News You Can Use – Pandemic Persistence
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of August.
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This week we dive into the extended Pandemic that continue to cause significant challenges in the US and around the world with cases rising again despite the availability of vaccines. With the increase in incidence courtesy of the delta variant and the likely emergence of another variant, Epsilon and beyond, as a result our failure to suppress the virus from replication.
We review the COVID19 Public Health Emergency that is set to expire and likely extended at least for some additional period of time. Meanwhile some states and legislatures are starting to pull back on the rules allowing for the use of Telehealth practice based what Craig points out was the old arguments prior to the pandemic, that have all been shown to be incorrect with the widespread successful roll out during the pandemic.
Physician Use of Stigmatizing Language
Listen in to hear us talk about the recent article in JAMA: Physician Use of Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records that highlights the use of stigmatizing language we have used in medical notes with both of us realizing we used many of these phrases in terms in our own clinical notes.
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.
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