Capitol Hill Briefing

Today, big data along with clinical and business intelligence is growing at such a rapid rate that it is extremely difficult to process data using present day management tools. Top Experts in the field participated in the “Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics” briefing on April 10th to discuss the challenges and value that big data offers to the public, to patients, and many medical and healthcare professionals. (more…)

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USDA Announces Grant Funds

The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) and the Delta RegionalAuthority (DRA) on April 14th announced that the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) and the DRA have made funding available and will award grants to help in the rural communities in the Delta Region. The Delta Region consists of the 252 counties and parishes within Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee served by DRA. (more…)

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DOD’s Progress with Telehealth

Lt. General Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, appeared on April 9th before the Senate Subcommittee on Defense to describe how the defense health program is progressing. She described how telehealth is being used by Army clinicians to offer care in multiple medical disciplines across 18 time zones in over 30 countries and territories. (more…)

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Foundation to Award Two Grants

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation’s (RAHF) goal is to improve the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation. Through their “Innovations in Care Program”, the foundation is scheduled to commit at least $3 million during the next five years. With this proposal announcement, the foundation is going to award two grants for up to $600,000 to support innovations to provide care to vulnerable populations. (more…)

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State’s Primary Care Doctors

Allen Dobson Jr., MD, a family physician in North Carolina and President and CEO of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) appeared April 9th before the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions to describe how the state of North Carolina has built a strong, community-based primary care system but yet doctors are facing chaos in his state. (more…)

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SAMHSA & USDA Partnering

Grappling with behavioral health problems, especially substance use, abuse, and mental health issues is a continual struggle for many local communities. It is important for community leaders to have access to accurate data on substance abuse in their specific geographic location. (more…)

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