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.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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.

All About MIPS 2021 Eligibility, Participation, and Special Status

p3care

Medical Practitioners Eligible for MIPS 2021.

Looking ahead to 2022: 12 healthcare execs offer their predictions

Fierce Healthcare

Looking ahead to 2022: 12 healthcare execs offer their predictions. pminemyer. Tue, 12/28/2021 - 10:08

Is healthcare too hard for Big Tech firms?

Healthcare It News

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Healthcare Marketing to Seniors: How to Create and Distribute on-Target Messaging

Healthcare Success

Is your “marketing to seniors” an audience turn-off? Are you inadvertently alienating the mature audience that you want to attract? Many people get genuinely upset—insulted, really—for a simple reason. This audience doesn’t like being included in the advertiser’s image of a “mature audience.”

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

Financial Burden of COVID-19 Shifts from Insurance to Patients

Bill Of Health

By Bailey Kennedy. It’s no secret that health care in America sometimes leaves those without means struggling to pay for their care.

A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

Decolonizing the Pandemic Treaty Through Vaccine Equity

Bill Of Health

By Tlaleng Mofokeng, Daniel Wainstock, and Renzo Guinto. In recent years, there have been growing calls to “ decolonize ” the field of global health.

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.

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.

Scientific Innovation in International Pandemic Lawmaking — Second Symposium Editorial

Bill Of Health

By Pedro A. Villarreal, on behalf of the editors*. Leer en español. Lire en français. Perhaps there is some Utopia where scientific research could immediately provide us all the accurate data on a novel disease´s severity and fatality rate.

19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

Track Performance via P3Care’s Guide to MIPS 2021 Deadlines

p3care

Qualified clinicians taking an interest in the QPP MIPS (Quality Payment Program – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System) can’t disregard significant deadlines. We assume some of you might be thinking of targeting MIPS incentives, while some of you only want to avoid penalties.

2022 forecast: Investors will double down on these hot digital health markets

Fierce Healthcare

2022 forecast: Investors will double down on these hot digital health markets. hlandi. Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:45

ONC: More patients are downloading their medical records and using portals

Healthcare It News

A brief out this month from the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found an increase in patient portal access and online medical record download rates over the past few years.

What Makes Social Movements ‘Healthy’?

Bill Of Health

By Wendy E. Parmet. Social movements can play an important role in promoting population health and reducing health disparities. Yet, their impact need not be salutatory, as is evident by the worrying success that the anti-vaccination movement has had in stoking fears about COVID-19 vaccines.

Upskilling Your Healthcare Quality Workforce Through Experiential Learning

Speaker: Andrew Kopolow MPA, MSW, CPHQ, PMP, CLSSMBB, FNAHQ and Karen Saewert PhD, RN, CPHQ, ANEF

This session will examine some of the challenges associated with traditional approaches to continuing professional development and education and offer a taste of what learning could (or maybe even should) look like for healthcare quality professionals.

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

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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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.

Whose Global Health Security?

Bill Of Health

By Aeyal Gross. The current discussion within the World Health Organization (WHO) of a “ pandemic treaty ” aims at better solutions to “health emergencies.”.

A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

The Government Needs to Construct On, Not Off, Ramps to Combat the Latest Wave of COVID

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. Over the past two weeks, the news coming in about the spread of COVID-19 has been eerily familiar.

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

'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

What Does a Good Medical Billing Software Do

p3care

Medical billing and coding is a serious profession. It seems just a simple math or accounting field, but the reality can make you wonder about how hard it is. Medical billing is no easy job. That is why many medical practices and physicians are outsourcing the respective service to professionals.

The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency no matter what industry you're in with machine learning and artificial intelligence in this exclusive webinar with expert innovator Paul Weald. Embrace automation, collaborate with new technology, and watch how you can thrive!