Philips & Air Force Sign Agreement

Philips Healthcare https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare has signed a non-exclusive patent license agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory https://www.wpath.af.mil/afrl for a mobile software application to provide integrated real-time patient monitoring. The patent license agreement completed on July 10, 2018, allows Philips to finalize product development (more…)

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FCC Auction Expands Broadband

Over 700,000 rural homes and small businesses will gain access to high speed Internet service for the first time through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Results show that more than half of those 713,176 locations will have service available with download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second. (more…)

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Deploying New Telehealth Initiative

Partners HealthCare https://www.partners.org has deployed a new telehealth initiative called “Partners HealthCare On Demand” with Teladoc Health https://www.teledochealth.com . Partners HealthCare is now offering a new solution for urgent care which consists of video visits, provided by Partners clinicians for minor illnesses and injuries. (more…)

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Studying Children with Hearing Loss

Many children growing up in rural Alaska get frequent ear infections which can result in hearing loss, speech and language delays, plus the children may also have trouble in school. A state law in Alaska requires children to be screened for hearing loss at school but the current screenings might not detect all hearing loss and many students do get the needed follow-up care. (more…)

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RFP Seeks Radiology Equipment

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare program provides funding for innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients.  Patients connected to emergency medical care, receive the latest medical therapies available to patients in remote areas, plus state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel is also provided. (more…)

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Data Integration Challenges Executives

It was found in a survey that due to system and integration challenges, 44 percent of health IT executives are unable to use all available data which is costing health and human services agencies an estimated $342 billion loss per year. (more…)

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Grants to Help 911 Call Centers

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration within the Department of Commerce https://www.ntia.doc.gov and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) https://www.nhtsa.gov posted a grant notice on August 3, 2018. (more…)

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