Healthcare blogs – JAZD Healthcare http://jazdhealthcare.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 04:15:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jazdhealthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Healthcare blogs – JAZD Healthcare http://jazdhealthcare.com/ 32 32 What to watch: 5 Sundance movies to watch during National Nurses Week https://jazdhealthcare.com/what-to-watch-5-sundance-movies-to-watch-during-national-nurses-week/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:38:09 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/what-to-watch-5-sundance-movies-to-watch-during-national-nurses-week/ (Above: Escape Fire: the fight to save American Healthcare) By Stephanie Ornelas Cinema plays an important role in our lives when it comes to shining a light on essential people, and there is no doubt that nurses are essential. They are the heart and soul of the healthcare industry. May 6 was the first day […]]]>

(Above: Escape Fire: the fight to save American Healthcare)

By Stephanie Ornelas

Cinema plays an important role in our lives when it comes to shining a light on essential people, and there is no doubt that nurses are essential. They are the heart and soul of the healthcare industry.

May 6 was the first day of National Nurses Week, leading up to International Nurses Day on May 12. And while most of us are familiar with the Honors Week, few may know that the international holiday – observed around the world – is also the birthday of Florence Nightingale, known as the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale rose to prominence managing and training nurses during the Crimean War, laying the foundations of professional nursing with her nursing school at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Sometimes we can lose sight of how much nurses put into their day-to-day work. But cinema can help. Here are five movies that have premiered at previous Sundance Film Festivals that prove it takes courage to be a nurse:

In the same breath

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that not all heroes wear capes. If they did, every frontline nurse on a COVID-19 ward would have one. In this documentary, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, the origin and spread of the new coronavirus – from the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, to its rampage across the United States – are told. With moving stories and startling imagery, the film maps cover-ups and misinformation while highlighting the strength and resilience of those who have tried to communicate the truth. (Available to stream on HBO Max)

We were here

The award-winning 2011 Sundance Film Festival documentary centers on five people who have lived through the AIDS epidemic, including Eileen Glitzer, a nurse who has worked in the AIDS ward at San Francisco General Hospital from the start. of the epidemic. We were here illuminates the profound personal and community questions raised by the AIDS epidemic, as well as the vast political and social upheavals it has unleashed. Documenting what was ruthlessly called the “gay plague” in the early 1980s, the film provides insight into what society could and should offer its citizens in terms of medical care, social services and community support. (Available to rent on AppleTV and Amazon)

A black and white photo of a man wearing a headband and a white t-shirt that says: "AIDS poster boy"

Precious

In the film, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Claireece “Precious” Jones lives in the toughest of situations as she endures constant abuse from her own parents. But the 16-year-old leans on the likes of nurse John (Lenny Kravitz), the hospital’s charming rock star, and her wise and patient new teacher, Mrs. Rain (Paula Patton). When Precious is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school, she instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around. (Available to stream on Peacock)

A young black girl with short bangs wearing a baby blue sweater and black coat walks with her hands in her pockets as two passers-by look on.

Knock down the house

A registered nurse in Missouri, a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, and a grieving mother in Nevada create a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful congressional incumbents. In the 2018 cycle, RN Cori Bush ran with more than 50 candidates from across the country on the Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats lists. Her 2018 campaign was featured in the documentary, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won the audience-selected Festival Favorite Award. “As a single parent, registered nurse, ordained pastor, activist and community organizer, not a day goes by that I don’t feel the impact of a government that doesn’t work for us,” Bush wrote in 2019. . (Available to stream on Netflix)

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Escape Fire: the fight to save American Healthcare

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival documentary sheds light on struggling healthcare facilities, what busy doctors and nurses do every day to provide care for their patients, and what can happen when they don’t get the support and the appropriate tools to manage their workload. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories, as well as leaders who fight to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government and even the US military. (Available on the Roku Channel.)

