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Electronic Health Records Overview, Challenges and Legislation

Electronic Health Records Overview, Challenges and Legislation

Author: Elmer Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Recent data breaches have highlighted the importance of ensuring the security of health information, including Medicare beneficiary data. The objectives of chapter 1 are to identify the major external entities that collect, store, and process Medicare fee-for-service beneficiary data; determine whether requirements for the protection of Medicare beneficiary data align with federal guidance; and assess CMS oversight of the implementation of those requirements. Health care providers are increasingly sharing patients health records electronically. When a patients records are shared with another provider, it is important to accurately match them to the correct patient. As reported in chapter 2 accurately matching patient health records is a barrier to health information exchange and that inaccurately matched records can adversely affect patient safety or privacy. VA provides health care services to approximately 9 million veterans and their families and relies on its health information system -- VistA -- to do so. However, the system is over 30 years old. In June 2017, the department announced plans to acquire the same system -- the Cerner system -- that DOD is implementing. Chapter 3 and 4 review key aspects of VistA and VAs plans for the new acquisition of the Cerner system. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 included provisions that VA and DOD jointly develop and implement electronic health record systems or capabilities and accelerate the exchange of health care information. The act also required that these systems be compliant with applicable interoperability standards. Further, the act established a joint Interagency Program Office to act as a single point of accountability. Chapter 5 discusses findings on the establishment and evolution of the Interagency Program Office over the last decade. Chapters 6 through 8 discuss recent legislation pertaining to electronic health records.

Issues in Veterans' Health Care

Issues in Veterans' Health Care

Author: Lila Gibbs Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2020

The Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 called for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a pilot program under which veterans can use an Internet website or mobile application to schedule and confirm appointments at the department's medical facilities. Chapter 1 evaluates the VA's patient self-scheduling systems. Chapter 2 focuses on veterans' access to care and the status of VA's community care programs and on VA's scheduling of timely medical appointments. To help ensure that veterans are provided timely and accessible health care services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may purchase care from non-VA providers, known as community care. Chapter 3 describes trends in obligations for and utilization of VA's community care programs since fiscal year 2014, how VA develops its community care budget estimate and any subsequent changes made to this estimate, and how VA's actual obligations for community care compared with estimated obligations for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program (Choice Program) allows eligible veterans to obtain health care services from providers not directly employed by VA (community providers). Chapter 4 identifies challenges to the Choice Program that VA needs to address as it implements its new Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP). The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) was established by the Veterans Health Care Expansion Act. As reported in chapter 5, CHAMPVA is primarily a health insurance program where certain eligible dependents and survivors of veterans receive care from private sector health care providers. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Indian Health Service (IHS) established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans through coordination and resource sharing among VA, IHS, and tribes. Chapter 6 examines VA and IHS oversight of MOU implementation since 2014, the use of reimbursement agreements to pay for AI/AN veterans' care since 2014, and key issues identified by selected VA, IHS, and tribal health program facilities related to coordinating AI/AN veterans' care. Traditionally, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had predominantly provided gender-specific health care services to male veterans. Congress passed a number of laws to specifically increase women veterans' access to gender-specific health care services through the VHA as reported in chapter 7. Chapter 8 reports on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) entitled Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment.

Can you Die of a Broken Heart? A heart surgeon's insight into keeping your most vital organ healthy

Can you Die of a Broken Heart? A heart surgeon's insight into keeping your most vital organ healthy

Author: Nikki Stamp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Dr Stamp is so clearly in love with her subject: that wonderful and yet still mysterious organ, the human heart.' Michael Mosley. When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women? Heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works. Stamp fell in love with the heart as a child and continues to be fascinated by its workings and the whole-of-life experiences that affect it. Rich with anecdotes, and insights for maintaining heart health, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is the international bestseller from a uniquely positioned young specialist.

