VA Announces New Initiatives

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington D.C on February 5, 2020, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie https://www.va.gov talked about programs designed to provide better veteran care. For example, the VA hospital in Palo Alto California is now one of the first 5G enabled health facilities in the world. (more…)

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Treating a Blood Clot in Space

One day, NASA https://www.nasa.gov discovered that an astronaut aboard the ISS had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in the jugular vein in the neck. However, he was asymptomatic so no one was aware of the clot. The DVT was discovered when the astronaut was taking ultrasounds of his neck for a research study on how body fluid is redistributed in zero gravity. (more…)

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Survey: Health Insurance Brokers

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com surveyed 62 health insurance brokers selling thousands of policies to small group and Medicare Advantage insurance markets across the country during the annual selling season and open enrollment periods. (more…)

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Clinical Trials in Patients Homes

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) https://www.cit.org has announced that CIT GAP Funds https://www.citgapfunds.org have invested in Jeeva Informatics Solutions, https://www.jeevatrials.com, a precision medicine data science company. (more…)

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PhysIQ Developing Medical Technology

Purdue University’s https://www.purdue.edu affiliated company PhysIQ https://www.physiq.com has received a $500,000 investment from the Purdue Research Foundation’s Foundry Investment Fund https://www.prf.org. (more…)

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Bill to Address Maternal Health

The bill “Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act” was introduced in January on Capitol Hill to address the Maternal Health Crisis by using technology. The bill would use data mapping to identify areas of the country where high rates of poor maternal health overlap with a lack of broadband access.  (more…)

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BPC’s Report Offers Path Forward

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) https://bipartisanpolicy.org developed a comprehensive package of recommendations submitted by ten of the nation’s leading ideologically diverse health policy experts. Their thoughts and ideas are included in the new BPC report “Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care”. (more…)

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