January, 2022

Major Questions about Vaccine Mandates, the Supreme Court, and the Major Questions Doctrine

Bill Of Health

By Wendy Parmet and Dorit Reiss.

Telehealth use reached pandemic low in October, per tracker

Health Care Dive

The decrease was seen in all U.S. regions except the Northeast, which was particularly slammed with COVID-19 cases and rising hospital admissions during the fall and winter months, nonprofit Fair Health found

The CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch Have Everything To Do With Health/Care

Health Populi

The four top trends to watch for this week at CES 2022 are transportation, space tech, sustainable technology, and digital health, based on Steve Koenig’s annual read-out that kicks off this largest annual conference featuring innovations in consumer electronics.

State Legislation to Fund and Implement ‘988’ for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NASHP

State Legislation to Fund and Implement ‘988’ for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline January 18, 2022.

Clinicians have spent even more time in the EHR during COVID-19 – is telehealth to blame?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that ambulatory clinicians spent less time in electronic health record systems at the start of the pandemic. That initial valley was short-lived, however, according to the report.

Equalizing the Genetic Lottery?

Bill of Health

By James Toomey. Kathryn Paige Harden’s The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality is a thoughtful, thorough, and well-written book about the compatibility of behavioral genetics with progressive ideology.

Washington Psilocybin Bill Would Legalize Supported Adult Use

Bill Of Health

By Mason Marks. On Tuesday, Washington State legislators filed SB 5660 , a bill that would legalize the supported adult use of psilocybin by people 21 years of age and older.

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Nurses Continue to Rule in Honesty and Ethics in U.S. Professions – Healthcare Professions Still Top Gallup’s Annual Poll

Health Populi

Three health care professions rank in the top four of the most honest and ethical rankings in Gallup’s annual poll on honesty and ethics in professions. And nurses are at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row.

Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program

NASHP

Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program January 14, 2022. “I really enjoyed all our mentorship meetings that we were able to have each month. I also really enjoyed getting to hear the perspective of other state leaders of color and understand what their journeys were like.

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The shifting digital health investment landscape in 2022

Healthcare Dive

Signs point toward another historic year in VC investment, experts say, which will benefit the medical system as it evolves to encapsulate more digital services

Will NIH Learn from Myriad when Settling Its mRNA Inventorship Dispute with Moderna?

Bill of Health

By Jorge L. Contreras. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently embroiled in a dispute over the ownership of patent rights to Moderna’s flagship mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273).

Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill Of Health

Ameet Sarpatwari , Beatrice Brown , Aviva Wang, and? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

After years of decline, drugmakers' price hikes may have bottomed out

Health Care Dive

Inflation in 2021 may have offered drugmakers a catalyst for taking slightly bigger increases on a list price basis. But rebates to insurers are still keeping net price rises lower

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NorthShore uses telehealth to take vitals and examine heart, lungs and ears from afar

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use, value and importance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services.n But there were obvious limitations in the ability to obtain certain physical exam findings that are necessary to providing accurate diagnoses. THE PROBLEM.

News 1/7/22

HIStalk

Top News Vera Whole Health, which offers healthcare navigation, care.

HCA to build 5 new hospitals in Texas

Healthcare Dive

The news comes on the heels of HCA's plans to build three new hospitals in Florida, another core market for the Nashville-based health system

A Timeline of Biden’s Pandemic Response, Part 3: We Have the Tools (Sept. – Dec. 2021)

Bill of Health

This series, which will run in four parts, has been adapted from “ A year in, how has Biden done on pandemic response? ” which was originally published on January 5, 2022 on Medium. Read the first and second parts here. By Justin Feldman.

Pandemics without Borders? Reconsidering Territoriality in Pandemic Preparedness and Response Instruments

Bill Of Health

This post was originally published on the Verfassungsblog as part of our joint symposium on international pandemic lawmaking. By Raphael Oidtmann.

Healthcare roles dominate U.S. News 2022 list of best jobs

Health Care Dive

Information security analyst took the top spot in the annual list, followed by nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical and health services manager and software developer

Building Health Equity Through Faith and Food – the Black Church Food Security Network

Health Populi

Members of his congregation kept going to the hospital with diet-related issues, Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, III , realized. “I got tired of praying and hoping they made it and walked out,” Reverend Brown realized.

News 1/26/22

HIStalk

Top News Cerner lists the Golden Parachute Compensation that will.

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Cybersecurity leads ECRI's list of top medtech hazards for 2022

Healthcare Dive

Cyber incidents can compromise patient care and attacks against hospitals have become more prevalent in recent years. However, ECRI said the worst consequences are preventable

Eliminating Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Bill of Health

By Jennifer D. Oliva, Taleed El-Sabawi, and Shelly Weizman.

Towards Member-driven International Pandemic Lawmaking

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This post was originally published on the Verfassungsblog as part of our joint symposium on international pandemic lawmaking. By Ching-Fu Lin and Chuan-Feng Wu.

Biden admin proposes stricter network adequacy, marketing standards for MA plans

Health Care Dive

CMS is looking to hold Medicare Advantage plans to a higher standard as their rolls swell, targeting their networks, marketing practices and spending; while improving dual-eligible and Part D costs and patient input

Like it, love it, gotta have it? A health economist on different attitudes toward telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As more data has emerged about telehealth after the initial spike in March 2020, many industry-watchers, providers and patients are seeking to dig into who's using virtual care – and who's eased off.

News 1/19/22

HIStalk

Top News ONC and The Sequoia Project publish the Trusted.

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Most doctors are compensated for volume, not value of care, research finds

Healthcare Dive

Health systems used financial incentives for quality and cost performance measures, but the percentage of total physician compensation based on quality and cost was just 9% for primary-care providers, according to the study

Mental Health at CES 2022 – The Consumer’s Context for Wellbeing in the New Year

Health Populi

As we enter COVID-19’s “junior year,” one unifying experience shared by most humans are feelings of pandemic fatigue: anxiety, grief, burnout, which together diminish our mental health.

Shortage of physicians, support systems puts health care in northern Ontario in jeopardy

Healthy Debate

The post Shortage of physicians, support systems puts health care in northern Ontario in jeopardy appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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Digital health funding reaches record $29.1B in 2021

Health Care Dive

"The digital health market wasn't an across-the-board bubble, but it wasn't placid water either," Rock Health researchers said in a new report on investment in the space

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Mobile Crisis: Maximizing New Medicaid Opportunities

NASHP

The new national crisis line for behavioral health – 988 – will go online this summer, and state crisis systems will need to be ready.

Monday Morning Update 1/17/22

HIStalk

Top News Verana Health, which sells real-world evidence data to.

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4 key trends for payers and providers in 2022

Healthcare Dive

The sectors face continued operational pressure as they head into a third year of the pandemic, including a tight labor market and shifts in payer mix

Consumers Embrace Tech But Privacy Remains a Concern – The Morning Consult Poll of Consumers and Tech

Health Populi

With the collective pandemic-era pivot of people working from home, remote schooling at home, repurposing our homes for entertainment and fitness, and showing off home-baked goods on Instagram, has consumers’ comfort with new technologies accelerated?

Do we have the political will to ensure effective, equitable health care?

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Stryker to buy Vocera Communications for nearly $3B

Health Care Dive

The multibillion-dollar buy is medtech's first major deal of 2022, following a spending spree in the sector last year. Stryker's stock price was slightly down Thursday, but Vocera's rose by nearly 27

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