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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 relies on faxes, paper records as states reopen

Morning eHealth

Amazon, Salesforce win coronavirus tracing data contracts — Privacy roundup

Agency heads pitch Congress on public health data

Morning eHealth

HHS unveils unified agenda — FDA's PDF hopes

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

HCQ study withdrawal adds to public health message static

Morning eHealth

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Public Health is a PurposeOfUse -- PUBHLTH

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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.

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

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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

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

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

Boots UK partners with Public Health England to launch Reboot Quiz

Mobi Health News

The interactive tool looks to help people build healthy habits

Insurers need flexibility in benefit design to continue telehealth past the public health emergency

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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

How Public Health Crises Have Advanced Medical Technologies

InTouch Health

Several major health crises forced the industry to reconsider the status quo, leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States’ health system. Local governments also started investing in detailed health statistics, so they could track the spread of the disease.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

Health Populi

The second chart compares health consumers’ perceptions of telehealth concepts, whether locally-sourced virtual care services through a physician or a hospital system, or via a national platform. In the U.S.,

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

KevinMD

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience. Tech Health IT Public Health & Policy

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyEach year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most.

LGBTQ, public health orgs call for Facebook to address ad policy in response to misleading PrEP ads

Mobi Health News

The false ads are instilling apprehension among at-risk individuals who would benefit from the HIV prevention treatment, 50-plus signatories write

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

KevinMD

Tech Public Health & PolicyRecently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

Telehealth: Get ready for big changes in health care

KevinMD

The year 2020 might bear witness to a significant shift in control of health care from the providers, insurers, and the government to actual health care consumers. Tech Public Health & Policy

Technology is corrupting the culture of medicine

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyTo help then-candidate Bill Clinton remain focused on the No. 1 voter issue ahead of the 1992 presidential elections, political strategist James Carville coined an unforgettable mantra, which he posted inside Clinton campaign headquarters.

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: To further inform insights from the Gallup poll, I looked at a study From GfK on Navigating COVID-19, exploring changing consumers. The Great Recession was a direct hit on national and personal economics; health was an indirect impact.

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

There’s been a flurry of research into this question since the hockey-stick growth of telemedicine visits were evident in March 2020, just days after the World Health Organization uttered the “P-word:” pandemic. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.