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Video: BHEC Zoom Discussion About Health IQ

Video: BHEC Zoom Discussion About Health IQ

The Bermuda Health Council held a live Zoom discussion on June 11 with senior technologist Lee McArthur and developer Gabe Jones to chat about the newly developed Health IQ application, an online tool that the community can use in tracking Covid-19 symptoms.As the island and world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to provide... Read more of this article

50,000 Masks & 1,000 Shields For Care Homes

50,000 Masks & 1,000 Shields For Care Homes

In the continued effort to reduce the risk of Covid-19 in Care Homes, the Bermuda Health Council has procured personal protective equipment [PPE], securing 50,000 KN95 masks and 1,000 face shields for Bermuda’s Care Homes as part of their Third Sector partnership. A spokesperson said, “The action from the Health Council aims to provide additional... Read more of this article

Health Council Announces ICD-10 Coding

Health Council Announces ICD-10 Coding

The Bermuda Health Council is getting set to implement ICD-10, a new standard for medical diagnostic coding. A spokesperson said, “The Health Council announced the health system’s move from the use of ICD-9 to the use of ICD-10 to communicate patient diagnoses between health professionals and health insurers. “In just over two weeks, ICD-10... Read more of this article

Video: Bernews Covid-19 Discussion Episode 6

Video: Bernews Covid-19 Discussion Episode 6

Bermuda Health Council CEO Dr. Ricky Brathwaite, together with nurses Janice Sealey-Khan, Luz Lambert, and Gaynell Hayward-Caesar, joined hosts Eron Hill and Ryan Robinson Perinchief for Bernews’ sixth episode in a special series about the Covid-19 pandemic. The series will continue every Tuesday and Thursday, and is being streamed live on Bernews... Read more of this article

BHEC: Chronic Disease Innovation Programme

BHEC: Chronic Disease Innovation Programme

The Bermuda Health Council is reminding the public that those interested in submitting a proposal for the Chronic Disease Innovation Programme must do so by the timeline provided. A spokesperson said, “In 2019, The Health Council announced that $2 million in chronic disease funding has been made available to the public as part of their idea to... Read more of this article

Dr Brathwaite Appointed Health Council CEO

Dr Brathwaite Appointed Health Council CEO

The Bermuda Health Council today formally announced the appointment of Dr Ricky Brathwaite as Chief Executive Officer as of 14th January 2020. “He joined the Health Council in 2014 as Programme Manager, Health Economics and later became Director, Health Economics,” a spokesperson said. “In addition to his new role as Director, Health... Read more of this article

PATI: ICO Decision On Health Council & BDA

PATI: ICO Decision On Health Council & BDA

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 27/2019 and Decision 28/2019 relating to the Bermuda Health Council and the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], respectively.Decision 27/2019, Bermuda Health Council [PDF] Decision 28/2019, Bermuda Business Development Agency [PDF]A spokesperson said, “On 25 November 2019, Information... Read more of this article

Column: Discussing Health Among Nations

Column: Discussing Health Among Nations

[Written by Dr. Ricky Brathwaite, Acting CEO and Director Health Economics, Bermuda Health Council] This past week, representatives from 31 countries [including Bermuda], talked about supporting the health of over 700 million of their people. The representatives grappled with defining a common purpose of healthcare, and having the difficult conversations... Read more of this article

Health Council Release 2018/19 Annual Report

Health Council Release 2018/19 Annual Report

The Health Council released its 2018 – 2019 Annual Report “highlighting collaborations with stakeholders and the commitment of the Health Council to ensure a sustainable health system where each resident has an opportunity to embrace effective health principles.” A spokesperson said, “Our key accomplishments for the 2018-2019 include:“Relaunching... Read more of this article

BHEC: Learning During Healthy Food Initiative

BHEC: Learning During Healthy Food Initiative

Since the launch of its Fresh Food Fridays initiative, the Bermuda Health Council says it is “learning more and more about the psychology of healthy eating and getting better insights into the social determinants that affect all of our choices.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council [Council] announced its healthy food... Read more of this article

Have An Idea To Help With Chronic Diseases?

Have An Idea To Help With Chronic Diseases?

The Bermuda Health Council is asking the public to submit ideas for high quality, cost-effective programmes or initiatives that can address the risks associated with, or the development or progression of, non-communicable chronic diseases. A spokesperson said, “In August 2019, the Bermuda Health Council launched a Chronic Disease Innovation Programme... Read more of this article

Gathering Views On Proposed New Health Plan

Gathering Views On Proposed New Health Plan

The Bermuda Health Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has started to gather views on the proposed Bermuda Health Plan. A spokesperson said, “The Council remains committed to collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring health system sustainability for everyone. Since the beginning of the health system reform community discussions,... Read more of this article

BHEC Hosts Expert Technical Collaborators

BHEC Hosts Expert Technical Collaborators

The Bermuda Health Council recently hosted a team from Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] which :provided key tools and frameworks for conducting comprehensive Health Technology Assessments that go beyond the Council’s current review process.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council recently hosted a team from Pan American... Read more of this article