Lack of diversity among cardiovascular health-care professionals continues

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Despite working for more than two decades to address underrepresentation of women in cardiology, disparities among cardiovascular professionals continue to exist. Profound inequities also exist for individuals underrepresented in medicine, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, who constitute 32 percent of the U.S. population but only eight percent of practicing cardiologists.

“The disparities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic present disturbing evidence that we are far from cardiovascular healthcare equity in the work place,” says Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and corresponding author of a Comment in the journal Nature Reviews Cardiology. “Individuals, leaders and institutions must prioritize research, policies, and structures to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that is essential to advancing workforce excellence and cardiovascular health.”

Diversity and equity in the health-care workforce have been shown to benefit patients and

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On World Mental Health Day, 9 ways to boost your mental health as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Oct. 10, 2020, marks World Mental Health Day, an annual event that looks very different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Experts in the U.S. are warning of a mental health crisis as people’s lives remain upended by the pandemic.

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“COVID-19 really hits on so many different pieces that could impact someone’s mental health,” Pooja Lakshmin, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health, told “Good Morning America” in May. “One thing that we know is so important for mental health is community and being around other people that we feel close to, and because of COVID-19, that’s also been taken away from us.”

Lakshmin, also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, has created an online community through her Instagram account, where she now shares tips on dealing with

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Allscripts continues to lead in interoperability, driving successful healthcare delivery

Company enables healthcare professionals and patients to share data across the continuum

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) remains committed to effective interoperability in healthcare delivery. A leader in interoperability and open platforms, the company has made it a priority to deliver clinicians accessible, clinically relevant information at the point of care, creating a community patient record and enabling successful care delivery.

Allscripts dbMotion™ Solution has been delivering clinically relevant, meaningful interoperability for many years. With dbMotion, which enables the sharing of data across different EHR systems regardless of vendor, clinicians can engage their care teams and improve access to real-time, harmonized information from across the care continuum. Used around the world in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Israel, the solution leverages and shares data assets, achieving safer high-quality clinical outcomes.

Every month the following volumes are enabled:

  • 14M+ unique patient transactions are received in dbMotion

  • 31,000+ providers and 128,000+

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Infectious Trump briefly leaves Walter Reed to greet fans as confusion continues over his health

Adding to the confusion about his status, Trump briefly left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda to wave to supporters from a motorcade, after releasing a video on Twitter thanking people who had gathered outside the facility.

“We’re getting great reports from the doctors,” Trump said in the video before promising a “little surprise” to his supporters. “It’s been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about covid.”

At a news conference earlier Sunday, Trump’s medical team tried to clear up the muddled picture it had created the previous day when White House doctor Sean Conley falsely suggested that Trump had not been given supplemental oxygen.

But Conley continued to avoid directly answering specific questions about Trump’s health Sunday, even as he revealed that the president had been given dexamethasone, a steroid that is typically reserved for severely ill coronavirus patients needing oxygen. Conley openly admitted to

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Trump continues to improve during virus treatment, doctors say

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days, but he “has continued to improve” since then, the White House physician said Sunday, adding a new layer of confusion to the president’s fight with COVID-19 even while suggesting he could be discharged from the hospital as early as Monday.

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