe reminisce about the good old days, ponder the fate of podcasts, and discuss Jackie’s decision to leave. They also introduce you to Gabe’s new cohost, Lisa, who just happens to be his ex-wife. Yep! You heard that right! Will this divorced duo be an absolute train wreck (as most divorced cohosts would be) or an inspiration to all? You’ll have to stick around to find out. Join us for a sweet farewell t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Trillion ‐​Dollar Spending Bills Bring Out the Lobbyists
David BoazThe Center for Responsive Politicsreports that lobbying spending has jumped to near ‐​record levels in the first quarter of 2020 “as powerful companies, trade groups and other clients rushed to influence the government’s response to COVID-19, particularly its $2.2 trillion stimulus bill.” Federal lobbying spending totaled $903 million in the first quarter, the most since the legislatively active first two years of the Obama administration — which had exceeded the last few months of 2008, when TARP was on the table.OpenSecrets found that at least 3,200 clients reported lobbying on issue...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

Main Street Memories, Yet Again
George Selgin(I penned this summary version of my writings on the Fed ’s Great‐​Depression era attempts at Main Street lending in the hope that a respectable newspaper would publish it. Alas, those newspapers turned it down, as did some more dubious outlets.As my piece ’s content seems as pertinent than ever, and it at least has the virtue of being shorter than the others I’ve written on this topic, rather than consign it to the trash, I offer it here in the hope that someAlt ‐​Mreaders may see merit in it. My previous posts on the topic arehere andhere.)The U.S. economy is reeling from ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Hiding Our Heads in the Sand
By KIM BELLARD There are so many stories about the coronavirus pandemic — some inspiring, some tragic, and all-too-many frustrating.  In the world’s supposedly most advanced economy, we’ve struggled to produce enough ventilators, tests, even swabs, for heaven’s sake.   I can’t stop thinking about infrastructure, especially unemployment systems. We’d never purposely shut down our economy; no nation had.  Each state is trying to figure out the best course between limiting exposure to COVID-19 and keeping food on people’s tables.  Those workers deemed...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy coronavirus Kim Bellard Pandemic Unemployment Source Type: blogs

The Unintended Consequences Of The Kitchen Sink
Ryan BourneAs the $2.2 trillion CARES Act sailed through Congress, the general mood was that money had to get out the door as quickly as possible to provide relief for households and businesses.Details were of second ‐​order importance – lawmakers simply wanted dollars flowing to businesses through loans and payroll support, to households through checks, and to those laid off because of COVID-19 through more generous unemployment insurance benefits. One might say Congress threw everything but the kitchen s ink at the relief effort, in the hope that at least one program would cover everyone suffering.Well, it turn...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Is Trump Acting Presidential?
Thomas A. FireyAmong the criticisms President Trump has received over his handling of COVID-19, one is that he ’s playing politics with disaster aid. TheDenver Post recently charged that he “is treating life‐​saving medical equipment as emoluments he can dole out as favors to loyalists.” Michigan Gov.Gretchen Whitmer has claimed that “vendors are being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.” Trump himself has said the governors “have to treat us well also” in order to get what they need.So far, evidence of actual favoritism is mixed. A Washington Post review of federal d...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas A. Firey Source Type: blogs

---
Critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were concerned that the law would prove too burdensome on small-business employers and seriously damage the small-group health insurance market, which includes groups with up to 50 employees. President Trump has said that “Obamacare has been especially brutal for small businesses. . . . It caused premiums and deductibles to explode, and health care options to plummet.”         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michael J. McCue, Mark A. Hall Source Type: blogs

U.S. Approves an At ‐​Home COVID-19 Test—But Four States Ban It
Walter OlsonLast week I published a piece observing that precautionary government regulation often undercuts the resilience the system is able to show when confronted with a new peril or emergency. The example I gave came from the many rules adopted in response to the menace of terrorism after 9/11, which turned out to make it harder to react when an entirely different kind of emergency — the current pandemic — placed sudden new stresses on areas from airport logistics to a banking system asked to handle an unplanned surge of small business loan requests.Once you notice this pattern of ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

New $484 Billion Government Funding Deal for Healthcare, Small Businesses, and Testing
UPDATE: The Senate on Tuesday, 4/21/20 passed this bill.  The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Thursday. News is breaking today that the senate has reached an agreement on another funding package that’s over $484 billion.  Assuming it can pass a voice vote in the Senate today, then it will go to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Andy Slavitt CARES Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 COVID-19 Funding COVID-19 Testing EIDL Source Type: blogs

