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OHSU receives funding to launch behavioral health services coordination effort

A psychologist takes notes as a teen speaks during a mental health meeting. Oregon Health & Science University will receive $1.5 million to develop plans for coordinated behavioral health services throughout the state. (Getty Images) Oregon Health & Science University will develop a plan to coordinate available behavioral health services statewide, thanks to $1.5 million … Read more

Veterans Affairs Facilities Suffer Glitch Linked to Electronic Health Records System

A glitch related to a health-records system run by the US Department of Veterans Affairs forced the network offline in some locations, the latest hiccup in the agency’s yearslong effort to replace a system developed in the 1980s. The problem, discovered last week during a software upgrade, forced the agency to shut the system down … Read more

Mobile health app users found to be more content with public health governance during COVID-19

In a recent study published in Healthcareresearchers assessed the effect of mobile health (mhealth) app usage on enhancing public health satisfaction during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: The Impact of Using mHealth Apps on Improving Public Health Satisfaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Digital Content Value Chain Perspective. Image Credit: DimaBerlin/Shutterstock The constant increase in … Read more

Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities. While this unfortunately aligns with health inequities that have historically plagued these populations, one study sought to understand how structural factors are correlated with COVID-19 mortality across racial and ethnic groups. The investigators wrote, “Evidence shows that social determinants of health (SDOH), the structural conditions … Read more

Medical Mile lures med tech startup BAMF Health to establish Grand Rapids HQ

Anthony Chang was unfamiliar with Grand Rapids when he was invited to a recruiting tour for the Van Andel Institute while studying as a graduate student at the University of Texas’ Health Science Center at San Antonio. A decade after he joined the Institute as a researcher, Chang is now basing his promising medical technology … Read more