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A conference to address key issues affecting the health sector

Three former federal health secretaries headline the marquee for the Business of Health Care: Managing Through Uncertainty conference at the University of Miami. Secretaries will join industry executives and experts for a day that includes three formal sessions and numerous networking opportunities to address key issues affecting the healthcare sector. Conference coordinators Steven Ullman, professor …

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Brazil declares public health emergency for Yanomami people

By CARLA BRIDEY – Associated Press BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the northern Brazilian state of Roraima on Saturday after the government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria as a result of illegal …

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Study led by Henry Ford Health nephrologist evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Research led by Lalathaksha Kumbar of Henry Ford Health, MD, evaluated and validated remote access monitoring technology that can predict vascular access blockage in dialysis patients. The single-center prospective validation study published in Journal of Vascular Access reviewed the Vasc-Alert technology and concluded that it is a “reliable and effective tool” for predicting which patients …

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Why experts worry that TikTok may be contributing to the mental health crisis among US teenagers

new York CNN — Jermone Yankey said he had a habit of staying up all night when he was in college — not studying or partying, but scrolling through TikTok until the sun came up. “I saw that I wasn’t putting effort into my own life, I was just trying to experience what I was …

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Concierge Medicine takes a new approach to precision healthcare

Once considered a health plan for the privileged few, concierge medicine is enjoying a renaissance, using technology and data to create “personalized, proactive and preventative” care for anyone who needs it. The evolution of personalized healthcare is giving new meaning to concierge services. What was once a platform for the rich and famous now offers …

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Technological tools for mental health screening

Online portals are accessible via tablet or computer and can streamline the mental health screening process. Many health care providers use paper questionnaires to screen pediatric patients for developmental problems such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and anxiety, and high-risk behaviors, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, there are numerous portals …

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Mental health in a digitized workplace

Digital technologies in the workplaceNegative impacts of digital workPositive impacts of digital workThe future of digital workReferences More information The use of digital technologies in the workplace can have significant positive and negative impacts on employees’ mental well-being and job satisfaction. As digital work becomes more common, employers may need to introduce new work practices …

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Study: Health systems see technology as key to improving patient access

A new study from the Center for Connected Medicine and KLAS Research finds that patient access is still top of mind among health system leaders, with telehealth, AI and scheduling tools the most popular tools in the toolbox. Health system leaders are focused on using digital health technologies in the coming year to improve patient …

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