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Dem primary run off candidate for one of Mississippi’s US Senate seats, Californian (or is it New Yorker?) Howard Sherman pretends that he’s bringing innovative ideas to Mississippi. However, as Politico even noticed three years ago, Mississippi is at or near the top for Telemedicine, rather than the bottom, like for so many things. Now Mississippi is moving into emergency medical drones.

Is Sherman not up to date with what’s going on? He is so disconnected from Mississippi that his campaign New York fundraiser misspelled Mississippi, after all. However, he and his wife have multiple investments in medical devices/companies, including “Healthcubed”, so it appears that he is on the make. The Public Health Foundation of India developed the Healthcube, according to The Hindu. Mississippi may be poor, but it’s not India. It’s part of the United States. The Healthcube tests are based on blood and urine, according to the web site. What seem to be similar products have long been available in the United States, and have almost certainly evolved to be interactive from a distance, if they weren’t already. See for instance, Mississippian BB King’s blood sugar testing ad from seven plus years ago: http://youtu.be/X-W-pLAnBD8 In the US, people have had their heart conditions monitored at home remotely for decades now. According to the University of Mississippi: “Remote patient monitoring allows chronically ill patients to connect with care teams through tablet computers and other specialized devices anytime, anywhere….” https://www.umc.edu/Healthcare/Telehealth/Files/telehealth_brochure.pdf Read about Healthcubed here: http://web.archive.org/web/20180623150429/https://www.healthcubed.com/faq/

Excerpts from Howard Sherman’s US Senate disclosure form:

Mississippi emerges as telemedicine leader: The state’s dominance in the technology was born out of its own poor health“. By DAVID PITTMAN 02/26/2015 05:44 AM EST https://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/mississippi-telemedicine-115515

But, Sherman says that he’s “working with local hospitals in Meridian to offer: —Telemedicine – so patients can see doctors for a fraction of the cost…“, as though it is something new: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/may/30/candidate-questionnaire-howard-sherman As US doctors are allowed to bill at normal rates, how would he drive down the costs? Would it be by using the Healthcube to have Mississippians use doctors in India? That will help Sherman and friends’ bottom line, but not Mississippi’s economy.

Healthcubed is registered in Delaware, considered a tax haven, and also operates in India
Healthcubed Delaware and Healthcubed India:
According to the Hindu, the product was developed in India: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/bring-home-the-diagnostic-centre/article8375074.ece The India Healthcubed linkedin-article has been blocked within the last few days, since we first linked to it. Why do they want to hide the info?

A major downside of telemedicine was noted by Dr. Henderson, and offers an idea of what Howard Sherman may be up to: “The technology that allows us to reach our patients more easily is the same technology that will allow any hospital, physician or company to reach Mississippians regardless of their location.” “MISSISSIPPI: THE NEW HEALTH CARE LEADER?” by Dr. Kristi Henderson https://www.mississippi.org/mississippi-stories/mississippi-the-new-health-care-leader

Sherman may intend to temporarily bring costs down by outsourcing telemedicine to India, while selling his Healthcube product, even though many Mississippians won’t be able to understand the doctors. As Dr. Henderson says “Let’s not lose our place as a leader in providing health care through a community-based and culturally sensitive telehealth program.” https://www.mississippi.org/mississippi-stories/mississippi-the-new-health-care-leader Although it’s not politically correct to say so, culture and language still matter. And, the world would be far less interesting without cultural differences. And, would traditional Ayurvedic medicine from India recommend Sherman’s high salt fried corn chip factory proposal for Mississippi? Probably not, which only underlines that he is ignorant and/or on-the-make.

At William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi: “Subbarao and a medical student named Guy Paul Cooper Jr. started building several interactive medical kits geared toward different types of disasters (tornadoes, shootings) and the first two drone prototypes in 2014. Then, looking for additional expertise, they joined forces with the unmanned aircraft systems program at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., and its director, Dennis Lott.” See more at The Washington Post: “Drones are on the horizon, perhaps an answer to medical care amid disasters“. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/drones-are-on-the-horizon-perhaps-an-answer-to-medical-care-amid-disasters/2017/06/30/f5b63cde-55f9-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html

At the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss): “UMMC began offering specialty care through telehealth in 2003. The Center for Telehealth was launched a decade later, in 2013, and telehealth has been growing rapidly the entire time.

We’re proud to have earned the 2015 ATA President’s Award for Health Delivery, Quality, and Transformation from the American Telemedicine Association.
We currently offer telehealth services in:
• Community hospitals
• Local clinics
• Health centers
• K-12 schools
• Colleges
• Businesses
• Prisons and correctional centers
• Nursing homes
UMMC Telehealth by the numbers
patients helped since 2003
UMMC specialists available
specialty services and growing
locations, with new locations weekly
People with chronic diseases need frequent, often expensive medical care, but telehealth is bringing relief. Remote patient monitoring allows chronically ill patients to connect with care teams through tablet computers and other specialized devices anytime, anywhere
.” https://www.umc.edu/Healthcare/Telehealth/Files/telehealth_brochure.pdf

He has an investment in this product too. Why they removed the product from the market and are relaunching is unknown – perhaps failure to get FDA approval? http://web.archive.org/web/20180413034631/http://www.avacore.com/

Somewhere we read that Sherman still lacked name recognition, even in his wife’s hometown of Meridian, shortly before the primary. Lack of name recognition is all the more remarkable considering that General Sherman burned Meridian. Either his last minute radio blitz changed that, people thought Sherman sounds more local than Baria, even though it’s not “Sherman’s mother immigrated from eastern Europe and his father, the child of parents from Ukraine, grew up in New York“. https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/22/howard-sherman-mississippi-democrat-californian-republican-senate-candidate/547193002/, or the vote was rigged, since the Mississippi Sec of State hadn’t applied for the election security grant, shortly before the primary. David Baria for US Senate supporter, US Congressman Bennie Thompson complained about the Secretary of State’s failure to apply for the election security grant prior to the primary: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/with-us-house-and-two-senate-seats-at-stake-mississippi-republican-sec-of-state-failed-to-apply-for-4-5-million-grant-to-secure-elections-strange-mississippi-connections-to-russia-brexit-cambrid/

Regarding Sherman’s apparent inability to spell the state he wishes to represent in the US Congress: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/a-song-to-help-howard-sherman-and-his-ny-supporters-spell-the-name-of-the-state-that-he-wants-to-represent-in-the-us-senate-as-well-as-the-major-us-river-mississippi-father-of-waters

Sherman’s run as a Democratic Party candidate was apparently illegal due to June 2017 donations to his potential Republican opponent Roger Wicker, as well as other concerns, such as residency. Why was this ignored? Was the state level Miss Dem Party leader bought off in some way? Or just dim witted. Illegal is illegal so it shouldn’t matter when the complaint about Sherman’s candidacy was filed. https://www.scribd.com/document/376814174/Petition-to-MDEC-on-Sherman-SBegley