The U.S. government has released its first "HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities." Let's take a look at how racial equity can analyzed and addressed in access to primary care and preventive care - the most vital type resource for keeping populations healthy.
Racism is a layered and systemic problem in U.S. healthcare. Is IT helping or harming? Can it play a healing role?
Systemic racism in America impacts health and wellness in many different ways, from poverty rates to insurance access to quality of care received by healthcare institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated alarming disparities in healthcare outcomes by race/ethnicity. 80% of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. have been of Black individuals, while only 13.4% of … Continue reading Healthcare, Racism, and IT: How do they intersect?
In my own words, I would define informatics as "the study of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting information to facilitate processes." Informatics combines both computer science and information science to encompass a broad range of computational technology, as well as the collection, storage, and analysis of information. The focus area for my blog will be … Continue reading What is Health Informatics?
Challenges in Primary Care The world, and especially the U.S., is facing a total crisis when it comes to primary healthcare. There are a few contributing factors that have come together to create a dire situation. First, as time has progressed, we have learned more and more about healthcare, discovering hundreds of thousands of diseases. … Continue reading The Primary Care Crisis: What to Do?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease has experienced the unsettling cycle of emotions that accompany such often-shocking news. Fear. Anxiety. Denial. Depression. And in many cases, isolation. The feeling that no one can understand what you are going through. No matter how life-threatening or relatively low-impact a diagnosis may be on one's … Continue reading Does Emotional Support Improve Health Outcomes?
At this year's global HIMSS19 conference, I showcased at the Microsoft booth and attended the annual HIMSS
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