June 13, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

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Virtual care aligns with strategic imperatives to improve health outcomes, enhance patient safety, and optimize the patient experience for populations with medical complexity and high healthcare needs. As a result, it will pay off if healthcare can continue the expansion of telehealth started by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One driver of successful expansion of virtual care services is open communication and collaboration with key stakeholders on important initiatives that impact the virtual care process, said Dr. Saima Aftab, vice president, strategic initiatives, at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Sustaining quality telehealth programs

“Stakeholders include internal and external customers, our patients,

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New York state Sen. Jabari Brisport (D) on Monday said that a bill for single-payer health care in New York has the support needed to pass and override any potential vetoes from Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoProsecutors ask New York State officials for communications related to Cuomo book: report One-man show ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to return for limited run NY state senator: Single-payer healthcare bill has the votes needed to pass MORE (D).

“This is legislation that’s been introduced time and time again since 1992. This is the first time ever in nearly 30 years that we have a majority

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Troy Yoder, global healthcare leader at Cisco, leads healthcare innovation at the company. He’s has helped healthcare provider organization clients double down in the last year, especially on virtual care. He believes this is just the beginning for telehealth and that this style of healthcare delivery will only accelerate in growth and evolve in the years ahead.

Though many physicians and patients alike have been engaging in telehealth, Yoder believes there are some immediate trends and expectations healthcare will see from virtual care moving forward.

Healthcare IT News sat down with Yoder to discuss these trends and expectations and get

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“It’s really an astounding number when you look at it. Unfortunately, it’s the caregivers that bear the brunt of that,” said Gordon Snow, chief security officer for the Cleveland Clinic. “There are so many different issues that you’re trying to protect against or address, everything from verbal assault to an active shooter.”

Protecting caregivers

Hospital systems say protecting workers is a balance of preventing violence, de-escalating tense situations and communicating clearly with patients on safety standards and care.

The Cleveland Clinic has an enterprise workplace violence steering committee that develops safety standards for the system. The committee includes members from

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As COVID vaccine eligibility is opening up for millions more Americans across the nation, many people are preparing for their long-awaited, life-saving shots. More than 95 million people in the U.S.—approximately 28 percent of the population—have already received at least one dose of their coronavirus vaccine, as of Mar. 28, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re in the remainder of the not-yet-vaccinated population, Andrew Myers, MD, a naturopathic physician who co-authored the soon-to-be released book Simplifying the COVID-19 Puzzle, has shared with our sister site, Eat This Not That Health,

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ARLINGTON, Va., March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. released the following statement after final congressional passage today of the latest COVID-19 Relief package including the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature.

“It’s been nearly one year since the World Health Organization called the coronavirus a global pandemic.  It has been a year of great suffering, and the state of our nation’s mental health reflects that. There is much work to be done to heal our country; work that

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