preventive medicine

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A Burnout Fix: Occupational Health

Maureen Miller | The Atlantic | July 2, 2013

In the midst of the doctor shortage and burnout epidemic, occupational medicine is the best-kept secret in U.S. health care. Read More »

How VA Outsourcing Hurts Veterans

On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, announced that he had reached a compromise with John McCain and other Senate Republicans on how to fix whatever it is that needs fixing at the VA...the bill also contains one provision that is a significant concession to Republican enemies of government. If enacted, it would lower the quality of health care received by veterans while setting back the movement for health care delivery system reform generally.

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Open Source Electronic Health Records For Education And Training

In spite of being very involved in the field of Health Informatics I only recently became aware of VistA for Education (VFE), which has all of the aforementioned attributes of an  excellent solution for EHR education purposes. VFE was developed as a result of a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to supplement the ONC Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. Electronic health records (EHRs) are more than just the electronic equivalent of paper-based health records. Electronic health data is easier to search, share and archive, compared to paper records. Additionally, EHRs can be embedded with clinical decision support to alert and remind physicians of patient safety and preventive medicine measures.

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Open Source Health Chairman speaks on the Future of Healthcare, OSEHRA Summit, Washington D.C.

Press Release | Open Source Health, OSEHRA | July 28, 2015

Open Source Health Inc...is pleased to announce it’s Executive Chairman, Gary Bartholomew, will present on the main stage at the 2015 OSEHRA Summit in Washington on July 29, 2015. “This is an important summit relating to open source technology in the healthcare industry which is on the verge of a revolution”, states Executive Chairman, Gary Bartholomew, Open Source Health Inc. “We are re-defining the next generation healthcare platform by incorporating big data and artificial intelligence to deliver personalized medicine at the molecular level”.

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Tamiflu Cost Us £424m Yet We Still Don’t Know Much About It

Tom Jefferson | The Conversation | June 3, 2013

Are you worried about how decisions involving public money are made? You should be. Read More »

The Food Gap Is Widening

James Hamblin | The Atlantic | September 2, 2014

Nutritional disparities between America’s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade...

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The Statinization Of America

Vik Khanna, Tom Emerick and Al Lewis | The Health Care Blog | November 14, 2013

On November 12, 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) disrupted the cardiovascular disease (CVD) universe by issuing four new guidelines.  The guidelines depart from past efforts because the relevant federal agency, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI), did not lead development.  NHBLI now ‘sponsors’ guideline development, but has deferred actual writing and publication to private groups. Read More »

This Woman Invented A Way To Run 30 Lab Tests On Only One Drop Of Blood

Caitlin Roper | Wired | February 18, 2014

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. Read More »

VA Offers A New Tool To Help Veterans Prevent Diabetes

Staff Writer | Kitsap Sun | October 5, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the implementation of a pilot version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a program being promoted nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aimed at reducing the number of Veterans who develop diabetes. Read More »