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Public Health: The Crucial Missing Ingredient in Health Tech

Public Health: The Crucial Missing Ingredient in Health Tech

Originally published at covid19healthtech.com “We will not bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control until we see and address gaps that keep tens of millions of people from meaningfully using technology.” — Amy Sheon Healthcare’s Looming Disaster is Hidden in Plain Sight Health systems and technologists have a vital opportunity to mitigate the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing a…

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Conference Report: Digital Skills: A Hidden ‘Super’ Social Determinant of Health

Conference Report: Digital Skills: A Hidden ‘Super’ Social Determinant of Health

Originally published at iaphs.org The “Digital Skills and Connectivity as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)” panel at the IAPHS conference in October 2018 represented an unprecedented reach across sectors to shed light on a hidden SDOH. Dr. Chris Gibbons from the  FCCs Connect2Health Task Force shared that the “future of the nation’s health is fundamentally premised on the widespread availability and accessibility…

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Did One Good Map Bring Low Cost Internet to Thousands of Low Income Cleveland Residents?

Did One Good Map Bring Low Cost Internet to Thousands of Low Income Cleveland Residents?

Readers of the Health Data Matters Blog know that I’ve been advocating for recognition of high speed internet access as a social determinant of health. Readers also know we believe that well constructed data visualizations can be very compelling. Well, our colleagues at Connect Your Community 2.0 (CYC) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) just made this point for…

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The FCC Learns About HealthDataMatters.org!

The FCC Learns About HealthDataMatters.org!

I had the privilege of helping to organize a visit to Cleveland by the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force earlier this week. The Task Force’s “Beyond the Beltway Series” is an opportunity for FCC Commissioners to understand and promote the “transformative power of broadband technologies and next-generation communications services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance…

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Communicating Health Data Through Stories: One Opportunity and One Resource

Does it seem like infographics came out of nowhere? Many organizations are using them as an effective way to convey information and motivate action. If you want to learn more about this exciting tool, the Community Indicators Consortium recently hosted a webinar entitled “Data Storytelling Using Infographics: Why, How and Where to Create Them.” Through our institutional membership to the…

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