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Transforming India’s Healthcare Industry Through Technology https://jazdhealthcare.com/transforming-indias-healthcare-industry-through-technology/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:18:59 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/transforming-indias-healthcare-industry-through-technology/ Over the past few decades, India has made remarkable progress in health metrics such as immunization, death rates, life expectancy and others. He succeeded in eradicating many diseases, including poliomyelitis, smallpox and Guinea worm disease. In addition to this, the country has also become the largest generic supplier in the world. As companies explore innovative […]]]>

Over the past few decades, India has made remarkable progress in health metrics such as immunization, death rates, life expectancy and others. He succeeded in eradicating many diseases, including poliomyelitis, smallpox and Guinea worm disease. In addition to this, the country has also become the largest generic supplier in the world.

As companies explore innovative ways to deliver care and gain better insights into disease management, the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred the adoption of digital technologies in the healthcare sector. Today, emerging technologies are helping to develop new treatments that are more effective while reducing costs. Although some technologies have not yet been fully explored, they have brought about a major change in the sector. Here is an overview of some of the key strategies that can help India build a strong and robust healthcare system for the future.

Digital health

With the government’s renewed drive to achieve universal healthcare through Ayushman Bharat, digitization of health records and the Indradhanush Mission, the country’s healthcare system will be largely defined by technological advancements and digital care. Therefore, it becomes imperative for healthcare providers to embark on a digital journey by digitizing medical records, automating manual processes, leveraging data analytics and implementing ML/AI/ IOMT to improve personalized care and patient experiences. Additionally, robotic process automation (RPA) will gain prominence by automating rule-based tasks and tasks that require cognitive abilities. To remain successful, engaged, relevant and sustainable, healthcare providers should invest heavily in digital technologies.

In addition to investing in the adoption of digital technologies, healthcare providers will also need to increase their organization’s digital literacy to create a cutting-edge workforce. With a digitally skilled workforce, healthcare providers will be more competitive and productive in times to come. Leadership teams will be needed to create an overarching digital strategy and develop the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role to establish digitally-enabled healthcare organizations.

Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

India’s healthcare sector has witnessed dramatic growth over the past couple of years, especially during the Covid pandemic. The active participation of the government, as well as technological advances and the digitization of health services have enabled this development. In the Indian healthcare industry, a number of trends have emerged that are using advanced technology to simplify and improve the patient experience.

Looking to the future, it is quite evident that the country’s health system will be under pressure to improve efficiency and quality of care and seek new ways to use systems, data and networks. distributed providers more focused on disease prevention and wellness. Therefore, health systems will need to be more integrated, while using technology to improve care and delivery.

PPP models can serve as the next evolution by improving access to care as well as quality of care. By partnering with the private sector, government can access innovative and flexible practices, such as creating comprehensive IT systems and human resource management practices, enabling government to improve service delivery and increase capacity more efficiently. The government also has access to funding sources and can share risks with the private sector. In a PPP model, the management expertise and experience of the private sector in developing and managing successful organizations can be crucial in revamping existing medical facilities to provide an effective health system.

Understand the behavior and needs of smart consumers

Over the past decade, the country has witnessed a rapid transformation in consumption pattern fueled by the growth of internet, mobile connectivity, social media and technological developments. The health sector is not spared by new trends. Amid growing awareness of health-related needs and issues, patient involvement will gradually shift from ‘passive’ to ‘active’. There will be a paradigm shift towards patient-centred healthcare delivery, with patients taking an active role in decision-making related to their health management, treatment and outcomes. Providers will need to rethink patients as smart consumers and reconfigure their services and business models accordingly. Simply responding to episodic healthcare will even become obsolete and providers will have to go the extra mile to retain and engage patients as customers, focusing on comprehensive care.

Last words

In addition to what has been discussed so far, patient safety in health care delivery requires greater attention. The measurement and monitoring of medical errors and sentinel events must become the culture of healthcare organizations. Over the next few years, the healthcare system in India will be shaped by different forces. These key changes will require healthcare providers to deliver better health outcomes while managing changing patient behavior.

As the technology becomes more prevalent in healthcare, it will help research and development, as well as the search for cures for diseases like Covid and lifestyle disorders like cancer and diabetes.



