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.

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

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

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


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.

What physicians can learn from anthropologists


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

Technology is corrupting the culture of medicine


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.

Are we making artificial intelligence biased?


Tech Public Health & PolicyThe tale is told of a large realm, of 1.4 billion, the largest nation in the world. It has a culture that is old, rich and grounded. A citizen’s worth can be understood, determined, exalted or decried.

Public health officials call for Medicaid coverage of medical battery devices


As hurricane and fire seasons have begun for millions of Americans, public health officials are calling for preventive measures for the medically vulnerable

How Consumers Look At Social Determinants of Health for Cancer, Diabetes and Mental Health

Health Populi

Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health. Bridging Gaps to Build Healthy Communities , a study from the Anthem Public Policy Institute, responds to this question.

Dangerous High – Insulin Pricing is a Public Health Crisis

Insulin Nation

— Alex Smith lived just 27 days after he aged out of his parents’ health insurance plan as he could no longer afford to buy the insulin he needed to live and treat his diabetes. Insulins have gotten better over the years, and better insulins have been helpful for diabetic treatment. There is growing concern, however, about the very high cost of insulin, where prices have increased at seven times the rate of the consumer price index over the last 30 years.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

The health care section of Mary Meeker’s 334-page annual report, Internet Trends 2019 , comprises 24 of those pages (270 through 293). For health care, the application of FHIR standards helps mobilize data for better health, turbocharging this trend.

How Google is quietly influencing medicine


With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a.Read more. Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyGoogle” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors.

A new health care dawn is coming


Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyAt some point in my career, I had the crazy idea that if I could scale the patient-centric work I was doing in my community at a small rural hospital — then I could make more of an impact.

Gaps in Health Equity in America Are Growing

Health Populi

There’s been a “clear lack of progress on health equity during the past 25 years in the United States,” asserts a data-rich analysis of trends conducted by two professors/researchers from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

The Number of Unintended Deaths From Car Accidents, Falls and Overdoses in America Grew 40% Between 1999 and 2017

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: Here’s the bar chart illustrating the rates of mortality due to unintentional drug overdoses between 2014 and 2017, by geography. We say, in the language of social determinants of health, that our ZIP code determines our health status.

Report: More than 860K children dropped out of public health programs in 2018 


Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment has declined since 2017, according to new data from CMS, but experts and the Trump administration are split on why that is.

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

Health Populi

“How should we define ‘health?'” Eight years later, in May 2019, I read Reimagining Health – Flourishing in the 7th May 2019 issue of JAMA with some feelings of déjà vu. And I daresay, health reform. ” a 2011 BMJ article asked.

Health Canada approves Apple Watch ECG, public health groups warn of tobacco's guerrilla social media ads and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: HoloLens may affect surgeon's precision dexterity; Backpack Health integrates EHRs

EHR 152

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

Health Populi

People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey.

Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

Health Populi

Consumers put food front-and-center when thinking about their health. Viewing food-as-medicine is going mainstream for health consumers, who look beyond the “medicine” in that phrase toward a broader concept of personal well-being. Health care delivery in the U.S.

How Genomics Can Battle Killer Bacterial Infections in the Hospital – Talking With Philips at HIMSS19

Health Populi

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a worldwide challenge of epidemic, public health proportions. The World Health Organization recognizes that HAIs are a problem in both wealthy and developing countries.

Research: Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis; Improving EHR Usability is Critical

Healthcare Informatics

Physician burnout is a public health crisis and addressing the problem requires improving electronic health record (EHR) standards with a strong focus on usability and open application programming interfaces (APIs), according to a new report from leading healthcare researchers

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

Health Populi

Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. Why a World Health Day?

Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Given the rapidly changing health care environment, it is critical to quantify the economic impact physicians have on society. BHM watches health trends and understands the importance of improving and changing with the industry. Physician burnout is a public health issue that “urgently demands action” from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.

Considering a cross-sector public health project? Know your data laws, experts say


It can be hard to navigate data laws that apply to a public health research project, especially if it involves multiple sectors, attorneys at the Public Health Law Conference said last week

Healthcare Roundup—Trump signs public health bills; NIH’s Collins under fire over fetal tissue research


President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that would extend public health research programs, plus more healthcare headlines

Patients know what’s wrong with the industry more than we do


Tech Oncology/Hematology Public Health & PolicyAs a system, we don't invest as much time in understanding the broader context of the patient in front of us. The before/after factors that we don’t notice have a far-reaching impact on care.

Public health law protections at risk with Kavanaugh on Supreme Court


Another anti-regulation justice on the nation's highest court threatens laws that promote health equity, a panel of legal experts said at the Public Health Law Conference.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

But this was Round 2 of the debate, with ten more White House aspirants sharing views — sometimes sparring — on issues of immigration, economic justice, climate change, and once again health care playing a starring role from the start of the two-hour event.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Public health scholars blast ‘bizarre’ logic of Arkansas’ work requirements


Warning of spiraling Medicaid disenrollment, dozens of medical school deans and researchers have called on a court to block work requirements in Arkansas. The scholars claimed that CMS shoehorned "a blatantly political agenda into its demonstration authority

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Digital health’s big diversity problem


This summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyWithin the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

National Health Spending Will Reach Nearly 20% of U.S. GDP By 2027

Health Populi

National health spending in the U.S. This growth rate for health care costs exceeds every period measured since the high of 7.2% The bar chart illustrates the factors contributing to growth in personal health care spending. is expected to grow by 5.7%

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

The Grocery Store As Health Destination: Publix Produce for Kids and the Social Determinants of Health

Health Populi

Food insecurity ranks high on Americans’ greatest social health risks. Publix and other food chains, collaborating with the Produce for Kids program, are walking the talk on nutrition for local health citizens.

5 things that confuse me about health care today


And you asked me: Would health care delivery be more complicated in the future? Pointing you to technology trends, I would’ve told you that health care transactions will indeed become more automated, much simpler. Tech Practice Management Public Health & Policy