Advancing Telemedicine’s Future

The Internet Innovation Alliance https://internetinnovation.org, a non-profit association sponsored a briefing October 31, 2018 at the National Press Club to discuss s number of factors related to stepping up telemedicine especially in rural communities. (more…)

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HHS & Partners Fighting Health Threats

HHS within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) https://www.phe.gov/aspr and Johnson & Johnson are expanding a strategic partnership to protect against threats affecting the health of the population. (more…)

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Health Affairs Issue on Patient Safety

The November issue of Health Affairs https://www.healthaffairs.org sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation https://www.moore.org, explores how hospital work environments can impact safety and how the use of health information technologies can be upgraded to reduce medication errors. Researchers need to study how electronic health records can affect safety not only in hospitals but also in the general healthcare provider environment. (more…)

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Sequoia Launches Interoperability Matters

The Sequoia Project https://sequoiaproject.org, a non-profit dedicated to solving health IT interoperability for the public good, has launched their new public-private cooperative called “Interoperability Matters” The cooperative invites experts from across the healthcare and healthcare IT communities to identify, prioritize, and collaborate on the most pressing discrete challenges to nationwide health information sharing. (more…)

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USDA’s DLT Grant Awards

USDA awarded $39.6 million through USDA’s “Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program to enable 118 projects to increase access to job training, education, and healthcare services in rural areas. More than 4.5 million residents in 40 states and three territories will benefit from the funding. (more…)

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FCC’s Actions to Close Digital Divide

FCC https://www.fcc.gov Chairman Ajit Pai has logged more than 11,000 miles in the U.S. to visit 41 states and two territories to get a first-hand look at both the opportunities and challenges created by the digital revolution. (more…)

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HHS Releases Grant Forecast

HHS https://www.hhs.gov on October 17 released the Forecast for the Funding Notice Empowering Older Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund” with total program funding estimated to be $6,390,383. (more…)

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