The Friday Five – Five Good Reads
When you can’t get off the couch after too much turkey and pumpkin pie, or when you are stuck at the airport like you knew you would be, this week’s Friday Five has interesting articles to help pass the time. Safe travels and stay safe this holiday weekend.
November is Diabetes Awareness month and this caught my eye with some interesting history of the disease.
On Nov. 14, 1921, Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best presented the results of months of diabetes experiments to the University of Toronto’s Journal Club. The pair had discovered an “active pancreatic extract” that would come to be known as insulin. https://t.co/xsHtOsuZK6
— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) November 14, 2021
When this one caught my eye, I immediately starting looking for the date of publication! Yes Virginia we are still talking about faxes in 2022. And the statistic? “No one seems to know the exact extent of fax usage in the U.S. health-care system, but there is broad agreement that most providers and organizations still use the technology.”
📠 Regulatory changes are on the way that will start pushing the health-care system away from the fax machine in the direction of “interoperability.” https://t.co/fGinL1TubK
— Bloomberg Law (@BLaw) November 7, 2021
If you don’t have Kaiser Health News on you reading list I highly recommend it. It is a little heavy on the California side but overall some really great writers and you can always find interesting articles. And they have several podcast shows too. This one was right up my alley. I can’t get enough of how our private sector is going to eventually win this vaxxing war for us. And thanks for stepping up to the task. Have you heard about this one?
Some front-line workers who die of #covid have been considered eligible for accidental death benefits. But if they were unvaccinated, those benefits may be denied.
📝: @mandrews110 https://t.co/nLGYEjImex
— Kaiser Health News (@KHNews) November 3, 2021
Of course money numbers in the billions is always catching my eye! This is Rock Health’s quarterly outlook on the digital health industry. It is full steam ahead with no ending in sight. Good news and a good read with lots of insights especially if you are looking for investments next year.
Our Q3 2021 #digitalhealth funding recap is out! Spoiler alert: 2021 investment has already cracked $20B, with 3 months left in the year. 📈 Read the analysis: https://t.co/D4hhm2hUOq pic.twitter.com/XmKqYRSu4U
— Rock Health (@Rock_Health) October 4, 2021
I know this is not a typical feature read but I had to include as a good read and a good job from the ONC. Learn more about how APIs can support health information exchange and interoperability. And bonus, it is audio, no reading required.
Did you know that you can use your smartphone to access your health records? Learn what #APIs are and how they support #PatientAccess: https://t.co/UpBKNP8w7V #HealthIT pic.twitter.com/sq88L5nzgb
— ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) October 29, 2021