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Habanero's Healthcare Discussions playlist for 02/27/2015

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The Business of Healthcare host, Sue Montana, has a hacking cough today so we're going to minimize talking.

There's great information out there that can be shared, and TedTalks are a great resource for information on the business of the healthcare system.


Rebecca Onie - Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that — and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.

John Wilbanks - When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used — anonymously — by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.

Physician Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When he returned to the United States, he thought he'd escape brutal epidemic deaths. But then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that its spread followed the patterns of infectious diseases. A mind-flipping look at a problem that too many communities have accepted as a given. We've reversed the impact of so many diseases, says Slutkin, and we can do the same with violence.

At TEDMED, Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all.
SNAP for Direct Marketing Farmers and Farmers Markets

The USDA has appropriated $4 million to help direct marketing farmers and farmers markets join the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. Joining the SNAP program involves a three step process. The first is to complete an eligibility assessment to determine whether the USDA funds can supply a free terminal (iPhone 5 with data plan, card reader and printer) or whether NYS funds can be used to assist you in using your own iPhone, iPad or Android. The second step is the online USDA SNAP retailer application. The final step is to complete the application for a third party processor, WorldPay, to process transactions. With MarketLink, you can complete your applications today and be accepting transaction payments through your iPhone in as little as two weeks! The Farmers Market Federation of NY will be holding free webinars to help direct marketing farmers and market managers understand the MarketLink program and will schedule phone appointments with attendees to complete the application process.

August Ruckdeschel
Economic Development Specialist – Agriculture & Marine
Suffolk County
Dept. of Economic Development and Planning
631-853-4714 Work