Reclaiming Global Public Health

Bill of Health

New mRNA vaccines, underpinned by decades of public investment , had been authorized by global regulators. The answer to one of the most important public health questions of our time — who gets access to vaccines? — Private decisions did not match public health need.

Against American Public Health Exceptionalism

Bill of Health

Americans are no doubt conditioned to expect spectacular failure in the face of public health crises. In both contexts, these reporting failures make it difficult to mount a competent public health response to prevent unnecessary mortality. By Jennifer D. Oliva.

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Countercyclical Aid Is Not Enough to Fix the Broken US Approach to Public Health Financing

Bill of Health

Yet restructuring the CDC will have little effect on pandemic preparedness if the decentralized American approach to health finance remains in place. This precludes rebuilding the decimated public health workforce. public health expenditures fell by 30 percent.

Public Health: Got Sleep?

Bill of Health

There are certain public health commercials that generations will always remember. Sleep Deprivation and Public Health Effects. But when over a third of the adult American population regularly doesn’t get enough sleep, it’s a deadly public health problem.

Transdisciplinary Integration: The Only Way Forward for Public Health

Bill of Health

As we look toward National Public Health Week amid two long years of a pandemic, reflection for us at the Center for Public Health Law Research has focused on how we move forward in a mostly broken public health system. By Scott Burris.

Federal Failures to Protect Incarcerated People During Public Health Crises

Bill of Health

Decarceration would obviously go a long way in stopping the ongoing harms of COVID-19 in prisons and jails, and preventing such harms from future pandemics and public health crises. By Rachel Kincaid.

The UN Must Take Steps To Be an Accountable Player in Public Health

Bill of Health

Moreover, at the time the UN was founded, it was understood to be an organization that would promote peace, security, and health across the globe — and why would such an organization need to be sued? . One case in which the UN caused public health harms is relatively well-known.

New Legal Mapping Method Highlights Recent Laws Limiting Public Health Emergency Orders

Bill of Health

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators in almost every state have introduced bills that would limit state executive authority to respond to the current pandemic or future public health emergencies. Others require elected officials to approve health officer actions (e.g.,

The Tax Code Needs to Do More for Public Health

Bill of Health

With the pain of tax day now a month behind us, it’s worth talking about something that we don’t often associate with the tax code: health. The post The Tax Code Needs to Do More for Public Health appeared first on Bill of Health. By Bailey Kennedy.

Electronic data sharing between physicians and public health agencies rare, new ONC data finds

Healthcare Dive

Fewer than one in five primary care physicians electronically exchanged patient health information with public health agencies in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator

4 High-Paying Jobs In Public Health You Should Know About

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The public health industry has many options for lucrative careers. However, employers prefer candidates who have relevant experience and a higher education degree in public health. The article 4 High-Paying Jobs In Public Health You Should Know About appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial public health public health jobs salaries in public health

HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. A new initiative launched by Health Level Seven International (HL7) and jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) seeks to […]. The article HL7 Launches Helios FHIR Accelerator For Public Health appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

CDC awards $3.2B to public health departments

Fierce Healthcare

to public health departments. CDC awards $3.2B fdiamond. Fri, 12/02/2022 - 08:25

Monkeypox vaccine supply woes easing, federal public health officials say

Healthcare Dive

The HHS so far has made over 1 million vials available to jurisdictions, “which is nearly enough to reach the entire population that's most at risk,” Secretary Xavier Becerra said during a call with reporters Tuesday

Improving Job Quality and Scheduling Predictability Can Advance Public Health and Reduce Racial Inequities

Bill of Health

Schedule unpredictability and instability have measurable negative health effects on workers and their families. Law can be a powerful tool to advance public health , and workplace scheduling is no exception. Public health agencies can play a key role in labor and employment law.

'Appropriate' transition period for COVID-19 test EUAs when public health emergency ends

Healthcare Dive

public health emergency declarations stopping The FDA is planning to give holders of EUAs for COVID-19 diagnostics and other devices 180 days notice of its intent to end their authorizations, in anticipation of U.S.

Self Care and Public Health Prevention Measures – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Maram Museitif (@MaramMPH) on the topic “Self-care in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Preventions.” HITsm Healthcare IT #HITsm Chat #HITsm Topics COVID-19 COVID-19 Burnout Maram Museitif Public Health

How to fight back against public health mis- and disinformation

Healthcare It News

One of the lasting lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is the insidious and corrosive power of mis- and disinformation to undermine public health efforts. She spoke with Healthcare IT News about those efforts and others to combat public health misinformation.

CDC, amid criticism for COVID-19 response, plans reorganization as public health threats grow

Healthcare Dive

The shakeup includes the creation of new offices, staffing moves and steps to expedite data releases, CDC director Rochelle Walensky informed staff on Wednesday

Vermont State Launches Public Health Initiative for Infectious Disease Response

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Vermont Department of Health has launched a first-of-a-kind program to support healthcare professionals with timely information on disease diagnosis, testing, treatment and patient education resources — improving public health response statewide.

