Online Tool to Help in Emergencies

Purdue University (https://www.purdue.edu has developed a new online platform called the “Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit” known as SMART to help first responders monitor social media posts to find people in need of help and being rescued. (more…)

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Federal Efforts to Modernize IT

A breakfast event held September 18, 2018 kicked off the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) discussion on the Federal government’s efforts to modernize the IT infrastructure. (more…)

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Telehealth to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) https://lujan.house.gov has introduced the “Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth Act”. This bill would provide states with options to leverage telehealth to increase services and treatments for Medicaid patients.  (more…)

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CancerLinQ’s 1st Certified EHR

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) https://www.asco.org oversees the development and operation of CancerLinQ® https://www.cancerlinq.org, a health information technology platform. CancerLinQ and Integra Connect https://www.integraconnect.com  have an agreement to collaborate on products and services needed to provide access to the CancerLinQ platform. (more…)

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VT Pilots to Manage Chronic Pain

Vermont Governor Phil Scott http://governor.vermont.gov is confronting the opioid epidemic in his state. In his testimony before Congress, the Governor outlined Vermont’s focus on Prevention, Recovery, Treatment, and Enforcement. (more…)

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Enabling Doctors & Records to Connect

Millions had to evacuate because of the severity of Hurricane Florence which has had an effect on healthcare information needs. The “Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange” (GRAChIE) https://grachie.org is working to connect eHealth Exchange participants in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida so important information can be retrieved from medical records. (more…)

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News on Pediatric Medical Devices

Some pediatric medical devices are designed specifically for children, while others are borrowed from adult applications or produced for more general use. Designing medical devices for children can be challenging since children are often smaller and more active than adults. In addition, body structures and functions change throughout childhood, and children may require the device long term which can bring a life time of exposure to implanted materials. (more…)

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