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Rania Nasis and Trina Johnson interviewed by Candice Georgiadis https://jazdhealthcare.com/rania-nasis-and-trina-johnson-interviewed-by-candice-georgiadis/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/rania-nasis-and-trina-johnson-interviewed-by-candice-georgiadis/ Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms Candice Georgiadis Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care. Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms. Startups are bringing the most needed changes to our world. The more smart people we have starting […]]]>

Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care

Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms

Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms

Candice Georgiadis

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Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care. Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms.

Startups are bringing the most needed changes to our world. The more smart people we have starting businesses, the better off the whole world will be.

— Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care

GREENWICH, CT, USA, May 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Candice Georgiadis, owner of the blog of the same name, interviews people at the forefront of hospitality, travel, lifestyle and more similar topics. It extends the marketing footprint of individuals and businesses through a combination of branding and image on social media and conventional websites.

Forbes article on website optimization for various viewers with Candice Georgiadis as part of an expert panel. Contact her for website and social media marketing of your business/products/etc. She will put in place a complete package with a solid return on investment and will make 2022 an exceptional year.


Rania Nasis, Founder and CEO of Super Awesome Care
What are your “5 things I wish someone had told me before I started” and why? (Please share a story or example for each.)

Become an expert in prioritization and delegation. As a founder, everything lands on your desktop. It’s easy to get bogged down in checking tasks, while accomplishing virtually nothing of significance. Time is your most limited resource, so constantly ask yourself if you need to do what you’re working on. Can you delegate it to someone else on your team or hire an executive assistant? Your job is to drive the progress of your business, so see what you’re working on through that lens. In a month or in a year, will it matter? The other advice I would give here is that if something is incredibly mentally draining for you (like writing, organizing receipts, spreadsheets), find someone to outsource it to. Even if the tasks only take a short time, it can seem to take a lot longer and drain our energy.
Take the time to learn things unrelated to your startup. Read what others are doing. It’s too easy to focus on the particular problem you’re solving, but I find that inspiration comes from many different sources. There’s no shortage of great content: books, podcasts, sub-stacks, averages, and curated lists. The Fringe Revolution is one of my favorites – Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok are fantastic at curating interesting topics and provide exposure to a wide range of topics. And Out-of-Pocket is one of my favorite health blogs.
Actively cultivate your network. Entrepreneurship depends a lot on your network. This is how you find opportunities, co-founders, key hires, mentors, advisors, investors, and more. It takes work to maintain, but it pays dividends.
Hiring (and firing) is one of your most important tasks. The old adage “hire slow and fire fast” consistently holds true. When you have the right team in place and everything is running at full speed, it can be a great feeling. But one person is out of place and everything can fall apart. You want to hire the best people you can find and you want to make sure you hire great people to work with. Someone can be incredibly bright and talented and tick all the right boxes without being the right fit for your particular startup. It can be time-consuming and tedious, but it’s better to wait for a great candidate rather than the one in front of you. Don’t make great people work with someone who isn’t up to it – it’s the fastest way to destroy morale and burn out your employees. And leverage your network. The best referrals usually come from people you know.

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Trina Johnson, CEO and Founder of Blue Forest Farms
Do you have a funny story about how someone you knew reacted when they first heard you were getting into the cannabis business?

More criticism came from outside my circle than inside, but we were determined to meet the needs of our supporters, the majority of whom were farmers. There is a lot of propaganda in our industry around what hemp is. Primarily, we combat the perception that hemp, or its by-product CBD, gets you high. It’s a kind of re-education that needs to take place as people need to know that the plant can be harvested in a variety of ways, including hemp hearts for protein, packaging materials, and clothing. I see myself eventually pivoting into fashion design, oddly enough. Hemp helps humans derive great benefits, including pain relief, but it can also create materials with the fiber similar to plastic and linen. CBD has a number of anti-inflammatory benefits, as studies have repeatedly shown, so to me it’s kind of funny if people don’t understand that hemp has over 50,000 uses.

