Future Plans for Medical Devices

Tens of millions of medical devices are used daily in the U.S so it is important for providers, patients, manufacturers, and others to have access to better information concerning the performance of these devices. (more…)

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TELESYNERGY Connects Professionals

TELESYNERGY® http://telesynergy.nih.gov is a fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing system to help medical professionals collaborate on cancer research and treatment regardless of the geographical location. The system’s multi-imaging capabilities integrate peripheral images into one system and can be viewed in near diagnostic quality. (more…)

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ONC Partners with HIMSS

An article appearing in the newsletter “The Pulse” http://us1.campaign-archive1.com published by the Federal Health Architecture www.healthit.gov, points out how matching EHRs to the correct person becomes increasingly complicated as organizations share records electronically using different systems in a society where patients seek care in many healthcare settings. (more…)

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Broadband News in Two States

In Michigan the Upper Peninsula Community faces challenges when it comes to expanding broadband opportunities in terms of location, size, and scattered development pattern. Marquette County has become the first Upper Peninsula Community and the 11th in the state to be certified as a connected community as a result of the community developing a broadband and technology action plan. (more…)

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Treating Strokes More Effectively

Cleveland Clinic http://clevelandclinic.org researchers presenting preliminary data at the American Stroke Association’s, International Stroke Conference 2015, reported that mobile stroke treatment units are more effective than the traditional ambulance transport for timely treatment of stroke. Time is very important when treating both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, as victims lose about 2 million neurons per minute. (more…)

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Commonwealth Fund Seeks Executive

The Commonwealth Fund is looking for an experienced executive with a strong background in health economics and policy, health services financing and delivery, and access to care issues to oversee two programs in areas critical to the overall mission of the Commonwealth Fund. These program areas include cost control and Medicare.

The successful candidate will work with many of the best health economists and policy thought leaders in the country and will be responsible for a combined budget of approximately $2 million.

If interested, review the position description at www.commonwealthfund.org/about-us/job-opportunities. The position can either be located at the fund’s headquarters in New York or in its Washington D.C office.






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