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.

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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.

Amazon taps former head of Prime to lead health efforts

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before that, he served as chief marketing officer of Sprint prepaid brands from 2003 through 2010. Amazon has appointed Neil Lindsay, who formerly oversaw the tech giant's Prime and Marketing vertical, to lead the company's health efforts.

3 FAQS on Sick Sinus Syndrome and How Remote Patient Monitoring Helps

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

2003 Apr 15;67(8):1725-32. The sinoatrial node, also known as the sinus node or SA node, is the pacemaker of the heart in which heartbeat normally begins and is located in the top chamber of the heart called the atrium. Its job is to maintain a steady and regular heartbeat.

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3 FAQS on Sick Sinus Syndrome and How Remote Patient Monitoring Helps

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

2003 Apr 15;67(8):1725-32. The sinoatrial node, also known as the sinus node or SA node, is the pacemaker of the heart in which heartbeat normally begins and is located in the top chamber of the heart called the atrium. Its job is to maintain a steady and regular heartbeat.

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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.

In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

back in 2003 — so we’ve known for over 16 years that in the U.S., From 2003 to 2019, the theory that prices are the primary driver of America’s spending more on health care than any other country is still the case. I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019.

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.

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.?

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.

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.

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.

2 Ways Remote Patient Monitoring Prevent Occurrence of Stroke

DrKumo Remote Patient Monitoring

Cerebrovasc Dis 2003;16 Suppl 1:14-19. Stroke is a prominent cause of death and disability. The progress in avoiding stroke deaths has paused after decades of reduction. Every year, about 800,000 individuals suffer a stroke, more than 140,000 people die, and many survivors are left disabled.

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Prescription Drugs Costs See Astronomical Rise

ACA Times

This increase had not been previously been observed since 2003. Since 2014, prescription drug costs have continued to rise, due in part to specialized medications for advancements in the treatment of various medical conditions. While these advancements have proven beneficial to patients, they continue to arrive with a hefty price tag. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a detailed analysis regarding prescription drug costs.

31 Million Americans Underinsured In 2014

ACA Times

Although people buying their own are more likely to be underinsured than those with employer coverage (37% vs. 20%), the share of people with employer insurance who are underinsured has doubled since 2003, when it was 10%. Almost one out of four American adults, or 31 million people, were underinsured in 2014, a study found. High deductibles or out–pocket costs made medical coverage unaffordable for many, and left others burdened by debt.

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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.

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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Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Following the forum, Rosenberg reported that “now, more than ever, we need an educated and trained workforce to address mental health and substance us challenges facing Americans, but we are coming up short” considering the facts: From 2003 to 2013, the number of practicing psychiatrists declined by 10 percent, and 55 percent of U.S.

“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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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.

#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.

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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Medicare and Medicaid Popular After 50 Years

ACA Times

Bush implemented a prescription drug benefit in 2003, the largest single expansion of Medicare services in the program’s history. When Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law on July 30 th 50 years ago, opponents attacked the programs as wasteful, intrusive and a precursor to socialism or communism. Today both programs, now greatly expanded, have strong support among Americans at large and in Congress.

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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Telehealth, linked with Allscripts EHR and app, helps keep docs in business

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The physicians in Cary Medical Group's practice have been using Allscripts Professional EHR since 2003.

My Therapy Assistant: Virtual mental health in our post-pandemic world

Lloyd Price

Underscoring the immediacy of this need, the BMA found an increase in suicide rates across previous public health crises, documented in the 2003 SARS pandemic in Hong Kong.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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. However challenges still remain. If you have an idea how do you bring it to fruition? What if you’re not a technologist yourself or don’t know one you can partner?

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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.

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.

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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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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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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.