2022

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

Bill of Health

By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car. Some Amtrak trains have a designated car for people who want a hushed environment in which to work, read, or sleep. Passengers who want quiet choose the quiet car. People who don’t want quiet sit elsewhere.

Bernie Sanders poised to lead Senate health committee

Healthcare Dive

The longtime proponent of universal healthcare is set to become chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is in line to be the committee’s ranking member

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Are we taking patient privacy as seriously as we ought to be?

Healthcare It News

BOSTON – Anita Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off the 2022 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum on Monday, with a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion on patient privacy in an era of widespread data sharing.

Liability for COVID-19 Vaccine Harms: We Need to Do Better

Bill of Health

By Dorit Reiss. COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe , and serious harms are rare. But rare does not mean the risk is zero; thus, we need a way to determine which people have plausible claims of harm from the vaccines, and we must then compensate them quickly and generously.

2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

Sweet Land of Immunity

Bill of Health

By Teneille Brown. We opened up. On the backs of our workers. The country’s gravel, its highways. Paved with dead bodies. That kept the cars and trucks moving. products. Don’t cry for the risks we were asked to take. swaddled in lies. they hushed us like babies. ignoring people of science.

Google, Epic partnering to allow Epic hospital clients to run EHRs on Google Cloud

Healthcare Dive

Signing a large EHR vendor as a partner allows cloud companies to expand their reach with providers

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The Dr. Oz Paradox

Bill of Health

By Claudia E. Haupt. Why does the law sanction giving bad advice to one patient, while it permits giving bad advice to millions of YouTube or television viewers, which may result in significant physical harm? We might call this the “Dr. Oz paradox.”

The Mask-Optional DEI Initiative

Bill of Health

By Matt Dowell. Recently, I remotely attended a mask-optional, in-person meeting where campus leaders proudly proclaimed that DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is my college’s “top priority.”

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Pandemic Nihilism, Social Murder, and the Banality of Evil

Bill of Health

­­By Nate Holdren. Every day in the pandemic, many people’s lives end, and others are made irrevocably worse. [1]. These daily losses matter inestimably at a human level, yet they do not matter in any meaningful way at all to the public and private institutions that govern our lives.

The Pandemic Prison

Bill of Health

By Dan Berger. The pandemic prison has utilized several of the worst features of incarceration as a foundational part of how the institution governs “public health” for its captives.

Navigating Joint Commission: How to Earn the Gold Seal of Approval

Speaker: Therese Gopaul-Robinson, MPH - Healthcare Consultant and Compliance Expert

Join compliance expert Therese Gopaul-Robinson for the roadmap to Joint Commission accreditation and reaccreditation.

Creating Brain-Forward Policies Amid a ‘Mass Deterioration Event’

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By Emily R.D. Murphy. COVID-19 will be with us — in our society and in our brains — for the foreseeable future.

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

Bill of Health

By Philip Rocco. In the last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s failed responses to COVID-19, ranging from “testing to data to communications,” have prompted a call to reorganize the agency.

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

Bill of Health

By Daniel Goldberg. Too often throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have justified controversial policy choices by stating that the world is not arranged in a way to make certain actions feasible.

No Take-Backs: Moderna’s Attempt to Renege on its Vaccine Patent Pledge

Bill of Health

By Jorge L. Contreras. On October 8, 2020, Moderna, the maker of one of the first mRNA-based vaccines for COVID-19 and the recipient of billions of dollars of U.S.

How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

New Evidence on Dementia, Identity, and Decision-Making

Bill of Health

By James Toomey.

California to manufacture its own insulin, Newsom says

Healthcare Dive

Saying the medicine’s high cost “epitomizes market failures,” California’s governor announced a $100 million budget to create a production facility and develop affordable insulin products

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The International Weaponization of Health Data

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun. International collaboration through the sharing of health data is crucial for advancing human health. But it also comes with risks — risks that countries around the world seem increasingly unwilling to take.

How to address healthcare’s unique cybersecurity challenges

Healthcare Dive

Although the U.S. is entering a post-COVID era, many factors straining the healthcare industry will continue and more risk factors will kick in, argues Syed Kaptan of cybersecurity intelligence company ThreatQuotient

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

The Impossibility of Legal Accountability for COVID-19 Torts

Bill of Health

By Chloe Reichel and Valerie Gutmann Koch. Since the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers, businesses, and other entities have anticipated litigation around tort claims associated with the novel coronavirus.

It’s taking longer to get a doctor appointment, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

The average wait for an appointment is 26 days, pointing to a growing shortage of physicians, a staffing agency said

Healthcare cyberattacks led to worse patient care, increased mortality, study finds

Healthcare Dive

Delayed procedures and tests were the most commonly reported consequences of healthcare cyberattacks, according to a study from the Ponemon Institute and Proofpoint, a cybersecurity compliance company

Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice

Bill of Health

By Kimberly McKee. Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

13 hospitals receive funding as special pathogen care hubs

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare facilities will lead regional responses against pathogens such as COVID-19, Ebola and monkeypox

The ‘Res Nullius’ Construction of Human Genomic Data

Bill of Health

By Donrich Thaldar. No one domain of the law holds exclusive sway over human genomic data. Instead, genomic data have a multidimensional legal nature , meaning that multiple legal domains — including property law, privacy law, contract law, and intellectual property law — are all applicable.

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Amazon to buy One Medical for $3.9B

Healthcare Dive

The all-cash deal for San Francisco-based One Medical comes after months of speculation about a potential acquisition, but Amazon as the buyer comes as a surprise

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The Proposed TRIPS Compromise Risks Setting Several Bad Precedents

Bill of Health

By James Love. On March 15, 2022, STAT published text of a proposed compromise at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily relax global standards for intellectual property for COVID-19.

10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

5 ways to future-proof your telehealth program

Healthcare Dive

Leaders have an opportunity to reimagine their telehealth infrastructure with these five best practices

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The False Choice: Adoptee Voices in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom 

Bill of Health

By Michele Merritt. As legal scholars have predicted since the current composition of the United States Supreme Court became apparent, abortion restrictions are increasing; if Roe v. Wade is overturned with the Dobbs v.

Improving the patient experience is a two-way street

Healthcare It News

While healthcare needs technology to drive heightened patient experiences, technology can be a hinderance to the clinician experience. This is because of increased administrative burden and a lack of interoperability between electronic health records themselves and with other forms of health IT.

Violence against emergency room physicians is on the rise, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Two-thirds of physicians working in emergency departments reported being assaulted in the past year alone, according to a survey

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Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.