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.

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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.

The 2020 Health Populi TrendCast – HealthConsuming, TechLash, and Public Health Goes Private

Health Populi

So it is with scenario planning in health care, a key work-flow this time of the year for me with my clients spanning the health/care ecosystem from providers to payors to Big Food, electronics and tech, and financial services. The Retail Health Landscape Will Broaden and Deepen.

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.

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.

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.

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

Boots UK partners with Public Health England to launch Reboot Quiz

Mobi Health News

The interactive tool looks to help people build healthy habits

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

Telehealth: Get ready for big changes in health care


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

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.

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

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.

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

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine


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.

Shaky Trust in the Age of the Coronavirus – Who Do Americans Trust for COVID-19 Facts?

Health Populi

One in two Americans trust the Centers for Disease Control for the facts on the coronavirus pandemic, and 43% trust the World Health Organization. Radio trust plummets to 11% of the public. Education is a key social determinant of health; never forget.

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.

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.

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

Health Populi

remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans.

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

Health Populi

health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. medical spending in Health Affairs in 2003.

A medical student reviews Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine


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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

Health Populi

asks and answers an NBC News/Commonwealth Fund Health Care Poll published on 20th March 2020. health consumers. The survey posed the following question in context of the practical timeline for vaccine development: “Scientists are now working on a vaccine for the coronavirus, but it would be a year or more before it becomes available to the public. health citizens. More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans.

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


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.

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


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.

Most Americans Concerned About Coronavirus Impact on Economy & Families, and Not a “Hoax”

Health Populi

But most Americans also get the politicized nature of the coronavirus and say they’re less likely to vote for President Trump in November based on his handling of the public health threat, according to a just-released survey from Protect Our Care fielded by Public Policy Polling.

West Virginia Was the Last State to ID a COVID-19 Positive Patient; The States’ Residents Are At Highest Risk for Severe Reaction to C19

Health Populi

And the health citizens of West Virginia would be at greatest risk for having a severe reaction to the coronavirus. health plans and providers. Broadband connectivity is also a new social determinant of health , as I’ve been evangelizing for several years.

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 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

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.”

The COVID19 Consumer: #AloneTogether and More Health Aware

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, published March 13, 2020, forecasts a plan looking 18 months out. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the U.S.,

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.”

Estimates of COVID-19 Medical Costs in the US: $20K for inpatient stay, $1300 OOP costs

Health Populi

In the midst of growing inpatient admissions and test results for COVID-19, Congress is working as I write this post to finalize a round of legislation to help Americans with the costs-of-living and (hopefully) health care in a national, mandated, clarifying way.

The High Cost-of-Thriving and the Evolving Social Contract for Health Care

Health Populi

Three new studies (two published this week) converge prompting me to weave together this post on the high-cost-of-thriving and the evolving social contract for health care in America. So we return to the social contract for health, which is rooted in financial wellness and education.

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.