Time Out

Federal Telemedicine News will be covering the 9th Annual mHealth +Telehealth World Conference July 24-25, 2017 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel. Due to additional vacation time, postings will resume on July 30, 2017.

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Rise in Diabetes in Ethnic Groups

The study published April 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine www.nejm.org, reports that the trend in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youths under the age of 20 has increased within five major racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. (more…)

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Expanding PSCIs at the VA

VA’s National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) www.patientsafety.va.gov leads the VA’s patient safety efforts throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) www.va.gov/health, by offering expertise on patient safety and related healthcare issues. Patient safety officers at the VA’s 21 regional healthcare systems and patient safety managers at 153 VA medical centers and other large facilities participate in the program. (more…)

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ORNL Helping St. Jude’s Hospital

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) www.ornl.gov managed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science https://science.energy.go/oso, is helping St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org understand and cure childhood diseases. ORNL is helping the scientists at the hospital deal with and mine the enormous amounts of data accumulated by the hospital received from powerful video microscopes. (more…)

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RI Starts New Data Service

The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) www.riqi.org  and Integra Community Care Network http://intergacare.org have launched their “Care Management Alerts and Dashboards.” This is an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate care and support 140,000 individuals throughout the state. (more…)

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New System Launched in Vietnam

“Vietnam has some 1.7 million babies born per year, where many have missed their vaccinations which means that vaccination rates remains low in some communities”, as reported by Deputy Minister of health Nguyen Thanh Long. “The application of IT to provide immunization information, management, and statistics will help increase immunization activities in the country.”  (more…)

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Connecting via Telehealth

Karen S. Rheuban MD. Professor of Pediatrics and Director for the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Center for Telehealth https://uvahealth.com, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet www.congress.gov at the June 20 hearing titled “The Universal Systems Fund and Rural Broadband Investment.” (more…)

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