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NAACP slams proposed abortion ruling: ‘The fight is on’ https://jazdhealthcare.com/naacp-slams-proposed-abortion-ruling-the-fight-is-on/ Tue, 03 May 2022 23:17:00 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/naacp-slams-proposed-abortion-ruling-the-fight-is-on/ The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a statement on Tuesday lambasting the opinion drafted by the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade. “They took away our voting rights, they attacked our health care, and now they’re attacking our reproductive rights. What right will they overturn next? the […]]]>

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a statement on Tuesday lambasting the opinion drafted by the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade.

“They took away our voting rights, they attacked our health care, and now they’re attacking our reproductive rights. What right will they overturn next? the organization said in its statement.

“They have hijacked the courts to return our nation to a dangerous and dangerous era. Indeed, they attack the will of the majority with surgical precision.

The organization also said it feels the anguish that many people feel over the news, saying now is no longer the time to remain silent on the issue.

“We feel fear. We feel the anger. We have been here before and will never go back. The fight is on,” the NAACP said. “Our democracy and our rights are literally on the precipice. Now is not the time for anyone to be silent.

It comes as many prominent figures and organizations shared strong responses to a Monday Politico report that detailed an opinion piece written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that signaled the overturning of the landmark 1973 ruling, which established the constitutional right to an abortion.

In a joint statement, members of the Congressional Black Caucus said reversing the landmark rulings would have a “disproportionate and devastating” impact on the black community.

“The Supreme Court’s draft opinion should alarm all Americans who, like me, believe in the right to choose and oppose forced pregnancy, which would have a disproportionate impact on black and brown women. I voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act when it passed the House last September,” Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) said in a statement.

“The Senate made over 160 exceptions to the filibuster – the ‘Swiss cheese filibuster,’ as I call it. It’s time for senators to make an exception to protect one of Americans’ most fundamental rights – the right to choose. And this looming threat from the Trump-McConnell tribunal should show everyone that elections matter.

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Ukraine-Russia War LIVE – Putin’s ‘FAILED progress’ has left weakened forces to ‘merge and redeploy’ in new coup https://jazdhealthcare.com/ukraine-russia-war-live-putins-failed-progress-has-left-weakened-forces-to-merge-and-redeploy-in-new-coup/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/ukraine-russia-war-live-putins-failed-progress-has-left-weakened-forces-to-merge-and-redeploy-in-new-coup/ Zelenskyy says Russia is trying to completely destroy Donbass Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of trying to destroy Donbass and everyone who lives there. He warned: “The constant brutal shelling, the constant Russian strikes on infrastructure and residential areas show that Russia wants to empty this territory of all people. “Therefore, the defense […]]]>

Zelenskyy says Russia is trying to completely destroy Donbass

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of trying to destroy Donbass and everyone who lives there.

He warned: “The constant brutal shelling, the constant Russian strikes on infrastructure and residential areas show that Russia wants to empty this territory of all people.

“Therefore, the defense of our land, the defense of our people, is literally a fight for life,” he said Friday night in his nightly video address to the nation.

The president also said that the towns and villages of Donbass would only survive if Ukraine stood firm.

If the Russian invaders are able to realize their plans, even partially, then they have enough artillery and planes to turn all of Donbass into stones. As they did with Mariupol.

Zelenskyy said Mariupol, once one of the region’s most developed cities, was now a Russian concentration camp among the ruins.

In Kharkiv, a major northern city, the situation was brutal but Ukrainian troops and intelligence officers scored major tactical successes, he said without giving further details.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said around 20% of the city’s residential buildings were so badly damaged that it will be impossible to restore them.

Zelenskyy said rescuers were still scouring the rubble in Kyiv after Thursday’s missile strikes. He expressed his condolences to the family of Vira Hyrych, who was killed in the bombardment. He said she was the 23rd journalist killed during the war.

