Verifiable Lands $27M Series B from Craft Ventures to Automate Healthcare Provider Credentialing
With Efficient Growth, Innovation, and Marquis Healthcare Customers like Humana – Verifiable is Shaking up the Multi-Billion Dollar Provider Network Management Category Verifiable,  an API-first innovator to the antiquated provider network management software category, has raised $27 million in Series B funding led by Craft Ventures to accelerate its next stage of growth and product innovation. Verifiable’s comprehensive suite of network management solutions and real-time verifications empowers healthcare organizations to expedite credentialing from multiple weeks to a matter of days. For customers, these efficien...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 28, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT 137 Ventures Brian Murray Cooley Craft Ventures Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Healthcare Automation Highland Capital Partners Humana Nick Macario Provider Credentialing Source Type: blogs

Gradia Health Secures $4.2M in Seed Funding to Improve Ongoing Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions
The Platform is set to Reinvigorate Patient-Physician Communication Pathways by Partnering Directly with Brick-and-Mortar Practices to Deliver Superior Virtual Care Beyond the Doctor’s Office Gradia Health, the integrated concierge care platform designed for clinics to support patients with chronic conditions, today announced its seed funding totaling $4.2M. The round was led by Adrian Fenty at MaC Venture Capital with participation from YCombinator, Soma Capital, Atlanta Ventures, and several angel investors, including Gene Lee (Ramp), Eric Feldman (Bolt), David Tsao (BillionToOne), Austen Allred (Bloomtech), Juan Bene...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 27, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Adrian Fenty Andrew Zelaya Atlanta Ventures Austen Allred BillionToOne Bloomtech Bolt Chronic Conditions David Tsao Eric Feldman Gene Lee Golden Gradia Gradia Health Health IT Funding Healt Source Type: blogs

Your Personal Prime Directives
I recently finished the book What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz, which is about business culture. It has interesting ideas that we can apply to the personal side as well. The main idea behind the book is that actions and behaviors define culture more than values or ideals do. People absorb culture from behavioral norms, and culture can be changed by reshaping behaviors. One idea that we can adapt from the book is to look at how to translate your values into behavioral rules, like a code of conduct for yourself. Many businesses have operated by such rules, such as Facebook’s “Move fast and break th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

A medical student ’ s advocacy journey [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “As I looked across the boxes on my screen, I saw the gleaming faces of my peers. Just as it did then, and as it has for countless of my peers since, involvement in the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) Advocacy Day showed me Read more… A medical student’s advocacy journey [PODCAST] originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Medical school Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Student advocacy through the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
“Nerves ablaze, my voice cracked as I ended my remarks outlining the need for equitable data collection. I leaned towards the screen, adjusted my eyeline to make eye contact, and asked Representative Thomas Suozzi to support The Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. Representative Suozzi paused for a second, appeared to think over, Read more… Student advocacy through the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Medical school Source Type: blogs

Now Is Not the Time to Forget About the AIDS Epidemic
By SOMA SEN I keep hearing the voices of colleagues and friends that have been part of the AIDS epidemic compare it to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In fact Dr. Kathy Creticos, Director of Infectious Disease at Howard Brown Health spoke about the politicization of both the pandemics.  “Here we are in 2020 with this disease that kills people, that we don’t have any treatments for, that we really don’t understand the full manifestation and presentation biology of the virus,” Creticos said In the final segment of an interview with Contagion during International AIDS Society (IAS) AIDS 2020 Virtual...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Public Health AIDS HIV Soma Sen Source Type: blogs

