Jen-Hyatt-CEO-Founder-Big-White-Wall Hyatt, CEO & Founder of the Big White Wall

Improving Mental Health via the Big White Wall

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January 31, 2015

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Mental health, mHealth14, Salber:

Big White Wall boosts access to mental healthcare-allowing people to post thoughts anonymously, access peer & counselor support & learn from clinically-valid programs

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Michael Wong, Founder, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Can continuous monitoring of low-acuity patients make a hospital safer?

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January 30, 2015

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Health care & health policy, Patient Safety:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates that continually monitoring low-acuity patients, like we do with ICU patients, can improve patient safety

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Julie Hemker, author of "Living with Sacral Agenesis" series on TDWI

Miracle Baby Turns 40!

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January 29, 2015

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Chronic Illness Management, Patient experience:

Born with sacral agenesis and not expected to live, this miracle baby reflects on the wonder of her life as she turns 40

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Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

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January 28, 2015

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IT:

I’m often asked, ‘If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?’ I’ve resisted responding, thinking that things are not so simple and reducing the keys to adoption to a list is unrealistic.

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“Veritas”, Ivy and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Good for the Goose May Now NOT be Good for the Gander at Harvard

“Veritas”, Ivy and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Good for the Goose May Now NOT be Good for the Gander at Harvard

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January 27, 2015

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POLICY:

Prominent academics within the prestigious Harvard University department of Economics have long been vocal supporters of President Obama and his Affordable Care Act legislation. In fact, many Harvard professors helped develop some of the concepts that were utilized in the drafting of the ACA. During the debates over the ACA in Congress, these professors were frequently seen (and heard) touting the legislation as a fiscally responsible way to provide affordable care to all Americans. My how things have changed.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Gluten Sensitivity: A Quick Guide

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January 26, 2015

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Food and nutrition, Genes & genomics, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

Gluten -induced autoimmune reaction is the cause of celiac disease. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is probably caused by intolerance to carbohydrates.

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Wendy Mayer, VP of World Wide Innovation for Pfizer

Pfizer and mHealth

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January 24, 2015

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mHealth14, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Salber:

Pfizer develops some of their digital health solutions internally, but they also reach out to external innovators via their open innovation initiative.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Think twice before taking Tamiflu for seasonal influenza

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January 23, 2015

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Wellness:

The CDC recommendations for antiviral medications remained unchanged. They provided no rationale for dismissing the results of randomized trials that cast doubt on their efficacy.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need for Clinician Input

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January 22, 2015

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IT:

While the Population Health Blog continues to delight in the emerging science of “mHealth” as a newly minted start-up Chief Medical Officer, it ran across this interesting article on risk and patient safety. Authors Thomas Lewis and Jeremy Wyatt worry that “apps” can lead to patient harm.

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The High Cost of Getting Old (Infographic)

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January 21, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Costs:

Boomers are aging & learning that there’s a high cost of getting old: health care, long term care, home health care & more-infographic from MPH@GW.

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