How To Cure the Incurable New Lives for Old (2nd edition)

How To Cure the Incurable New Lives for Old (2nd edition)

Author: J Ellis Barker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

ULCERS, ARTHRITIS, TB,TUMOURS, WOMB DISEASES..MANY DISEASES HAVE BEEN ALLEVIATED BUT ABSOLUTE CURE IS ELUSIVE. THIS CLASSIC WORK IS AGAIN AVAILABLE AND IS VERY COMPLEMENTARY TO MODERN MEDICINE. NATURE AND ORTHODOX MEDICINE CAN DRIFT APART. DISCOVER THE ART OF HEALING.

The Self-Care Solution A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time

The Self-Care Solution A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time

Author: Jennifer Ashton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

ABC's chief medical correspondent helps you ring in the New Year right with a resolution that's actually doable: a year-long plan to improve your emotional and physical health-from giving up alcohol to doing a digital detox, but each for only one month. Dr. Jennifer Ashton is at the top of her field as an ob-gyn and news correspondent. But even at the top there's still room to improve, and with The Self-Care Solution, she upends her life one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month's challenge-giving up alcohol, doing more push-ups, adopting an earlier bedtime, limiting technology-can lead to better health. Month by month, Dr. Ashton tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent. Throughout, she offers easy-to-comprehend health information about the particular challenge to help you understand its benefits and to stick with it. Whether it's adding cardio or learning how to meditate, Dr. Ashton makes these daily lifestyle choices and changes feel possible-and shows how beneficial a mindful lifestyle can be. Inspiring, practical, and informative, illustrated with helpful photos and charts, The Self-Care Solution teaches you how to recalibrate your life to enjoy a better, healthier year, one month at a time. Featuring guidance from top experts, entertaining case studies, easy-to-follow advice and tips, and Dr. Ashton's observations and insights, this book can help you achieve a better life balance and a more active and healthy lifestyle.

End Chronic Disease The Healing Power of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Bacteria

End Chronic Disease The Healing Power of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Bacteria

Author: Kathleen DiChiara Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Millions of people are struggling through the vicious cycle of chronic symptoms that are associated with internal inflammation and immune disregulation. And yet, determining the root cause of inflammation can be so challenging... until now! Nutrition educator, researcher and health advocate Kathleen DiChiara aims to answer the question of what truly conditions the body to overcome illness. She shares her passion for functional medicine, microbiology and growth mind-set, and helps readers discover the key strategies that impact the three driving forces for optimal health: beliefs, behaviour and bacteria. In this book, readers will find a health-conscious and practical guide to build physical health and immunity.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon The New Science and Stories of the Brain

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon The New Science and Stories of the Brain

Author: Dr Rahul Jandial Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'You're amazing I could talk to you (Rahul) all day' Chris Evans 'This is a gripping new book' The Times World-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial draws on his years of work with patients suffering from the most extreme cases of brain damage, disorders and illnesses to reveal what they can tell us about the science of the mind. From a languages teacher who has to choose whether to lose her ability to speak Spanish or English after brain surgery, to a former TV exec, now homeless, who discovers that his life-altering despondency is the result of a tumour, to a fainting teen who learns that deep breathing can mean the difference between life or death, these stories uncover the secret workings of the brain. Blending cutting-edge research and beautiful storytelling, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon is a vital resource on the best ways to boost your memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, unleash your creativity, raise smart kids and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. This is a deeply practical and readable book, which will take you on an expedition through the anatomy of the most fascinating - and mysterious - of organs.

Body MOT Choose the Right Medical Tests to Optimize Your Health

Body MOT Choose the Right Medical Tests to Optimize Your Health

Author: DK Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Written by experts and packed with user-friendly information and practical lifestyle advice, Body MOT is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in their health. Knowing which health checks and tests to get when can prevent illness, head off problems, and even save your life. This easy-to-use guide explains all the common health tests so that you can understand and manage your wellbeing. When you've had a test, how often do you understand what the results really mean for your health and your lifestyle? You've probably heard of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, but what does that mean? And what can you do if you're told your bad cholesterol is high? Why are there two figures to show your blood pressure? Is weight gain hereditary? Be proactive in managing your health by learning more about how it is measured. Discover what factors influence medical tests, and what lifestyle changes you can make to keep fit and healthy for longer. Explore the variety of tests and screenings you may undergo at a doctor's or workplace health assessment - find out what is tested, why it is tested, and what the results mean. Body MOT is the only visual guide to explain all common medical tests and what preventative measures you can take to minimise the risks and maximise your health.

