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.

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 store launched WalmartHealth.com, its health-focused ecommerce portal.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

A new health care dawn is coming

KevinMD

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.

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.

A medical student reviews Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine

KevinMD

Tech Public Health & PolicyFollowing on the heels of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now, Dr. Eric Topol has published his newest book, Deep Medicine, earlier this year. While the first two books highlight how technological disruption will first digitize and then democratize medicine, his newest is about deep learning, and how artificial […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

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.

Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

It’s time for AI-enabled solutions in health care to live up to their buzz

KevinMD

Artificial intelligence is incredibly buzzy in health care right now, and for a good reason. Health care now stands similarly positioned to capitalize on the transformative power […]. Tech Cardiology Oncology/Hematology Public Health & PolicyOther industries are already experiencing AI-enabled radical transformations, like real-time fraud monitoring and detection in banking and finance and instantaneous image recognition across the web and social media.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

Public health officials call for Medicaid coverage of medical battery devices

FierceHealthIT

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

5 ways to lessen the physician burden in the product evaluation process

KevinMD

Tech Public Health & PolicyKeeping tabs on the sheer volume of medical drugs and devices on the market is nearly impossible – the FDA approved a record 105 novel medical devices and 59 new drugs in 2018 alone.

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.

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.”

What the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Teach Us About Health

Health Populi

The trio then tested different combinations of factors adding into different groups remedial tutoring, access to credit (especially microcredit programs), technology, and health care services, along with new models for teacher accountability and school governance.

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.

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.

A month after going public, Health Catalyst reports 60% revenue growth in Q2

FierceHealthIT

Salt Lake City-based data and analytics company Health Catalyst reported second-quarter revenue of $36.8 In its first earnings call since going public July 25, company executives reported that second-quarter revenue was up 60% year-over-year

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.

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.”

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

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

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.

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

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 165

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

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.

Gun injuries are increasingly viewed as a public health threat. Experts weigh in on what hospitals can do

FierceHealthIT

While firearm injuries have traditionally been viewed through the lens of criminal justice, trauma experts say health systems are increasingly understanding and embracing their role in gun injury prevention

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.

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.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries. We’re not experts in education, poverty, and all the social issues that are major components of health.

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.