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2022 Civic Digital Fellows with HHS InnovationX

Almost 100 Civic Digital Fellows joined federal agencies this summer through a competitive fellowship program, which is coordinated by Harvard University and open to U.S. undergraduate and master’s students across the nation. This is a pipeline for young technologists to join federal agencies for 10-weeks and experience public service through “civic tech service.” Fellows lend …

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The Crisis Around Nurses: Time to Act

On August 1, the editors at CriticalCareNurse published a report based on a survey of nurses that was executed last fall. The report was authored by Beth Ulrich, Ed.D., Linda Cassidy, Ph.D., APRN, Connie Barden, M.S.N., R.N., Natasha Varn-Davis, Ph.D., and Sarah A. Delgado, M.S.N., RN., and entitled “National Nurse Work Environments-October 2021: A Status …

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THCB Gang Episode 102, Thursday August 25 – The Health Care Blog

THCB Gang Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) for the 100th #THCBGang on Thursday August 4 are Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune); Queen of all employer benefits Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz); Special guest this week is Olympic rower for 2 countries and all around dynamo Jennifer Goldsack, (@GoldsackJen), and Ryan Vega, CIO of Veterans Affairs. You can …

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General Catalyst, WellSpan Health partnering on digital health

General Catalyst on Monday said it’s collaborating with WellSpan Health, marking the venture capital firm’s fourth digital innovation partnership with a health system. General Catalyst and York, Pennsylvania-based WellSpan Health will tackle challenges identified by the health system. Projects could involve designing care models that tie in behavioral health and social determinants of health, as …

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Are health care prices falling? – Healthcare Economist

It seems like everything just gets more and more expensive.  But are prices for medical care declining?  Cutler et al. (1998) found in seminal paper “Are medical prices declining? Evidence for heart attack treatments” that while unadjusted prices of medical care were in fact rising, quality-adjusted health care costs actually were falling.  In my own …

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Visionary planning for IT modernization: The key to next-generation IT services

Michael Marshall is a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton for Federal Health Market IT Modernization and Transformation. This blog was coauthored with Nikul Pandya, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton for Federal Health Market Cybersecurity, including zero-trust concepts. Technological advancement today is accelerating at such a pace that we need to think anew about how to …

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Welcome To The 2022 Design Showcase

Healthcare design projects are unique by nature, each responding to the specific needs of an organization and community to support the program housed within its walls. And that’s exactly how the judging of the Healthcare Design Showcase submissions is approached—projects aren’t weighed or pitted against one another, but rather assessed on their own merit and …

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