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Decolonising contraception: focusing on equality and justice in sexual and reproductive health

Dr Annabel Sowemimo is the founder and director of Decolonising Contraception, a non-profit organisation led by people of colour. It aims to raise awareness about the historical and socio-economic barriers faced by people accessing sexual and reproductive care. We spoke to Annabel about the work of the collective and its plans for the coming year.… Read More »

HHS unveils new 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

The final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan released today  by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is laser focused – unsurprisingly, given the goals of recent rulemakings – on ensuring Americans’ easy access to their own electronic health information. ONC worked with more than two dozen federal organizations and drew upon… Read More »

Patients with comorbid behavioral health conditions have longer inpatient stays

A report released this week from the Center for Health Information and Analysis found that patients with comorbid behavioral health conditions had readmission rates that were nearly twice as high as those without one.   The report, which examined CHIA’s data for patients with comorbid behavioral health conditions who were hospitalized between July 1, 2017… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »