Capitol Hill News

Experts presented the most up-to-date information on the successful advancement of telehealth, telemedicine, and remote monitoring at the “Telehealth Capitol Connection” briefing held on Capitol Hill June 21st. Neal Neuberger Senior Policy Consultant to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) www.americantelemed.org welcomed a full room of hill staff professionals and other leaders in the telemedicine and telehealth field to the event. (more…)

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Sharing Device Info with Patients

FDA www.fda.gov believes device manufacturers should take certain considerations into account when sharing patient-specific information. This is needed to ensure that the information is usable by patients and also to avoid disclosing confusing or unclear information that could be misinterpreted. (more…)

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U.S & Cuba Sign Agreement

On June 13, HHS www.hhs.gov signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health establishing coordination across a broad spectrum of public health issues, on topics such as global health security, communicable and non-communicable diseases, research and development, and information technology. (more…)

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FSMB Annual Report Update

The Federation of State Medical Board’s (FSMB) www.fsmb.org 2016 Annual Report released in June, updates the Board’s activities related to database updates, data sharing, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Grants, and the activities of the FSMB Workgroup concerning telemedicine consultations. (more…)

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Detecting Small Lung Lesions

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center http://phelpshospital.org part of Northwell Health has acquired and is using the SPiN Thoracic Navigation System® developed by Veran Medical Technologies www.veranmedical.com  located in St. Louis. The Veran System enables physicians to accurately access small lung lesions via multiple approaches which helps physicians detect lung cancer faster in patients. (more…)

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Legislation Signed Into Law

Representative Kevin Cramer http://cramer.house.gov just announced that legislation he sponsored called the “Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2016” www.congress.gov was signed into law. (more…)

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MinuteClinic Treating Vets

MinuteClinic the CVS Health www.cvshealth.com walk-in clinic is expanding their services to veterans in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System www.paloatto.va.gov in California. Through this initiative, more than 60,000 veterans enrolled in the VA Palo Alto HCS can now be referred to 14 participating MinuteClinic for acute health services. (more…)

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