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The Paradoxical Legal Treatment of Preventive Medicine

Bill Of Health

Preventive medicine is a tool used by individual patients, primary care physicians, and governmental agencies to preempt illnesses rather than to treat them after they have arisen. Despite this salubrious aim, stigma, shame, and fear often are attached to the use of preventative care.

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A Precise Definition of Microdosing Psychedelics is Needed to Promote Equitable Regulation

Bill of Health

When we talk about microdosing psychedelics, it’s important we have a mutual understanding of its definition to be able to conduct accurate research, promote regulations, and educate the wider population. By Sarah Hashkes.

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Systemic Failures Need Systemic Solutions: COVID-19 and Macromedical Regulation

Bill of Health

This is the failure to regulate our hospitals holistically, as part of a comprehensive health care system. Existing health care regulation focuses almost exclusively on regulating individual components of the health care industry. By Barak D. Richman and Steven L. Schwarcz.

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There’s More Than Rules in Regulating Concussions

Bill of Health

While leagues have already made changes to prevent brain injuries, there’s more to be done. Lessig’s New Chicago School approach, developed in 1998, details the regulation of an entity (represented by a dot) by laws, norms, the market, and architecture. By Jack Becker.

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How to Prevent a Healthcare Staffing Crisis

HIT Consultant

Eric Ly, Co-Founder and CEO of KarmaCheck. The Covid-19 pandemic scrambled the business models and labor-market dynamics for many industries, but probably none as dramatically and directly as healthcare.

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FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

These publications come as part of the FDA’s effort to improve its approach to digital health, to continue to work on drawing the line between digital health tools that are properly regulated as “devices” by the FDA and those that are not. Since some digital health tools will inevitably be subject to regulation while many will not, the agency has previously issued a high-level plan for streamlining its processes.

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Q/A: Podimetrics CEO Talks Preventing Diabetic Amputations

HIT Consultant

Diabetes prevention is one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry as more than 37 million Americans (11.3% That’s why we collaborated with the American Diabetes Association just this past year to launch the Amputation Prevention Alliance.

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How to Prevent a Healthcare Staffing Crisis

HIT Consultant

Eric Ly, Co-Founder & CEO of KarmaCheck. The Covid-19 pandemic scrambled the business models and labor-market dynamics for many industries, but probably none as dramatically and directly as healthcare.

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FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

These publications come as part of the FDA’s effort to improve its approach to digital health, to continue to work on drawing the line between digital health tools that are properly regulated as “devices” by the FDA and those that are not. Since some digital health tools will inevitably be subject to regulation while many will not, the agency has previously issued a high-level plan for streamlining its processes.

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FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

These publications come as part of the FDA’s effort to improve its approach to digital health, to continue to work on drawing the line between digital health tools that are properly regulated as “devices” by the FDA and those that are not. Since some digital health tools will inevitably be subject to regulation while many will not, the agency has previously issued a high-level plan for streamlining its processes.

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FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

These publications come as part of the FDA’s effort to improve its approach to digital health, to continue to work on drawing the line between digital health tools that are properly regulated as “devices” by the FDA and those that are not. Since some digital health tools will inevitably be subject to regulation while many will not, the agency has previously issued a high-level plan for streamlining its processes.

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FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

These publications come as part of the FDA’s effort to improve its approach to digital health, to continue to work on drawing the line between digital health tools that are properly regulated as “devices” by the FDA and those that are not. Since some digital health tools will inevitably be subject to regulation while many will not, the agency has previously issued a high-level plan for streamlining its processes.

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Breaking Down the Implications of New No Surprises Act Regulations

HIT Consultant

The purpose of the No Surprises Act is to prevent surprise out-of-network bills, often for emergency services. Both payers and providers will need to be prepared to adapt and pivot accordingly to uphold the regulations and protect those who matter most – the patients.

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Hospitals: Infection Prevention and Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Program Interpretive Guidance Update 

Briggs Healthcare

Infection preventions and control and antibiotic stewardship programs. The intent of the regulatory revisions was to promote more broad changes and focus in hospitals on surveillance and prevention initiatives to control hospital acquired infections (HAI) and other infectious diseases.

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U.S. Eviction Policy is Harming Children: The Case for Sustainable Eviction Prevention to Promote Health Equity

Bill of Health

Without a nationwide commitment to sustainable eviction prevention, the United States will fail the rising number of renter households at risk of eviction. By Emily A. Benfer.

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Health Plan Cybersecurity Strategy Responds to Regulations and Member Experience

Lexis Nexis

The approach to healthcare cybersecurity is affected by regulations like HIPAA and the Cures Act. Watch the webinar on demand to learn more about current fraud prevention technology and the health plan perspective.

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OIG: Certain Nursing Homes May Not Have Complied With Federal Requirements for Infection Prevention and Control and Emergency Preparedness  

Briggs Healthcare

Selected nursing homes may not have complied with Federal requirements for infection prevention and control and emergency preparedness. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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Addressing IP Barriers in the Context of a Pandemic Treaty

Bill Of Health

The current paradigm is not only inequitable but inefficient and therefore irrational since it prevents such an approach. There is a limit to what trade regulation can achieve in safeguarding public health.

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Nevada Pilots Innovative Program to Increase Access to Preventive Oral Care for Children

NASHP

Nevada Pilots Innovative Program to Increase Access to Preventive Oral Care for Children November 1, 2021 / by Ella Roth and Carrie Hanlon. Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride that is painted on teeth to prevent tooth decay.

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4 Key Barriers to Prevent Surprise Medical Bills

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: A new AKASA survey highlight the challenges hospitals and health systems face when trying to prevent surprise medical bills.

