Tag Archives: Medical

American Medical Association pledges action against racism, police brutality

During a virtual special meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates on Sunday, the AMA Board of Trustees pledged action to confront systemic racism and police brutality in response to the furor that has erupted over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s death has sparked… Read More »

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.S. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has… Read More »

Medical workers claim police officers are targeting them

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Frontline medical workers are now being overwhelmed on two fronts – the coronavirus and now the police,  who they accuse of targeting them during the George Floyd protests. READ MORE: Voice is heard saying ‘shoot those motherf**kers’ on NYPD radio The Daily Beast reported that medical workers are being targeted… Read More »

Medical rationing in the age of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic quickly moved across the nation this spring, state governments and health systems rushed to create or revise their crisis standards of care that contain medical rationing guidelines. In light of the crisis, how can we distribute health care resources equitably and without discrimination or bias when they are in short supply? … Read More »

New standards will help advance medical device connectivity

Advancements in connectivity between medical devices are expected in the coming years, as industry experts are planning to roll out new standards they say will reshape technological interoperability. As medical technology has continued to advance, interoperability capabilities between devices such as ventilators and fusion pumps have lagged, according to Tobias Klotz, system architect for Drägerwerk… Read More »