Medical TikTok Runs Rampant with Medical Misinformation

Loveland said social media platforms should do more to flag medical misinformation. Meanwhile, clinicians themselves should work to build a bigger online presence. “It’s clear that more needs to be done to flag misinformation on TikTok, including doctors becoming more heavily represented on the platform to combat misinformation with accurate, science-based information,” Loveland suggested. “In […]

Healthcare Orgs Face Imperative to Rebuild Good Healthcare Experience

READ MORE: Using Simulated Patient Communication to Teach Provider Empathy Around six in 10 said they want to know that their healthcare needs are being taken seriously and 52 percent said it’s important to be treated with dignity and respect. And for all the talk of healthcare consumerism, patients aren’t seeing things that way. Only […]

NC HIE Partnership Targets Care Coordination for Incarcerated Persons

Without electronic access to incarcerated patient health history, providers have previously had to rely upon self-reported medical records, the press release stated. “It’s a challenge across the health care industry for patients, whether they are incarcerated individuals or private citizens, to keep track of their list of medications or their most recent diagnosis,” Burris told […]

Collaboration Needed for Race, Ethnicity Data Collection, Exchange

First, they noted that to build an equity-oriented data system, groups should follow best practices from successful multistakeholder efforts, such as engaging key stakeholders early on and building community support. “Engaging with national and state partners is critical to promote buy-in; stakeholders want a path to deliver on REL data improvements that align with other […]

How FHIR APIs Can Support Genomic Data Sharing for Research, Patient Care

Stakeholders categorized challenges into six themes that point to the continued need for: Standards development and content for the integration of genomic data into clinical and research systems Support during implementation of genomic standards Flexible infrastructure to support the complexity of genomic data Supporting the utilization of genomic data according to the different needs of […]

The History of Thanksgiving

Original Article by Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days […]

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

Public Health Data Exchange, Health Equity Require Team Effort

Original Article by Posted on October 19, 2021 by Hannah Nelson Recent recommendations from a RWJF commission highlight the need for a public health data exchange infrastructure centered on health equity. All sectors, including government, philanthropy, and community-based organizations must work together to achieve health equity through a robust public health data exchange infrastructure, [...]

HIE Collaboratives Boost Interoperability Through Shared Best Practices

Original Article by Posted on March 3, 2021 by Hannah Nelson State and regional HIEs are helping to boost nationwide interoperability through collaboratives where health IT leaders can share best practices. September 07, 2021 - Health information exchanges (HIEs) are paving the way for nationwide interoperability, and HIE collaboratives are amplifying these efforts through shared [...]
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