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Kaiser Permanente workers in California vote to authorize strike

Health Care Dive

The outcome does not mean a strike will start immediately. The results give union leaders the authority to set a strike date so long as they give the required 10-day notice in writing to Kaiser Permanente

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Turning To Technology To Deal with The Nationwide Shortage of Pharmacy Technicians

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs, Omnicell, Inc. Although they are usually the first person patients see when they walk into a pharmacy, the important roles that pharmacy technicians play […]. The article Turning To Technology To Deal with The Nationwide Shortage of Pharmacy Technicians appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The Pandemic Treaty and Intellectual Property Sharing: Making Vaccine Knowledge a Public Good 

Bill Of Health

By Ellen ‘t Hoen. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the lack of regulation for the sharing of intellectual property (IP) and technology needed for an effective and equitable response to the crisis.

‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs

Healthy Debate

The post ‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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'A quiet suffering': Primary care struggles with COVID-19 strain, telemedicine rollbacks

Health Care Dive

Despite broad bipartisan support for telehealth in Washington, the return of restrictions — even nominal ones — threaten the viability of virtual services offered by cash-strapped primary care offices, a new survey finds

Healthcare’s New Normal: How Freestanding Emergency Rooms Play A Critical Role During A Global Health Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Jeremy Kenter, chief medical officer, Ally Medical ER. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on every aspect of American life, but the health care sector- particularly emergency care – has been hardest hit. […]. The article Healthcare’s New Normal: How Freestanding Emergency Rooms Play A Critical Role During A Global Health Crisis appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

Health Populi

Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

Medtechs need strategy to prevent bias in AI-machine learning-based devices: FDA

Health Care Dive

The agency is mulling the types of information medtechs might include in labeling for such devices to support transparency. A Philips rep cautioned about the pitfalls of "information overload "

Senator Bob Casey: Nation Is ‘Long Overdue for an Investment in Caregiving’

Home Health Care

Over the past couple weeks, moderate Democrats have threatened to walk away from the White House’s $3.5 trillion economic package, which President Joe Biden hopes to use to strengthen America’s at-home care infrastructure for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The NIH Has the Opportunity to Address Research Funding Disparities

Bill Of Health

By Leah Pierson. The Biden administration plans to greatly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022, presenting the agency with new opportunities to better align research funding with public health needs.

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending September 26, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the September 19 th data set: Resident vaccination increased 0.1%

Best Buy's latest health acquisition builds on plan to expand at-home care

Health Care Dive

It's the third healthcare buy for the Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant, as the company looks to capitalize on trends like the aging population and rising demand for lower-cost care

‘The Waiver Program Is Tough’: Issues with the CMS Hospital-at-Home Program

Home Health Care

The proliferation of hospital-at-home models has been one of the major home-based care trends during the COVID-19 crisis, and players on all sides are bullish that that trend will continue after the pandemic subsides. The U.S.

Yet Another Look at Health Law Citations

Bill Of Health

By Scott Burris. Brian Leiter has published his list of ten most-cited health law professors , and there’s a slightly expanded version on this blog thanks to Mark Hall and Glenn Cohen. They both use the Sisk data, which draws solely from the Westlaw journals file.

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Event Highlight: Aromatherapy in Cancer Care

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Although we wish it wasn’t the case, most people have had cancer touch their lives in some way, whether they are a survivor, caretaker, relative, or friend. .

Walgreens doubles stake in provider network VillageMD with $5.2B investment

Health Care Dive

Thursday's investment hikes Walgreens' stake in VillageMD from 30% to 63% as the pharmacy operator looks to increases its presence in the red-hot primary care market

Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Others Form ‘Advanced Care at Home Coalition’

Home Health Care

Some of the most premier health care organizations in the U.S. are coming together to form the “Advanced Care at Home Coalition.” The newly formed entity will vie for legislation that will allow more patients to receive hospital-level care in their homes moving forward.

How Community Organizations and Health Departments Can Partner to Advance Health Justice

Bill Of Health

By Sarah de Guia, Rachel A. Davis, and Kiran Savage-Sangwan. Health justice is not just a cause or an idea, but the way forward for public health agencies and communities alike.

COVID and Flu: You Have the Power to Help Prevent a Twindemic

Medcenter

Fall is here, apples are ripe for the picking and school is back in session, but as we put our gardens to bed and prep our homes for winter, we should do the same when considering our health this season.

The 21st Century Cures Act update: where we've been and where we're going

Health Care Dive

Learn what's changed and how you can leverage technology and data to shape the healthcare of tomorrow

Why Minnesota’s Largest Medicare Advantage Provider Is Investing in Lifespark

Home Health Care

With enrollment up and more plans launching each year, Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations have had to figure out how to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive field.

The Pandemic Treaty as a Framework for Global Solidarity: Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in Global Health Governance

Bill Of Health

By Benjamin Mason Meier, Judith Bueno de Mesquita, and Sharifah Sekalala. Rising nationalism has presented obstacles to global solidarity in the COVID-19 pandemic response, undermining the realization of the right to health throughout the world.

15 HLTH 2021 Predictions from Digital Health Executives to Watch

HIT Consultant

Before HLTH 2021 kicks off in Boston on October 17th, here are 15 predictions from digital health executives to watch: Siva Namasivayam, co-founder and CEO of Cohere Health. “The explosion of telehealth will certainly be a hot topic at HLTH.

Tenet's surgery center buying spree ramps up as it signs deal for 9 more facilities

Health Care Dive

The deal for a stake in ASCs in Florida, North Carolina and Texas builds on the hospital operator's long-term strategy of expanding that portfolio

More Than 30,000 Home Care Workers Fail to Meet New York Vaccination Deadline

Home Health Care

Roughly a month after New York state made being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 a job requirement for workers with the state’s licensed home health agencies, more than 30,000 caregivers failed to meet Thursday’s deadline.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us time and time again that whatever progress we make in curbing transmission of the virus is tenuous, fragile, and easily reversed.

GHX Acquires Explorer Surgical: Getting Closer to the Patient

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: . – Today, GHX announced it has acquired Chicago-based Explorer Surgical , operator of a comprehensive digital and remote case support platform that connects suppliers with provider teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Hospitals still spending more on PPE, labor as result of COVID-19

Health Care Dive

Hospitals spent more than $3 billion on personal protective equipment since the start of the pandemic, though costs have steadily declined since peaking last year, according to a Premier analysis

Walgreens Jump-Starts ‘Walgreens Health’ by Investing $5.5 Billion in VillageMD, CareCentrix

Home Health Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA), the holdings company for pharmacy store giant Walgreens, announced two major investments in home-based care on Thursday. The investments kick off its new long-term growth strategy. The first is a $5.2

Should the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Be Integrated into COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates?

Bill Of Health

By Matt Bauer. As mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations expand, should we consider including the seasonal flu vaccine along with it? Vaccine mandates.