Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity.

How Retailers Are the New Public Health Purveyors

Health Populi

In that moment, a Fortune 100 company stepped an entire foot, and not just a toe, into public health waters. [I I covered that event with joy here in Health Populi as soon as it was announced months earlier on February 14th]. CVS stopped selling tobacco on October 1, 2014.

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended Until October The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is extended until October of this year as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M.

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi. ” [FYI, Climate change has many health effects; one that isn’t discussed enough is the phenomenon’s negative impact on mental health, which I covered here on Health Populi.].

What’s Behind Microsoft’s New Public Health AI Play?

Healthcare IT Today

In a play for public health street cred, Microsoft has announced the creation of a new program designed to help public health researchers and organizations to leverage AI.

Apple, Google's contact tracing update streamlines user enrollment, asks less of public health developers

Mobi Health News

Device owners in participating states will soon receive enrollment notifications, while public health authorities may automatically have Exposure Notification apps generated for them

Walmart’s Growing Footprint in Healthcare and Public Health, from Guns to Mental Health and Gardens

Health Populi

Over the past couple of weeks, Walmart is demonstrating its growing commitment to and leadership in healthcare and public health. The company’s announcement this week of pulling products that can be used in military-style weapons from its Outdoor Sports/Shooting department is a major move for public health that is something of a watershed that will impact well beyond the company’s inventory and stock price.

COVID-19 tracking tech – weighing personal and public health benefits against privacy

Mobi Health News

Contact tracing apps, symptom checkers and other data-driven tools provide tangible benefits, but experts say that more can be done to educate individuals on what information they collect and how it's handled

Businesses, public health organizations form alliance to strengthen COVID-19 response

FierceHealthIT

Businesses, public health organizations form alliance to strengthen COVID-19 response. pminemyer. Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:22

Google mobilizes location tracking data to help public health experts monitor COVID-19 spread

Mobi Health News

The anonymized, aggregated GPS data is collected from mobile devices that have opted into location-tracking services

Public health relies on faxes, paper records as states reopen

Morning eHealth

Amazon, Salesforce win coronavirus tracing data contracts — Privacy roundup

Apple requires COVID-19 vaccine passport developers to work with public health authorities

Mobi Health News

The tech giant says this is a way to ensure a users' data is protected.

HHS expands COVID-19 public health emergency until April, preserving key telehealth flexibilities

FierceHealthIT

HHS expands COVID-19 public health emergency until April, preserving key telehealth flexibilities. rking. Fri, 01/08/2021 - 16:05

Public health officials talk about what innovators need to know during COVID-19 crisis

Mobi Health News

This morning MassChallenge hosted a virtual summit focused on innovation and the coronavirus.

Agency heads pitch Congress on public health data

Morning eHealth

HHS unveils unified agenda — FDA's PDF hopes

HCQ study withdrawal adds to public health message static

Morning eHealth

Veterans Affairs’ EHR scrutiny continues — Misinfo, bad info focus deepens worldwide

AI technology detects ‘ticking time bomb’ arteries

Mobi Health News

Data Science, Population and Public Health, Workflow, Emerging Technologies, Data and Information, Care, Process, TechnologySystem which identifies patients at risk of fatal heart attack obtains CE mark. .

Fitbit partners with Singapore’s HPB on population-based public health initiative

Mobi Health News

Fitbit announced yesterday that it will be collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programmes to improve the nation’s health, and a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH).

HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Data Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIPAA HIPAA Enforcement Discretion OCR PHI Public Health Roger Severino

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3 Privacy Mistakes to Avoid During a Public Health Emergency

Healthcare IT Today

C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 HIPAA Healthcare Fraud HIPAA Mark LaRow Patient Identification Referential Matching VeratoThe following is a guest article by Mark LaRow, CEO at Verato.

Public Health England uses new app to manage scaled workforce during COVID-19 crisis

Mobi Health News

The technology by Deputy offers a “touchless clock-in” for staff which enables them to register for work without touching a screen.

Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

CiscoHealth

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow , where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. .

Tech can address, but not solve, stigmatized public health crises

Mobi Health News

At Health 2.0, experts and technologists explored tools for fighting physician suicide, opioid addiction, and eating disorders

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

Health Populi

During the height of the pandemic, there was a predisposition to give up personal health and location tracing data to government to help control the spread of the disease. came to trust digitally-enabled companies for managing health as large retailers and health care providers.

Why experts say healthcare needs to extend the interoperability conversation to public health

FierceHealthIT

Why experts say healthcare needs to extend the interoperability conversation to public health. pminemyer. Fri, 11/13/2020 - 15:43

COVID Public Health Emergency Extended: Official HHS Announcement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID Public Health Emergency Extended Until October: Official HHS Announcement On July 25, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the public health emergency (PHE) caused by COVID-19.

Public health experts raise alarm over 'fundamental violation of the integrity of the CDC'

FierceHealthIT

Public health experts raise alarm over 'fundamental violation of the integrity of the CDC'. treed. Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:28

Ro will start making house calls to vaccinate elders in New York for COVID-19

Mobi Health News

The health tech company teamed up with New York State's Department of Public Health to distribute the vaccines. . Population and Public Health, Care

Public Health England uses new app to manage scaled workforce during COVID-19 crisis

Mobi Health News

The technology by Deputy offers a “touchless clock-in” for staff which enables them to register for work without touching a screen.

Oxford Endovascular raises $10M to develop ‘origami’ medical device

Mobi Health News

Investing, Population and Public Health, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Business, Care, TechnologyFunding will be used to gain in-human data for startup’s OxiFlow brain haemorrhage solution. .

Billing Medicare and Private Payers for Telehealth Visits: What to Expect Post-Public Health Emergency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

” While the AMA and many others are advocating for continued support of telehealth post-pandemic, healthcare providers and practice leaders should anticipate and prepare for a return to more standardized regulation after the public health emergency (PHE).

CDC director warns of major public health complications if public doesn't take flu and COVID-19 seriously

FierceHealthIT

CDC director warns of major public health complications if public doesn't take flu and COVID-19 seriously. rking. Thu, 08/20/2020 - 17:04

Iowa's public health department turns to technology to improve mother and child health

FierceHealthIT

Iowa's public health department turns to technology to improve mother and child health. hlandi. Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:24

A call to upgrade public health data

Morning eHealth

The latest on CMS’ AI challenge — Study finds about one in 10 Instagram posts advertising drug sales

Public Health is a PurposeOfUse -- PUBHLTH

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Public Health is a defined PurposeOfUse -- PUBHLTH -- To Perform one or more operations on information for conducting public health activities, such as reporting of notifiable conditions. Thus when data are requested for Public Health needs, the PurposeOfUse would be PUBHLTH. When this PurposeOfUse is seen, then the access control decision checks that the request is from an authorized Public Health authority.

At COVID-19 'paper hearing,' industry, government struggle with balancing privacy, public health

Mobi Health News

Seven witnesses submitted statements and answered questions, leaving Senators with promising tech ideas, legislative priorities and words of caution

CDC director 'concerned that our public health message isn’t resonating' on masks, social distancing

FierceHealthIT

CDC director 'concerned that our public health message isn’t resonating' on masks, social distancing. treed. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:12

Amazon lands EUA for COVID-19 test with home sample collection

Mobi Health News

Regulation, Life Sciences, Population and Public Health, Public Policy, CareAccording to FDA documents, the test is intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19 among Amazon employees. .

GE researchers look to put COVID-19-detecting sensors in phones

Mobi Health News

Disease management, Health and Wellness, Population and Public Health, COVID-19, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Care, Technology