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Dr. Ivor Horn talks about technology and health equity

Dr. Ivor Horn’s career has spanned medicine, academia and technology. Along the way she’s been focused on one thing: making sure that people get what they need out of the healthcare system and attain their fullest health potential — no matter who they are. 

She recently joined Google as the Director of Health Equity & Product Inclusion. We sat down with her to learn more about what health equity looks like, how technology can help and what she’s working on at Google. 

Where did your passion for this work come from? 

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. When I was in the fourth grade, my dad had a head injury and developed a seizure disorder. Being Black in Mississippi, where I grew up, my mom would make sure that we all dressed up when we went to the doctor so they would recognize that my dad

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How much does technology mess with your physical health? | by Cheyenne Antoine-Chagar | Digital Society

Cheyenne Antoine-Chagar
Health [Man Showing Muscles GIF Animation Loop by VideoPlasty, CC BY-SA 4.0]

Technology has transformed life in a myriad of ways, changing the ways we work, live and relax. It has benefited society in many ways such as advancing education, entertainment, communication and health, allowing us to surpass the dreams of the generations before us.

Our world today is experiencing rapid growth which is being driven by new technology. These technological advances continue to possess vast potential and benefits; however, these new developments also bring world changing implications. Technology is now transforming and creating physical, social and cultural behaviours all over the world. The more technology continues to develop, the bigger influence it has on the world that surrounds it and the people in it.

One of the biggest implications that the increase of modern technology has had on the world comes in the form of its impact on

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Technology, politics and moving forward in the health care industry

The technology to enable effective telemedicine interactions amongst patients and doctors has been present all over the world.  We’ve seen the last 10 years tech empower remote monitoring technology for chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. What we haven’t had aligned with the technology are the policies that allow multi-regional and national employers to efficiently deploy these solutions across their entire populations. Many states previously blocked telemedicine and the ability to prescribe. And other roadblocks seemed to instantaneously disappear when COVID no longer allowed for patients to physically visit their doctors during the mass shutdown during early spring 2020.  The question is, was the technology lagging or was politics and industry lobbying prohibiting broader access and adoption?

Now that we’ve seen it’s possible, there is a great opportunity to make things much more seamless and efficacious. It’s great if you can see your doctor via video and have a

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Negative effects of technology: Psychological, social, and health

People are more connected than ever, thanks in large part to rapid advancements in technology.

While some forms of technology may have made positive changes in the world, there is evidence for the negative effects of technology and its overuse, as well.

Social media and mobile devices may lead to psychological and physical issues, such as eyestrain and difficulty focusing on important tasks. They may also contribute to more serious health conditions, such as depression.

The overuse of technology may have a more significant impact on developing children and teenagers.

In this article, learn about the psychological and physical health effects of technology, as well as how to create healthful habits with technology and avoid overuse.

Overuse or dependence on technology may have adverse psychological effects, including:

Isolation

Technologies, such as social media, are designed to bring people together, yet they may have the opposite effect in some cases.

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Health Quality Assurance Licensure Forms

Abortion Clinic
(Abortion Clinic webpage)

 

Recommended Abortion Clinic Application Form [111KB, DOCX]
Recommended Abortion Clinic Application Checklist [51KB, DOCX]
Recommended Health Care Licensing Application Addendum [141KB, DOC]

 

Refusal to Permit Administration of Rho(D) Immune Globulin Form [49KB, DOCX]
AHCA Form 3130-1000 [111KB, DOC]
AHCA Form 3130-1000CL [53KB, DOC]
AHCA Form 3110-1024 [126KB, DOC]
AHCA Form 3100-0008 [178KB, DOCX]


Adult Day Care Center
(Adult Day Care Center webpage)

 

Recommended Adult Day Care Center Application Form [104KB, DOCX]
Recommended Adult Day Care Center Application Checklist [64KB, DOCX]
Recommended Health Care Licensing Application Addendum [141KB, DOC]
Proof of Financial Ability to Operate [368KB, XLS]
Specialty License Notification Form [75KB, DOC]
Specialty License Affidavit of Compliance [150KB, PDF]
ADCC Operator Identification [58KB, PDF]

 

AHCA Form 3180-1004 [321KB, DOC]
AHCA Form 3110-1024 [126KB, DOC]
AHCA Form 3100-0008 [173KB, DOCX]


Adult Family Care Home
(Adult Family
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AWS Service Health Dashboard – Feb 22, 2021 PST

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