New Orleans Mayor Addresses NPC

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu came to the National Press Club in Washington D.C to discuss the city’s recovery efforts and progress. (more…)

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California Funding Demonstrations

Two demonstration projects have been selected by the new California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine launched by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  The initiative is hosted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) www.ucsf.edu, in conjunction with UC Health http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu comprised of the University of California’s five medical centers. (more…)

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Training in Uzbekistan Hospitals

The continual functioning of hospitals depends on a range of factors including the safety of the buildings, along with critical systems, equipment, and the availability of supplies. The “Safe Hospital Initiative” is a priority within the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which was agreed upon by 186 counties in March 2015. (more…)

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Mid-South CDRN Receives Grant

The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) http://midsouthcdrn.mc.vanderbilt.edu led by Vanderbilt University’s Russell Rothman M.D is one of eleven clinical data research networks in the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) www.pcornet.org. (more…)

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Studying Vision Care Documentation

The majority of vision care documentation in the Department of Defense www.health.mil and the Veteran’s Administration www.va.gov consists of hand written notes that are scanned into the clinical information system. (more…)

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GPT Announces Grant Recipients

The Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) www.gatelehealth.org a nonprofit promoting telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, just announced that eight Georgia schools have been awarded grants through the 2015 Rural School-Based Telehealth Center Initiative. The plan is to develop and implement a telehealth program at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. (more…)

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