Showing posts with label #HHS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #HHS. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

🌊IMSPARK: Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific🌊

🌊Imagine… Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific🌊

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A world where health information technology (IT) enables better access, quality, and equity of health care for the diverse and underserved populations in the Pacific region.

🔗 Link: 

📚 Source: 

HHS Press Office. (2023, December 13). HHS finalizes rule to advance health IT interoperability and algorithm transparency. HHS.gov.

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized a rule that updates its Health IT Certification Program and its Information Blocking Rule. 💻The rule aims to improve the interoperability and usability of health IT, such as electronic health records, and to enhance the transparency and accountability of AI and other predictive algorithms that are part of certified health IT. The rule establishes new requirements for health IT developers to disclose information about their algorithms, such as their purpose, inputs, outputs, limitations, and potential biases.🧬 The rule also adopts new standards and policies to facilitate the exchange of electronic health information among health care providers, patients, and other stakeholders. The rule supports the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Biden Administration to advance health IT innovation, patient access, and health equity. 🙌The rule could also benefit the Pacific region, where health disparities are prevalent and health IT adoption is lagging. By promoting more transparent and interoperable health IT systems, the rule could help improve the delivery and coordination of health care services, enhance the quality and safety of care, and empower patients and communities to manage their health and well-being.

#Interoperability, #HHS, #Algorithm,#HealthEquity,#TelehealthAccess,#HHS,#PacificRegion, #IT,#IMSPARK,

Thursday, November 16, 2023

🌳IMSPARK: Safeguarding Health in a Changing Climate: HHS's Pledge to Health Equity Amidst Environmental Challenges🌳

🌳Imagine... Safeguarding Health in a Changing Climate: HHS's Pledge to Health Equity Amidst Environmental Challenges🌳

💡Imagined Endstate:

A commitment extended to disadvantaged communities already grappling with environmental risks. HHS aims to bridge health disparities by addressing key factors, including geographical vulnerability, healthcare access, and socioeconomic challenges.

🔗Link:  

https://www.hhs.gov/ash/ocche/index.html

📚 Source:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2023). Climate Change and Health Equity. 

💥 What's the Big Deal: 

In the face of escalating climate change impacts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is on a mission to fortify the health and well-being of all, with a special focus on the most vulnerable. From intensified heatwaves to shifts in disease vectors, 🏥HHS is gearing up to tackle existing and emerging health threats exacerbated by climate change🌦️Climate change, intensifying health threats, and societal vulnerabilities intersect in HHS's comprehensive initiative. Recognizing that disadvantaged communities bear a disproportionate burden, the department is taking strategic action. The outlined factors influencing climate change resilience, 🌡️from geographical nuances to access to healthcare and information, underscore the commitment to inclusivity. 🌈 With climate change already impacting health in various ways—from heat-related illnesses to shifts in disease transmission patterns—the HHS initiative is a forward-looking approach. By addressing root causes, promoting awareness, and fortifying healthcare systems, HHS is at the forefront of ensuring health equity in a changing climate.

#HHS,#ClimateChange,#Innovation,#Resilience,#HealthEquity,#IMSPARK, 


Saturday, October 7, 2023

📢 IMSPARK: Launching the Climate and Health Outlook Portal 📢

 

📢 Imagine Launching the Climate and Health Outlook Portal 📢 


💡 Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a world where communities are better prepared to face climate-related health hazards.

📚 Source:

HHS. (2023, September 28). Launching the Climate and Health Outlook Portal.

🔗 Link:

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/09/28/hhs-launches-climate-and-health-outlook-portal-identify-counties-risk-climate-related-hazards.html

 💥 What's the Big Deal:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken a remarkable step in enhancing climate resilience. Through the Climate and Health Outlook Portal, which amalgamates climate forecasts with health risk factors at the  📣 county level, HHS is enabling stakeholders to make informed decisions and mitigate climate-related health threats. This innovative tool empowers communities to safeguard public health and well-being amidst the changing climate landscape. 📅 With the Portal, developed by HHS, health officials, policymakers, and the public can now access real-time, county-level data and forecasts for climate-related health risks, fostering proactive planning and resilience-building for a healthier, safer future.

#DisasterResponse,#HealthHazards,#ClimateAdaptation,#HHS,#IMSPARK,

Monday, August 28, 2023

🏥 IMSPARK: Improved Public Health Preparedness🏥

 

🏥 Imagine... Improved Public Health Preparedness🏥


💡 Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where a federal response is commensurate with the needs of a community impacted by a disaster.

Source: 📚

Denigan-Macauley, M. (2023). Critical Need to Address Deficiencies in HHS's Leadership and Coordination of Public Health Emergencies. United States Government Accountability Office

Link: 🔗

GAO REPORT

What's the Big Deal: 💥  

(HHS) is tasked with leading and coordinating public health emergencies effectively, ensuring clear roles, consistent data, transparent communication, accountability, and a deep understanding of partners' capabilities. 🌐The consequences of inadequate leadership and coordination in public health emergencies could have a profound impact. 🌟 Lives are at stake, economies can crumble, and public confidence can wane. 🌅 Timely responses to emerging threats like pandemics or natural disasters demand streamlined roles, data-driven decisions, transparent communication, rigorous accountability, and a profound understanding of partners' capabilities. These elements form the bedrock of an effective emergency response. 🏥The lessons learned from previous emergencies underscore the urgency of these improvements, as they impact our preparedness for the inevitable future incidents and ensure we learn from the hardship and losses of those who were impacted in the past.

#Public Health Emergency,#DisasterPreparedness, #HHS, #GAO, #IMSPARK,#MauiStrong, 

💰IMSPARK: Equitable Foundations: Building Homeownership Dreams in the Pacific💰

  💰Imagine... Equitable Foundations:  Building Homeownership Dreams in the Pacific💰 💡 Imagined Endstate:   A future where Pacific communi...