Wait — Robots Work But I Get Paid
By KIM BELLARD We’re not through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’re probably not even near the end of the beginning yet.  That hasn’t stopped many pundits to start speculating about how our society (and our healthcare system) are likely to be permanently changed as a result, such as continued reliance on telecommuting and telemedicine.   OK, I’ll play too: I believe we need to greatly expand the role of robots, and begin something that resembles Universal Basic Income (UBI).  They’re not the only changes that may result, but they are two that should. Robots We&r...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Tech Kim Bellard robots Source Type: blogs

Wait — Robots Work But I Get Paid
By KIM BELLARD We’re not through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’re probably not even near the end of the beginning yet.  That hasn’t stopped many pundits to start speculating about how our society (and our healthcare system) are likely to be permanently changed as a result, such as continued reliance on telecommuting and telemedicine.   OK, I’ll play too: I believe we need to greatly expand the role of robots, and begin something that resembles Universal Basic Income (UBI).  They’re not the only changes that may result, but they are two that should. Robots We&r...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Tech Kim Bellard robots Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Small Businesses Shift Focus to Critical COVID-19 Supplies
Three grassroots diabetes companies are repurposing skills and equipment to make or provide critical supplies during the current coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Chunking Can Prevent COVID-19 Trauma
Even now, when cleaning is so important, I dilly-dally. I have plenty of time as I “shelter in place” and cleaning supplies. But when I think of mopping and scrubbing, I want to sit down. That’s when a concept from psychology called chunking helped me realize the impact this technique has for controlling trauma resulting from events we can neither understand fully nor control as we deal with an unknown and frightening future.  Chunking does not mean throwing things out the door, which I am tempted to do sometimes to minimize clutter (or when my laptop is acting up). In another example, what is easier...
Source: World of Psychology - April 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Memory and Perception Self-Help chunking coronavirus COVID-19 Time Management Source Type: blogs

Businesses Combat Covid ‐​19
Chris EdwardsThe economics news is dismal with reports every day of shutdowns, layoffs, and furloughs. More than 16 million Americans have been thrown out of work so far, and we have entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.Yet amid the gloom there are frequent reports of businesses and entrepreneurs making advances in the battle against Covid ‐​19. The private sector is racing to produce vaccines, treatments, tests, and medical supplies to defeat the pandemic.Here are some recent developments:Formlabs ischurning out Covid ‐​19 test swabs with 3‑D printing, going from prototype to produc...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Businesses Combat COVID-19
Chris EdwardsThe economics news is dismal with reports every day of shutdowns, layoffs, and furloughs. More than 16 million Americans have been thrown out of work so far, and we have entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.Yet amid the gloom there are frequent reports of businesses and entrepreneurs making advances in the battle against Covid ‐​19. The private sector is racing to produce vaccines, treatments, tests, and medical supplies to defeat the pandemic.Here are some recent developments:Formlabs ischurning out COVID-19 test swabs with 3-D printing, going from prototype to production in ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Tapping Business Interruption Insurance Coverage to Assist Small Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Benefits and Drawbacks
Legislation has been introduced in several states that would require insurers to cover business interruption losses due to the COVID-19 outbreak even if the policies exclude losses due to viruses and communicable diseases. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a law? If policymakers were to proceed with such an approach what design considerations should they keep in mind? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - April 9, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Lloyd Dixon; Bethany Saunders-Medina Source Type: blogs

Support your local private practice physician. They ’re a small business.
Small businesses are a vital part of our economy. They are ubiquitous and take on numerous forms, including traditional brick and mortar spaces, kiosks, and online enterprises. They enhance our most basic capitalist principles, such as innovation, entrepreneurship, and competition. Many small business owners give of their hearts and souls, viewing their employees and customers […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stuart-akerman" rel="tag" > Stuart Akerman, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

All About Grants: Basics 101
Note to our Biomedical Beat readers: Echoing the sentiments NIH Director Francis Collins made on his blog, NIGMS is making every effort during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep supporting the best and most powerful science. In that spirit, we’ll continue to bring you stories across a wide range of NIGMS topics. We hope these posts offer a respite from the coronavirus news when needed. Scientific research requires many resources, which all require funding. Credit: Michele Vaughan. Scientific inspiration often strikes unexpectedly. The Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes first thought of the principles of vo...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - April 8, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Being a Scientist Scientific Process Training Source Type: blogs

When the Waterbed Bursts
Diego ZuluagaWhile it appears the combination of ample liquidity injections by the Fed and soft loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration has managed to ease concerns of a looming and massive cash crunch across the economy, there is at least one group of financial firms that has yet to see any respite:mortgage servicers. These are the companies that collect mortgage payments and pass them on to the investors who hold mortgage ‐​backed securities (MBS). For that service, they collect a fee.But now that officials have declared a moratorium on mortgage payments for all distressed borrowers, mort...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs