Game Changers  
    Volume IX, Issue 21 | May 22, 2020     
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Remote Healthcare Administration Internship (RHAI) Seeks Funding
A Call to Help Make a Difference
Pembroke Pines, FL, May 18, 2020 - The Leadership Innovation Foundation Team (LIFT) is delighted to announce the development of the Remote Healthcare Administration
Oyinkansola "Bukky'" Ogunrinde
RHAI Program Co-Director  
Internship (RHAI) which is an innovative program that provides an immersive healthcare administrative internship experience in a virtual setting. The RHAI is an eight (8) week dynamic and virtual program that will serve to fill the gap experienced by many current and prospective interns who are unable to participate in a summer internship program as a result of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic by simulating the experience of a typical internship online to the extent possible. The RHAI program is seeking funding. 
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Dr. Alejandro Badia's Upcoming Book Titled 'Healthcare from the Trenches' Details Barriers to Patient Care
The coronavirus has exposed the frailties of an American health care system that is wasteful, mismanaged and burdened by unnecessary administrative costs and bureaucracy that often delay - and prevent - patient care, says noted Doral, FL based orthopedic surgeon and now author Alejandro Badia MD, FACS .

His soon-to-be-released book - Healthcare from the Trenches details the system barriers that have led to "skyrocketing health costs, lack of patient access and inefficient delivery of care" and comes at a time when some national leaders are calling the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic a "chaotic catastrophe."

More than 30 million Americans filed initial unemployment claims between mid-March and April 25, 2020 due to business and office closures during the pandemic, and many of these filers find themselves without employer-financed health insurance, according to the Urban Institute. A May 5, 2020 online New York Magazine article reports survey numbers indicating 14 percent of all U.S. adults would avoid treatment if they developed coronavirus symptoms because of health cost issues. 
Overcoming challenges of individuals with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially difficult.
Adrien A. Eshraghi, MD, MSc, professor of Otolaryngology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, has dedicated much of his career to caring for individuals with various disabilities including individuals with autism, who are very dear to him.
Dr. Eshraghi and Miller School coauthors published a new correspondence titled COVID-19: overcoming the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families in The Lancet Psychiatry. In this commentary, the authors address specific challenges patients with autism and their families might encounter during the pandemic, as well as what healthcare providers should know and do to ensure optimal and safe care.
Chances are good that providers caring for COVID-19 patients in all settings, including the emergency room (ER) and inpatient settings, will encounter adults and children with autism.
"Autism spectrum disorder prevalence has increased significantly in the last 20 years. In 2004, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 166. Today the C enters for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 54 children are on the autism spectrum", according to Dr. Eshraghi, who also is the director of the University of Miami Hearing Research and Communication Disorders Laboratory and co-director of the University of Miami Ear Institute.
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