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Healthcare Blockchain Summit Coming to D.C.

The Healthcare Blockchain Summit, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and Krysalis Labs, will be held in Washington, DC on March 20-21, 2017. Blockchain technology is poised to transform healthcare services and business models. (more…)

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Figures for Health Spending Growth

The Office of the Actuary at CMS project an average rate of national health spending growth of 5.6 percent for 2016-25. This is expected to outpace the average projected growth in GDP by 1.2 percentage points. As a result, the health share of the economy is projected to climb to 19.9 percent by 2025—up from 17.8 percent in 2015. (more…)

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Future DHA Funding Possibilities

Defense Health Agency funds are not yet available for the DOD  Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research program (PH/TBIRP), http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2017/17phtbipreann. However, information is being provided via a pre-announcement on possible future details. The final announcement is expected to be posted March 2017. (more…)

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Treating Veterans with SUDs

Annually about 30,000 veterans receive inpatient detoxification (detox) for Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Detox does not actually treat SUDs, as the purpose for detox is initially to treat withdrawal to prevent complications which may be fatal. (more…)

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Improving Healthcare at Schools

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) www.stabenow.senate.gov and Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) https://sarbanes.house.gov have introduced the “Hallways to Health Act” in the House (H.R 1027) and Senate (S.356) www.congress.gov to help establish School-Based Health Centers (SBHC). (more…)

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World Bank Approves $100 Million Credit

The World Bank www.worldbank.org approved a US $100 million credit for the Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project http://projects.worldbank.org/P148531?lang=en to improve access to and quality of healthcare services in Uttarakhand a state in India. (more…)

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