IHI and NPSF to Merge

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) http://ihi.org and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) www.npsf.org announced plans during “Patient Safety Awareness Week” to merge the two organizations on May 1, 2017. (more…)

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VA’s Technology Challenges

The Presidents FY 2018 budget emphasizes the need for the Veterans Administration (VA) www.va.gov to invest in IT. The proposed budget would provide sufficient funding for sustainment, development, and modernization initiatives to improve the quality of services provided to veterans and also avoid the costs involved in maintaining outdated inefficient systems. (more…)

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Oregon’s HIT Efforts

The Oregon Health Information Technology Oversight Council’s (HITOC) report www.oregon.gov/oha/ohpr/hitocPages/index.aspx  provides updates on the state’s health IT efforts. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has made progress moving telehealth forward in the state. (more…)

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Data to Help Elderly Patients

A new company and tool called “Patient Pattern” founded by Steven Buslovich MD developed by a start-up program in New York was developed in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo (UB) www.buffalo.edu. The tool has a cloud-based solution called “LivePAC” to not allow inappropriate treatments to be given to elderly patients in nursing homes. (more…)

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Connected Care Initiative Introduced

The CMS www.cms.gov Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy FORHP) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) www.hrsa.gov, have introduced the connected care educational initiative to help Medicare beneficiaries with chronic care conditions. (more…)

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Campaign to Eliminate Malaria

EXASOL www.exasol.com, an analytic database developer and PATH www.path.org an international nonprofit leader in health and innovation have created a partnership to support the Zambian government’s campaign to eliminate malaria by 2020. (more…)

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HHS FY 2018 Proposed Budget

The President’s preliminary proposed FY 2018 HHS www.hhs.gov budget released March 16th, requests $69 billion for HHS, which is a $15.1 billion or 17.9 percent decrease from the FY 2017 budget. The proposed budget does however include additional funds to implement the 21st Century CURES Act.  (more…)

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