Mixed Strategies Involving Integrations and Collaborations Are Essential for Supply Chain Resiliency Finds JMIR Formative Research Publication

The research team at the Health Administration Research Consortium at the University of Colorado Denver studied the strategies used by major health systems around the United States to address current and future supply chain challenges. Their article titled “Integration vs Collaborative Redesign Strategies of Health Systems’ Supply Chains in the Post–COVID-19 New Normal: Cross-sectional Survey Across the United States” found that health systems decide how to adapt to variability in their supply chain based on the severity of supply chain disruptions.

External collaborative strategy to recruit has the potential to foster diversity and inclusion in the health care workforce, a JMIR published study suggests

Published in the JMIR Formative Research, the study titled “Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in Health Care to Equip the Workforce: Survey Study and Pathway Analysis” [https://formative.jmir.org/2022/5/e34808] asks the following questions:

– Can the health care workforce leverage the educational pipeline to fulfill diversity needs and address workforce shortages?
– How do the alternative pathways of improving, recruiting, and collaborating compare in this process?

Journal of Medical Internet Research | An Identity-Affirming Web Application to Help Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Cope With Minority Stress: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

imi (pronounced as “eye-me”) was designed with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth to help them explore and affirm their identity and learn practical approaches to cope with sexual and gender minority stress in ways that are supportive, relevant, inclusive, and joyful.
Data from a randomized control trial conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania indicate that imi boosts positive coping skills and mindsets that are important for supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.
These results suggest that imi may play an important role in helping LGBTQ+ teens cope with sexual and gender minority stress. imi may also help overcome access and engagement barriers faced by in-person interventions by being freely accessible on demand, scalable, and confidential.