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.

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

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

Are we making artificial intelligence biased?

KevinMD

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.

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.

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.”

How Google is quietly influencing medicine

KevinMD

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.

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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.

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.

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 117

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?

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.

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

KevinMD

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.

Stay Current on Medication Compounding Standards to Advance Public Health and Patient Safety

HealthStream

Understanding the risks inherent in sterile and nonsterile compounding and incorporating established standards into daily practice are essential for patient safety. Education and training are essential for anyone involved in compounding medication

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.

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Public health law protections at risk with Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

FierceHealthIT

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.

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%

Will Health Consumers Morph Into Health Citizens? HealthConsuming Explains, Part 5

Health Populi

The last chapter (8) of HealthConsuming considers whether Americans can become “health citizens.” The text covered social, physical, and nutritional influences, and the concept of “place” for health and well-being. Hippocratic writings refer to the “health of the polis.”.

5 things that confuse me about health care today

KevinMD

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

Digital health’s big diversity problem

KevinMD

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.”

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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.

Stay Current on Medication Compounding Standards to Advance Public Health and Patient Safety

HealthStream

Understanding the risks inherent in sterile and nonsterile compounding and incorporating established standards into daily practice are essential for patient safety. Education and training are essential for anyone involved in compounding medication

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.

This is #NPHW National Public Health Week

Medicine and Technology

National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each day is marked with a specific public health theme: Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health Advocate for and promote well-being Focus on and advocate for improved access to mental and behavioral health services. Use education and training to de-stigmatize mental health diagnoses and encourage people experiencing mental illness to seek treatment. April 2-8 marks ?National

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.

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 Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

patients have skipped insulin doses or monitoring due to costs, an Upwell Health survey found. ” Thus far, Panera has developed videos on sugar, eggs, and meat quality and provenance for food system sustainability and human health outcomes.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

The Governor asserted this in the context of the role of protecting his fellow citizens for health and well-being, for equal rights, civility, and a hope of bringing people together. Think unity, think community, think health. …because it does.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

Study: West Virginia shows Medicaid expansion, public health methods can impact opioid crisis

FierceHealthIT

West Virginia is ground zero for the nation’s opioid crisis. That makes it fertile ground to study the impacts of Medicaid expansion on treatment

The Cost of Prescription Drugs, Doctors and Patient Access – A View from HIMSS19

Health Populi

Mashed with other patients’, prescription drug utilization data can combine with more data to be used for population health, cost-effectiveness, and other constructive research pursuits.

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. All four of these pillars play a role in health, but I’ll focus today on the fourth: the role of food as a major social determinant of health.

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: The uniquely American challenge of health disparities, especially relating to race, is a topic I’ve covered many times since the launch of Health Populi in 2007. Loving one another is the ultimate social determinant of health.