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Health Council: Live Discussion On Cannabis

Health Council: Live Discussion On Cannabis

The Bermuda Health Council is inviting the public to join a live discussion on cannabis on Facebook on Tuesday, September 29. A Government spokesperson said, “The Health Council is inviting the public for a Facebook live discussion. “The discussion is facilitated by the Bermuda Health Council on Tuesday, September 29th at 1.00pm with Arrington... Read more of this article

BHEC Conducts Health Business Assessments

BHEC Conducts Health Business Assessments

The Bermuda Health Council recently conducted a pilot assessment of five health businesses, as part of the Premier Level of the Provider Advantage Programme. A spokesperson said, “The health businesses assessed included dental, medical, dietetic, dialysis and home care businesses. These five businesses, which included Island Nutrition and TLC... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Bermuda Health Council

ICO Decision On Bermuda Health Council

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 09/2020 in regards to the Bermuda Health Council. A spokesperson said, “On 27 August 2020, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 09/2020, Bermuda Health Council, which considered a partial refusal of a PATI request for statistical records on diagnostic imaging... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Telehealth Surveys

Health Council Launches Telehealth Surveys

The Bermuda Health Council has launched surveys to “gather feedback from the public, providers and insurers on the use and offering of telehealth services.” A spokesperson said, “Telehealth has been an important part of the response to COVID and an innovation that has its place within Bermuda’s health system. This has included phone... Read more of this article

BHEC Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report

BHEC Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report

The Bermuda Health Council released its 2019 Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report on the performance of regulated health professionals. A spokesperson said, “The Statutory Boards Self-Assessment Report describes the process, by which, Statutory Boards report annually about their complaints and disciplinary procedures, board composition, and... Read more of this article

BHEC: Chronic Disease Innovation Programme

BHEC: Chronic Disease Innovation Programme

The Bermuda Health Council released a new report published on the Chronic Disease Innovation Programme. A spokesperson said, “For the first time, the Health Council is pleased to share a new report published on the Chronic Disease Innovation Programme. “This report outlines the programmes priorities and the role of the Health Council in... Read more of this article

Column: BHEC CEO On Practice Acquisition

Column: BHEC CEO On Practice Acquisition

[Opinion column written by BHEC CEO Dr. Ricky Brathwaite] For the Bermuda Health Council, the news last week of Argus buying Island Health Services and the Family Practice Group was akin to an insurance company in the United States purchasing medical practices that accounted for 100 million Americans — and the entity charged with overseeing the... Read more of this article

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