Dr Thomas Roth Gives His Opinion About The Most Important Advance in Insomnia Pathology
In this video, Thomas Roth, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine, provides his option on the most important advance in our understanding of insomnia pathology in recent years.
This video was taken on June 3, 2013, at the Sleep 2013 Conference in Baltimore, MD.
Reports that information on 4.5 million patients from 26 states had been hacked from more than 200 hospitals stunned consumers and the health care community yesterday, even though experts in health information technology have warned of this possibility for some time. News of the hacking incident within Community Health Systems comes as the top US official charged with overseeing the nation’s health information technology (HIT) is trying to educate patients about what to expect about the use of their healthcare information.
Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said that while patients expect their medical records to be confidential, they are open to information sharing so long as it leads to improvements in their health or the health of others. Moreover, as Dr DeSalvo reveals, many patients expect their medical records to be digitized.
This year has brought growing awareness about needs in mental health, including the need to learn more about the genetic underpinnings of the disease. Today, investigators supported by the National Institutes of Health announced a major step forward toward that goal. Reporting in the journal Nature, the group said it had shown how a rate mutation in a suspicious gene sets off a chain reaction in other genes, disrupting the synapses, which function like a switch between neural connections.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation report analyzes key trends that have shaped the Medicare Part D marketplace since the program launched nine years ago, providing a detailed assessment of changes in plan availability, enrollment, premiums and cost sharing in both private stand-alone drug plans, and Medicare Advantage drug plans.