PCORI Approves $70 Million for Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) https://www.pcori.org, an independent nonprofit nongovernmental organization authorized by Congress, has approved $70 million for a number of studies and related projects. The projects are designed to improve care for health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, families, and the healthcare system. (more…)

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AHRQ Case Study: Denver Health

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality https://www.ahrq.gov has developed case studies to help health system CEOs and other C-suite leaders better understand the concept of a Learning Health System (LHS) where internal data and experience is integrated with external evidence and then puts the knowledge into practice. (more…)

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Growth Predicted for FY 21& Beyond

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted Change Healthcare (CHNG) https://www.changehealthcare.com Neil de Crescenzo CEO & President, Fredrik Eliasson, Chief Financial Officer, and Evan Smith Senior VP of Investor Relations, at investor meetings in San Francisco. The company is architecting the organization to hit the 4-6% revenue growth target in FY 21 which will begin April 1, 2020. (more…)

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HRSA Issues Grant Notice

The Health Resources and Services Administration https://www.hrsa.gov posted grant notice (HRSA-20-037) on October 31, 2019 with estimated total funding of $2,500,000. The closing date for the grant application notice titled “Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center Program” (EIIC) is January 29, 2020. (more…)

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Rite Aid Using NarxCare Effectively

Rite Aid https://www.riteaid.com recently announced a partnership with Appriss Health https://apprisshealth.com to use the NarxCare platform to aggregate and analyze prescription information from providers and pharmacies. (more…)

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USDA Invests in 133 DLT Projects

USDA https://usda.gov is investing $42.5 million in 133 projects through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program in 37 states and two U.S. territories. This investment in rural communities will benefit 5.4 million residents. Applicants eligible for DLT grants include most state and local governmental entities, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. (more…)

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Moving Healthcare Forward

The Alliance for Health Policy https://allhealthpolicy.org held a Summit with Mark McClellan MD, PhD, Director and Professor of Business, Medicine, and Health Policy at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University https://healthpolicy.duke.edu. He reports that the many advances occurring with disease and systems biology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and immunology, are affecting the development of drugs. (more…)

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