Bill to Improve & Expand Medicare

Richard E. Neal (D-MA) https://neal.house.gov Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), https://kevinbrady.house.gov on June 24, 2019, introduced the “Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth Extender Reauthorization” (BETTER) Act of 2019. (more…)

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FCC to Discuss Connected Healthcare

FCC https://www.fcc.gov Commissioner Brendan Carr visited a community healthcare clinic in rural Laurel Fork Virginia. He announced that the FCC on July 10, 2019 will discuss a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to advance the $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program needed to support telehealth for low income Americans living in rural areas and veterans. (more…)

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Foundation Announces Loans to FQHCs

Healthcare Georgia Foundation https://www.healthcaregeorgia.org announced a five year $500,000 investment to Community Health Center Capital Fund https://www.chc.capitalfund.org to provide low cost fixed rate five to seven year term loans to Georgia’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). (more…)

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AICU’s Remote Inpatient Monitoring

Credit Suisse, https://www.credit-suisse.com an international organization, as part of their “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series hosted Lou Silverman, Chairman and CEO and Andrea Clegg CFO at Advanced ICU Care (AICU) https://advancedicucare.com at a small group investor dinner held in New York City. AICU noted how the Tele-ICU market is advancing and discussed the growth and market opportunities ahead in future years. (more…)

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IHS Launches IT Modernization

The Indian Health Service (IHS) https://www.ihs.gov and the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer https://www.hhs.gov/cto/index.html have launched their IT Modernization Research Project.  (more…)

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VA Receives Innovation HIT Awards

For the second year, the Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov has been recognized for innovations developed for federal health technology. The VA received nine awards for innovative programs ranging from text messaging to programs that help modernize business practices. (more…)

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Study to Link Genetics & Disease

Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org and deCODE genetics https://www.decode.com have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human diseases that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples. (more…)

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