HealthCast brings a clinical perspective to some of the most pressing issues in health IT, including electronic health record modernization, claims processing, health care delivery, medical devices, patient privacy, data management and more. Senior clinicians, administrators, project managers and other IT professionals delve into various efforts that bridge technology and health in the federal government. 213656
An Intersectional Look at Anal Cancer and HIV
In June, a study supported by the National Cancer Institute found that for people with HIV, early treatment of precancerous anal lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) can cut rates of anal cancer incidence by more than half. These findings from the Anal Cancer/HSIL Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) study are creating secondary prevention options for those at risk for anal cancer who have not received the HPV vaccine. We look into the history of the study and what its work means for those at risk for anal cancer.
A VA Partnership with Uber is Helping Veterans Get to Appointments
The Veterans Health Administration has focused much of its modernization programs on improving access to essential care. Director of the Veterans Transportation Program Ben Williams and VHA Executive Management Fellow Indra Sandal discuss the new VHA-Uber Health Connect pilot helping veterans access the care they need while significantly reducing costs from missed appointments.
VA is Innovating Diabetes Care for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been overseeing some of America's most promising and impactful research into the treatment and management of diabetes. Dr. Leonard Pogach, a lifelong diabetes specialist at VA, highlights the agency's critical work in advancing the understanding of one of America's most commonly suffered chronic illnesses.
Going for the Long Haul With COVID Research at VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs oversees both America's largest integrated health care network as well as some of the nation's most impactful and wide-reaching health care research projects. VA Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center Dr. Ziyad al-Aly describes how the agency is using a large repository of health care information and expertise treating COVID-19 to oversee research into better addressing the condition's enduring symptoms long term.
A Look Into COVID-19's Impact on Cancer Patients
The COVID-19 pandemic created ripple effects across all of health care, especially for at-risk populations like cancer patients. Early in the pandemic, the National Cancer Institute initiated a study to examine the intersection of cancer and COVID-19 diagnoses. More than two years later, we discuss with NCI Head of Breast Cancer and Melanoma Therapeutics Dr. Larissa Korde from the Clinical Investigations Branch on the status of the study, some of the preliminary findings and how it's evolved.
Using Synthetic Data in Medical Realities at VA
As America's largest integrated healthcare network, the Department of Veterans Affairs also oversees a considerable scope of advanced medical and biomedical research programs. Hear from VA Director of Data Analytics and Innovation Amanda Purnell on how the agency is making innovative use of synthetic data like creating algorithms and machine learning models to support and advance health issues for veterans, including suicide prevention, COVID-19 and more.