This month’s episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of October.
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By Rae Ellen Bichell – San Juan County, Colorado, can boast that 99.9% of its eligible population has received at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine, putting it in the top 10 counties in the nation, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance to help the public understand when the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September that we think deserve sharing again.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, Democrats on Capitol Hill missed their deadline to finish two huge bills that constitute the bulk of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, but negotiations continue over expansions to major health programs, as well as ways to rein in prescription drug costs.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Here are some excerpts from their latest blog posts.
By Rachana Pradhan – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the election, has flummoxed public health experts who say it’s baffling for the agency to be without a permanent leader during a national health crisis.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on public health, a key part of the health care system that usually operates in the background.
By Art Gross – It’s easy to find a news story with someone misappropriating what HIPAA is, what it means, and what it does. Most people incorrectly assume how it protects their health records and information from ‘the world at large’.