EHR Safety Guides Meant for ‘all’ Providers

safeProviders of all types and sizes should work to reduce the threat of patient harm when electronic health records are used, and learn to apply best practices by relying on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s new SAFER guides, according to several developers of the guides, speaking on a webinar produced by ONC on Jan. 30.

“The more health IT you have, Continue reading

Could a Cure for AIDS Lie in GERANIUMS? Plant Extract Prevents Virus Invading Human Cells

gerThe root extract can help treat HIV-1, the most common form of the virus

It contains a compound which prevents the virus replicating in the body

It blocks the attachment of HIV particles to human cells effectively preventing the virus invading cells Continue reading

Clean your Body’s Drains: How to Detoxify your Lymphatic System

maleDid you know that we are exposed to 82,000 different toxins, chemically-based products and processed foods in our environment weekly?

Detoxification is the body’s natural, ongoing process of eliminating harmful toxins from the body so that it can function at its best. Toxins are man-made chemicals found in the air, water, food, household cleaners and cosmetic products as well as waste products produced by normal cellular activity. Continue reading

Roundup ‘Weed Killer’ Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

roundup_coral_reefsThe coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup ‘weed killer’ be partially to blame?

A highly concerning new study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin indicates that the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup), used primarily in GM agriculture, Continue reading

Study: Majority of Physicians Use EHRs, but ‘Digital Divide’ Remains

EHR2Primary care physicians’ adoption of electronic health records increased significantly  between 2009 and 2012, but there continues to be a “digital divide” between large and small physician practices, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund, FierceHealthIT reports. Continue reading

Obama Calls on GOP to Offer Proposals to Improve ACA, Not Repeal It

acaPresident Barack Obama called on Republicans in his State of the Union address to stop efforts to repeal the health care reform law, and instead offer proposals to improve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“If you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more Continue reading

Turmeric Extract Strikes to the Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy

curcA new turmeric study published in Cancer Letters is paving the way for a revolution in the way that we both understand and treat cancer. Titled, “Targeting cancer stem cells by curcumin and clinical applications,” U.S. researchers evaluated the primary polyphenol in the Indian spice known as curcumin for its ability Continue reading

Massive Vaccine-Induced Fetal Death Cover Up Exposed

infant_death_coverupsCDC Misleads Nations Ob/Gyns -Covering-up Of The Most Massive Fetal Death Reports Associated With The Influenza Vaccine in the History of Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

Dr. Gary Goldman’s study Continue reading

‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow to Frontal Cortex

grain_brain_blood_flowAs far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten free diet began to surface in the medical literature. We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, “60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia.” While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the Continue reading

Hospital CMIO: Providers Are ‘Scared’ of Innovation

booWith patient engagement tools like Fitbit and personal health records growing more and more abundant, a primary goal of providers in today’s society must be to avoid obstructing the flow of information from patients and their tools to medical professionals, according to Ryan Bosch, chief medical information officer at Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System.

Bosch, speaking on a patient engagement panel at the Office of the National Coordinator for Continue reading

3 Reasons for the Demise of Patient Privacy

cybersecuritySeveral factors have contributed to the demise of patient privacy in recent years, according to software analyst and healthcare blogger Shahid Shah (a.k.a., The Health IT Guy).

For example, Shah said at a recent discussion hosted by the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation on the best privacy practices for Continue reading

Dietary Spirulina Reduces Copper Toxicity, Improves Blood and Growth

 

spiCopper is a naturally occurring free metal. The body uses this metal for a variety of actions and regulates proper amounts. Too much copper taxes the kidneys and liver and can be detrimental. The right amount is essential. A certain blue-green algae called spirulina has been found to reduce copper toxicity Continue reading

Centralized Blood Bank Creates Trail of Data for HHC

centralBoasting 11 hospitals, New York City-based Health and Hospitals Corporation has a lot of blood banks–and with those banks comes a lot of data. According to Louis Capponi, HHC chief medical informatics officer, the health system is Continue reading

Payers, Providers Question Value of Public Health Data Exchanges

payersThe majority of payers and providers believe that the business model of publicly funded health information exchanges is flawed, according to a Black Book survey, Health Data Management reports.

Survey Details, Findings

For the survey, Black Book polled 1,550 providers and 794 payers. Continue reading