Combating the spread of Coronavirus in China through continuous temperature monitoring

Mobi Health News

Modeled after the previous SARS outbreak in 2003, SPHCC contains special wards designed to limit cross infection and to provide more efficient treatments.

We need to find the Steve Jobs of health care tech

KevinMD

As an early adopter of EHR since 2003 and a self-avowed "techie," I can vouch for the fact that many of the government initiatives in HIT, like "meaningful use," […]. A featured article titled "Death by A Thousand Clicks" addressed some of the serious problems and challenges we still face in the "digitization" of health care.

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Embrace an Overarching Set of Five Competencies for All Clinicians

HealthStream

As early as 2003, the Institute of Medicine identified five competencies designed to help organizations thrive in the current healthcare environment. They remain very relevant today

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Study finds that shortening residents’ hours didn’t affect doctor performance

FierceHealthIT

A move that capped residents’ work hours at 80 hours a week in 2003 did not make a difference in terms of patient mortality within 30 days of being hospitalized, readmissions or inpatient spending, according to the study published in the BMJ Reforms that shortened residents’ work hours did not have a negative impact on patients, a new study found.

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Keeping BlueKeep Away: What Every Healthcare Organization Needs To Know To Mitigate the Risk

Electronic Health Reporter

BlueKeep is a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that affects Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, which many feel will be exploited soon. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Goettl, director of product management, security, Ivanti. The first months of 2019 have seen a record number of reported security vulnerabilities. But potentially the riskiest, is BlueKeep.

Only in America: The Loss of Health Insurance as a Toxic Financial Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the book, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. In terms of income, U.S. households entered 2020 in the best financial shape they’d been in years, based on new Census data released earlier this week.

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

Health Populi

medical spending in Health Affairs in 2003. health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. 2019-28: Expected Rebound in Prices Drives Rising Spending Growth. NHE will grow 5.4% in the decade, the model expects. But…what a difference a pandemic could make on this forecast. This year, NHE will be $3.8 trillion, growing to $6.2

Big tech – from simple tools to cynicism and hapless users

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Apple’s Safari did not appear until 2003 and Google Chrome in 2008 – eventually these dominated the browser market, though three cheers for the existence of privacy-oriented browser Brave (2016) and search tool DuckDuckGo (2008). Reading about big tech controversies can make you sigh. Rant on. You may remember when the browser arrived. Maybe you knew about Mosaic in 1993 or Netscape Navigator in 1994.

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

One-fourth of insured Americans, about 41 million people, were defined as under-insured in late 2016, double the 2003 rate when The Fund began to poll on this question. It’s a fairly even split between voting first on gun policy, jobs, or healthcare for the 2018 mid-term elections, ac. cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

The article returns to the advent of the SARS epidemic in China in 2003, which ushered in a series of events: people stayed home, and Chinese social media and e-commerce proliferated. Will the coronavirus inspire greater adoption of telehealth in the U.S.? Let’s travel to Shanghai, China where, “the covid-19 epidemic has brought millions of new patients online.

“Training medical students how to communicate with E-patients”

Society for Participatory Medicine

The introduction of course cites Doc Tom’s e-Patient White Paper, but also cites a 2003 paper in JMIR about e-patients, which in turn cites three papers co-authored by Susannah Fox at Pew and numerous other resources. I’ve just discovered something I’ve long hoped to see: a training module to teach medical students about e-patients and how to interact with them!

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Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%. Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. In 2006, Medicare Part D launched, which may have boosted consumers’ faith in Federal healthcare programs.

Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

With more than 44 million Americans having a diagnosable mental health condition—56 percent of which do not receive treatment—taskforces unite from various sectors in strengthening the nation’s mental health workforce.

Conferences / Unconferences

Docnotes

What surprised me is that one of the first unconferences in “modern” times was in 2003 and. Our (amazing) team at Alliance for Better Health is planning an event in June. The purpose is to bring together people in our community who are using the Healthy Together platform , celebrate the community’s accomplishments, and strengthen the connections so that we can find greater success in the future.

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How do Startups Benefit from Technology Outsourcing?

Affle

For instance, when Skype launched its operations in 2003 in Luxembourg, its founders hired a development team from Estonia. Times we live in are extremely exciting for any startup company. They are not bound by technological inhibitions and can achieve whatever they set their mind to.

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How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

Albertsons opened its first retail clinic in 2003 in Boise, Idaho, reported here in Supermarket News. Albertsons, the grocery group with popular brands like Acme, Safeway, and Vons, announced a merger with Rite Aid , the retail pharmacy chain.