The Way Out The Revolutionary, Scientifically-Based Protocol to Stop Chronic Pain

The Way Out The Revolutionary, Scientifically-Based Protocol to Stop Chronic Pain

Author: Alan Gordon, Alon Ziv Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

A groundbreaking mind-body protocol for chronic pain. Chronic pain is an epidemic. 50 million Americans struggle with back pain, headaches, or some other pain that resists all treatment. Desperate pain sufferers are told again and again that there is no cure for chronic pain. Psychotherapist Alan Gordon was in grad school when he started experiencing chronic pain and it completely derailed his life. He saw multiple doctors and received many diagnoses, but none of the medical treatments helped. Frustrated with conventional pain management, he developed Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), a mind-body protocol to eliminate chronic pain. He subsequently founded the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles to bring his treatment to other pain sufferers. PRT is rooted in neuroscience, which has shown that while chronic pain feels like it's coming from the body, in most cases it's generated by misfiring pain circuits in the brain. PRT is a system of psychological techniques that rewires the brain to break out of the cycle of chronic pain. The University of Colorado at Boulder recently conducted a large randomized controlled study on PRT, and the results are remarkable. By the end of the study, the majority of patients were pain-free or nearly pain-free. What's more, these dramatic changes held up over time. The Way Out brings PRT to readers. It combines accessible science with a concrete, step-by-step plan to teach sufferers how to heal their own chronic pain.

Total Gut Balance Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness

Total Gut Balance Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness

Author: Mahmoud Ghannoum, Eve Adamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Most people understand the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for digestive health and overall wellbeing. But what about the mycobiome-the fungi that live inside our bodies? Here, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum introduces this important component of the microbiome and explains how diet affects this population and how its balance or imbalance can cause you to feel-a poor balance of fungi can lead to weight gain, pain and bloating, and low energy, and can worsen symptoms for those with IBS or Crohn's. Good news: Gut fungi respond quickly and dramatically to dietary and lifestyle changes. Within 24 hours, you can remake your mycobiome, supporting a path to weight loss, better digestion, and more energy. Alongside this accessible gut science, Ghannoum outlines fast changes for fostering healthy fungi as well as 7- and 20-day diet plans, with more than 50 dietician-tested recipes, to cultivate a thriving mycobiome and methods for tweaking your lifestyle for long-term gut health.

Preventing Medication Errors at Home

Preventing Medication Errors at Home

Your home probably has some sort of pain relief medication, something to combat bouts of allergies, and maybe a few vitamins or supplements from the local health store. And then there are the prescribed medications, the ones you're taking daily and those that you take < as needed> . But do you ever wonder how your medications work, what is the best time to take each, or how that pain relief tablet, those allergy meds, and prescription drugs interact when taken at the same time? Or how your newly prescribed antibiotic reacts with that glass of wine you had with dinner? Preventing Medication Errors at Home tells you what you need to know about those medications in your house and how each can improve your health and possibly cause harm. With drug therapy being a major part of conventional medical treatment, and so many medications available over-the-counter, tens of thousands of people in the United States alone die every year from side effects related to their diabetes, pain, depression and blood-thinning medications, and roughly one million people are admitted to the hospital for drug-related issues. At least half of these disasters are preventable with proper awareness of how drugs work, how to take them properly, how to identify serious side effects, and how to avoid dangerous drug combinations. Dr. Simon Haroutounian presents an engaging, easy-to-read book to help you take responsibility for your medications. Learning how to ask the right questions before you start a new medication is likely to improve your health, and possibly save your life.