Telehealth Express Care Wins Award

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) Telehealth Express Care Service just won the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award for using telemedicine to decrease the time patients spend in the ED. (more…)

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Modernizing IT at the VA

Scott Blackburn in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) https://www.va.gov  Office of Information and Technology (OIT) https://www.oit.va.gov testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform https://oversight.house.gov, Subcommittee on Information Technology on December 7, 2017. He discussed the progress that the VA is making with their information technology modernization efforts and how the VA’s cybersecurity strategy is moving forward. (more…)

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Help for Patients Managing Medications

Medication Therapy Tools enable pharmacists to help patients understand and correctly manage their medications. Patients with chronic illnesses face a number of challenges managing their day-to-day and long term health, in part because medications are complex, confusing, costly, and potentially dangerous. The problem is that today pharmacists often have little time to provide education about a specific prescription. (more…)

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Armed Forces Support for Global Health

Today, people are more mobile and interconnected than ever before. At the same time, land use in the developing world is changing so that long-dormant pathogens can re-emerge and become health problems for a significant proportion of the world population. These conditions threaten not only the health of populations but also the security and stability of nations around the world. (more…)

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Partners to Expand Patient Monitoring

AMC Health www.AMCHealth.com has announced their partnership with Geneia https://www.geneia.com to expand the analytic solutions and services for the company’s @Home remote patient monitoring program. (more…)

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HHS Addressing Opioid Crisis

Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies,  addressed the opioid crisis on December 5, 2017. Testimony was presented from top administrators within NIH, SAMHSA, and CDC. (more…)

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California’s Whole-Person Care Pilot

The Medi-Cal 2020 Section 1115 waiver created a five year up to $1.5 billion federally funded pilot program and provided $1.5 billion from local funds through intergovernmental transfers to be used to test county-based initiatives to coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services. (more…)

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