#090: Ending the HIV Epidemic with guests Dr. John Sargent and KP Yelpaala

Digital Health Today

John co-founded BroadReach with Dr. Ernest Darkoh in 2003, and John serves as co-CEO overseeing the development of technology enabled solutions for the consulting business. The World Health Organization reports, based on statistics from the end of 2018, that about 38 million people are living with HIV around the world.

Five Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from June 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Apple’s Safari did not appear until 2003 and Google Chrome in 2008 – eventually these dominated the browser market, though three cheers for the existence of privacy-oriented browser Brave (2016) and search tool DuckDuckGo (2008). June -- it was the worst of times. Who can comprehend that 43% of Covid-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes? Who could have imagined the economic impact of job loss and (almost all) business shutdown?

Perficient Team Gifts Hundreds of Shoes Through Samaritan’s Feet

Perficient

Since its founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed more than seven million pairs of shoes in 108 countries and 395 U.S. Charlotte Team Volunteers for Samaritan’s Feet.

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Considering Technology Adoption -- AARP’s 2008 Healthy@Home

Aging in Place Technology Watch

They were also less willing to use a computer to interact with people at a distance ( Skype had just surfaced in 2003 ). ? AARP research h ighlights changes in technology adoption. What a difference more than a decade makes. Consider a long-ago AARP document that examined technology use of the 65+ population. Remember Healthy@Home in 2008 ? You probably don’t, but you should read it. Kudos to Linda Barrett who led the production of this milestone report.

National Wear Red Day #GoRedForWomen

Medicine and Technology

Here's some history about this day: In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. Today is National Wear Red Day. Are you wearing red?

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Designing a Great Prefilled Insulin Syringe Case

Insulin Nation

Carlos Sapene was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2003. In the past few decades, we have seen huge advancements in the methods available to inject insulin. Today, plenty of patients utilize an insulin pump or a tubeless insulin reservoir for this purpose. Many more turn to insulin pens as a simple and affordable option. And, despite these advances in tech, a huge number of people still choose to inject insulin via the old fashioned method: with a vial and syringe.

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Generation Hope’s Two-Generation Solution to Poverty

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

In 2003, Nicole Lewis walked across the graduation stage at the College of William & Mary as a former teen mom who overcame homelessness and a drug-infested environment to beat the odds and receive her college degree. A variety of innovative programs for healthier students or teachers have been featured at the Center for Total Health, but Generation Hope was the first to approach us about a multigenerational event and an initiative for teen parents living in DC.

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4 Top Cloud Financial Planning Solutions

Perficient

Adaptive Planning was founded in 2003 and acquired by Workday in 2018. 4 Top Cloud Financial Planning Solutions. Planning and Analytics on the Cloud. All organizations must perform financial planning and analysis (FP&A), and many want to shift from a complex web of spreadsheets to a cloud-based integrated solution. This article will introduce financial planning and analysis and survey four cloud-based solutions.

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Connected Health Initiative Congratulates the University of Mississippi Medical Center for Recognition as a Telehealth Center of Excellence

ConnectedHealth

Bringing telehealth to scale : Since 2003, UMMC has treated more than 500,000 patients in more than 200 locations across Mississippi by bringing telehealth solutions into patients’ homes and healthcare possibilities. Today, Senator Thad Cochran announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Telehealth Center of Excellence.

My T1D Journey as a Systems Engineer

Insulin Nation

In 2003, extra long-acting insulins Detemir and Glargine became available for T2D, but it didn’t take long for them to be inappropriately used as T1D basal insulins as well, perhaps because my Controlling Blood Glucose article was not widely read (it was not published in a clinical journal, either), and the role of basal insulin in the basal-bolus regimen was not well understood. Epidemiology extension course [TV Audit] (2003), University of Washington. Systems Education.

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The T1 Tech Roundup

Insulin Nation

According to the report, the FDA almost doubled its number of device recalls annually from 604 in 2003 to 1,190 in 2012. It also trumpeted the fact that recalls happen a lot quicker than before; Class I recalls happen 9 days quicker than in 2003, while Class II recalls happen 26 days quicker. Insulin Nation strives to keep you up to date on the latest news on diabetes gear. Here’s what we’ve found recently that’s noteworthy: The Quest for Less Ouch.

