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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Behavioral HIT Bill Clears Senate

Since 2011, the federal government has distributed $38 billion in incentive payments to healthcare providers to adopt EHRs. However, psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others that specialize in treating addiction and mental health conditions do not qualify for this funding. (more…)

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Achieving Worker & Health Safety

The increase in the use of robots in the healthcare field will have significant implications for worker safety and health. There is a need to address the safety issues since the future use of robots may have robots working as a team with humans. (more…)

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HRSA Issues New Grant Notice

HRSA https://www.hrsa.gov released grant notice (HRSA 1-18-032) on May 9, 2018 titled “Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program” (EB-THNP) with estimated program funding for $4,900,000. (more…)

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Sensor Used to Detect Preeclampsia

Purdue University https://www,purdue.edu researchers are developing an app plus wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child. (more…)

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Advancing Precision Medicine

Health Affairs https://www.healthaffairs.org May issue devoted to Precision Medicine discusses policy issues, engaging patients, and how pharmaceutical innovations relate to precision medicine. (more…)

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UK Events to Highlight Digital Technology

The “Healthcare Digital Technology Congress: Sustainable Change for a Better Future” presented by the Convenzis Group in partnership with NHS England, NHS Digital and Health Education England, is going to provide a deep look into digital transformation and how it is consistently occurring in healthcare across the UK.  (more…)

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