Advancing Maternal & Infant Health

Maternal health is a national priority. While rates of maternal mortality and morbidity have increased in the U.S in recent years, evidence shows that the majority of pregnancy related deaths and harm are preventable with standardized reliable data. (more…)

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Helping Seniors & Chronically Ill

Parks Associates https://www.parksassociates.com produced the virtual event Connected Health at Home: the Next Smart Home on November 10-16, 2020 which enabled over 1,300 attendees to hear new ideas and thoughts on how to effectively deliver medical and healthcare not only in the year of COVID-19,  but also how to effectively move forward with connected technology. (more…)

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Thoughts on Amazon’s Pharmacy Offerings

Amazon recently announced new pharmacy offerings which  includes (1) Amazon Pharmacy https://pharmacy.camazon.com and 2) The Amazon Prime prescription savings benefit. Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com caught up with each of the drug distributors and some industry experts/consultants on this development. (more…)

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CAPP Releases 6 Key Findings

Physician leaders in multi-specialty medical groups and health systems participating in the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) https://accountablecaredoctors.org have determined six key findings from the COVID-19 pandemic that will improve America’s Health Care System. CAPP represents more than 30 groups and more than 85,000 physicians. (more…)

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Texas HHSC to Help Rural Areas

The Rural Hospital Services Strategic Plan Progress Report released November 2020 as required by S.B.1621 requires the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) https://hhs.texas.gov to create a plan to ensure that Texans residing in rural areas have access to hospital services. (more…)

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Telemedicine Used for COVID Patients

The European Respiratory Society (EFS) held their ERS International Congress 2020 where Philips https://www.philips.com presented a clinical symposium specifically on the evolving role of telemedicine in initiating home Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) for COVID patients.  (more…)

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Avera Joins NIH Network

The Avera Research Institute Center for Pediatric and Community Research received a $1.9 million grant https://avera.org/innovation-research/research/pediatric-community-research to join the nationwide ECHO IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN) partnership https://echochildren.org/idea-states-pediatric-clinical-trials-network through NIH https://www.nih.gov. (more…)

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