Promoting Social Determinants of Health

On May 1, Brookings Institution https://www.brookings.edu gathered leaders in the field to discuss how to braid and blend funds to promote social determinants of health. Braiding coordinates two or more funding streams but each funding stream connects back to the original source so there aren’t any constraints on the funds.  Blending refers to the pooling of two or more funding sources into one funding stream. (more…)

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FCC’s Report on Broadband

FCC’s https://www.fcc.gov “Report on Broadband Deployment in Indian Country “prepared by the agency’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, was just submitted to Senate and House Committees. As the report shows, while deployment to Tribal lands has increased in recent years, additional work remains to increase broadband deployment to certain Tribal areas in order to close the digital divide for all Americans. (more…)

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Military Forecasts Grant Notice

As announced May 1, 2019, the FY19 “The Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Initiative” (FY 19 AIMM Initiative) is anticipated to be posted on grants.gov June 2019 as directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.  (more…)

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Device Used for Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation remains the only known life-saving treatment for end-stage lung disease as many patients die while waiting for suitable lungs to become available for transplant. On average, only 15 percent of lungs obtained from deceased donors are suitable for transplantation. (more…)

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Healthcare

Cleveland Clinic Innovations, https://innovations.clevelandclinic.org, the commercialization arm of the Cleveland Clinic, is working through their Healthcare Innovations Alliance  to help organizations streamline commercialization efforts.

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$6 M to Connect Providers to NJHIN

The New Jersey Department of Health https://www.nj.gov/health and the NJ Department of Human Services are providing $6 million in funding to help behavioral health providers implement EHRs in their facilities to connect to other healthcare providers through the New Jersey Health Information Network.

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Iora Health Redefining Primary Care

As part of the “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series, Credit Suisse, an international financial services company, https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted a small group breakfast with Iora Health’s https://www.iorahealth.com Co-Founder and CEO, Rushika Fernandopulle, and CFO Dave Fielding in New York City. (more…)

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