Launch a Global Medical Career with Manipal’s American University of Antigua, College of Medicine

Medical students can be an efficient contingency workforce, provided their lack of training is suitably addressed. Being capable and ready to respond to COVID-19 like pandemic situation needs crucial emphasis on disaster management and emergency medicine. The world is faced with the reality of the shortage of physicians and healthcare providers due to the challenges posed by the current epidemiological peak. From the larger perspective, it is about how the shortage of physicians worldwide is going to impact the global health scenario. A lack of training renders medical students non-essential to patient care; on the other hand, clinical training is essential to generate future responders against COVID-19. What should be the focus of medical institutions and aspiring medical students?

Manipal’s American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is one such renowned institute in the Caribbean that helps students from different corners of the world to fulfill their dreams of

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Riderwood Medical Center Just Down the Hall for Residents

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The medical center is staffed with physicians who have dedicated their lives to senior health and who are available for same-day appointments. All appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes, giving doctors a chance to really get to know their patients. The result is an integrated approach to healthcare that leads to optimal outcomes for residents.

Dr. Lynne Diggs, director of Riderwood’s

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Boston-area Woman Owned VUE Health Wins Medical Marketing + Media (MM&M) Magazine Award for Second Year | News

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boston-based VUE Health was the proud recipient of the Gold award for Orphan Product Marketing Initiative for the “Escape the Castle” campaign they created for EUSA Pharma at this past Thursday’s MM&M Awards (https://www.mmm-online.com/mmm-awards/gold-orphan-product-marketing-initiative-2020/).

This award, which recognizes best-in-class industry advertising and marketing strategy and executions within the pharmaceutical industry, was held virtually due to COVID-19; however, the VUE team was able to bring people together in a socially responsible way via micro-parties to celebrate as a team. As a woman-owned business, they are proud to support several women-owned businesses that have been hit particularly hard due to the pandemic, including Viga Social Catering, Corinthian Events, Sweetbay Florist and East Coast Primped.

Kathryn Wilson, CEO of VUE Health, said, “It was important to me to bring some light into this year. The team worked really hard on this fantastic initiative and I

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Health New England Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Health New England is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ira M. Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, to the role of Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In this position, Dr. Klein is responsible for ensuring the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services for Health New England members, and will focus on clinical excellence, innovation and technology to improve health outcomes.

Dr. Klein joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to Richard Swift, President and CEO, Health New England.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Ira Klein as our new Chief Medical Officer. With decades of experience in the health care industry, he is uniquely qualified to serve our members and strengthen our mission to improve the health and lives of the people in our communities,” Swift said. “He is joining Health New England at a very important time and will be a tremendous asset to

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Your Privacy In The Digital Health Era: The Medical Futurist’s Guide

As solutions like remote care are becoming the norm, 3D-printing disrupts the normal supply chain and even the number of life science studies on tools like artificial intelligence (A.I.) skyrocket, it’s become clear that we are not anticipating the digital health era; we are in the digital health era due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

First and foremost, it’s an era defined by a cultural transformation that will upend the traditional structure of healthcare. Clinical-grade sensors are available outside of the ivory towers of medicine; patients demand such tools so that they can become more proactive in managing their health and with their use; healthcare professionals revitalise the core values of medicine: empathy, attention and time. Healthcare authorities and institutions can further serve as guides for patients.

However, along with the enhanced healthcare landscape that digital health brings along, there is the pressing issue of privacy. To put it bluntly, there

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Tips for Navigating Medical Care Without Health Insurance

Millions of people in the U.S. live without health insurance, a circumstance that can cause people to weigh the need to see a doctor against the cost. Unfortunately, many people will put off or do without medical care because they can’t afford it, a decision that could jeopardize their health.

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While the Affordable Care Act has boosted the number of Americans with insurance, millions remain uninsured. In 2018, 27.5 million people – more than 8% of the U.S. population – were uninsured, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Private health insurance covered 67% of Americans. Those without health coverage face the dilemma: Where can I go for medical care without insurance?

The Coverage Gap

In addition to the people who are uninsured, millions are underinsured, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Among people with health insurance, 29% were underinsured in 2018, compared to 23% in 2014,

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Medical Alley Shatters Records, Breaks $1 Billion Barrier in Three Quarters

The Medical Alley Association released their Q3 Investment Report Tuesday, revealing a record-breaking $1 billion raised in the first three quarters of 2020.

A year after raising over $1 billion in capital for the first time ever, Medical Alley companies accomplished the feat again, this time needing just three quarters to pass the $1 billion mark. In total, 58 Medical Alley companies have raised $1,015,712,605 so far this year, showing the strength of the early- and growth-stage ecosystem here and proving that 2019’s billion-dollar year was a show of ongoing growth. Digital health currently leads all sectors, having raised more than $658.6 million this year, but medical device companies are drawing substantial interest as well, with $315 million brought in so far this year.

Of the more than $1 billion raised this year, $759.3 million was raised in the third quarter alone, led by Bright Health’s $500 million Series E

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Cincinnati Based Gym Is First in The Nation to Use New Medical Grade Technology to Kill Viruses and Bacteria

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new gym based out of Cincinnati, OH is boosting client confidence for a return to the gym by utilizing a new medical grade UVGI technology that meets the CDC standard for killing viruses.  Tyler and Michelle Menke are a husband/wife duo that had a dream of opening a fitness business.  After years of research and analysis of other fitness franchises, last December they decided to take the leap and began making plans for the development of a gym concept that would incorporate their love of strength training and yoga. 

Then COVID hit…

After lots of sleepless nights, the Menke’s came to a decision to keep pursuing their dream.  Tyler, who quit his high paying medical device job to dedicate time to the gym, began making calls to old vendor contacts and found a left over UVGI system from the pop-up hospitals.  He

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Shore Medical Center Reinstitutes Visitor Ban Due To Coronavirus

SOMERS POINT, NJ — Shore Medical Center will return to a “no visitor” policy because of a rise in coronavirus cases in its hospital community and South Jersey. The hospital implemented a similar ban in March but reduced restrictions as cases decreased.

The policy begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday and will run until further notice, with the following exceptions:

  • patients in hospice of end-of-life care

  • one visitor or support person for maternity

  • one visitor or support person for pediatric patients

Visitors must get screened for symptoms.

“At Shore, we know how important it is to have your loved ones by your side during your hospital stay,” said the hospital’s announcement. “Please know that our staff will continue to care for you like you are a member of their own family, and will do everything possible to make sure your loved ones have a means of regular communication during your stay.”

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Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Pharmacy Benefits

While these figures provide a broad picture of what is happening in health care spending, it is important to drill down to the individual patient to understand what these rising costs mean to patient care. The underlying concern is that as the cost of care continues to escalate, barriers to quality care will increase accordingly, especially for patients with complex conditions. A major barrier obstructing access to care for many of these patients is the disconnect between medical benefits and pharmacy benefits. These 2 entities, which are critical to the health and welfare of the patient, operate independently with virtually no collaboration on behalf of the patient. Unless we start to think about medical and pharmacy benefits in a new way that puts patients’ needs first, population groups that are already underserved could have even more difficulty accessing care as costs increase.

Silos Inhibit Quality Care

There are inherent conflicts

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