CRISP Shared Services announces Marc Rabner, MD, MPH, as inaugural Chief Medical Officer

Will build on the nonprofit’s leading technology to implement more innovative projects through increased interoperability to drive meaningful change in patient outcomes and public health

BALTIMORE, May 23, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CRISP Shared Services (CSS), the nonprofit providing innovative and industry-leading technology and other critical collaborative support services to health information exchanges (HIE) across the nation, has named Marc Rabner, MD, MPH as its first-ever chief medical officer (CMO).

Dr. Rabner, who has extensive experience in public health and pediatric medicine, has served as clinical advisor to the organization for the past three years. He’s been a key driver in the organization’s work across affiliates and local governments to advance coordinated, cross-agency social determinants of health data projects for vulnerable populations, including CRISP Maryland’s Medicaid Redetermination project. As CMO, Dr. Rabner will expand the positive impact interoperability has on patient outcomes and its ability to address complex issues

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New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Outbreak Response Through Data, Forecasting, and Analytics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) through the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) to establish an outbreak response network for disease forecasting to support decision makers during public health emergencies.

The NOFO establishes a new program via cooperative agreement that is intended to support state and local decision-makers in developing and implementing new analytical tools that are best suited for their jurisdictions, based on the best available information. The program supports building and scaling needed capabilities, working with the private sector, academic, and jurisdiction partners, to use data effectively before and during public health emergencies. With these additional capabilities, our communities will be able to use data more effectively to detect, respond, and mitigate public health emergencies. Much like our ability to forecast the severity and landfall of hurricanes, this network will enable us to better predict

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Labour would shift focus of health funding to primary care, says Wes Streeting

General practice nurse with young boy

As reported by The Independent, a Labour government would over time shift the focus of health spending towards primary care, according to the shadow health secretary

Wes Streeting criticised the way “we underinvest in primary care, community services, mental health, diagnostics and capital”, insisting “we have got to shift that focus”.

The shadow health secretary said leaders of NHS trusts recognise that the pressure in hospitals is “in part driven by the clogged front door of the NHS” and by the late discharges in social care.

He said Labour was also looking at a “number of things” in relation to prevention measures and promised to go further than the government on smoking and vaping.

Streeting made the comments on the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme and ahead of Sir Keir Starmer’s speech this past Monday, in which the Labour leader outlined his vision for modernising the

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MS in Health Informatics Jobs & Careers

What is Health Informatics?

Health informatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the many different facets of health care. Sometimes referred to as health care informatics, medical informatics or biomedical informatics, the goal of health informatics is to improve patient outcomes, create greater efficiencies in health care systems, accelerate research, solve public health challenges and empower individuals to use data to improve their own health. An aging population, a demand for greater efficiency in the healthcare space and an increasingly interconnected world are just a few of the factors powering the growth of health informatics.

From your smartwatch, to advanced medical research centers, to agencies working to prevent global pandemics, health informatics is at the heart of 21st century health care. As a rapidly expanding field, it also offers incredible opportunities for those with advanced training in computer science to succeed while improving the lives

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