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MENTAL HEALTH ARCHITECTURE – AIA NY ARCHITECTURE CENTER | Blogs https://jazdhealthcare.com/mental-health-architecture-aia-ny-architecture-center-blogs/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 01:57:00 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/mental-health-architecture-aia-ny-architecture-center-blogs/ AIA Design for Health Session | Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (6-7 p.m. EST) Credits: 1 AIA/HSW Insight: This educational session will provide an overview of the history (past), current direction and challenges (present) related to creating safety and security. Additionally, this session will share principles and examples for visioning the future of behavioral health design. […]]]>

AIA Design for Health Session | Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (6-7 p.m. EST) Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Insight:

This educational session will provide an overview of the history (past), current direction and challenges (present) related to creating safety and security. Additionally, this session will share principles and examples for visioning the future of behavioral health design. Speakers Erin Sharp-Newton of Posen Architects and Kimberly McMurray of BHFC Design Consultants have extensive experience in this market segment and have developed a presentation to educate attendees on this relevant topic, including the COVID pandemic and how architecture and design address behavioral health needs within our communities.

Participants in this session will discover:

  1. THE STORY: A Brief Architectural History of Psychiatric and Mental Health Institutions.
  2. PRESENT: Current data regarding mental health information, facts and figures.
  3. SAFETY + SECURITY: Guidelines for creating a safe environment for patient and staff by integrating safety into the design process.
  4. PRINCIPLES + VISION: Create design principles for therapeutic environments and understand the changes on the horizon that impact the built environment for behavioral and mental health settings.
SPEAKERS

SPEAKER: Erin Sharp-Newton, M. Arch, Fitwel
Healthcare Design Director | Behavioral Health Leader | POSEN Architects Erin Sharp-Newton is Director of Healthcare Design at Posen Architects and a UDMH Fellow. Erin brings years of proven local, national and international design experience to the design world with a particular passion for the impact of the environment on mental health. His unique experience and advocacy contribute to a sharp, intense and humanistic approach to architecture, design and culture.

Supporting the Global Solutions Foundation, Erin also serves the Department of Health and Human Services as Chair of the Local Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee, serves the AIA NJ Equity In Architecture Committee, is the AIA NJ Women in Architecture CNJ Liaison, a trustee for the AIA CNJ, served as Vice Chair of the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program Board and a member of the Morristown Mayor’s Wellness Committee. She has received accolades throughout her career such as the NJ Biz 50 Best Women in Business Award and recognition from Charter High School of Architecture and Design. Erin holds a Masters in Architecture from UCLA and a Masters in Design from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. She was creative director at Cibic Workshop in Milan, was active in major architecture/design schools such as Domus Academy, Milan Polytecnico and Venice Polytecnico, Sci-Arc, UCLA, Woodbury, the Art Institute, Drexel , Moore College of Art, Cornell University and others. She is a regular contributor to Archinect.com.

SPEAKER: Kimberly McMurray, AIA, EDAC, MBA, NCARB
Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC | Kimberly McMurray, Principal of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC, a 100% women-owned company, is a behavioral health design expert, is a practicing health care planner and architect with over 35 years of experience. healthcare leadership experience in academic, non-profit, and private medical campus architecture. McMurray has a decade of experience from an owner’s perspective and working with multidisciplinary user groups, embracing a unique perspective and response to customer needs; apply knowledge of clinical operations, evidence-based design, lean operational planning; to lead projects from programming, concept development to design.

Kimberly is a Registered Architect, National Council Architectural Registration Boards, has her evidence-based design certification from the Center for Health Design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

MODERATOR: Elizabeth Sullivan, AIA Associate, LEED GA, EDAC Healthcare Practice Leader | NK Architects

Elizabeth Sullivan is the Healthcare Practice Leader at NK Architects in New York City, headquartered in Morristown NJ. Elizabeth has extensive experience in management and medical planning. As a healthcare planner, she specializes in general medical planning, small and large scale facilities and complex multi-phase projects. She manages and coordinates with management, balancing key stakeholder and user requirements with applicable codes and guidelines to achieve design solutions that meet programmatic needs and result in cohesive planning concepts.

