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#PatientCentric care, #PtExperience #Tokenism, #HoldingSpace #WeAreBetterTogether ⚠️ long thread.
Recently I attended a meeting of an organization whose focus is in improving #healthcare. This is a highly respected organization. One ☝🏼 of their founding principles is the 1/
engagement of various #stakeholders including #patients and #caregivers. This was not the 1st meeting of this org. I have attended. I walked away from this particular meeting sad, frustrated & a bit angry. The topic was on #patientcentric care. A topic that is near & dear 2/
to me. The caliber of individuals involved was spectacular; academics, researchers, consultants. As I scrolled through participants as well as listened to the conversation and watched the comments come across the screen I was enthralled with the dialogue however 3/
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It's WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

We @lifeworthhmo know the importance of living a cancer-free life, and so we decided to raise awareness about it.

#Thread
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. But can later spread to the pelvis and abdomen.
Women With Increased Risks:

- Women ages 50 - 60yrs
- Women with close relatives with ovarian cancer
- Women who started menstruating before age 8yrs
- Women who are/were still menstruating after age 55yrs
- And other genetic "Wahalas"
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1/16 #PPC #MaximeBernier #FreedomOfSpeech It isn’t about Left vs Right...it is COMMON SENSE POLICIES that help ALL Canadians

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Peoples Party of Canada RT RT RT

Learn more click link peoplespartyofcanada.ca/freedom-of-exp…
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If #HealthCare positions itself as public priority number one during a #pandemic, then it goes without saying #nurses in fact perform a critical and central role in delivering said #health care. #NursesWeek2021 #NursesWeek #NursesDay #NursesMonth #Nursing #NurseTwitter #Nurse
By not only advocating for #HealthPromotion in general, but by also educating #patients directly and the public at large of the preventive measures necessary to avoid illness and injury, it's not an exaggeration to call #nurses out as #noble..
...or, at the very least their selfless #professional #nursing pursuits can be considered as such. Conjoined with providing actual #MedicalCare AND assisting with #rehabilitation AND providing emotional & psychological #support AND...
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Powered exclusively by #VOLUNTEER efforts, @iamwillproject locally engages in promoting a #ContinuumOfCare spectrum, while advocating for #CommunityHEALTH.

@iawpfoundation #IAWP Image
Helping to #bridge the gaps between progressive #healthcare providers and those individuals seeking primary #medical services & professional #supportive healthcare #resource referrals, @iamwillproject creates #Testing & #LinkAge to #Care connection opportunities. #Outreach! #IAWP
A spark ignited in the #spring of 1972 & #trails have been ablaze ever since. #IAWP effectively expands consumer #HealthLiteracy by freely disseminating plain language #healthcare information & facilitating #complimentary skill building. #SelfCare #CommunityHEALTH @iawpfoundation
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Back to reporting after ~4 weeks of battling the virus, being a caregiver to 3 in family, finding hospital beds, labs, struggling to seek info about hospitalised parents. All this in a small town. Was lucky though to have eventually found resources & recover. Many are not #Thread
The chaos, health infra in JSR, my hometown & a fairly developed city, has given a 1st hand experience of healthcare in small towns. Doesn't end at lack of infra. Sheer negligence & under-preparedness both by govt & ppl is beyond belief. Story same across tier 2&3 towns in India
#Covidcrisis has fiercely moved from big cities to small towns - those having limited experience of 1st wave, were complacent & poorly educated about the outbreak. Health infra broken, unable to take the load, processes are slowing. 2020 was just taken as a one-off historic event
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Okay, I love @POTUS #CaregiverInChief but lowering drug prices is a complicated economic web — healthcare isn’t something that you pay for like a new car, it’s mediated by a third party 1/x #drugprices #pharma #medicare #medicaid
Take International Reference Pricing for example. (Lost you already, haven’t I?) This type of negotiation tool ties drug prices to caps set using “QALYs” - Quality Adjusted Life Years 2/ #health #pharma #medicine #innovation #caregiving #advocacy statnews.com/2019/02/22/qal…
3/ Don’t get me wrong - #health care needs to be affordable & #accessible & costs should be accessible. But tying access to medicines based on the economic “value” of a person’s life unfairly discriminated against older #adults & ppl w/ #disabilities, see ncd.gov/sites/default/…
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[thread]

In the #USA and much of the so-called #1stWorld, we are in Act 4 of a 5 act Shakespeare epic we might call “Pandemia 2020.”...
In the #UK, they seem mired in Act 3, and in #Russia, #Brasil, #Peru, and parts of #Africa it is Act 2! In #india it seems they are against a wall at the height of the Act 1!...
Why is this so?
To determine this, we must begin in December 2019.

