Fostering Healthcare Innovation

Top experts shared insights related to healthcare and developing innovative approaches to help reduce costs and improve outcomes in healthcare, at the NIHCM Foundation https://www.nihcm.org, event “Reimagining Health Care in America” held on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2018. (more…)

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Sequoia Project Supports PULSE

The Sequoia Project www.sequoiaproject.org, a non-profit public-private collaborative, fully supports multiple independent health IT interoperability initiatives. Sequoia also supports the CMS https://www.cms.gov nationwide deployment plan for the health IT disaster response platform known as the “Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). (more…)

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Army Improving Medical Care

“Army medicine has improved their comprehensive pain management program to help reduce a service member’s or dependent’s reliance on opioids or other pain medications”, according to Lt. General Nadja Y. West, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S Army Medical Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. (more…)

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India’s AI & Data Analytics Progress

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics are propelling innovation in many parts of the world. For example, China has committed $150 billion towards their goal of becoming a world leader in AI by 2030. However, the U.S government is investing only $1.1 billion in non-classified AI research, while the private sector is spending billions in many different sectors. (more…)

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Aspen Institute Seeks “Big Ideas”

Former Secretaries of HHS Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, Co-Chairs of the Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG) as part of the Health, Medicine and Society program at the Aspen Institute https://www.aspeninstitute.org seeks creative approaches and “Big Ideas” on how to prevent chronic diseases. (more…)

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VA Using Tech to Provide Care

The Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov recently announced a new federal rule to allow VA doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to administer care to veterans using telehealth regardless of where in the U.S the provider or veteran are located. This also includes care if the care will occur across state lines or outside a VA facility. (more…)

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CMS Launches Rural Health Strategy

CMS https://www.cms.gov recently launched the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy http://go.cms.gov/ruralhealth to help improve access to high quality affordable healthcare in rural communities. The new rural strategy includes reducing regulatory burdens and empowering patients and providers to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. (more…)

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