Telehealth Improving Care for Kids

ATA hosted the Telehealth Capitol Connection Briefing (TCC) www.americantelemed.org “Telehealth and the ABCs of Keeping Kids Covered”, on Capitol Hill, May 16, 2017 to discuss the need for healthcare to be delivered to the home and schools via telehealth. (more…)

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HHS Ventures Awards Projects

HHS www.hhs.gov has selected 5 entrepreneurial projects for investment by the Secretary’s Ventures Fund www.hhs.gov/idealab/ventures-fund. The projects were chosen from across HHS and are part of the latest round of funding and support designed to advance the innovation agenda at HHS. (more…)

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State’s Behavioral Health Challenges

Mental illness and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) common in the U.S rank as the most important health challenge found in many Montana communities. In 2017, the Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) www.mhcf.org has plans to focus on American Indian Health, on Substance Use Disorders (SUD), integrating behavioral health, and developing partnerships for better health. (more…)

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2017 OSEHRA Summit Coming

The Honorable David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, is going be the Keynote speaker at the “2017 Open Source Summit” to be held June 13-15, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. A busy schedule has been planned for attendees to hear expert plenary speakers and presenters at the Summit.

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Upgrading Standards for Clinical Trials

Some of the world’s largest funders for medical research and international NGOs are in agreement on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. The funders for clinical trials have also agreed to monitor compliance with registration requirements and to develop systems capable of monitoring reported results. (more…)

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System Integrated into EMR

AMD Global Telemedicine www.amdtelemedicine.com in collaboration with Adventist Health www.adventisthealthcare.com and Cerner www.cerner.com, have rolled out AMD’s AGNES Interactive® and are working closely with Adventist Health and Cerner as a team to integrate the AMD telemedicine platform with Cerner’s EMR. (more…)

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USDA DLT Program Issues Grant Notice

The USDA Rural Utilities Service www.rd.usda.gov released the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program Grants Notice on May 16 in the Federal Register with a July 17, 2017 application deadline. (more…)

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