Capitol Hill News

Champions for telehealth presented their ideas at the ATA Telehealth Capitol Connection (TCC) www.americantelemed.org briefing held April 27, 2016. Discussions centered on how to use telehealth to add value under Medicare Advantage and Next Generation ACOs. (more…)

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Device to Screen for Zika

The Noviplex Card separates plasma from a blood sample and then blots the sample on a small card. The next step is to upload a digital image of the separated plasma to a clinic or lab to be analyzed for signs of disease. The sample can then be sent to a medical facility and further tested for a diagnosis. (more…)

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Millions Offline in East Asia & Pacific

According to the World Bank www.worldbank.org, the East Asia Pacific Region has the world’s largest and fastest growing internet user base, but the region also has gaps in access to the internet between higher and lower income countries. (more…)

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Looking Towards the Future

According to an article appearing in TATRC Times www.tatrc.org, TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) is working on a new study at Clemson University www.clemson.edu  in South Carolina, titled “Enhancing mHealth Technology in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Environment for Chronic Care Patients.” (more…)

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BeVITAL Launched in U.S

Vital Connect Inc., http://vitalconnect.com a designer of wearable biosensor technologies and BePATIENT www.bepatient.com, a startup developing patient-centric digital health solutions, have deployed “BeVITAL” in North America. (more…)

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Intermountain to Reduce VTE Rate

Today, Pulmonary Embolism (PE) occurs more frequently in hospitalized medical patients than in surgical patients and represents a leading cause of sudden death during hospitalizations. However, only about 40 percent of hospitalized medical patients at high risk for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) receive appropriate thromboprophylaxis. (more…)

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Army’s Long-Term Network Strategy

The Army www.army.mil has released their long-term network strategy called “Shaping the Army Network (2025-2040)”. The new strategy examines key technology areas that will affect networks and systems to include computing, sensors, human cognitive enhancements, robotics, and cybersecurity. (more…)

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