Navy’s Surgeon General Testifies

Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense on the Defense Health Program www.appropriations.senate.gov/subcommittee/defense. He talked about Navy Medicine’s efforts to effectively work with the Department of Defense (DOD) on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. (more…)

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Data Sharing Networks Rollout

Healtheway www.healthewayinc.org at HIMSS15 announced the initial rollout of the Carequality www.carequality.org framework for inter-network health information exchange. Eleven organizations representing different types of data sharing networks are part of the initial launch phase. (more…)

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NYSDOH Issues RFP

The Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS) within the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) www.health.ny.gov on April 7, 2015 issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled “All Payer Database Project: Data Warehouse and Data Analytics”. (more…)

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HealthyCircles Mobile App Launched

Qualcomm Life www.qualcommlife.com has launched the HealthyCircles™ Mobile application, a secure, medical-grade mobile care solution. The application extends Qualcomm Life’s web-based HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform to provide a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that includes secure communications, record sharing, and management tools for care team coordination. (more…)

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North Dakota’s Telehealth Services

One of the most used telemedicine applications in the state of North Dakota is the use of tele-emergency services.  This service is currently in place in 36 Community Access Hospitals (CAH) across the state. (more…)

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ONC Report Goes to Congress

ONC has sent the “2015 Report to Congress on Health Information Blocking” http://healthit.gov/sites/default/files/reports/info_blocking_040915.pdf in answer to a request by Congress for ONC to report on the extent of health information blocking and develop a comprehensive strategy. (more…)

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