News You Can Use – Reporting from HIMSS Conference Floor
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of September and was recorded at the HIMSS 2021 show that took place in Las Vegas from August 9 to 13.
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We discuss the HIMSS conference and the safety protocols and protection that have been put in place to protect the reduced number of attendees that we saw at the conference. As several commentators noted this provided some advantages to those that did attend in person allowing for more time and space for connections, albeit limited by the mask requirements that made personal facial recognition of friends and colleagues much harder than in the past.
We discuss the latest vaccination guidance including the updated CDC guidelines that recommend the vaccination for pregnant women, boosters, and the release of research data that suggests we will likely see approval for vaccination for children 5 and up and the potential full approval for the vaccines that are currently on EUA authorization from the FDA.
Listen in to hear my interactions with the local homeless population (you can read more details about my experiences with Mental Health in Las Vegas here) and the conversation that drives on brain health (aka Mental Health) and the challenge we have seen worldwide as psychiatric facilities are closed and what care did exist has shifted to the streets burdening systems that are not well equipped to effectively or safely manage this vulnerable homeless population.
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.