TeleECHO for Opioid Use Disorders

According to a study in the “Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment”, the average physician with a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine is currently treating only 26 patients for opioid addiction and some waivered physicians are not treating patients at all for addiction. (more…)

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FDA’s Plan to Cope with Orphan Drugs

The FDA www.fda.gov has unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency’s existing orphan drug designation request backlog to ensure continued timely responses to all new requests for organ drug designations with firm deadlines. (more…)

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CDC Posts Grant Notice

On June 21, 2017, CDC www.cdc.gov posted a Notice for a Forecasted Funding Opportunity titled “Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response Public Health Crisis Response” (CDC-RFA-TP17-1703) https://www.grants.gov/custom/printForecastDetails.jsp. The funding notice is expected to be posted the beginning of August 2017 with applications expected to be awarded December 5, 2017. Program funding is estimated to be $345,000,000. (more…)

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Connecticut HIE Now Live

The statewide HIE called “CTHealthLink” www.cthealthlink.com provides a common-sense solution in Connecticut. With gridlock in Hartford and a looming multibillion dollar deficit, plus the growing demands for patient data from Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers, the HIE is ready to go at no additional cost to Connecticut,” reports Matthew Katz, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Connecticut State Medical Society https://csms.org.   (more…)

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HIV/AIDS Program Transitions to DHA

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) www.health.mil/dha recently visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhrc to discuss the transition of the DOD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) from Navy Medicine to the DHA. (more…)

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Special to “Federal Telemedicine News”

Author Lee Horner, Stratus Video Telehealth Division

How Healthcare is Improving with VRI

According to the Joint Commission, miscommunication is responsible for close to 3,000 unexpected deaths, catastrophic injuries and other health-related mishaps on a yearly basis. In order to address these problems and follow conditions from The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VI, healthcare has turned its eye to the innovative solutions coming from the tech industry. (more…)

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Organs-On-Chips Research in Space

Five grants were awarded to study human physiology and disease onboard the International Space Station (ISS) www.iss-casis.org. Data from the research will feature organs-on-chips and will help scientists develop and advance novel technologies to improve human health on Earth. (more…)

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