Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning … Continue reading KHN: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk
From the Boston Globe Surgeon Dr. Jane Mendez told Cajuste she had invasive ductal carcinoma,the most common type of breast cancer. The mass was baseball-size, too big to safely remove, Mendez told Cajuste, then 56, and her daughter, Yasheena Bey, during a tearful appointment. Chemotherapy to shrink it was where her treatment journey would start. … Continue reading Cancer on a tight budget and more: Catch up on #health news from the #Boston Globe and STATnews
Note Mass General case. by Peter Gosselin, ProPublica, Dec. 28 Tom Steckel hunched over a laptop in the overheated basement of the state Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota, early last week, trying to figure out how a newly awarded benefit claims contract will make it easier for him do his job.Steckel is South Dakota’s … Continue reading ProPublica: If You’re Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a Job Won’t be Yours
Thanks to Fred Hapgood and his thorough list of lectures. As always, double check times, locations and access. Noon. "Can Machine-Learning Improve Cardiovascular Risk Prediction using Routine Clinical Data?" Stephen F. Weng. Countway Library 424. Details, Registration. This event will be streamed. 4p. "The Role of Sex and Gender in Metabolic Health and Function."Deborah Clegg. … Continue reading 12/18/2018: Health events in Boston today
This morning's Globe quotes Donald Berwick, MD, on the potential impact of last week's court ruling declaring the ACA unconstitutional in Massachusetts. Readers not yet eligible for Medicare take note. ...Massachusetts relies on billions of dollars in federal funding every year to provide coverage to lower-income residents, and the state’s health care system is deeply … Continue reading Globe: Will court ruling on the #AffordableCareAct impact #Massachusetts?
Liz Kowalczyk reports on a BMJ study out of Boston Children's Hospital Patient “rounds’’ — the crucial daily meetings when doctors and other caregivers determine treatment — often occur in hospital hallways and remote conference rooms. But a study led by Boston researchers concluded that it’s far safer to do rounds right at the bedside, … Continue reading Hello. I’m here: Globe reports on benefits of keeping #hospitalized #patients in the loop during #rounds.
11/19 update: Audio from the event. Activist docs argue that people are dying for lack of access to insulin. Tomorrow -- Friday -- the Right Care Alliance will take that complaint to the Sanofi offices in Cambridge. More here from STAT, including a company statement noting that it provides free medications for some low-income, uninsured … Continue reading In Boston, docs to use direct action to #protest the #price of #insulin