Additionally, Elizabeth worked as both a project manager and later as the director of facilities and real estate planning for the Montefiore Health System in New York. She has unique in-house experience as a client and understands the entire project process from the owner’s perspective. Elizabeth is AIA Co-Chair of the Design for Health Committee of the Center for Architecture in New York and was Associate Director at Perkins Eastman. Elizabeth holds an M.A. and B.A. in Architecture from Tulane University. She is the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation (EDAC) certification from the Center for Health Design.

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Plug into technology to monitor diabetes https://jazdhealthcare.com/plug-into-technology-to-monitor-diabetes/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 06:12:51 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/plug-into-technology-to-monitor-diabetes/ April 27, 2022 12:00 a.m. Author: University of Utah Health Communications If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you know how important it is to actively manage your disease by eating a healthy diet, exercising, taking medication, reducing your risk of complications, and monitoring your condition. . And that’s exactly why researchers at the University of […]]]>

April 27, 2022 12:00 a.m.

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University of Utah Health Communications

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you know how important it is to actively manage your disease by eating a healthy diet, exercising, taking medication, reducing your risk of complications, and monitoring your condition. . And that’s exactly why researchers at the University of Utah Health are working to increase access to tools to help people better manage their disease.

But first, what is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease characterized by excessively high blood sugar. Glucose comes from the foods you eat and is your body’s main source of energy. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not produce insulin due to an autoimmune response. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well.

Self-monitoring tools available

Glucose monitoring devices

  • Blood glucose meters are small devices that measure and display current glucose levels using a small amount of blood from the fingertip or sometimes from the palm of the hand or forearm. Some devices may be linked to a mobile application. There are talking glucometers for those who would benefit from this feature.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) regularly checks your blood sugar, alerts you when your blood sugar is high or low, and gives you insight into blood sugar trends. CGMs work through a sensor on your skin that transmits readings to a recording device.

Insulin Delivery Devices

  • A smart insulin pen is an affordable, easy-to-use, reusable pen with an intuitive smartphone app that can help people with diabetes better manage insulin delivery. This smart system calculates and tracks doses and provides useful reminders, alerts and reports.
  • Insulin pumps are devices that use a small catheter to continuously infuse insulin into your body, mimicking the human pancreas.
  • Connected CGM insulin pumps and “closed loop” systems use a CGM-insulin pump combination. Your insulin pump will be able to integrate your glucose data from the CGM sensor and suggest changes in insulin dosing or adjust the appropriate amount of background or basal insulin on its own.

Smartphone-based technology

Smartphones support various aspects of patient-clinician care and interactions, high-quality care, and diabetes self-management. Available apps can help track insulin levels, look up carbohydrates in food, track physical activity, analyze blood sugar patterns, and share a secure data collection system with healthcare professionals.

Social media apps

  • Advantages: Online diabetes communities can be found in a variety of social media applications. Research by Michelle L. Litchman, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and a diabetes expert, indicates that online diabetes communities, such as Facebook groups or blogs, can help improve health outcomes of patients with diabetes.
  • Potential risks: The accuracy and credibility of medical information obtained from social media platforms is a major concern. Some people may have difficulty interpreting medical or scientific results. Other drawbacks are threats to an individual’s privacy and distracting advertisements.

Disparities in technological access

Unfortunately, there are many barriers to using these technologies, including racial and ethnic disparities, cost, and vendor knowledge. Researchers are working hard to reduce these barriers and increase the use of these useful tools.

Litchman and other U of U Health researchers study the intersection of diabetes, digital health, and health disparities. The University of Utah is at the forefront of this exciting research through investments from the Driving Out Diabetes Initiative.

