2021

Being an Adult in the Face of Omicron

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. To those who believe that the federal government is a benign force doing the best they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us all safe, I have two words of advice: Grow up. Neither the U.S.

Are you leaving your FHIR API front door unlocked?

Health Care Dive

Research shows FHIR APIs come with major security vulnerabilities — here's how to protect your data

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3 Proven Strategies to Survive Staff Shortages in Healthcare

Instamed

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GP federations: The silent partner in the NHS’s response to Covid and a key building block for future primary care strategy

Health Care Leader News

It’s high time GP federations are acknowledged for what they bring to the primary care table, argue Fiona Adamson and Andy Hilton from the NHS Confederation’s Primary Care Federation Network.

Helping You Soar to New Heights

NAHQ

NAHQ finds inspiration in the heroic work healthcare professionals pursue every day.

Becoming a Bioethicist is Expensive. That’s a Problem.

Bill Of Health

By Leah Pierson. The financial barriers associated with becoming a bioethicist make the field less accessible, undermining the quality and relevance of bioethics research. Because the boundaries of the field are poorly defined, credentials often serve as a gatekeeping mechanism.

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Can Social Determinants of Health Predict Your Patient’s Future?

Geek Doctor

The evidence is mixed but suggests that these overlooked variables have a profound impact on each patient’s journey.

“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

Personal wellness; The first line of defense against COVID-19

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Webster’s dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought activity” implying that wellness is not something that happens by accident. Wellness requires commitment and effort.

CVS, Microsoft ink alliance to develop digital health, personalized products

Health Care Dive

CVS is looking to weave together its virtual and physical assets to capture a greater slice of patients' healthcare journeys — and the corresponding revenue

Health centers raise alarm about rolling back Medicaid coverage post-public health emergency

Health Care Dive

The clinics are worried about people with Medicaid coverage being deemed ineligible and losing insurance once states revert back to pre-pandemic Medicaid policies and eligibility, a new survey found

What's under the hood of a medical device? Software bill of materials hits inflection point

Health Care Dive

For years, FDA has talked about the need for an electronically readable inventory of third-party components in devices, as a way to address the problem of widespread cyber vulnerabilities

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FTC warns app makers fall under breach notification rule

Health Care Dive

The agency noted that a breach must be reported regardless of whether it was the result of malicious action. Any unauthorized access, including sharing information without consent, would trigger the rule

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Hospitals lose focus on patients' digital health preferences amid growing competition, Kaufman Hall says

Health Care Dive

The failure to meet consumer demands comes as competition from health insurance, retail and telehealth companies are a growing concern, according to a new survey

NAHQ Initiatives Help Accelerate Awareness of Healthcare Quality and Safety Competencies’ Value

NAHQ

I hope life – and work – are beginning to return to (nearer) normal for you in recent weeks, as the vaccine rollout efforts continue, and as we get the pandemic more under control.

COVID-19 is Still a Crisis for All

Bill Of Health

By Chloe Reichel. Recently, a narrative that COVID-19 is now a “ pandemic of the unvaccinated ” has emerged. Setting aside the callousness of the claim, the biggest problem with this narrative is that it’s wrong.

Nurses burned out, dissatisfied with careers consider leaving the field, survey finds

Health Care Dive

New staffing approaches would make the profession more manageable, as would higher wages, nurses told staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's College of Nursing

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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Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

Health Populi

“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

How COVID has changed the healthcare workplace

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and interact with one another. For some, the hype and hysteria connected to COVID lifestyle changes are oppressive whereas to others it is viewed as the way we should have been conducting business all along.

Kaiser Permanente union in California nearing strike

Health Care Dive

The union contends the health system is planning "hefty cuts" to nurse wages and benefits despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and high levels of burnout among staff

Legal and Ethical Analysis of Court-Ordered Ivermectin Treatment for COVID-19

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. Bard. A judge in Ohio ruled on Monday that a hospital in the region must administer ivermectin to a patient very sick with COVID-19 in their ICU, despite the decision by the medical staff, in agreement with recent statements by the U.S.

Medicare telehealth visits increased 63-fold from 2019 to 2020, new government data shows

Health Care Dive

Virtual visits for Medicare beneficiaries went from hundreds of thousands pre-pandemic to tens of millions in 2020, with many beneficiaries using telehealth for the first time

Preventing Misuse of COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Bill Of Health

By Ross D. Silverman and Gabriel T. Bosslet. As COVID-19 vaccination mandates become increasingly common , we can expect exemption requests (and misuse) to become increasingly widespread, too.

'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 Quality Week: Looking Back and Looking Forward

NAHQ

Greetings fellow healthcare quality professionals! I’m writing to you this month having just participated, along with thousands of you, in the celebration of Healthcare Quality Week.

3 healthcare CIOs share top industry challenges

Health Care Dive

Healthcare CIOs help companies maintain the quality of care, balance costs, keep critical IT infrastructure up and running and attract enough talent to meet innovation goals

CVS unveils new health-focused retail strategy, explicit move into primary care

Health Care Dive

Along with outlining three new store formats — including sites for primary care delivery, a new area for the retail drugstore behemoth — CVS plans to close 900 stores over the next three years as consumer buying patterns change

VA to resume Cerner medical record implementation early next year with new leadership

Health Care Dive

Officials have released an updated deployment schedule for the beleaguered $16 billion EHR modernization project

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IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.