Can 7-Eleven help improve public health?   Step-up to promote healthy choices and improve public health awareness.   In a previous blog I answered the question “What is Public Health?” In a nut shell, public health departments provide quality clinical services, provide safe environments, educate their communities and increase awareness. This is a huge undertaking for anyone. Fortunately, the community and other public ... Read more...

Ebola on our minds Because we are involved in the Public Health sector (and interested), it is hard not to follow the Ebola epidemic. Every news station aired has one story or another about new cases and reactions of the communities; the thousands affected in West Africa, and at least 17 travelers from other countries, including the United States.   The ... Read more...

What is it? EHR Management Dashboard App for local health departments A “Dashboard” provides users a quick view of overall performance of a system. For example, we are all used to a car dashboard which provides a quick view of performance of a car and its sophisticated engine. Car dashboards provide driver performance information (e.g. speed), indicators (e.g. remaining fuel, engine temperature) and warning alerts (engine ... Read more...

Patagonia Health to Participate in IHE Connectathon 2015   Patagonia Health is the first EHR vendor to participate in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connection for upcoming Title X Family Planning Annual Reporting FPAR 2.0.   CARY, N.C. (October 24, 2014) – Patagonia Health, a leading provider of cloud and apps-based healthcare software, has been selected by the Office of Population Affairs to participate as ... Read more...

What is Public Health? What is public healthI’m pretty sure everyone in Public Health knows what Public Health is, but when it comes to those they serve, most don’t have any idea.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, ... Read more...

What’s happening with Title X Family Planning? The Title X Family Planning program, originally established as Title X of the Public Health Service Act in 1970, is a federal grant program dedicated to providing low-income individuals with comprehensive family planning services based on their ability to pay.   Title X clinical service providers include state, county and local health departments, community centers, Planned Parenthood ... Read more...