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Biosafety Labs, Public Safety, and Politics

Bill of Health

The purpose: to research highly contagious diseases affecting animals and humans, such as foot and mouth disease. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which will retain jurisdiction as owner/operator, “NBAF is necessary to meet the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 (HSPD-9).” The location of this lab?

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Anti-Abortion Advocacy Groups’ Challenge to FDA-Approved Abortion Pill May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Health Law Advisor

Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to withdraw approval of Mifepristone, an FDA-approved drug used to end pregnancies in the first trimester. [1] On November 18, 2022, the Alliance Defending Freedom (“ADF”), a conservative legal group, filed a motion with the federal district court in the Northern District of Texas against the U.S.

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Avoiding “Gotcha” Moments in Compliance 

YouCompli

Unfortunately, with a title like “compliance officer,” we have some image issues to overcome if we want our healthcare leaders to see us more like a business partner and less like an obstacle. Let’s imagine someone is conducting an audit involving the review of medical-necessity documentation for physical therapy services.

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The Critical Shift in ASC EHR Adoption: Overcoming Barriers

HIT Consultant

Electronic health records (EHRs) are one of many health IT advancements in recent years, and they prove to have a significant impact on both providers and patients alike. While an EHR optimizes workflow efficiencies for providers, it also enables a more comprehensive view of a patient’s health.

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July 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

HIT Consultant

Since 2008, the US economy functioned with remarkably low inflation and interest rates. We leveraged our experience executing transactions, extensive network, and market analysis from our 16-year history of advising and selectively investing across the ever-evolving Health IT and Digital Health sectors to gather key market information.

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Trust Is a Key Social Currency for COVID-Embattled Consumers

Health Populi

Combine these new life-flows with conflicting information about the nature, severity, and life-span of COVID-19: From three levels of government leaders: The President and the Executive Branch at the Federal Level, Governors of States, and Mayors of cities; Public health agencies, especially the U.S. Press Ganey asks.

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Infrastructure Funding Will Improve Broadband Access for Telehealth & Combat Opioid Epidemic

HIT Consultant

However, as a board-certified physician in addiction medicine and chief medical officer of a nationwide addiction medicine practice, waiting on government funding was not an option as we treated patients struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD) during the COVID pandemic. We need to do more.