April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Health

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But many of Canada’s health care workers had warned that some provincial governments reopened too quickly after a difficult post-Christmas surge.

“So we’re stuck where we have cases out of control, hospitals completely full, not enough vaccine supply available and months of difficult public health measures ahead of us,” Dr. Michael Warner, director of critical care at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, told CNN.

Provincial governments across the country are now reckoning with a damaging Covid-19 third wave that might imperil the universal health care system of which Canadians are so fiercely proud.

From coast to coast, across thousands
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European insurance giant AXA has announced it is launching a digital healthcare platform in partnership with Microsoft. 

The platform is available to AXA customers in Germany and Italy, following a successful pilot last year, which included a self-assessment tool, teleconsultation and medical concierge for appointment booking.  

Roll-out is planned for the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland by 2022, followed by other countries worldwide. 

The platform will rely on technology in the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, including Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which enables patient insights without compromising patient privacy.

In the long-term, it aims to allow

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Three Lakeway Area nurses were disciplined by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Tonya H. Ailor, a nurse from Newport, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct. Ailor refused to submit to a drug test. Ailor voluntarily surrendered her license.

Jana L. Anglin, RN, of Morristown, was found unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits or other cause.

She was addicted to alcohol or drugs to the degree of interfering than nursing duties and was guilty of unprofessional conduct.

Anglin also failed to maintain records for each patient which accurately reflects nursing problems and interventions for the patient, making false or

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Ken served in the Air Force for 20 years. After retirement, he had a stroke. Ken’s wife Maria joined us to talk about their struggles to stay together in their home despite Ken’s need for around-the-clock care, and about the VA program that made this possible.

Maria, at the time of the stroke, was Ken signed up for VA health care?

We were in the VA system but he wasn’t seeing them on a regular basis. We thought he had the flu but he wasn’t recovering quite well, so we went to VA. And they said do you know

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Like the lungs of acute COVID-19 survivors, nurses, doctors and front-line healthcare workers remain scarred a year after the pandemic flooded South Florida hospitals with gasping patients sickened by an invisible, insidious virus.

While most people huddled at home, they stood at bedsides, knowing their own infected patients could kill them. The mental and emotional toll has been profound.

Through the first wave and succeeding, worsening surges, they worked grueling shifts, managing a complex, heavy and often hopeless caseload with the most critically ill patients hooked up to ventilators, dialysis machines, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support and a

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Microsoft showed just how seriously it takes its ambitions in the health sector when it announced its second most expensive purchase in history after LinkedIn – that of Nuance Communications. Nuance, which specializes in speech recognition, will enable Microsoft to develop technology that can process patient/doctor consultations and incorporate relevant information into a patient’s electronic health record, thus reducing the amount of time clinicians need to spend typing up reports and notes.

The Nuance engine is driven by artificial intelligence (AI), a technology Microsoft is keen to lead

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