Top Level Briefing on Cybersecurity

Leaders gathered on October 12, 2017 in Washington D.C. on behalf of “The Atlantic” briefing www.theatlantic,com underwritten by Accenture to discuss “The Cyber Frontier”. Margaret Low, President for AtlanticLIVE www.atlantic.com/live welcomed the leaders from healthcare, technology, higher education, and government to discuss the approach to cyber defense today and how to prepare for the digital world in future years. (more…)

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HRSA Awards MUSC $600,000

Medical University of South Carolina www.muschealth.org/telehealth has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) www.hrsa.gov an agency within HHS. The funding will enable the MUSC Telehealth Center to continue to provide a range of telehealth services to more than 200 locations statewide. (more…)

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Workgroup Discusses Rural Health

The Maryland Healthcare Commission’s http://mhcc.maryland.gov Rural Health Workgroup met last July. The workgroup members discussed support for a “Rural Community Health Complex” demonstration project, which would establish Rural Health Collaboratives (RHC) in the rural regions of the state and create a rural hospital program for rural communities. (more…)

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NIH Awards OHSU $62 Million

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) www.ohsu.edu received two grants totaling $62 million from NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) https://ncats.nih.gov, to support the use of health data, algorithms, and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research. (more…)

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NIST Developing New Tests

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) www.nist.gov is developing new tests to determine medical conditions so effective medical treatment can begin sooner. One such test involves NIST’s prototype sensor capable of providing results on antimicrobial tests in less than an hour which is much faster than other conventional tests. (more…)

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FDA Clears Seven Tesla MRI

FDA www.fda.gov has granted clearance of the Magnetom Terra scanner to Siemens Healthineers https://usa.healthcare.siemans.com, the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG. MRI scanners come in different magnet field strengths measured in tesla or “T”. (more…)

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Caring for Patients with MCC

Recently, two private sector groups set up a partnership to help improve the health system to care for patients with “Multiple Chronic Conditions” (MCC). MCC are the presence of two or more chronic conditions in a patient. Currently, one in three adults globally and two in three adults over 65 suffer from two or more chronic conditions. (more…)

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