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Ending HIV/AIDS in Alameda County

For Rosetta Randall, diagnosed with HIV four years ago, consistent and personal health care has improved her life. “Considering the lifestyle I led, now I can be here for my kids and my grand kids.” At a gathering in Berkeley on Tuesday, patients and community health providers marked 25 years of the Ryan White CARE Act that brought affordable health care to people living with HIV/AIDS. The legislation, passed in 1990, was named after Ryan White, a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with HIV. In Alameda County, the HIV ACCESS network of community health centers and the Alameda Health Systems public hospital deliver these services. It operates within the broader Alameda Health Consortium that supports the network by boosting collaboration, advocacy and analysis. Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson spoke of the power of a network. “We have to ensure that our community-based network… not only treats individuals who have HIV and AIDS, but is also out there helping to deal with prevention. It’s not alone, it’s connected to our school system, it’s connected to our senior centers, …

Imagining Health Solutions

Can a simulation program, a kind of imagined space, help fix real world problems? The healthcare industry is widely considered one of the least functioning in the American economy. A Sunnyvale-based company, i-Human Patients, aims to promote high quality and cost effective care by providing e-learning products to healthcare professionals. I had a chance to sit down with founder Craig Knoche and CEO Norm Wu to discuss their passion to make a difference in the world. Gohar. What events lead to the idea of i-Human? Craig. My wife and I participated in a medical training course for mountain climbing a few years ago and realized that the book learning part of medicine and the actual performance, even in a simulated environment, were very different. Since we both had backgrounds in the software development industry and this intrigued us, and we thought that our background might help address this need. After further research we found out that the medical education community is largely underserved by software technology. We kicked this idea around for a number of years …