SSA’s Plans to Modernize IT

“SSA www.ssa.gov has plans to modernize the SSA IT environment” according to Robert Klopp Deputy Commissioner of Systems CIO for the Social Security Administration (SSA) testifying  before the House http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Subcommittee/social-security on SSA’s progress and future IT plans. (more…)

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mHealth in Developing Countries

Researchers from 19 countries recently came to NIH www.nih.gov to discuss how to use mobile technologies to improve health in the developing world. The Fogarty International Center at NIH www.fic.nih.gov hosted the session to spur more investigations on the effectiveness of using smartphones, sensors, and other mobile devices to build capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). (more…)

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Help for Medicaid IT Vendors

CMS www.cms.gov has permanently extended the 90 percent federal match for investments in Medicaid www.medicaid.gov systems. Overall, CMS has made an annual investment in state Medicaid information technology of more than $5 billion which has enabled states to modernize their Medicaid IT systems. (more…)

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Health Center Opens in the Bronx

When completed, the Brightpoint Health Center will be among the first in the South Bronx community to offer integrated primary care, behavioral health, and health home services for adults and children. The Center will have primary care exam rooms as well as behavioral health counseling rooms and serve up to 36,000 patients by the third year. (more…)

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Capturing Up-to-Date Info on Zika

Gathering data from the internet, social media, blog posts, news, and government sites is continually ongoing to help develop predictive models to map the spread of Zika. Experts discussed the issue at a House briefing hosted in June 2016 by the AAAS www.aaas.org Office of Government Relations with support from the Dana Foundation www.dana.org and in conjunction with the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus. (more…)

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Systems & Tools to Support CDC

CDC recently awarded Northrop Grumman www.northropgrumman.com $52.7 million to provide a range of technical services for digital tools and systems to support the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) http://chronicdisease/index.htm at CDC. (more…)

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China’s HIT VC Funding Higher

Mercom Capital Group www.mercomcapital.com just released their Q2 2016 Healthcare IT/Digital Health Funding Report. The report shows that Venture Capital (VC) funding reached new heights at $1.6 billion resulting in close to $3 billion raised in 286 deals in the first half of the year. This is a 50 percent increase as compared to the nearly $2 billion raised during the same period in 2015. (more…)

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