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Meet the Session Hosts!
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Meet the Session Hosts!

As TEDMED 2020 nears we are excited to announce our 2020 Session Hosts. Playing an integral role at TEDMED, our Session Hosts guide us through our amazing Stage Program, helping to connect the themes and ideas shared by our Speakers throughout the program. In addition to their work on Stage at TEDMED, all of our Session Hosts generously give their time and expertise as members of our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) working to shape the program itself. In the coming weeks we will be sharing some details about the ways in which our Speakers, Innovators, Partners and Delegates come together beyond the Stage, to share their voices in curated conversations and meetups hosted onsite soon. If you haven’t registered there is still time to join us and be a part of the onsite community at TEDM...
TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings
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TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings

There are plenty of ways to engage with our TEDMED 2020 class of Hive Innovators. Whether in a Hive Innovator Meetup, the Community Lunch, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Innovator’s “What If” questions, or through TEDMED Scout: Your AR Guide to Innovation. This year, the Hive Innovator experience is powered by our partner TBWAWorldHealth. Innovator Meetups At TEDMED 2020, the Hive Innovators will participate in curated meetup discussions around a topic that aligns to their work. Innovator Meetups are open to everyone in the TEDMED Community onsite and are an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Hive Innovators and the work they do to shape a healthier humanity. This year’s Hive Innovator Meetup topics include: New Age Diagnostics, Personalizing Digital...
TEDMED 2020 Meetups
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TEDMED 2020 Meetups

TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation Hosted by RWJF and facilitated by Malik Yakini, an RWJF Health Equity Expert Speakers: Cheryl Holder, Jyoti Sharma, and Thijs Biersteker Description: When we consider human health, we must consider climate health. Whether it is the impact the climate has on the social determinants of our health, the depletion of essential resources like water caused by a changing climate, or how we can harness art to better connect ourse...
Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19
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Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19

At TEDMED’s gathering in Boston, we had the opportunity to interview on stage the world’s top virologist, Peter Piot. In plain English, Peter provided solid scientific knowledge about COVID-19 and how to cope with it. Short answers, clear explanations. Based on that live interview here is a written Q & A supporting the responses to 100 questions on COVID-19 with Peter Piot. We hope that you will find this additional content helpful and that you will share the video Q & A and this blog post with your friends and family. 1. TEDMED: Let’s start with the basics. What is a virus? A virus is a very tiny particle of RNA or DNA genetic code protected by an outer protein wrapper. 2. TEDMED: How common are viruses? Viruses are everywhere. It’s amazing to realize that...
CVS Health Launches COVID-19 Testing Solution for Companies Returning to Worksites
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CVS Health Launches COVID-19 Testing Solution for Companies Returning to Worksites

What You Should Know: CVS Health today announced Return Ready™, a COVID-19 testing solution, to help return and maintain healthy populations at work. Return Ready offers organizations clinical consultation, end-to-end testing execution, integrated reporting, and additional health and safety solutions to help reduce COVID-19 transmission. The testing technology options include point-of-care testing with results in a few minutes or third-party lab-processed testing with results in a few days. Six states recently reported record numbers of new COVID-19 cases amid the continued rapid easing of lockdown restrictions – leaving many employers wondering how they can safely bring employees back to worksites and keep them healthy given the continued incidence of the virus in communit...
Social Distancing for Medical Devices: 5 Steps to Clinical Network Segmentation to Thwart Cyber-Attacks
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Social Distancing for Medical Devices: 5 Steps to Clinical Network Segmentation to Thwart Cyber-Attacks

Leon Lerman, Cynerio Co-Founder and CEOSince the beginning of 2020, cyber-attacks have spiked by 300%. As members of the world’s most targeted industry, healthcare organizations like hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and distributors of medical equipment are more at risk now than ever.  Even if an attack isn’t directly targeted at connected medical (or, Internet of Medical Things: IoMT) devices, it can spread through a hospital’s internal network and infect equipment used to diagnose and treat patients such as IV pumps, patient monitors, ventilators, and X-Ray machines. As John Riggi, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk put it: “Worst-case scenario, life-saving medical devices may be rendered inoperable.”  The best way for hospitals t...
Lottie’s shift work survival guide
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Lottie’s shift work survival guide

Feb 19, 2019//  by Charlotte Grant //  Leave a Comment As a healthcare professional, although you may choose to work in a 9-5 post, as part of your training you will be expected to work shifts. This may be a rolling roster of the same shift pattern or a random mix of days, nights, short and long shifts. It’s no surprise that shift work can lead to higher burn out, and a whole list of negative health effects. However, I think that shift work can have its benefits (who doesn’t like having 4 days off a week?), and there are things that I have picked up along the way that have really helped me. What works for me may not work for you, but hopefully some of these tips may make those long nights and tired days that little bit easier. So in no particular order, here are a couple of things tha...
Financial Abuse: An Early Sign of Domestic Violence
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Financial Abuse: An Early Sign of Domestic Violence

Adrienne* started living with her (now ex-) husband at the age of 17. By 19, she had made her first big purchase – a new car. That’s when the abuse started. At the time, she was working two jobs but found that money always came up short when paying the bills. When she discovered that her husband had spent her earnings, he told her that her car would be ‘repossessed in a month’ if she left and that she would ‘never make it out there without him.’ She felt trapped. Her ex-husband’s use of money to control her began to escalate in other ways. Despite spending money on himself, Adrienne’s husband would tell her ‘we can’t afford that’ when she wanted to make a personal purchase. Even for an inexpensive beauty product, he questioned her. ‘Why would you buy that? It’s not going to make you loo...
The time has come…health care makes the push to go digital
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The time has come…health care makes the push to go digital

Dr. Glen Geiger paraphrases Victor Hugo: Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.  Geiger, chief medical information officer at The Ottawa Hospital, says that the health care system has finally reached the point where a shift to electronic medical records (EMRs) has become inevitable.   So much so, that some Canadian hospitals are preparing for the big bang.  Rather than building digital health-information management systems piece by piece, they plan to implement new comprehensive computer systems all at once, often on a single day. And they hope these new systems will help them provide better care to patients. The Ottawa Hospital went through a massive big bang in June 2019 in partnership with five other health care organizations: The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family H...
Is it time to implement one national license for Canadian doctors?
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Is it time to implement one national license for Canadian doctors?

*Editor’s note: Provincial licensing of medical professionals, including doctors, may become a barrier to redistributing our work force during this pandemic. Rather than one large outbreak, COVID-19 will cause many small ones that will vary in scope, size and duration. Some regions of Canada will have a greater need for personnel than others, and demand for virtual care professionals will increase.  We bumped up this piece because this debate is relevant now.   When Kyle Sue’s mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer, he was working in Nunavut as a family doctor. He immediately made plans to return home to support her.  But as the only family physician serving his community, he needed to find someone to cover for him. This was not an easy task, in part because the process to obtain a...