Oregon’s Health IT Update

HIT Commons, a public/private partnership, was formed to coordinate investment in health IT, and advance HIE across Oregon. HIT Commons is co-sponsored by the Oregon Health Leadership Council (OHLC) http://www.orhealthleadershipcouncil.org and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) https://www.oregon.gov.The role of the HIT Commons Governance is to accelerate the selection, procurement, financing, implementation, and adoption of health IT initiatives. (more…)

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Gathering Accurate Health Data

Bloomberg Philanthropies https://www.bloomberg.org recently made an additional $120 million in funding available through the “Data for Health Initiative” to help governments in developing countries gather accurate data about the health of their citizens. This brings the total amount committed to the “Data for Health Initiative” to $220 million and will enable the initiative to expand from 20 to 25 countries. (more…)

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Humana’s Array of Primary Care

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted Humana https://www.humana.com at investor meetings in Denver Colorado, and Kansas City Missouri. Visits were made to Humana’s standalone “Partners in Primary Care” (PIPC) clinic in Independence Missouri, and the “Partners in Primary Care” clinic joint venture inside of Walgreens https://walgreens.com in Raytown Missouri. (more…)

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Biosensor to Help P.A.D Patients

Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D), a serious condition affects 8 to 12 million people in the U.S and millions more worldwide. The condition results when clogged arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. However, the condition is rarely on the radar of many Americans. (more…)

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5G Services:Market Assessment

New research from Parks Associates http://www.parkassociates.com, “Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services”, found that more than 33% of U.S. broadband household cite some level of familiarity with 5G and over 40% of U.S broadband households are interested in 5G. (more…)

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FDA’s Plans for Modernizing Technology

Today, large and persistent gaps are separating scientific advances and the technologies needed to translate advances into new therapies for patients and to protect public health. On September 18, 2019, FDA https://www.fda.gov released their “Technology Modernization Action Plan” (TMAP) to address and close this gap. (more…)

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NIH Studying Pediatric Heart Condition

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH https://www.nhlbi.gov has awarded a five year $3.1 million grant to an international team of researchers to discover new and better ways to treat a pediatric congenital heart condition known as “tetralogy of Fallot” affecting 85,000 people in the U.S. (more…)

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