NYS Needs to Invest in LTPAC

In August, LeadingAge of New York www.leadingage.org representing nearly 500 not-for-profit and public providers of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC), and the Adult Day Health Care Council (ADHCC), sent a letter to Daniel Sheppard, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Primary Care & Health Systems Management at the New York State (NYS) Department of Health www.health.ny.gov. (more…)

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Telemedicine Helps Sepsis Care

It has been shown that sepsis patients in rural low-volume hospitals have worse outcomes than patients treated at high volume hospitals and inter-hospital transfers to high volume centers does not change this disparity. (more…)

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Support for VA-PALS Open Source

The Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov is now partnering and participating in the “Implementation Network for the VA-Partnership to Increase Access to Lung Screening” or referred to as (VA-PALS). This three year project to be funded by the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation, is a strategy to deploy VistA-based lung cancer screening management software at ten VA Medical Centers. (more…)

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Funds to Launch RHD Center

The American Heart Association (AHA) www.heart.org awarded a grant for $3.7 million to Children’s National Health System https://childrensnational.org based in Washington D.C., to launch a Rheumatic Heart Disease Center. (more…)

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SpinDx Detects Diseases in Minutes

Sandia National Laboratories www.sandia.gov operated by Lockheed Martin for the Department of Energy https://energy.gov has demonstrated that their SpinDx system can now simultaneously detect dozens of diseases including HIV and Tuberculosis in just 15 minutes. (more…)

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Grant Awarded to Researchers

Researchers at the University of Utah https://healthcare.utah.edu, Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute www.huntsmancancer.org, recently received a grant for $3.8 million from the National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov (NCI) to develop an advanced cancer screening tool. (more…)

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HRSA Looks Ahead to FY 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) https://www.hrsa.gov within HHS has forecasted about 40 funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2018. This includes about 765 expected awards and nearly $2 billion in potential funding to go to cities, states, and local community-based organizations. (more…)

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