Protecting Wireless Devices

Virginia Tech https://vt.edu is working towards harnessing a new area of artificial intelligence to improve wireless performance related to wireless devices. The university and the start-up DeepSig https://www.deepsig.io an Arlington-based company, recently signed a licensing agreement towards achieving that goal. (more…)

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NeKY RHIO Achieving Success

Able to effectively share information, the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO https://www.nekyrhio.org primarily serves Kentucky’s Rural Health Clinics. The RHIO uses grant funding to expand services throughout the rural areas to provide a variety of products and services. (more…)

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Ensuring a Better Diagnosis

A coalition of more than 40 healthcare and patient advocacy organizations have launched an effort to improve the quality of medical diagnoses, especially diagnoses that can result in patient harm. Researchers estimate that up to 80,000 deaths a year in U.S hospitals can be attributed to inaccurate or delayed diagnoses. (more…)

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Focusing on Children & Opioids

The CMS Innovation Center https://innovation.cms gov announced a new model to address the impact of the opioid crisis for children. The model is going to focus on children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who have physical and behavioral health needs, which can include substance use. (more…)

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New Int’l VistA Version Launched

OSEHRA https://www.osehra.org just launched a new initiative to create an internationalized version of the VistA EHR system. Originally developed by the Veterans Administration, (VA), VistA has been periodically released to the public and enhanced by the OSEHRA community to create “OSEHA VistA, an open source resource for the entire EHR community. (more…)

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HRSA Posts Funding Notice

Health and Human Services Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS, https://www.hrsa.gov posted a grant funding notice on August 28, 2018, titled “Rural Health Network Development Planning Program” (Network Planning) with estimated funding for $2,200,000 for 22 awards with a closing date for applications of November 30, 2018. (more…)

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Foundations Commit $30 M to Civica Rx

Three national foundations will provide $30 million to Civica Rx https://www.civicarx.org, a new not-for-profit generic drug company, to help patients address the shortages and high prices for lifesaving medications. (more…)

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