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Public Health 3.0 Framework and EHRs to Support it

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Public Health has been evolving for centuries to the Public Health 3.0 framework. There are 5 pillars of this modern system that must work together for it to be successful. Technology plays a large part. Many Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems do not support Public Health 3.0 needs. However, EHRs are evolving and some EHR […]

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Opioid Abuse Prevention in Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid abuse prevention in patients with chronic pain has been an issue for many years. Some effective strategies have been found to lower the risk of patients over-using opioids during pain management, however. We’ve outlined some of the most effective strategies to help you prevent substance abuse of opioids by your own chronic pain patients.  […]

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Whole Person Care and the Role of EHRs

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Public Health 3.0, and Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) are all current topics in healthcare that encompass the idea of “whole person care”. Creating partnerships between patients and providers to create plans for health and wellness based upon the individual and their unique needs, circumstances, and life events is at the […]

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Modernize Public Health Infrastructure to Defend Against Emerging Viruses

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Getting back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic would be getting back to a normal where Americans were vulnerable to that form of devastation. COVID-19 has made us aware that public health and economic prosperity are linked. The threat of emerging viruses has been, and continues to be, one of our nation’s greatest threats. In […]

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Do Individuals have to Disclose Vaccination Status?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a controversy about “vaccine passports”, medical privacy laws and individual rights. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eases restrictions on individuals vaccinated against Coronavirus, many companies and individuals are asking for individuals to disclose vaccination status. HIPAA is often cited as a justification to avoid disclosing that vaccination status; […]

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