Jonathan Leviss

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Asylum seekers arriving in the USA are likely to be held in detention for months or years pending adjudication of their asylum claims. We interviewed 70 asylum seekers detained in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We used self-report questionnaires to assess symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. At baseline, 54 (77%)(More)
Physician leadership is a critical success factor for health information technology initiatives, but best practices for structuring the role and skills required for such leadership remain undefined. The authors conducted structured interviews with five physician information technology leaders, or Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs), at health systems(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the addition of chloride to a lactate infusion would reduce the frequency of panic attacks. METHOD The subjects included 14 healthy volunteers and 20 patients meeting the DSM-IV criteria for panic disorder. All subjects received an infusion of lactate dissolved in 0.9% sodium chloride and an(More)
L-Thyroxine (T4) is commonly prescribed medication for hypothyroidism in humans and animals. Overdose has generally resulted in limited symptomatology managed with sedatives and beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists. We describe the largest acute T4 ingestion ever reported, which resulted in a profound thyrotoxicosis, resistant to treatment. A 34-y-old man(More)
Asylum seekers arriving in the United States are often imprisoned for months or years while their asylum claims are processed. Recently, Physicians for Human Rights and the Bellevue/New York University Program for Survivors of Torture released the findings of the first systematic study examining the health of detained asylum seekers. The study found that(More)
Jonathan Leviss, M.D., is the medical director at Sentillion Inc., Andover, Mass., and is a practicing physician at the Thundermist Health Center in Rhode Island. Contact him at jonathan.leviss@ People’s priorities about the security of health information vary: Some want to keep confidential a medical diagnosis, such as depression, while(More)
NYC HHC is the nation’s largest public health system and a pioneering leader in clinical informatics. The panel provides an overview of NYC HHCs vision and goals for clinical information systems, including three case studies of recently developed systems for the Emergency Department, Cardiology, and Ambulatory Care. The cases studies illustrate the value of(More)
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