Untapped Market: Help for the Disabled

Former Senator Tom Harkin, the Chief Sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, spoke at a National Press Club headliner news event on September 4, 2019 plus other leaders to discuss employing the disabled by providing assistive technology. Senator Harkin discussed how using assistive technology and adopting an inclusive mindset will make it possible to drive economic growth and gain access to a new talent pool. (more…)

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Conference Call with Teladoc

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com conducted a conference call with Teladoc Health (TDOC)https://www.teladoc.com management to review 2Q19 results, question Teladoc on the rise of telemedicine in the large employer market, behavioral health trends, CVS rollout, United Health Group https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com (UNH)/Teladoc contract, plus Teladoc’s relationship with Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ https://www.hiiq.com. (more…)

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USDA Invests in Community Facilities

USDA https://www.usda.gov is investing $52 million in 45 projects through the “Community Facilities Direct Loan Program”. This will benefit nearly 200,000 rural residents in 16 states, but the projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less. (more…)

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Reviewing Medicaid Opioid Data

The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) https://oig.hhs.gov released the draft report “National Review of Opioid Prescribing in Medicaid is Not Yet Possible” on August 2019, to discuss how national Medicaid data submitted by all the states so far is not complete, accurate, or timely. (more…)

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Navy to Advance Tech Initiatives

Accenture Federal Services, (AFS) https://www.accenturefederal.com, a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a five year IDIQ contract valued at more than $79 million. The contract will provide support to BUMED https://www.med.navy.mil also known as Navy Medicine as they advance health informatics, virtual health, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives. This will empower data-driven decisions at the intersection of health IT, patient care, healthcare operations, and readiness. (more…)

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HRSA Awards Grant

More than 13,000 Michigan children up to 17 years old have active epilepsy and approximately 25 percent of Michigan’s youth population resides in rural areas. Grant funding for $1.66 million for children in Michigan with epilepsy, will have expanded services provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs (MDHHS). (more…)

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Study: Proton Therapy for Cancer

In a study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine found that using proton therapy to treat non-metastatic cancers showed a reduction in severe side effects as compared to other therapy options. (more…)

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