Reducing the High Cost of Drugs

A Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) https://bipartisan.org report released October 22, 2019 makes the case for U.S policymakers to consider two ways to reduce the high cost of medications by using external and internal reference pricing. (more…)

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Credit Suisse Hosts Execs in Chicago

Credit Suisse, https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted their first “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations (HCDT&I) day in Chicago. Keynoters included Executives from the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTel) https://ctel.org along with other top executives to include:
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Smart Respiratory Monitoring

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, is responsible for developing and procuring technology to protect the nation against national and man-made threats. (more…)

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Goal to Transform Rural Areas

Senator John Thune (R-SD) Chairman of the “Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet” https://www.commerce.senate.gov held a field hearing titled “Transforming Rural America in a New Era of Innovation” examining the need to bring high speed broadband reliable services to rural areas. (more…)

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eHI Promotes Codes for SDOH

The eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) https://www.ehidc.org has released a set of tools to help promote the use of ICD-10-CM Z codes to capture Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data. The ICD-10-CM coding is a system used by clinicians to classify and record all diagnoses and symptoms for care within the U.S. (more…)

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North Carolina’s Care Network

According to North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), https://www.ncdhhs.gov Division of Public Health’s Annual Report Submitted to the North Carolina Medical Society https://www.ncmedsoc.org (NCMS) (October 2019), “Access to high quality medical care is crucial to health, but research shows that up to 80 percent of a person’s health is driven by social, economic, and environmental factors that determine behaviors that emerge as a result.” (more…)

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Precision Health Initiative Launched

The Rockefeller Foundation https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org and Global Health Partners including UNICEF, WHO, The Global Fund, the World Banks’s Global Financing Facility, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, recently have provided $100 Million to develop the “Precision Public Health Initiative”. (more…)

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