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.

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.

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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.

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]. The company re-branded from CVS/pharmacy to CVS Health. public health history, a wave that has continued to grow over the past six years to this moment, in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.].

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended: HHS Declared

Telebehavioral Health Institute

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended Until October: HHS Declared 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.

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

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. AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT AI for Good AI for Health Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Healthcare AI Research Microsoft Public Health AI

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.

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. .

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

CMS will reimburse for 11 new telehealth services during the public health emergency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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

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

Public health relies on faxes, paper records as states reopen

Morning eHealth

Amazon, Salesforce win coronavirus tracing data contracts — Privacy roundup

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).

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 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.

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

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

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The future of whole-person care: high-tech holistic medicine

KevinMD

In fact, holistic medicine and whole-person care advocates often view technology as manufactured or impersonal and therefore dismiss its utility for health care. Tech Public Health & Policy

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.

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 SeverinoOCR (Office for Civil Rights) inside of HHS which is in charge of HIPAA enforcement has issued another notice of enforcement discretion.

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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.

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 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.

Linux Foundation Public Health projects first focused on Google-Apple Exposure Notification API

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Linux Foundation has launched a new project to harness open source software to help global public health agencies fight back against COVID-19 and prepare for future public health challenges. Healthcare IT News is a publication of HIMSS Media

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

Health Populi

2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

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.

COVID Extended as Public Health Emergency Until October: 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.

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

NHS, Public Health England introduce platform to help people take care of their mental health

Mobi Health News

The initiative has the backing of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, who will appear tonight in a promotional video supporting its launch

Industry Voices—We need to fully fund our public health infrastructure. Not just for COVID, but for opioid epidemic.

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—We need to fully fund our public health infrastructure. Not just for COVID, but for opioid epidemic. treed. Fri, 07/24/2020 - 10:24

Healthcare groups call racism a 'public health' concern in wake of tensions over police brutality

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare groups call racism a 'public health' concern in wake of tensions over police brutality. treed. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:09

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated Our Demand for Wellness – Learning from Ogilvy

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that every company is a health and wellness company now, at least in the eyes of consumers around the world. That retail health ecosystem will increasingly support consumers’ self-care strategies.

Boots UK partners with Public Health England to launch Reboot Quiz

Mobi Health News

The interactive tool looks to help people build healthy habits

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters. Telehealth, too, is embraced by 3 in 5 people for both physical and mental health services.

Anthem, CloudMedx launch digital tool to help employers, public health officials track impact of COVID-19 

FierceHealthIT

Anthem, CloudMedx launch digital tool to help employers, public health officials track impact of COVID-19 . pminemyer. Thu, 07/16/2020 - 14:53