Health Policy Institute Held in D.C.

Rural health advocates came from all over the U.S. to attend the NRHA Rural Health Policy Institute held February 5-7, 2019 in Washington D.C. They attendees heard rural health leaders express their views on what is needed to deal with issues affecting rural health facilities today. (more…)

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Partnership Awards Grants

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics received research awards totaling nearly $5.2 million to study diabetes, stress-induced aging, Alzheimer’s disease, immigration-related obesity, and develop implantable drug testing devices. (more…)

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Toolkit to Help with the Opioid Crisis

USDA https://www.usda.gov has launched a new toolkit to help support the deployment of high-speed broadband e-connectivity in rural communities. According to the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, “This user friendly tool will help rural customers find the many resources USDA has to support the expansion and use of e-Connectivity.” (more…)

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New Approach to Accessing Data

Intermountain Healthcare, https://intermountainhealthcare.org, a Utah-based not-for-profit system, and MDClone, an Israeli Healthcare IT company https://www.MDClone.com, will share a new approach to accessing healthcare data, using analytics. (more…)

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Rehab Program for Service Members

Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI) affect approximately 800,000 service members annually and result in 25 million days of limited duty. With the impact of MSI on combat readiness, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://www.health.mil/health established the “Collaboratory for Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research” (CMIRR) https://www.cmirr.org headquartered at the Uniformed Services University (USU) https://www/usuhs.edu. (more…)

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Advancing Medical Care at the VA

Neil Evans MD, Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care https://connectedcare.va.gov at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) https://www.va.gov/health was the keynote luncheon speaker on January 29, 2019, at the Health IT Summit organized by AFCEA’s Bethesda Chapter in Maryland. (more…)

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1st Pregnancy Artificial Pancreas Study

NIH https://www.nih.gov awarded a grant to a multi-institutional team to conduct clinical trials to evaluate an Artificial Pancreas (AP) to help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. The team from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences along with a team of specialists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai https://icahn.mssm.edu, the Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org, and the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute https://www.sansum.org will work together on the project. (more…)

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