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Kathi Browne
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Healthcare Social Media Consultant & Glass Community Leader
Healthcare Social Media Consultant & Glass Community Leader

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Ruby Tuesday shareholders aren't happy about the sale.
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Northshore's Dr. Ari Robicsek explained the 7 A's of actionable data at today's #IHIforum (so insightful on how to communicate and learn from data):

#7 arrives in time
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Here's a cool wearable that is just being released for #fallsprevention. It's being debuted at the IHI national forum -- a sock with pressure sensors on the bottom for detecting when someone begins to stand up. You can check it out at http://palarum.com
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Merry Christmas ... and to all a good night (thanks to the generosity of two real estate agents)!

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Prototype hybrid electrochemical-microfluidic technology is being used to isolate cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream. This tech and related tech may eventually lead to a wearable, artificial kidney. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced new tools to address the opioid crisis. The punchline in his own words:

"... I am announcing three new initiatives to turn the tide.

First, the Department will continue to back the blue. I am announcing more than $12 million in grants to state and local law enforcement agencies across America to take heroin methamphetamines, cocaine, and other illicit drugs off our streets.

Second, I am announcing a restructuring at the DEA, with the establishment of the first new Field Division in nearly 20 years.

The current Louisville district office will now be the 22nd DEA Field Division, with about 90 special agents and 130 task force officers. This field division will cover West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These areas covered by this new division face similar drug threats, enabling this division to better focus on those threats.

They will be led by Special Agent in Charge Christopher Evans, who has served DEA for more than 25 years.

Third and finally, I am ordering all of our U.S. Attorney offices to designate an opioid coordinator to serve as a kind of quarterback of our anti-opioid efforts in their community.

They will convene a task force of state, federal, and local law enforcement and help determine which cases to take federal. And they will help customize and evaluate the effectiveness of every U.S. Attorney’s Office’s strategy to combat the opioid epidemic, a strategy based on local conditions on the ground."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/sessions-introduces-three-initiatives-to-fight-opioid-epidemic/2017/11/29/c47415c2-d526-11e7-9ad9-ca0619edfa05_video.html?utm_term=.d1ee34970673

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Saving lives with drone-delivered defibrillators ... why not EpiPens, Narcan, etc...?
Hospitals could probably do this now, but it would blow safety protocol right out the window.

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The government-mandated “patient satisfaction survey” is meant to reward quality and effective care by giving bigger payments from Medicare and Medicaid to Hospitals with better scores. HOWEVER, one of the grades is “How often did the hospital staff do everything they could to help you with your pain?” without taking into account drug seekers who use this to their advantage.

What can be done about this?

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