HHS declares public health emergency over monkeypox

Fierce Healthcare

HHS declares public health emergency over monkeypox. rking. Thu, 08/04/2022 - 14:43

Biden administration extends COVID public health emergency

Modern Healthcare

The public health emergency, first declared in January 2020 and renewed every 90 days since, has dramatically changed how health services are delivered

Vaccine credentials enabling wider progress on public health interoperability

Healthcare It News

While initially developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, those SMART Health Cards – accessible via digital wallet apps or QR codes – were also seen as a key enabler for a larger system to more easily enable access, control and sharing of verifiable vaccination and other records.

Machine Learning Meets Public Health in Jvion Heat Maps

Healthcare IT Today

” I heard this summing-up in a recent interview with Dr. John Showalter, chief product officer for Jvion, a prescriptive AI analytics company in health care. His point is that we need to compare two or more populations to find out what makes one health and another unhealthy.

Closing the Public Health Ethics Gap

NEJM

During the Covid-19 pandemic, public health officials have rarely obtained systematic input from ethicists. Doing so could help avert ineffective public health campaigns and further polarization

The Pandemic Policy Excuse of ‘Meeting People Where They Are’

Bill of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were justified by some public health pundits as “ meet[ing] where most Americans are.” Is there really uniform and widespread opposition to improving ventilation in public buildings? By Daniel Goldberg.

Romney Proposes New Data Agency for the Protection of Public Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) proposes a new data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data that would bolster our infectious disease intelligence and preparedness. The article Romney Proposes New Data Agency for the Protection of Public Health appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Center for Public Health Data Mill Romney

5 Public Health Challenges to Watch in the Post-Pandemic Era

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Public health agencies across the US are at a crossroads, finds the Reimagining Public Health Survey produced by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). Key Public Health Obstacles Post Covid-19.

Survey Shows Challenges with Electronic Public Health Reporting

HealthIT Answers

By Chelsea Richwine & Vaishali Patel - The pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed gaps in the nation’s public health infrastructure that pose challenges to effective communication between health care providers and public health agencies.

Why Isn’t Health Data Available Where It’s Needed Including Public Health?

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC directtrust DirectTrust Summit Ed Simcox FHIR Health Data Standards Healthcare Interoperability HHS Public Health public health data Public Health Data Interoperability USCDI

Biden says White House looking into public health emergency for abortion access

Healthcare Dive

The president has said repeatedly that the best way to preserve abortion access is for Congress to codify Roe v. Wade into law

As Congress, Biden administration squabble over COVID-19 funds, an ongoing pandemic response posture strains public health

Healthcare Dive

Congress and the administration are at odds on the need to purchase more vaccines and therapeutics while the public health workforce is beleaguered, former Moderna VP Richard Hughes argues

HHS renews COVID-19 public health emergency another three months

Fierce Healthcare

HHS renews COVID-19 public health emergency another three months. rking. Fri, 07/15/2022 - 17:38

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency for another 90 days

Fierce Healthcare

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency for another 90 days. rking. Wed, 04/13/2022 - 13:51

Firearm-safety law is move toward acknowledging gun violence as public health issue, physicians say

Healthcare Dive

Medical associations representing physicians voiced their support for the legislation and have recently strengthened their messaging on gun reform following mass shootings

HHS Announces Funding for Public Health IT Workforce Development Program

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today awarded $73 million in cooperative agreements as part of its Public Health Informatics & Technology […]. The article HHS Announces Funding for Public Health IT Workforce Development Program appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

What’s Behind Microsoft’s New Public Health AI Play?

Healthcare IT Today

In a play for public health street cred, Microsoft has announced the creation of a new program designed to help public health researchers and organizations to leverage AI.

Becerra decides to not extend mpox public health emergency set to expire next month

Fierce Healthcare

Becerra decides to not extend mpox public health emergency set to expire next month. rking. Fri, 12/02/2022 - 16:39

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

Bill of Health

As such, Amtrak, airlines, public transit, and other transportation companies should provide must-mask options for passengers who need or want them. appeared first on Bill of Health. By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car.

How Social Media Can Get Public Health So Wrong

Health Populi

This week, public health truths have collided with social media, the infodemic, and health citizenship. By the way, what Abner has learned about racism, bias and health along his journey could fill more than a magazine’s column inches).

Congressional Proposals for a Federal Public Health Insurance Option

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Democrats in Congress have put forward several proposals to create a public health insurance option over the past decade. Continue reading → The post Congressional Proposals for a Federal Public Health Insurance Option appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

Lose the COVID-19 public health emergency, but keep the progress

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Biden’s statement, which divided the public health community and the public, has wide-reaching implications for the fate of connected health and vital telehealth services. What this means for telehealth and connected health policy.

Eyeing Europe's COVID-19 resurgence, AHA asks HHS to renew public health emergency

Healthcare Dive

In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, hospitals emphasized the need to be prepared for more potential disruptions to the healthcare delivery system