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Why cashless OPD is the best way to reduce employee out-of-pocket expenses https://jazdhealthcare.com/why-cashless-opd-is-the-best-way-to-reduce-employee-out-of-pocket-expenses/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 02:16:55 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/why-cashless-opd-is-the-best-way-to-reduce-employee-out-of-pocket-expenses/ Many employees are reluctant to seek treatment unless absolutely necessary to avoid exorbitant expenses that are not covered by their medical insurance. According to the Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI), non-reimbursable medical expenses account for 62% of total healthcare costs in India, one of the highest in the world. Moreover, the inadequacies of […]]]>

Many employees are reluctant to seek treatment unless absolutely necessary to avoid exorbitant expenses that are not covered by their medical insurance. According to the Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI), non-reimbursable medical expenses account for 62% of total healthcare costs in India, one of the highest in the world. Moreover, the inadequacies of health insurance coverage are one of the main reasons for these exorbitant medical expenses. Until now, company health insurance and benefits were synonymous with secondary care, ie hospitalization. But rising healthcare costs, increasing disease incidence and the global pandemic have spurred the need for Outpatient Department (OPD) programs. Additionally, transparent and cashless OPD programs are what today’s hectic lifestyles demand.

Cashless OPD covers a multitude of medical expenses such as consultation, diagnostic tests, medication, vision and dental care, etc. The foray of HealthTech and InsurTech start-ups into the healthcare sector has brought about innovations such as teleconsultation, OPDs and transparent claims resolution that significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Through the cashless OPD, employees and their families enjoy cashless treatment without the need for 24-hour hospitalization.

Provision for ambulatory expenses

One of the most frequently supported OPD services. To minimize medical costs, many organizations offer their employees comprehensive OPD coverage plans that provide medical consultation, lab tests, pre- and post-hospitalization expenses, health checkups, and medications, among other things. . Given the broad coverage of OPD programs, employees and their families can benefit from reduced expenses that most insurance and Mediclaim policies do not.

Lucrative tax benefits

By offering cashless OPD coverage, organizations can also help their employees claim tax benefits. Compared to regular health plans, plans with OPD coverage are eligible for an exemption under 80D on the amount of premium paid. Employees can claim tax exemption for unpaid medical expenses under regular health insurance policies. As a result, employees or their family members who spend a large amount on pharmacy bills or who are chronic patients can reduce their medical costs with OPD coverage.

Multiple Claims Benefit

In recent times, health inflation has increased from 3.8% in 2019 to 8.4% in 2021, which has prevented several people from visiting OPD centres. However, employees with cashless OPD coverage and their family members may benefit from multiple claims during the policy period at each visit to the doctor, diagnostic center or pharmacy. Due to their comprehensive coverage, cashless OPD schemes cover a large number of transactions, which helps reduce the financial burden and medical inflation in the country.

Simplified chronic disease management

Many employees or their family members suffer from chronic health problems such as asthma, hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes. Chronic disease management often adds to the cost of living due to routine expenses for medical exams, medications and health tests. According to IRDAI, 40% of total refund requests are processed as refunds, which is time consuming and expensive. With cashless OPD coverage, employees can access specialist physicians, diagnostic labs, pharmacies, and emergency hospitalization cashless, reducing their financial burden and simplifying chronic disease management.

Ability to save savings

With rising medical inflation in India, employees end up paying out of pocket and waiting for reimbursements. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, many employees and their family members had to bear extreme financial burdens with insufficient or no insurance coverage. Many families even lost all their savings and ended up borrowing expensive loans to cover their medical expenses. Keeping in mind changing times and changing needs, cashless OPD can help employees protect their savings and get the most out of their benefits.

Wrap

With medical inflation and ever-increasing health care needs in the country, consumers are looking for comprehensive health coverage that not only covers their secondary treatment but also primary and OPD daily expenses. In times like this, cashless OPD emerges as a one-stop solution for both short-term and long-term needs of consumers, helping to reduce their financial burden and minimize their out-of-pocket expenses. As employees become more financially aware, organizations should also help them become financially self-sufficient through cashless OPD solutions. Cashless OPD will result in a frictionless consumer experience, overcoming the gaps in our healthcare and insurance industry.



