Obtaining Expert 2nd Opinions

Recently, Credit Suisse www.credit-suisse.com kicked off their “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies Innovations” series by hosting Owen Tripp, Grand Rounds CEO, at a small group investor dinner meeting in New York City. On March 4, 2019. (more…)

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Study Shows Telemedicine a Success

On Consult QD-Primary Care https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org, a site for primary care physicians and healthcare professionals at the Cleveland Clinic, a recent study shows that patients generally like telemedicine, but the new study delved deeper into why it’s a success.

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HIT Update from Oregon

According to Updates as of February 2019 from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), https://www,oregon.gov/oha/HPA/OHIT/Dicuments/OHIT-Progtam-HITOC-Update-20190201.pdf, the Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) now allows Emergency Departments (ED) in real-time to identify patients with complex care needs who frequently use the ED for their care. (more…)

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Connecting Images with EHRs

ImageMoverMD https://www.imagemovermd.com is a medical imaging software company able to connect photos, videos, and outside medical images with EHR systems. The company recently announced that they have raised $4 million in financing led by Bain Capital Ventures https://www.baincapitalventures.com, Cultivation Capital http://www.cultivationcapital.com, and Health X Ventures http://www.healthxventures.com, to grow their network of customers and to expand their technology offerings. (more…)

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HRSA’s New Funding Opportunity

HRSA’s https://www.hrsa.gov Office of Rural Health Policy provides funds under the “Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program” (HRSA-19-018) referred to as the “FY 2019 Rural Quality Program”. The goal is to support planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of healthcare services. (more…)

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UVA Providing Care via Telehealth

A new program including the use of telehealth enables the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System https://uvahealth.com to team up with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia with the goal to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. (more…)

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Bills to Improve Access to Rural Healthcare

Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL) https://sewell.house.gov and Adrian Smith (R-NE) https://adriansmith.house.gov are both members of the House Ways and Means Committee and represent rural congressional districts. Together on in early February, the Representatives introduced two bills to improve rural access to healthcare. (more…)

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