News You Can Use – Masks Off or Not?
Masks Mandates and Conference Vaccine Requirements
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of June. You can read more about the series here and the concept of keeping up with innovating in healthcare. Please send me your suggestions on topics you’d like to see covered. You can reach out direct via the contact form on my website, send me a message on LinkedIn or on my Facebook page (DrNickvT), or on Twitter tagging me (@DrNic1) and #TheIncrementalist or you can click this link to generate a ready-made tweet to fill in.
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With the recent news from the CDC changing mask guidance which as Craig rightly points out contains some very specific details and who this applies to – in this case it is only for those that are considered fully vaccinated. We work though the details of the decision, some of the reasoning behind it and what it means to you.
We discuss the upcoming conferences including AMDIS PCC, HIMSS and HLTH which are taking place in person and come with specific guidance on requirements for attendees. HIMSS is requiring vaccination but does not have any published methodology as yet on how they will determine who has been vaccinated. HLTH is also requiring vaccination and have selected the Clear system which as yet does not exist (coming soon per their website).
We discuss the challenge of ransomware and the fact that Humans are the weakest link. This problem will continue to expand since it is big business (see Brian Krebs detailed look at the recent Ransomware gang the Darkside that attacked the Colonial pipeline) which highlights what big business this form of extortion is.
Listen in to hear our discussion on Medically Home investment from Mayo and Kaiser and the tremendous opportunity moving healthcare observations into the community but the ongoing challenges of technology setup remain as Dr Jayne (@JayneHistalkMD) detailed in her struggle with a blood pressure monitoring system for her home. If you are wondering about the continuous Blood Pressure monitoring system mentioned – that’s Aktiia approved in Europe but not yet in the US.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.