Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

Health Populi

One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 2001 to 2014, deaths due to overdoses in the USA were noted as: 8 fold increase due to prescription drugs. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals.

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The Virtual Couch: Rise of the Digital Therapist

Lloyd Price

When it comes to mental health, the digital world is often portrayed as the enemy. But, increasingly, psychologists and therapists are looking to the digital world to create or deliver programmes that might improve our mental health. The world is seeing the rise of the digital therapist, of mental wellbeing apps, artificial intelligence counsellors like the Woebot, and virtual reality avatar therapists.

The rise of Counselling Apps - could they ever replace Face-to-Face therapy?

Lloyd Price

The situation is so unmanageable that the NHS website itself suggests that people in need of mental healthcare look into going private. Whatever the reason – political turmoil, young people feeling isolated at university, increase in hate crime – mental illness is on the rise, and people are seeking alternative sources of treatment where the government is failing to provide. Dr. Kennard lives and works in York, an area that has recently struggled with NHS funding for mental health.

Proteus : What's gone wrong at the Billion Dollar Digital Health and Smart Pill Startup?

Lloyd Price

Proteus Digital Health’s CEO once confidently proclaimed that in a couple of decades, “every medicine will have a chip in it.” At a time when many companies are trying to break into the airy realm of digital health, and getting funded, Proteus seemed to not only be making headway toward its CEO’s ambitious vision, but to have the bona fides to back it up. Late last year, Otsuka committed to help Proteus expand its menu of digital medicines to other areas of mental health.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

Henry Kotula

Instead of getting rid of private insurance, Biden said he would build on the ACA through the Biden Plan to create a public health insurance option. of their income on health insurance. It would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. In 2011 she helped pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides treatment to the first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. [link].