Link Round Up: Nov 13 – 19

Link Round Up: Nov 13 – 19

By William JA Pinnock

This week’s Link Round Up comes hot off the heels of World Diabetes Day and to celebrate we have an interview with an individual living with diabetes. We also have articles about the potential future of the ACA and a new behavioral health telemedicine program in Oregon.

This past Monday was World Diabetes Day, a day to draw awareness to a disease that affects “one out of every eleven people.” But, saying “one out of eleven people” is just a statistic, so let’s put a name and a face to this statistic. Meet John Holley of Paris, Illinois and read about his experience of living with diabetes.

With the results of the US election, questions have been swirling around surrounding the ACA and what may happen to it. Writer Ayla Ellison of Becker Hospital Review recently sat down with Chad Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board, to discuss what the future of healthcare in the US might look like.

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI) is helping individuals with mental health issues in 16 rural communities by launching a new telemedicine videoconferencing program. The program hopes to “offer specialized care to the people and communities that need it most.” Read more about this program here.

BONUS!

Health Affairs blog recently posted an article about how health care systems can work to address social determinants of health. Read the article here.