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This Week in Health Care: Pop Health Forum 2016, OSHA Workplace Injury Data Rule, Transgender Health Program in Oregon

Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:

• Healthcare IT News held its inaugaral Pop Health Forum 2016 in Boston this week, gathering clinicians, technology professionals and health care experts from all over the country to discuss the future of population health management. Strategies such as data and analytics, care coordination, patient engagement, technology and quality-based care are just some of the many efforts to be examined during the two-day forum. Source

• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced this week a rule that requires hospitals and health care organizations to release injury data that will later be posted on its website. Businesses with 250 or more employees must submit work-related injury data. The new rule takes effect August 10 of this year, with data submissions being phased in beginning 2017. Source

• Oregon Health & Science University, or OHSU, is revolutionizing transgender health care by heading the first ever Transgender Health Program in the U.S. The program is meant to help transgender patients feel comfortable and more welcome in an already intimidating and non-nurturing environment, where many providers lack the training and sensitivity to deal with said patients. Source


On The Front Lines:

Week after week, Android has dominated the mobile user base, taking away 0.04 percent this week from iOS and stealing the show for the fourth week in a row. Could the declining apple market share worldwide be bumping the formally dominating smartphone brand down a few notches?



iOS: 90.58%
Android: 9.42%

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's physician charge capture users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.