On 26 Dec 2021 the govt in #Taipei, #Taiwan warned every other govt on Earth that their intelligence had determined there was a vrus spreading in #Wuhan, #PRC & that they were banning all travel from #China...
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#Culture
#India
#Healthcare

One of the reasons of Covid fatigue for doctors in India is "multiple consultations".

So far in entire year I have not come across EVEN ONE patient who consulted ONLY ONE doctor.
Even asymptomatic people or people with mildest of symptoms contact multiple doctors.

This is how we are.

Therefore I am totally against working for telephonic helplines. If they really audit their calls..
they will realise that most callers are calling up helpline "just to confirm" what 10 other doctors + actual treating doctor has already told them.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/dai…
Opinion | Set Up Branches of Elite Colleges to Expand Access

nytimes.com/2021/04/15/opi…

#HigherEducation #accessibility #OpEd #BranchCampuses
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87

nytimes.com/2021/04/16/nyr…

#obituary #PublicLibrary #scholarship #leadership #service
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Word “racism” silenced, actively, by #MedEd #MedTwitter #healthcare#professionalism” & “communication” labels

Saying “racism” offends or “hurts feelings” > actual #BLM deaths

If #professionalism itself is racist -makes sense that word suppressed
@FutureDocs
What @ayshakhoury experienced pushes out & silences many

If the editors of @JAMA_current resist hearing word “structural racism” then they certainly are not publishing papers using that word

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
Journal gatekeeping: men
Behavior gatekeeping: women/HR

#accountability only for white men
-> we miss “Amy Cooper” in #academia, #HR, #professionalism #compliance

insidehighered.com/advice/2020/06…

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
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The only feelings to center on are those of black community
Wrong use of this quote during the week of #DerekChauvinTrial

Some people “feel” things if a white male faces accountability
Amy Cooper’s feelings: call cops
Racism & racism lite has always focused on “feelings” #BLM
When @ayshakhoury or @uche_blackstock were authentic in their feelings: ended careers

Black female physician #DrSusanMoore having “knowledge” or a “voice”
while DYING
made others
*feel* “intimidated.”

This is part of a known pattern for WOC
@COCoQC
#BLM #BlackintheIvory
This is a repeating pattern of “feelings” used against tellers of uncomfortable truths that #MLK described in the letter from the Birmingham jail.

Seeking order > justice or overpolicing are all to protect only certain “feelings” of “security” while those like #adamtoledo die.
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🧵

@katie_mo_ has a surgery scheduled soon that qualifies as an #ACA-covered #preventive service, meaning it should be exempt from cost-sharing.

Would it surprise you to know that it is never that simple? Yeah, I didn't think so. 🤬
Today, she talked with the hospital and they gave her an estimate of $3,000 that would be due the day of the procedure...for a procedure that is supposed to be free to her.

This is four times higher than the $750 she was quoted initially.
Not surprisingly, she called me and asked if she should cancel, to wait until she has better insurance. I said no, that shouldn't make any difference, and got to work.
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#Covid #healthcare
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First 🌊 of Covid was pure shock for all health systems and societies.

We had little knowledge of what hit us.

People died by large number in developed nations.
By the end of first few weeks we sized up the enemy very well. We also knew that there would be more waves.

As they say in 🎾 you are only as good as your second serve.
And this turns out to be truth about health care.

After doing okayish (?luck) in first 🌊, how is India facing second wave?
What has directed our response, if we can call that?

How do we compare with the world in terms of managing second 🌊,

You are the judge and the victim.
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Important perspective below

When I was a foreign grad & trainee I bought into idea: I just needed to work 3x as hard to get 1/2 as far

At mid-career, my health gave out trying for:
“be the person you needed when you were younger”
& to protect students

this system does not work ImageImage
Editors of elite journal @JAMA_current question if medical racism is real

the business world gets it
@HarvardBiz
published this on #minoritiesinmedicine #blackexcellence #blm #BlackLivesMatter

#MedTwitter needs #transparency & #Accountability

hbr.org/amp/2018/08/re…
why can’t elite journals that define #EBM & #datadriven #healthcare
like @JAMA_current

focus on OUTCOMES
as experienced by PATIENTS

Why focus on LABELS certain physicians don’t like to hear?

