DHCF Helping D.C Residents

On December 4, 2017, the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) https://dhcf.dc.gov  released a grant funding notice with applications to be submitted by January 5, 2018, seeking to improve access to healthcare. This funding initiative is going to link residents living in homeless shelters or in public housing directly to telehealth services by providing $150,000 for two grants totaling $75,000 each. (more…)

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Military’s Virtual Health Role

According to an article appearing in the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center’s (TATRC) newsletter called “TATRC Times”, the Army’s Virtual Health (VH) program is working rapidly to provide vital medical capability at the point of need. Recently, the Army established the “Virtual Medical Center” (VMC) at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. (more…)

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Grants for eConsult Network Pilots

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care http://harvardpilgrim.org grants totaling $ 32,000, support the Weitzman Institute’s www.weitzmaninstitute.org Community eConsult Network (CeCN) expansion of electronic specialty consults in Connecticut. The electronic consults will make it easier for patients to access specialty consults and care by providing their primary care providers with quick access to a network of board certified specialists. (more…)

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Quality Care Depends on Accurate Data

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) Working Paper released December 2017 https://www.cbo.gov titled “Issues and Challenges in Measuring and Improving the Quality of Health Care” was authored by Tamara Beth Hayford and Jared Lane Maeda at CBO. (more…)

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AI Identifies Bacteria Accurately

Microscopes housing Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve the patient’s odds of survival, according to microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) www.bidmc.org. (more…)

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Connected Medical Device & IoT Security

The Connected Medical Device & IoT Security Summit, on January 25-26, 2018 in Baltimore, will offer practical solutions to many of the daunting security challenges facing medical device and connected health technology companies, healthcare providers, payers and patients. (more…)

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Telehealth Clinics Aid Underserved Areas

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD) www.amdtelemedicine.com, pioneer of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) and Jenysis Global www.jenysisglobal.com designer of sustainable, modular, and rapidly deployable infrastructure for remote environments are partnering to offer self-contained telehealth clinics. These telehealth clinics help in times of disaster recovery, provide care in underserved communities, and provide care in military and remote work environments. (more…)

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