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July 2 · Issue #66 · View online
Everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask.

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On today’s edition of the THCB Reader: Lisa Shieh & Jingyi Liu argue that health care workers should not be punished for speaking up if they are protecting themselves & their patients; Kim Bellard believes that microplastics are going to increasingly drive unintended consequences from the plastics revolution; and Adrian Gropper explains how local community organizations can be trusted intermediaries to reduce the privacy strain on health and social surveillance. On Episode 131 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about Oscar Health raising $225M, Evidation Health raising $45M, Lululemon buying fitness startup Mirror, and more. On the WTF Health Show, Jess speaks to Tammy Sun, CEO of Carrot Fertility, a fertility benefits startup, and Lea Von Bidder, CEO of Ava, which is best known for its ovulation tracking bracelet, about how they are redefining fertility care for patients. Remember to join us LIVE TODAY for #THCBGang Episode 16 from 1PM PT/4PM ET, with our guests: patient safety expert Michael Millenson, MD & hospital system exec Rajesh Aggarwal, health care consultant Daniel O’Neill, and our guest Marcus Whitney, CEO of Health Further– Matthew Holt

June 30, Lisa Shieh, Jingyi Liu
Maintaining a safety culture during the time of Covid-19 is not just important, it’s a matter of life or death. Health care workers should not be punished for speaking up, especially when their primary goal is to protect themselves and patients. To that end, this article walks through some principles and examples for a healthcare focused “CRM” to help hospitals maintain safety culture during the pandemic.

June 29, Kim Bellard
Right now, the world is (understandably) preoccupied with another microscopic object, the coronavirus. COVID-19 is infecting tens of millions of worldwide and killing hundreds of thousands. But our future is going to increasingly be driven by an unintended consequence of the plastics revolution: microplastics. It would be ironic if microplastics prove to be the greater threat to us, the world, and everything in it.  

June 26, Adrian Gropper
Contact tracing, symptom capture and immunity assessment are essential tools for pandemic response, which can benefit from appropriate technology. However, the effectiveness of these tools is constrained by the privacy concerns inherent in mass surveillance. But it’s not a zero-sum game. The introduction of local community organizations as trusted intermediaries can improve participation, promote trust, and reduce the privacy impact of health and social surveillance.
Livongo is working to #SilenceNoisyHealthcare. Visit livongo.com for more details.
Livongo is working to #SilenceNoisyHealthcare. Visit livongo.com for more details.
THCB Gang Episode 16, LIVE 7/2 at 1PM PT/4PM ET! – The Health Care Blog
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 131 | Tele-everything! Oscar, Evidation, Lululemon, Calibrate, & more
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 131 | Tele-everything! Oscar, Evidation, Lululemon, Calibrate, & more
Covid19 & Fertility Care: Remote Monitoring Meets Fertility Benefits for Better At-Home Option
Covid19 & Fertility Care: Remote Monitoring Meets Fertility Benefits for Better At-Home Option
The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Sharing? Privacy? Both? – The Health Care Blog
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