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How Low-Code Development Will Deliver The Future of Public Health Services

HIT Consultant

Meanwhile, public health — a sector where these benefits could have far-reaching impact — has been relatively insulated from this revolution. Public health systems must be sufficiently secured to comply with HIPAA rules governing patient health information.

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Flaws in the Textualist Argument Against the CDC Mask Mandate

Bill of Health

In Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc. It focuses on the text of the 1944 Public Health Services Act (PHSA), which the Biden Administration claims authorizes the CDC’s transit mask order. By Stefan Th.

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CDC COCA Call Today: What Clinicians Need to Know About Monkeypox + CDC Advisory 

Briggs Healthcare

This COCA Call will present what clinicians need to know about monkeypox including guidance about the typical clinical presentation, treatment options, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and reporting to public health authorities. The CDC Health Alert Network Monkeypox advisory is found here. Public Health Service Medical Officer, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

Bill Of Health

This Friday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about two federal vaccine mandates: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) mandate for health care workers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with over 100 workers.

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AI for health can't leave older people behind, says WHO

Healthcare It News

The World Health Organization released a policy brief this past week aimed at combating age-related bias in health-related artificial intelligence tools. The establishment of older people's right to consent to and contest AI recommendations for health.

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Pig Hearts for Humans and the FDA

Bill of Health

The Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that 17 people die per day on the candidate waiting list. Consequently, xenotransplantation products are usually classified as drugs, more precisely as biological products under Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act.

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Many Hospitals Receiving Discounted Drugs May Not Offer Patients Pharmaceutical Assistance

Bill of Health

Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires that pharmaceutical manufacturers give discounts on specified outpatient drugs to certain covered entities who typically serve low-income or otherwise underserved patients, including hospitals and clinics.

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ONC and HRSA Launches USCDI+ Initiative to Support UDS Modernization

HIT Consultant

In particular, ONC envisioned USCDI+ as a service that ONC would provide to federal partners who have a need to establish, harmonize, and advance the use of interoperable datasets that extend beyond the core data in the USCDI in order to meet agency-specific programmatic requirements.

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HHS Issues Proposed Rule to Provide Clarity on Rights of Conscience in Healthcare

Healthcare Law Blog

Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes” (the “ Proposed Rule “). Medicaid and Medicare The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Public Law 105–33, 111 Stat.

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Information Blocking Rule: 6 Key Takeaways Since Meaningful Use

HIT Consultant

Information exchange and data availability are now a cost of doing business but establishing a robust strategy for that exchange and compliance with the new regulation from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology takes careful planning.

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NASHP Model Act to Limit Out-of-Network Provider Rates

NASHP

This model legislation limits out-of-network rates for inpatient and outpatient hospital services to the lesser of (a) the state’s median in-network commercial rate for the same service; or (b) [X]% of the Medicare rate for the same service in the same geographic area.

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340B Court Cases

Healthcare ECONOMIST

The Public Health Service Act ( PHSA ) in 1992, created a program to allow hospitals providing care for underserved communities to be able to access discounted drugs. There are also outpatient facilities that quality such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), Ryan White HIV/AIDS program grantees, Urban Indian clinics and a number of others. While this case is not specific to health care, it is pivotal for the 340B case.

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How a National Emergency Can Bring the Monkeypox Outbreak Under Control

Bill of Health

On August 4, 2022, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared monkeypox a national public health emergency (PHE). Absent considerable public health interventions, considerably greater numbers of U.S. By James G. Hodge, Jr.,

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NASHP Public Health Modernization Learning Collaborative: Building Linkages Between Public Health and the Health Care System

NASHP

NASHP Public Health Modernization Learning Collaborative: Building Linkages Between Public Health and the Health Care System Request for Applications– Due September 16, 2022. Will there be a public report out after completion of the Learning Collaborative?

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How IVAs is Helping Care Providers and Patients Deal with Delta Variant

HIT Consultant

This change has ushered in the opportunity to harness artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to rapidly scale patient communication, deliver self-service options and assisted support without having to onboard new staff, outfit additional workstations, or outsource operations.

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History and Future of the “ISPOR Value Flower”

Healthcare ECONOMIST

That is the name of a recent paper in Value in Health from three of pharmacoeconomics field’s leading scholars: Peter Neumann, Lou Garrison and Richard Wilke. The paper begins by comparing the ISPOR value flower against the recommendations from the Second Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. Whereas the Value Flower was an ISPOR initiative, the Second Panel was sponsored by the US Public Health Services.

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Recovering Routine Immunization Rates — State Strategies to Move beyond COVID-19 

NASHP

According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF , 23 million children worldwide missed out on routine childhood immunizations in 2020, an estimated 17 million of whom likely went completely unvaccinated.

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NASHP Launches a New Public Health Modernization Project

NASHP

NASHP Launches a New Public Health Modernization Project: Key Priorities and Opportunities for Building Linkages Between Public Health and the Healthcare System July 11, 2022. What Is Public Health Modernization? Virginia Department of Social Services.

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From Shutting Down the Virus to Letting it Rip: A Timeline of Biden’s Pandemic Response

Bill Of Health

How did we get to a point where a key organizer of the Great Barrington Declaration, a right-wing libertarian campaign opposed to public health measures, has stated that Republican and Democratic states alike have adopted policies in line with their philosophy?

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Improving the pace of vaccine distribution through technology

Cloud Blogs

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our health, economy, and psychosocial well-being. It can also help facilitate cross-agency collaboration, enable remote work, improve data insights, and deliver trusted services without interruption. Health

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Healthcare Reforms Under the IRA: Expanding Access to Care

Healthcare Law Blog

The expansive legislation includes key health care provisions, including drug pricing reforms, inflationary rebates, Medicare Part D benefit redesign, as well as myriad other updates. The drug publication date for 2026 will be chosen by September 1, 2023.

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Lessons from Latin America as the U.S. Regresses on Reproductive Rights

Bill of Health

Both rulings use strong arguments to frame abortion as protected under a constitutional umbrella that enshrines the right to equality and non-discrimination, and to health and reproductive freedom, as fundamental liberties. Regresses on Reproductive Rights appeared first on Bill of Health.

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State Strategies to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce

NASHP

State Strategies to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce December 13, 2021/ By Mia Antezzo, Jodi Manz, Eliza Mette, and Kitty Purington. States are increasingly engaging in efforts to address behavioral health workforce shortages. Behavioral/Mental Health and SUD

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Family Caregiver Services and Supports

NASHP

Family Caregiver Services and Supports Section 3a of the RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers. This section of the RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap focuses on state opportunities to support services for families caring for older adults and adults with disabilities.