Role of Today’s Healthcare Workforce

A briefing held on November 9th by the Alliance for Health Policy www.allhealthpolicy.org  examined many of the factors affecting today’s healthcare workforce both negatively and positively. The various keynotes and panel discussions examined the possible solutions needed to meet the needs of patients and physicians in today’s healthcare environment. (more…)

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Computers Detect Kidney Injuries

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital EHR increases the ability to detect acute kidney injury and can reduce the severity, and improve survival, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine www.upmc.com. (more…)

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Changes at the Defense Health Agency

The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) www.dcoe.mil for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury will now be under the Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://health.mil/dha as part of the ongoing Military Health System (MHS) transformation. (more…)

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EnHealth Initiative at TX A&M

Texas A&M University https://www.tamu.edu just announced that Roderic I. Pettigrew MD, PhD, first and now former Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering within NIH www.nih.gov, will be the first CEO of the university’s new Engineering Health initiative to be known as EnHealth. This initiative is aimed at educating a new kind of healthcare professional with an engineering mindset who will invent transformational technology for healthcare’s challenges. (more…)

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Apprio to Transition EHR to DHA

Apprio www.apprioinc.com provider of specialized technology solution particularly for the health, defense, and homeland security markets has been awarded by the military’s Defense Health Agency https://health.mil/dha to transition the Military Health System’s (MHS) EHR to the DHA Health Information Technology Directorate. (more…)

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Awards to Combat Infectious Diseases

Preventing outbreaks and controlling the spread of infectious diseases requires knowledge on how pathogens move through populations and how to keep infectious diseases contained. The National Science Foundation (NSF) www.nsf.gov, with NIH and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) www.nifa.usda.gov, have provided over $15 million in funding.  (more…)

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CDC’s Data Used to Monitor Drug Misuse

CDC www.cdc.gov is helping states build capacity for the reporting of public health data so the states will be able to monitor the scope of the drug epidemic and find better ways to focus prevention activities on several programs and activities. (more…)

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