VA Initiates ATLAS in Montana

The Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov provides healthcare to nearly 9 million veterans. One third of the veterans are living in rural areas where providing care to veterans presents a delivery challenge. (more…)

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Survey: Telemedicine Takeaways

Credit Suisse’s https://www.credit-suisse.com Annual Employer Health Benefits Survey, indicates a slight uptick in telehealth adoption among large employers, and also shows that telebehavioral still remains an opportunity. The survey shows some moderation in premium growth, but pricing is still expected to exceed cost growth. (more…)

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USAID Issues Grant Notice

The U.S, Agency for International Development (USAID) posted the grant notice “Country Health Information Systems and Data Use” (CHISU) on October 18, 2019 with estimated funding for $200,000,000. (more…)

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USDA Investing in Broadband

USDA https://www.usda.gov has announced several investments in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments in high speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve rural e-Connectivity. These funding announcements are included in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program https://www.usda.gov/econnect/program.
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Norway Seeks Technology

According to market intelligence available from the U.S Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration https://www.trade.gov, Norway spends more of their GDP (10.5%) on healthcare than any other country in the world, except the U.S. and Switzerland. (more…)

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“The Clinic” to Offer Virtual Health

A new initiative with Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org and American Well https://www.americanwell.com partnering is going to provide broad access to comprehensive and high-acuity care services via telehealth. Together, the organizations are forming a Cleveland-based joint venture company named “The Clinic™” to offer virtual care from Cleveland Clinic’s specialized experts through American Well’s established digital health technology platform. (more…)

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