Am a former regulator
we need quality #data by gatekeepers

medpagetoday.com/publichealthpo…
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#MedTwitter influencers show hypocrisy (advice vs actions on masks). Agree:

“unpleasant comments are ‘the nature of social media’ and holding public figures accountable is critical when they are setting an example for their ‘millions of followers.’”

insider.com/coronavirus-sh…
#tweetiatrician have even gotten death threats for pro-#vaccine #SciComm - most #MedTwitter influencers did nothing to protect vs these personal safety threats to #clinician & #doctor colleagues

@ZDoggMD & @DrToddWo did step up to help @NicoleB_MD

medpagetoday.com/special-report…
Compare above to Dr. Mike:
when medical influencers are “caught”

adds to public perception:
“doctors cannot be trusted”

“Another fan posted on Reddit: ‘I know it's your life and you can do what you want, but you have chosen to be a public figure.’”

mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/w…
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#Healthcare @Roflindian Wants MMS a congressi as PM for a year? A small story of a congress. My family Hardcore congressi my late uncle was a local leader in 90's his daughter had a heart issue my kid cousin sister uncle called all the big MPs/MLAs none came for help....
2. @Roflindian ... My uncle kept calling up meeting his top leaders as he needed money for surgery of his daughter.. 5/6 lac was big those days MPs/MLA in power could have helped but no.. @nitin_gadkari ji got to know he immediately rushed arranged for funds....
3. ... And he @nitin_gadkari was BJP leader my uncle was his opponent still Gadkari Ji managed to arrange all the required funds for surgery was there with my uncle till his daughter was out of danger... That's the difference between BJP and Congress Mr Sudipto @Roflindian
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Accountability

Flowers, I will go see she said.

Headed to Esplanade (cuz this photo alone would check a box but would actually be cheating - the power of “optics” or manufactured data whose lives & careers are Twitter).

Question everything you see
See like a #pediatrician Image
I shall see from a new perspective she said - I will cross on the other side.

(Actually, I wanted to be on the other side but would have to walk a block to cross so, fine, I’ll cross on this side. Bah humbug). Image
I shall admire the barely born green hope unfurling into the crisp Spring air, fragile yet #resilient, she said

(Yay #Science and @museumofscience #BostonStrong #Boston ... and yes, and requisite monuments to male anatomy and war as well) Image
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(Thread 1/n) The Future of Health & #Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?

@daniel_kraft eloquently summarizes the early innings of #healthcare #technology, and its #future. #mustwatch
$XBI $IBB

My favorite takeaways below:

(Thread 2/n) The Future of Health & Medicine:
Where Can Technology Take Us?

Some companies discussed: $TDOC $DRIO $GDRX $AMZN $UBER $AAPL $FIT $AMWL $GOOGL
$GRMN $DXCM $TNDM

@TeladocHealth (I think) would be wise to purchase
@DetectTest @VitalConnectInc @TytoCare @HeartFlow ImageImageImageImage
(Thread 3/n) The Future of Health & Medicine
Glucose Monitoring paving the path forward.

Diabetes care started the path forward. Wearable monitoring, is still in it's infancy. What other applications will come?

@dexcom
@TandemDiabetes
@DarioHealth
@TeladocHealth @Livongo ImageImageImageImage
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When the #ACA was implemented: there was no mandate established to ensure that #emr #ehr electronic medical records could communicate and physicians could obtain medical records from #doctors caring for the same patients at other offices or hospitals. 1/
What ensued was that the government forces practices to an incur most of the cost of buying expensive electronic medical records and forced them to use them or incur more financial penalties. In retrospect those who did not use #emr and #ehr benefitted 2/
It became impossible to afford an #emr #ehr in a private practice
costs include:
1. Computers
2. Network maintenance
3. Wi-Fi
4. Back-up systems
5. #emr #ehr Licenses
6. Cost of repairs
7. Reduction of time with patients
8. Increase typing-dictating time
9. Longer notes 3/
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Over 5,000 people have tested positive for #COVID19 at #KumbhMela
- Till now, 96 #Seers have tested positive, 28 among them on Friday
- Since April 7, 9 #healthcare workers have tested #Covid positive
- On Friday, 7 cops tested positive
- Since April 1, when the Maha #Kumbh began, 5,037 have tested positive and 9 died in #Haridwar
- Niranjani Akhada announced exit from Kumbh Mela, amid the rising Covid cases
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns in Canada: national daily case counts and incidence per 100,000 population continue to rise steeply, exceeding the peak of the first and second waves of the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada. canada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/3 This reflects transmission from ~2 weeks ago, as we headed into the long weekend. So things may get worse before they get better, following restrictions implemented in high incidence areas & expanding #COVID19vaccines rollout.
3/3 Our help is needed! #Healthcare & #essential workers must go out, let’s do all we can to support them during these difficult days ahead by reducing our contacts as much as possible & meticulously keeping up with #WashMaskSpace
canada.ca/en/public-heal…
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I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

@PeterHotez

npr.org/sections/thetw…
If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations

(trauma->fear)

the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
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