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The budget supports local priorities https://jazdhealthcare.com/the-budget-supports-local-priorities/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:00:22 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/the-budget-supports-local-priorities/ Last Tuesday, our government tabled the 2022/2023 provincial budget. The budget gives Manitobans the fiscal roadmap for the year ahead and helps set a number of priorities. These priorities were shaped by pre-budget consultations with Manitobans who provided the government with advice on how to prioritize spending over the next twelve months. The top priority […]]]>

Last Tuesday, our government tabled the 2022/2023 provincial budget. The budget gives Manitobans the fiscal roadmap for the year ahead and helps set a number of priorities. These priorities were shaped by pre-budget consultations with Manitobans who provided the government with advice on how to prioritize spending over the next twelve months.

The top priority expressed by Manitobans, and reflected in the budget, is health care. Health care is always a top priority, but especially so this year, with every province in Canada facing surgical backlogs due to the pandemic. This year’s budget provides an additional $110 million to help address the backlog of pandemic surgeries in Manitoba.

Locally, $32 million in funding has been allocated for the Bethesda Regional Health Center expansion that was announced late last year, as well as financial support for dialysis. These are important local projects in addition to other projects nearing completion, such as the Rest Haven personal care home.

Affordability is also high on Manitobans’ list of priorities. As the cost of gas and food increasingly weighs on household incomes, any tax relief is welcomed by many Manitobans. The 2022-23 budget continues to reduce costs for Manitobans by increasing the education property tax rebate from the 25 per cent homeowners received last year to 37.5 per cent this year. Additionally, for renters, there is a new Renters Tax Credit that will provide financial relief to those who do not own their own homes. This significant tax reduction is in addition to the reduction in provincial sales tax that took place after we formed government and reductions in fees such as driver’s license registration.

Despite these tax cuts, priority areas continue to receive support, such as the commitment to build 20 new schools which has been accelerated, meaning that these schools are expected to be completed within three years. This includes a new primary school in Steinbach. This will be the first new primary school built in Steinbach for many years.

Residents of the Southeast have consistently expressed a priority for governments to have an eye on fiscal responsibility and debt management. Although our government has managed to balance the budget in previous years, the past two years have been a fiscal challenge around the world. And while Manitoba’s economic growth and job recovery are strong, full recovery will take time. The provincial budget significantly reduces the provincial deficit year over year and puts Manitoba back on track to balance within eight years. This roadmap is important and achievable while ensuring the ability to invest in the priorities of Manitobans.

Overall, the 2022-23 budget responds to the needs of Manitobans and addresses key local priorities. Thank you to everyone who provided your priorities during the pre-budget consultations and helped shape this budget for all Manitobans.

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Danaher beats The Street in the first quarter https://jazdhealthcare.com/danaher-beats-the-street-in-the-first-quarter/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:42:12 +0000 https://jazdhealthcare.com/danaher-beats-the-street-in-the-first-quarter/ Shares of Danaher Inc (NYSE:DHR) fell slightly today on first-quarter results that beat consensus forecasts. The Washington, D.C.-based company posted earnings of $1.7 billion, or $2.31 per share, on sales of $7.7 billion for the three months ended April 1, 2022, for a gain of 1.3% on sales growth of 12.1%. Adjusted to exclude one-time […]]]>

Shares of Danaher Inc (NYSE:DHR) fell slightly today on first-quarter results that beat consensus forecasts.

The Washington, D.C.-based company posted earnings of $1.7 billion, or $2.31 per share, on sales of $7.7 billion for the three months ended April 1, 2022, for a gain of 1.3% on sales growth of 12.1%.

Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.76, 10¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts had forecast sales of $7.5 billion.

“We had a strong start to the year with results exceeding our initial expectations,” Danaher President and CEO Rainer M. Blair said in a press release. “Our team successfully navigated a dynamic environment to deliver double-digit base revenue growth, mid-single-digit growth in adjusted earnings per share and $2.0 billion in operating cash flow, despite difficult comparisons with previous years.

“This performance was broad-based, with all three of our segments seeing high or better single-digit base revenue growth. We believe that our strong execution, combined with investments in innovation, has led to market share gains in many of our businesses. »

Danaher expects full-year 2022 revenue growth to be in the single-digit percentage range.

Shares of DHR were down 0.5% at $278.85 at market open today. MassDevice’s MedTech 100 Index, which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies, rose 0.4%.

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