Waking Up a Health Consumer in the COVID-19 Era

Health Populi

FYI, Dr. Anderson was co-author with Uwe Reinhardt of “It’s the Prices Stupid,” the landmark Health Affairs essay from 2003 that pointed out the key difference between U.S. With President Trump’s somber speech from the Oval Office last night, we wake up on 12th March 2020 to a ban on most travel from Europe to the U.S., recommendations for hygiene, and call to come together in America.

How Health Systems Can Address Consumerism Trends with Telehealth

American Well

1: World Health Organization, World Health Survey , 2003. As goes everything else, healthcare is increasingly being impacted by trends in consumerism as patients seek to make the best decisions for cost and quality. Health systems are in turn being impacted by this great consumer drive to have the best care.

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How Health Systems Can Address Consumerism Trends with Telehealth

American Well

1: World Health Organization, World Health Survey , 2003. As goes everything else, healthcare is increasingly being impacted by trends in consumerism as patients seek to make the best decisions for cost and quality. Health systems are in turn being impacted by this great consumer drive to have the best care.

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Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The study included approximately 324,000 patients who underwent TKA (233,000 patients) or THA (91,000) between 2003 and 2014.

The Funding Spree for Neuroscience Startups: Venture Capital, Angel Investors, and Big Pharma betting big on Neuroscience

Lloyd Price

The late billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen invested $500 million in the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a Seattle-based non-profit that he founded in 2003, with the purpose of accelerating our understanding of the human brain.

How to Reach Parents Who Refuse to Believe in Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

This wasn’t the first time they had attempted this, as Alex was taken away from them in 2003 for the very same act of neglect and placed in a foster home, where he thrived. Commentary. This week, Emil and Rodica Radita are on trial in Calgary for the first-degree murder of their 15-year-old child, Alexandru (“Alex”), who had Type 1 diabetes. Prosecutors allege that the Raditas withheld insulin and starved the child until he was 37 pounds, according to a CBC report.

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Parents Who Withheld Insulin Guilty of First Degree Murder

Insulin Nation

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 2, he was hospitalized in 2003 because his parents weren’t adhering to his insulin therapy. It would seem as if Alexandru “Alex” Radita, who had Type 1 diabetes, had lived in a time before insulin therapy. A video of his 15th birthday party shows an emaciated boy determinedly trying to open a birthday gift despite his visible weakness.

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Advocate Counters the Fake News About Buying Insulin Online

Insulin Nation

In 2003, The Wall Street Journal reported that industry leaders had hired the public relations firm Edelman to address industry competition from importation. We recently surveyed Insulin Nation readers about what they have done to obtain insulin and make it last. Many readers indicated that they have purchased insulin online, leading us to wonder about the existing online marketplace for insulin and other prescription drugs. How exactly does it work? Is it legal? Is it safe? sponsor.

Why We Stopped Paying Tuition for Our Son With T1D

Insulin Nation

My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2003, when he was six years old. We were told that a cure was “right around the corner—like, five years out.” Believing this, we faithfully attended all the walks and conventions in our area. Well, needless to say, we are still waiting on said cure, but we did receive a lot of advice about parenting a child with the condition.

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How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

The regs were finalized in 2003.) The regs were finalized in 2003.) HIPAA, everyone’s favorite scapegoat for all (OK, most) of the ills of the modern healthcare-industrial complex, is perpetually called out as being in dire need of a rewrite. Well, that moment has arrived (maybe). There’s an RFI out right now, published as part of the federales’ “ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care ,” announced by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in mid-2018.

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How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

The regs were finalized in 2003.) The regs were finalized in 2003.) HIPAA, everyone’s favorite scapegoat for all (OK, most) of the ills of the modern healthcare-industrial complex, is perpetually called out as being in dire need of a rewrite. Well, that moment has arrived (maybe). There’s an RFI out right now, published as part of the federales’ “ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care ,” announced by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in mid-2018.

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mHealth in Times of Crisis: the Coronavirus

mHealth Insight

Fiona graduated in 1998 from University College Dublin (Ireland) and qualified as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2003.

IHE PDQm and MHD - FHIR conformance resources

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Thus, they are historically in IHE from 2003 (14 years ago). I have been pushing IHE to add FHIR conformance resources to their publication mechanism. I now have published the full set of FHIR conformance resources for PDQm and MHD profiles. Also available is mCSD by Luke. A bit of background. FHIR conformance resources are available to carry programatically the constraints that historically IHE has written narratively into an IHE Profile.

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