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WHITE COATS TAKE OVER THE WHITE HOUSE ONLINE: Doctors, nurses and other health care workers were active on Twitter and other social media long before the pandemic, but the coronavirus crisis has made the way they use technology much more direct Communicate to the public, charged

Not only do you educate and educate people about the crisis affecting their own hospitals and communities, or the best ways to avoid the virus being caught or spreading, you are using Twitter to deliver truth serum, and offer an often gloomy cyber realism that contrasts with President Donald Trump’s rosy assessments of Covid-19 and more of them are doing it

“Health professionals of all kinds are starting to pop up on Twitter, especially since 2016 when Trump made it the norm to be there professional, but this year it was like – boom!” said Esther Choo, @choo_ek , an emergency physician and professor at Oregon Health and Science University of nearly 200000 Twitter followers “So many doctors consider it part of their daily duty: see patients, read articles, discuss science, look up the news, think about social media” Twitter promoted this by blue ticking more health professionals, that indicates the authenticity of an account, “she said

A wider range of voices: The online presence of doctors and nurses – which sometimes leads to television appearances – creates “an incredible opportunity to correct misinformation and contribute to the conversations we need to have about the pandemic,” Choo said

The pandemic is not the first political moment for health professionals – although this moment is drawing a wider range of national voices. Previously, some medical professionals had voted for the Affordable Care Act or their online votes for the #MeToo and “TIME’S UP Healthcare Award Against Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace For many, gun violence and school shootings were the trigger. When the National Rifle Association asked health workers to “stay on track” a few months after the Parkland High School mass shooting, doctors and health workers were asked Nurses, many of whom treated gunshot victims, spilled on Twitter using the hashtag “This Is Our Lane”

“This is our lead” was the first truly unified virus day for healthcare, “said Megan Ranney, an emergency doctor at Brown who is more than 80000 pandemic supporters “It was an accident, like many viral things A doctor coined the hashtag and it started like wildfire”

All’s Not Well: Many of the high profile health workers originally came to Twitter for the same reasons as journalists and other professionals. Sure, there’s tons of nonsense on the site, but there are pockets to talk about politics, about too Listening to research, meeting colleagues from across the country, socializing – long before the pandemic forced us all to do so virtually

Yet just as Trump was able to tweet directly to the public – including spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and attacking scientists who disagreed with him – doctors, nurses, and other emergency personnel began to do more tweeting about the virus, they went crazy or worked with hospital administrators as well as local and national officials While the White House said everything was under control, #medtwitter made it clear it wasn’t

Health workers tweet about the lack of personal protective equipment, burnout and exhaustion, and the incomprehensible death toll in crowded American hospitals as they try to show Americans how black and brown communities are harmed and overlooked, and honor and commemorate health workers who do got sick or died They share pictures of hearses in the fridge

Pushback galore; Some mix the personal and the political, like @NurseKelsey, an intensive care trauma nurse with 36+000 followers whose feed alternates between keen observations about their job and the virus and is a completely exhausted working woman and mom who really misses her recently deceased wife dog other posts are raw in different ways When Dr Susan Moore alleged racism in her own treatment for Covid-19, news from Twitter feeds like @Cleavon_md before her death hit the national newspapers

It Doesn’t Come Without Pushback Health workers can also be trolled, noted Vineet Arora (@FutureDocs), a hospital doctor and medical professor at the University of Chicago who has more than 35She and her colleagues documented vitriol in a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, which is aimed at both male and female doctors – and the sexual harassment of women on the Internet

Despite the gloomy times, Twitter can also have a sense of humor in the healthcare sector with the advent of vaccines, the hashtag #RighttoBareArms is on trend

Welcome back to Future Pulse as we explore the convergence of healthcare and technology. Share your news and feedback: @dariustahir, @ravindranize, @ali_lev, @katymurphy

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Namrata Rastogi @doc_namrata “With the introduction of Amazon Care (telemedicine), Amazon Healthlake (EHR), Amazon Pharmacy (retail pharmacy) and an innovation lab (computer biology) through Amazon, there was apparently only one way for Haven”

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HAVEN SPUTTERS TO A HALT: The zippy health alliance of Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway officially broke up this week, a fate likely predicted by the departure of former CEO Atul Gawande in May

