HHS Awards $36 Million to HCCNs

HHS www.hhs.gov just awarded $36 million to 50 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) www.hrsa.gov/healthit/networkguide in 41 states and Puerto Rico that will impact over 1,020 participating health center organizations. Health centers http://bphc.hrsa.gov provide high quality preventive and primary health care even if the patient does not have insurance. (more…)

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Wound Care Market on the Rise

Corstrata http://corstrata.com a virtual wound management company founded by Katherine Piette and Joseph Ebberwein is celebrating the company’s one year anniversary. The founders’ initial goal was to make an impact in the $33 billion wound care market since both had worked for decades with thousands of patients, practitioners, and administrators who struggled to heal complex wounds. (more…)

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ONC Announces Phase 1 Winners

The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)www.healthit.gov recently announced the Phase 1 winners for two app challenges. The Challenges called the “Consumer Health Data Aggregator” and the “Provider User Experience Challenge” were initially announced last March. The objective was to make electronic health information easier to access for both consumers and providers. (more…)

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InTouch Provides Cloud Solution

InTouch Health www.intouchhealth.com has invested over $50 million into a cloud infrastructure. This scalable global telehealth platform includes seven U.S hosted data centers covering the Americas plus three additional locations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. (more…)

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UTHealth Upgrading Mobile Clinics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $250,000 to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) www.uthouston.edu to help mobile health clinics in Houston use geographic, socio-economic, and epidemiological data in the mobile units. (more…)

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Bills Introduced to Help Rural Areas

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) www.franken.senate.gov Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Rural Health Caucus and a member of the Senate Health Committee, recently introduced three pieces of legislation https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3514 after conducting nearly 30 meetings with over 300 providers, community members, and rural health experts across Minnesota. (more…)

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SSA’s Plans to Modernize IT

“SSA www.ssa.gov has plans to modernize the SSA IT environment” according to Robert Klopp Deputy Commissioner of Systems CIO for the Social Security Administration (SSA) testifying  before the House http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Subcommittee/social-security on SSA’s progress and future IT plans. (more…)

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