FDA https://www.fda.gov has announced the global launch of “CURE-ID” an internet-based repository, which is a collaboration between FDA and NIH’s “National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences” (NCATS) https://ncats.nih.gov. (more…)
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), http://dhss.alaska.gov Division of Behavioral Health, recently released the new resource “Medication Assisted Treatment Guide” to help healthcare providers in Alaska offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services to treat Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). MAT has been proven to work in treating OUDs in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. (more…)
GlobalMed, https://www.globalmed.com an international virtual health solutions provider, has partnered with DH Wireless Solutions https://www.dhm2m.com to produce greater telehealth connectivity in the field. DH Wireless is going to partner their Portable Data Network (PDN®) with GlobalMed’s telemedicine stations. The goal is to extend an advance mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to remote areas and use for emergency situations. (more…)
Solving the Rural Veteran Care Crisis with Telemedicine
Joel E. Barthelemy
Founder & CEO GlobalMed
Only 15 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but a quarter of U.S. veterans do. This reality can have negative implications for their health for several reasons. Rural Americans tend to have higher rates of chronic disease like diabetes, heart failure and COPD, as well as higher mortality rates; they also have higher rates of tobacco use and poverty. Rural areas also tend to have fewer local healthcare resources. For every 100,000 urban residents, there are 263 specialists. Rural residents only have 30.