With ample resources and thousands of employees to serve as the test bed for redesigning employer-sponsored care, the company known as Haven could have “been a catalyst to transform the way healthcare is delivered in the country,” says Columbia Business Carri Chan, professor at the school, tells Mohana Ravindranath of POLITICO Instead, this could be the latest example of consumer tech companies falling short in healthcare and joining efforts by Microsoft and Google to retake digital records design

Rob Huckman of Harvard Business School is among those who believe that attempting to overhaul payments and health care could have worked – if it had been better organized “It’s a challenge to find yourself in three big organizations to integrate, “he said, adding,” I don’t think one of these three organizations necessarily needs the other two ”

Possibly the company’s greatest asset was its visionary leaders: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Jamie Dimon of JP MorganChase, and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway made a big splash when they started the collaboration in 2018, as did Gawande when he did stepped in as CEO but that was months before the company even had a name, and its specific goals and operations remained largely under wraps, according to CNBC, each company has been running its own projects internally without the approval of other executives
Outlook: It may not be the last time consumer-centric companies are trying to tackle healthcare, and that’s a good thing, says Lisa Suennen, who leads Manatt Digital and Technology, “Just by merging new thinking with it Traditional health care experience may allow new ideas to come to light, “she


We even saw Amazon go it alone piloting new systems, including through drug supply company PillPack, online pharmacy service, and cloud business Amazon Web Services, Huckman said, “Amazon’s ability to impact the healthcare industry having could be significant, and it is no more or less significant now than it was before Haven was dissolved, “Huckman said

– January 2018 – Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway announce plans to create an independent organization focused on employee health care and cost reduction June 2018 – The three companies appoint the surgeon and health researcher Atul Gawande as CEO of the joint venture – March 2019 – The company unveils a new website and name: Haven – May 2019 – Haven loses COO Jack Stoddard, his second employee – October 2019 – Haven reportedly offers JPMorgan Chase employees two new health plans – May 2020 – Gawande resigns as CEO of Haven, citing plans to focus on responding to pandemics, but remains Chairman of Haven’s Board of Directors – November 2020 – Gawande Joins Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Task Force- January 2021 – Haven informs employees that operations will cease until February

CONGRESS COVID TEST MAY BE DEFECTIVE: The heads of state and government of the House of Representatives and the Senate bowed to the pressure in November and carried out Covid tests on site at the Capitol to better control the risk of infection when the legislature off Now the FDA says the test used is prone to false results

David Lim and Sarah Ferris of POLITICO write that Curative’s diagnosis typically provides results within 12 hours and is used to test potentially hundreds of politicians, staff and reporters on busy days during the session of the Congress However, FDA said the product is prone to false negative results and “should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions. The concern is that an erroneous” all clear “result can lead to infected people unwittingly spreading the virus and delay their treatment

Common Problem ?: Capitol Doctor Brian Monahan acknowledged the FDA’s warning in a memo received from POLITICO describing the test as “the most accurate available” and stating that there was a risk of a false negative “for everyone Coronavirus testing poses a problem””

“We expect additional information from the FDA and our professional advisers in the coming days regarding concerns about the ongoing use of this test for the Capitol community,” Monahan wrote in the note on Monday

That doesn’t allay concerns about the virus on Capitol Hill, where hundreds of members had to vote in person at the start of the new session this week instead of using proxy

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EUROPE’S SLUGGISH VACCINE ROLLOUT: Turns out the United States isn’t the only country fighting to get Covid shots in people’s arms After France dropped the ball on face masks and tested it early, it tries to get its vaccination drive going, even hiring McKinsey, who advises on logistics, and the Netherlands will vaccinate their first citizen, a home care nurse, on Wednesday, a little over two weeks since the European one Regulators have approved the first shot

The political ramifications are particularly significant in France, where missteps and conflicting statements about who would receive the first nudges could shape Emmanuel Macron’s re-election campaign in 2022, write POLITICOs Rym Momtaz and Elisa Braun Though France at the same time and with the same vaccine as other EU countries, it only dosed a few hundred people according to the latest publicly available data – a blow to its respected taxpayer-funded health care system

Public Frustration: Health Minister Olivier Véran once suggested that the slow pace of vaccination was a conscious choice to increase confidence in the vaccine among a population particularly fearful of side effects. Then Macron announced that he was disappointed in state efforts – a move that sounded hollow to some after throwing himself in chief of national response

French officials still claim they are doing as well or better than other top performers in the EU like Belgium or the Netherlands, and even Germany, which has at least 265 as of the beginning of this week000 people vaccinated – more than any other EU country – is still a long way from 1. 3 million doses are available

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