health IT

Dear Research Advocate: Research!America’s annual health research forum, “Straight Talk,” will kick off tomorrow, Thursday, September 6, at 10:15 AM EST at the Newseum in Washington, DC. I am sending this week’s letter a day early to ensure that you have the link to the livestream, since we are at full capacity in the room. Featuring HHS Secretary Alex Azar II and a host of other national leaders in the research and public health arenas, the goal of the forum is to foster candid discussion and seed new thinking around topics that are front and center in research and innovation. Be sure to listen in! The House returned from August recess yesterday and opted to “fast-track” the Labor-H/...
I valued the opportunity earlier this week to join the team from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science as they delivered their high quality program at Mississippi State University. Mr. Alda gave a typically inspirational and amusing keynote and also kicked off the interactive sessions the next morning. The Alda Method© team-teaches communication skills, drawing on working actors’ improvisational abilities coupled with the expertise of educators and researchers who regularly contribute to the academic literature, including the Oxford Handbook of The Science of Science Communication . As more academic institutions consider adding a communication and public engagement component to...
“The health care economy is $3.2 trillion today - 18% of the gross domestic product - and is projected to grow to about 20% over the next several years,” said CVS Health executive vice president Thomas M. Moriarty at a POLITICO Live Health IT panel on Thursday, May 10 in Washington, D.C. “That 2% could be invested in education and other key things that we need as a nation, so we need to accelerate the change [in developing better care at lower prices].” The conversation, facilitated by Politico CEO Patrick Steel was centered on the barriers to properly implementing digital health tools in doctors’ offices around the country and how best to overcome those barriers. One such hurdle is the...

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter