Microsoft Award to Expand Telehealth

Microsoft Corp, https://www.microsoft.com recently selected Numbers4Health, a start-up, https://numbers4health.com to be one of the winners of a “Microsoft Airband Grant” to expand their telehealth solution in rural Texas. Numbers4Health provides information and software to encourage the increased use of telehealth solutions to rural communities. (more…)

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Technology Helps Opioid Withdrawal

Physicians at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center https://wexnermedical.osu.edu are purchasing and using new technologies to help patients withdraw from opioids. The medical center recently purchased the NSS-2 BRIDGE device from the Indiana-based medical technology firm Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. (IHS). The BRIDGE a percutaneous nerve-field stimulator helps reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal. (more…)

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MedStar Health’s New Projects

Recently, MedStar Health https://www.medstarhealth.org received funding for several research projects from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) https://www.ahrq.gov. The first contract was awarded through AHRQ’s ACTION III funding mechanism. (more…)

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CVS Health Offering Telehealth Visits

CVS Health https://www.cvshealth.com through their Minute Clinics is now offering virtual health care to patients with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions, and other wellness needs to enable patients obtain healthcare services 24/7 from their mobile devices. (more…)

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DHA Awards $8.6 Million to DCCA

The Defense Health Agency https://www.health.mil/dha awarded Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) https://www.dcca.ocm, a veteran-owned information technology and engineering services company, a contract for $8.6 million. The goal is to provide support services to DHA’s Electronic Commerce System (ECS) which in turn, will support TRICARE the healthcare program of the Department of Defense. (more…)

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USDA Invests $97 Million in Broadband

USDA https://www.usda.gov is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in eleven states. These states include Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The agency is investing in rural broadband through the “Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program” and the “Community Connect Grant Program”. (more…)

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Creating the Connected Care Program

Beginning July 2018, the FCC took steps to start exploring the possibility for  the“Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the delivery of advanced telehealth services to low-income Americans especially those living in rural areas including veterans. (more…)

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