What Works Best for the Patient?

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) https://bipartisanpolicy.org April 18th event discussed the importance of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and how CER can help doctors and patients choose the best possible options for medical treatments. (more…)

Share Button

Grants to Deal with Opioid Crisis

HHS Secretary Tom Price M.D announced that HHS www.hhs.gov will provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat opioid addiction. The funding will be provided through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov. (more…)

Share Button

FDA Clears Digital Pathology System

Royal Philips www.usa.philips.com has received regulatory clearance form FDA www.fda.gov  to market its IntelliSite Solution, a digital pathology system. This is the first and currently only digital pathology system to receive clearance for primary diagnostic purposes that can be used to study digital images of surgical pathology slides. (more…)

Share Button

Strong Quarter for HIT/Digital Health

The Mercom Capital Group http://www.mercomcapital.com released their report on M&A activity for the Healthcare Information Technology/Digital Health sector for the first quarter of 2017. This is the initial look into how the markets have reacted to the change in administrations particularly with the GOP-led Congress and President Trump’s stated goal of repealing/replacing the Affordable Care Act. (more…)

Share Button

NY’s Actions on Telemedicine

Legislatively the use of telemedicine may move forward since New York State Senator Sue Serino www.nysenate.gov/senators/sue-serino sponsored a bill passed in March in the N.Y. Senate with the potential to dramatically increase access to healthcare for seniors living in senior living residences. (more…)

Share Button

Exploring Team-Based Approach

To help patients, Christiana Care Health System www.christianacare.org located in Delaware is using a new personalized approach to primary care by using a model called “Patient-Anchored Care Teams” (PACT). Each patient is provided a team to provide care that consists of a registered nurse, two or more medical assistants, and usually a nurse practitioner or resident physician. (more…)

Share Button

Applying ECHO Model to Cancer

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) www.bms.com awarded the ECHO Institute http://echo.unm.edu a five year $10 million grant as part of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center http://hsc.unm.edu program. (more…)

Share Button
1 2 3 4 327