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Can a Pandemic Lawmaking Exercise Promote Global Health Justice? — Final Symposium Editorial

Bill Of Health

In this final editorial, we attempt to surface some of the critical contestations that underlie any future pandemic treaty or revisions of the International Health Regulations (IHR). By Alicia Ely Yamin, on behalf of the editors*. Leer en español. Lire en français.

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The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

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A Shared Responsibility Model

Bill Of Health

The accountability parameter looks who is accountable for an area where correction and prevention of ongoing structural injustice is required, rather than looking for actors who have contributed to bringing unjust situations about within their actions with the purpose to blame for mal-intent.

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Multiple Injunctions Block CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Regulation

Briggs Healthcare

OSHA’s ETS – a complimentary regulation that applies to employers with 100 or more employees, also published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021 – has also met the same fate. Follow all infection prevention and control policies, especially hand hygiene, masking, proper and consistent use of PPE – all the things you’ve been doing since March 2020. Follow the guidance (aka regulations) found in QSO-20-39-NH … Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 (REVISED 11/12/21).

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BREAKING NEWS: CMS and CDC Developing Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination of LTC Staff

Briggs Healthcare

That action: CMS will issue new regulation requiring nursing homes to implement a requirement that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.

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

Bill Of Health

A type of clear statement rule, it requires courts to presume that in the absence of specific Congressional authorization, agencies lack the power to issue new regulations that could be seen as “major.”. By Wendy Parmet and Dorit Reiss.

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Whose Global Health Security?

Bill Of Health

This regime was streamlined and universalized with the establishment of the WHO and its 1951 international sanitary regulations (renamed as International Health Regulations [IHR] in 1969) that replaced the previous treaties and led eventually to the 2005 IHR. By Aeyal Gross.

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Governance Needs for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: How to Ensure the Science-Policy Interface

Bill Of Health

The crisis of confidence in scientific analysis is paradoxical and disquieting, particularly in light of increasing international regulation to manage acute or systemic risks and its reliance on science.

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Strengthening International Legal Authorities to Advance Global Health Security

Bill Of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed marked limitations in the International Health Regulations (IHR) and constrained authorities of the World Health Organization (WHO). By Lawrence O. Gostin.

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International Pandemic Lawmaking: Some Perspectives from Behavioral Economics

Bill Of Health

Thus, as a central issue, when faced with risk and uncertainty, actors weigh differently losses and gains of an objectively equal quantum, often more concerned with preventing loss than creating gains ( “Prospect Theory” ).

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Human Rights and Global Responses to the Pandemic in the Age of Hyper-globalization

Bill Of Health

Its core agreement, the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) remains state centric, catering to national interests, bound to colonial epistemic frameworks, and silent on market power that can trample on human rights.

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Killing Locally or Killing Globally? Inequalities in Framing Cooperation Through Pandemics

Bill Of Health

It is important to note that, from a human rights-based approach perspective, rendering obligations to prevent pandemics superior to epidemics would be potentially in conflict with core obligations of the international right to health (General Comment 14 , para.

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The CMS Vaccine Mandate: The Nationwide Injunction and What It Means

Bill Of Health

While the injunction does not prevent health care facilities from establishing their own vaccination requirements for their workers, facilities cannot be held to the CMS rule while the injunction is effect. By Kaitlynn Milvert.

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21st Century Lawmaking in an Interdependent World

Bill Of Health

These international law standards are already implicit in and given effect by the operation of WHO’s current International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2005. By Caroline E. Foster.

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Does It Really Matter How the COVID-19 Pandemic Started?

Bill of Health

Conventional negligence theory suggests that since it is likely a lab leak will happen, and reasonably foreseeable that microorganisms will escape (perhaps one engineered to infect humans), reasonable preventive measures are indicated.

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Casualties of Preparedness: Rethinking the Global Health Security Paradigm

Bill Of Health

The calls for a new pandemic treaty, like the genesis of the International Health Regulations (IHR), have been anchored within a paradigm of “global health security.” By Manjari Mahajan.

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

Bill Of Health

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , that ivermectin is not an appropriate treatment, as it has been shown not to work against COVID. By Jennifer S. Bard.

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Statement by Healthcare Leadership Council President Mary R. Grealy on HHS Proposed Regulations to Advance Value-Based Care

Healthcare Leadership Council

It has been abundantly clear, however, that the current regulatory structure to prevent fraud and abuse is ill suited for a time in which fee-for-service healthcare is giving way to value-based, collaborative approaches. At a time in which health sectors and entities need to break free from their individual silos and work cooperatively to strengthen and coordinate patient care, current regulations often pose serious barriers to doing so.

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International Pandemic Lawmaking: Conceptual and Practical Issues — Launch Editorial

Bill Of Health

Measures adopted have made scarce reference to the International Health Regulations (2005). By Joelle Grogan, on behalf of the editors*. Leer en español. Lire en français.

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Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill of Health

The petition explains that our status quo leaves many immunocompromised and disabled people unable to access key services without risking their health, preventing them from fully participating in everyday life. By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car.

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Call Your Senator and Help Give Doctors a Break

Bill Of Health

This cap essentially has prevented the creation of new resident physician positions, despite the thousands of qualified medical students who seek such positions every year and are then turned down. By Jacob Madden. Want to help make a big change for our nation’s overworked doctors?

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Disclosing Pain: The Case for Greater Transparency

Bill Of Health

Given how well IUDs work, this is unfortunate and preventable. By Leah Pierson. Clinicians across medical settings commonly euphemize or understate pain — a practice that has concerning implications for patient trust, consent, and care quality.

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With QAPIs, Home Health Providers Should Opt For Tailored Approaches

Home Health Care

The program must show the agency actions taken to address performance, including the prevention and reduction of medical errors,” Stewart said. Home Health Care Regulation Healthcare Provider Solutions Inc