The Constitutional Case for the Fed ’s Treasury Backstops
George SelginOne of the more controversial provisions of the CARES Act consists ofthe $454 billion it allows the U.S. Treasury to devote to " backstopping " (that is, to supply partial funding for) the Federal Reserve ' s emergency lending.In a previous post, I argued that these Treasury backstops help to preserve the " boundary line " separating fiscal from monetary policy. I ' ve since engaged ina spirited Twitter exchangewith Peter Conti-Brown, Dan Awrey, and Kate Judge —all legal scholars specializing in monetary policy. That exchange inspires me to offer this more complete, but qualified, defense of the Treasury ' s...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Reflections on the Repo-Market Imbroglio
George SelginWhile my fellow Fed-watchers have had their eyes firmly glued to the repo-market for several weeks now, I've been preoccupied with some other Fed monkey business: its plans to launch a new real-time retail payments service. Having recentlytestified before the Senate on that topic, I finally have some time to devote to add my two cents to what others have had to say about the Fed's repo-market tribulations.A Broken FloorBy the "repo-market imbroglio," I mean, for those of you who haven't been watching the repo-market at all, the Fed's struggles of late to keep short-term private-market interest rates, including...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Why we do research
Why do we study autistic or dyslexic or schizophrenic or other subjects, in our scientific experiments? That is a question that was asked, rather impolitely, by “dyslexic in LA”, who challenged the “arrogance” of a perspective that engages such individuals as “scientific guinea pigs”. There are two simple answers to this question. We want to understand. If possible, we want to help. There are few if any individuals in the current era who have contributed more to understanding and helping autistic individuals than Tito, Soma, and Portia. I’ve tried to help them. I have the GREATES...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - July 1, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Autism Origins, Treatments Brain Fitness Brain Trauma, Injury Childhood Learning Cognitive Impairment in Children Cognitive impairments Language Development Reading and Dyslexia Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, et ali Source Type: blogs

San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote Tuesday on Banning the Retail Sale of Cigarettes and Marijuana
This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale of cigarettes and marijuana products in the city until the FDA conducts a safety review of these products.The impetus for the proposed ordinance was new data showing that a large proportion of San Francisco youths are still smoking and that the use of marijuana may even be increasing, especially with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use. The city attorney explained that: " The epidemic is real. It needed attention. We felt it was necessary to step in and make sure we were protecting you...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - June 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

The Fed's New Repo Plan
I ’m not the gambling sort. However, were I so I’d bet dollars to donuts that the Standing Repo Facility (henceforth “SRF”) plan proposed by David Andolfatto and Jane Ihrig in a pair of St. Louis Fed articles (here andhere) will be an important topic of discussion at the upcomingChicago Fed Conference on Monetary Policy Strategy, Tools, and Communication Practices. That plan is supposed to allow the Fed to go on trimming its balance sheet for some time, instead of ending its unwind this October, despite Basel ’s LCR requirements and despite the Fed’s determination to stick with its current floor system of monet...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Severe carisoprodol withdrawal
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Source: Notes from Dr. RW - February 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: pharmacology toxicology Source Type: blogs

Center for Immigration Studies Shows a Very Small Threat from Terrorists Crossing the Mexican Border
Todd Bensman, the Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), wrote a recent report entitled “Have Terrorists Crossed Our Border?” in which he presents a list of  “15 suspected terrorists have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, or en route, since 2001.”  Bensman lists these 15 individuals, some of which don’t have names, and describes their actions.  He writes that his research is based on publicly availab le information, so it is likely a “significant under-count” of the actual terrorists who entered.  Bensman also writes that “several reports that strongly ind...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: July 7, 2018
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I hope all my fellow Americans had an amazing Fourth of July last week. I don’t know who Independence Day thinks it is, landing right smack in the middle of the week, but I hope everyone managed some celebrations! Keep reading this week’s Psychology Around the Net for the latest on using environmental psychology to improve your workplace design, how folic acid might help babies in the womb from developing severe mental illness, the new mental health education requirements implemented by Virginia and New York (they’re the first two U.S. states to do it!), and more. Training i...
Source: World of Psychology - July 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Brain and Behavior Children and Teens Health-related Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Students Technology Women's Issues Bobby Shafran David Kellman Eddy Galland Source Type: blogs

Doctors Should Play Board Games to Get Better At Teamwork
The objective of the game is to remove jargon from explaining conditions, diseases, treatments. For example, you pick a card for example with the word migraine on it, while on the back of the card you also get 5 words to avoid. A brilliant way to force out jargon from the language of medicine! 4) Healing Blade: the (board) Game of Thrones for learning antibiotics As a medical student, you have to memorize plenty of information, which takes a lot of time and energy. And most of the times, there is no rational or logical explanation behind the labels, titles or a huge bulk of the material in general. Nerdcore Medical’s b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design Medical Education board games future gamification gc4 Health 2.0 Hospital Innovation Medicine Source Type: blogs