Virtual Health Services in Texas

Julie Hall-Barrow, EdD, Vice President Virtual Health and Innovation at Children’s Health System of Texas https://www.childrens.com, talked about the large growing market for healthcare for Children living in Texas. She was speaking at the 9th Annual mHealth+ Telehealth World Conference www.worldcongress.com recently held in Boston. (more…)

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Using Genomics in Clinical Care

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) https://www.genome.gov within NIH www.nih.gov has awarded $18.9 million in research funds to accelerate the use of genome sequencing in clinical care. (more…)

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Navy Hospital Deploys New EHR

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhoh located on Whidbey Island in the State of Washington, was selected as one of the first Navy hospital to deploy the Department of Defense’s new integrated EHR, “MHS GENESIS. (more…)

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GSA’s Citizen Technology Program

The General Services Administration (GSA) www.gsa.gov provides centralized procurement for the federal government. GSA now has started the “Emerging Citizen Technology” program to find practical use cases in government for modern technology. (more…)

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Treating Rural Opioid Addiction

Rural opioid users tend to be younger, unmarried, have lower incomes, and are more likely to lack health insurance which may negatively impact the rural population’s ability to seek treatment and recover from illnesses presenting chronic pain. (more…)

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Research on Cancer Disparities

There are higher cancer death rates, less frequent use of proven screening tests, plus higher rates of advanced cancer diagnoses in certain populations. These disparities are frequently seen in low socioeconomic groups, in certain racial/ethnic populations, and in people who live in geographically isolated areas. (more…)

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Improving Cybersecurity for Devices

Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) www.warner.senate.gov and Cory Gardner (R-CO)  www.gardner.senate.gov Co-Chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) www.wyden.senate.gov and Steve Daines (R-MT) www.daines.senate.gov, have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. (more…)

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