RFP Released to Help Appalachia

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky http://healthy-ky.org along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) www.rwjf.org and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)www.arc.gov recently released a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking qualified research teams and consultants to document and examine health conditions in the counties in the Appalachian Region. (more…)

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FTC Offers Comments to ONC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) www.ftc.gov on April 3, 2015 sent Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology www.healthit.gov comments regarding the draft “Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap DRAFT Version1.1.0” in response to ONC’s call for public comments. (more…)

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Developing Software for Project

The University of Maryland Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry received a $1.1 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Services (NIGMS) www.nigms.nih.gov to create a bacterial library using mass spectrometry technology to enable physicians to quickly and accurately identify a patient’s infection that will lead to more accurate and quicker treatments. (more…)

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Price Transparency Initiative launched

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) www.oahhs.org representing all of Oregon’s community hospitals has developed a new price transparency initiative giving Oregon consumers pricing details in advance of a visit to a hospital for a procedure. (more…)

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Collaborating with Dr. Oz

Sharecare, www.sharecare.com a online health and wellness engagement platform and Amwell’s telehealth service recently teamed up with the Dr. Oz Show to provide 5,000 people with a free doctor’s appointment. “Through our partnership with American Well www.americanwell.com, we were able to bring the exam room to the living room or wherever you might be when there is a need to talk to a doctor,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz.  (more…)

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Georgia’s Blueprint for the Future

The Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org estimates there are currently more than 130,000 Georgians living with Alzheimer’s disease and that by 2025 that number will grow to 160,000.  The cost to Medicare for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias already nears half a billion dollars in Georgia. Due to the physical and emotional toll of caregiving, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers have more than $9.3 billion in additional healthcare costs of their own. (more…)

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